SPH does not require the GRE for its master’s and doctoral degree programs. Learn more about our decision regarding the GRE.

Admissions Requirements

View admissions requirements.

Program-Specific Requirements

  • At least three years of management or clinical leadership experience in a healthcare organization
  • In the Statement of Purpose and Objectives, describe career interests, the relevance of the MHA degree to the applicant’s personal development, and a description of what that applicant feels they can contribute to the learning of peers in their cohort.


  1. Submit application in SOPHAS.
  2. The Program receives completed applications from SOPHAS 2-4 weeks after application is complete and verified.
  3. The Program reviews the application and makes an admission decision in approximately one week.
  4. Candidate is notified of the final admissions decision.

We are currently accepting applications for our next cohort beginning September 2024. Final Application Deadline for Fall 2024 consideration is July 1.

Final Application deadline for fall consideration: July 1

Admission to the program is decided by the program faculty with the advice and counsel of an admissions committee.

Each cohort consists of 30 to 35 students. There are many more applicants than slots in the program, resulting in highly competitive admission. The cohort is filled via rolling admissions, meaning applicants have better consideration the earlier they complete their application.

Cohorts are intentionally designed to provide varied perspectives. These perspectives are informed by professional, educational, geographic, age, organizational, and ethnic diversity among others. This diversity of perspectives provides for a remarkable learning experience. and includes diversity in profession, gender, ethnicity, age, geography, and type of organization.

For admitted students, please note that our in-person Fall kickoff will be held in Minneapolis August 22-23. This two-day event is an opportunity for you to start developing relationships with your cohort, learn about the program, and the courses you will take that semester.

If you have any questions about this event, please email Stephanie Falch, the Program Coordinator, at

Application Timeline

New cohorts start each September.

Final Application Deadline: July 1

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