1. Master of Health Administration
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Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about our program and how it fits into your education and career goals. For additional questions about the Master of Health Administration program, contact healthcaremasters@mssm.edu.

Frequently Asked Questions

We seek highly motivated individuals who are passionate about making significant changes in health care. The Admissions Committee typically looks at one’s motivations and experience in health care to see if they express a clear discernment that they want to make and implement change. Successful candidates have been admitted from several undergraduate degree types and institutions.

Our program’s unique approach and online learning management system offers you flexibility in completing engaging course work at convenient times. Courses are offered in a Hy-Flex format: accessible in-person or online. Courses meet weekday evenings with a few one-time courses on Fridays and Saturdays.

Students can join the program at the start of any trimester: September (Fall), January (Spring 1), or April (Spring 2). Most students complete the program in two to three years (taking between six and nine credits per term), but the program can be completed in as little as 16 months. Students seeking to accelerate earning their degree can take 12 to 15 credits per term with advisement and approval from the program director. International students on an F1 visa must take nine credits per term on site, with the exception of their last term (before degree completion).

This program is part of the Mount Sinai Health System, a comprehensive system of unrivaled knowledge, resources, and leadership expertise in the New York metropolitan region. Icahn Mount Sinai has a trusted reputation for developing and implementing innovative practices in health care delivery, which provides a unique basis for teaching and learning.

The Graduate School is committed to nurturing a diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning environment to train the next generation of leaders in scientific and clinical discovery, innovation, education, health policy, clinical care, and advocacy. Our Patricia S. Levinson Center for Multicultural and Community Affairs works with leadership through several formal executive-level committees and councils to coordinate outreach, recruitment, and retention activities for historically underrepresented students. These efforts have helped sustain outstanding diversity of women and racial and ethnic minorities in the medical and graduate schools.

Accepted applicants who are U.S. citizens or eligible residents and are interested in pursuing federal loans must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). As a direct lending institution, we also offer Federal Stafford Loans to students. In addition, all students can consider a monthly payment plan option through our third-party provider.

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