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Master of Health Administration Admissions

The role of health care is changing in the United States, and with it, the responsibilities of health care administrators. The need for qualified professionals has never been greater: According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there will be a 25 percent increase in health care administration jobs by 2031. We welcome your application to the Master of Health Administration program, where you will be equipped with the tools to succeed in this growing field.

To be eligible for admission consideration, you must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher learning. We do not require a particular major, though we do require a minimum GPA of 3.0. We do not need GRE or GMAT scores. Admission to the program is very competitive and considers a range of factors attesting to your professional preparedness. The baccalaureate and GPA requirements, in themselves, do not guarantee admission.   

In addition, you must provide the following:

  • A completed application
  • Current curriculum vitae or resume
  • Transcripts for all programs from where a college degree was earned
  • The name and email of one professional willing to assess, in a letter of recommendation, your ability to succeed in an advanced degree study in health care management
  • Personal statement (maximum 500 words) clearly explaining your motivation for attaining this degree and desired outcomes from the program
  • GRE or GMAT scores may be submitted as additional evidence of preparedness for rigorous graduate education, but are not required for admission

International Applicants

We encourage applications from qualified individuals, regardless of country of origin or where you received your academic and research training. Following both government and school regulated processes, admissions requirements include:

The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or testing equivalent with a score of 100 or higher, or equivalent (such as International English Language Testing System (IELTS), C1 Advanced Exam (CAE), Pearson Test of English (PTE)), only if you are from a non-English-speaking country and did not earn a degree from an English-speaking university or curriculum. Applicants submitting IELTS scores (minimum score of 7.5) must send them directly to our admissions office at the following address:

Director of Admissions Processing and Systems
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Office of Enrollment Services
One Gustave L. Levy Place, Box 1002
New York, NY 10029 USA

  • Transcripts from colleges and universities outside the United States and Canada must be evaluated and translated by World Education Services or the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).
  • F1 visa-holders in the United States are expected to register for a full-time course of study of nine credits per term, until the term they expect to graduate. During this last term, a student may take fewer than nine credits. F-1 visa holders are expected to meet the 44-45 credits required for the Master of Health Administration degree.

Application Deadline and Decisions

Our Admissions Committee will review competitive applicants as soon as the applications are complete. Therefore, it is in an applicant’s best interest to submit as early as possible.

Students can join the program at the start of any trimester: September (Fall), January (Spring 1), or April (Spring 2). The following are deadline application dates:

  • Fall application deadline: July 15
  • Spring 1 application deadline: November 15
  • Spring 2 application deadline: February 15

Once admitted, you will be directed to an online enrollment site. You will have two weeks from the time of admission to accept our offer and pay a deposit. We apply your deposit toward your first semester’s tuition.

Prior to the start of the semester, you will receive an email from Enrollment Services with pre-matriculation requirements (toxicology screening, health exams, background check authorizations, and more). You cannot register for courses until this onboarding process is completed and you receive your student credentials (ID, email, network logon).

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