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

Each cohort consists of 30–35 students. There are many more applicants than slots in the program, resulting in highly competitive admission. The cohort will generally comprise three diverse categories of students to provide a rich learning environment for all students: applicants with the MD or DO degree; applicants with other post-baccalaureate degrees; and applicants with bachelor’s degrees.

Effective for the 2020-2021 application cycle, SPH is not requiring the GRE for all master’s and doctoral degree programs. Learn more about our decision regarding the GRE.

Admissions Requirements (General)

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NOTE: The Master of Healthcare Administration Executive Program does not require the GRE or other graduate exams.

Program-specific Prerequisites

  • At least three years of management or clinical leadership experience in a health care organization.
  • The program reserves the right to require the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) as part of the admissions process. (Note: clinicians and administrators with extensive experience, and applicants who have achieved comparable scores on similar examinations may be exempt from this requirement.)
  • A letter of intent describing career interests and the relevance of the MHA degree to the applicant’s personal development.

Instructions for International Applicants

Application Timeline

New cohorts start each January.

August 1 – Complete applications submitted in SOPHAS prior to Aug 1 will receive reimbursement for their SOPHAS application fee ($135) as a credit to their student account upon successful matriculation and enrollment in January 2021.

December 1 – Final deadline to submit applications.

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