Executive MHSA Admissions & Applying

Applicant Review

Each executive MHSA applicant is reviewed holistically by the faculty admissions committee.  The applicant's four most important characteristics are:

  1. A minimum of five years of professional experience
  2. A willingness to work hard and to develop executive leadership skills
  3. An intense interest in better understanding the health care system
  4. A commitment to making the country's health care system work better.

Webinars/Information Sessions

A schedule with online information sessions will be posted soon. In the meantime, please feel free to listen to a previously recorded information session here

Frequently Asked Questions

To learn more about the executive MHSA track, please browse the FAQs.

Demonstration of Quantitative Skills

An effective health care executive is a leader and critical thinker. Applicants must demonstrate a capacity for strong quantitative skills and strong writing skills prior to entry into the degree program.

How to Apply

To apply, prospective EMHSA students should submit the items outlined in the Application Checklist below. Additional application and admissions information is also available through the EMHSA FAQs.

Application Checklist

  1. Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
  2. Resume/CV
  3. Statement of Purpose
  4. Three Letters of Recommendation
  5. Video interview: A video interview is required. Once your application has been submitted, an admissions representative will email you with directions concerning your video interview submission. Your video must be submitted no later than one week following the application deadline (January 22 if applying by the priority deadline; June 8 if applying by the final deadline).
  6. Application Fee
  7. Official transcripts: from all institutions where post-secondary coursework has been completed. (Please request that transcripts be emailed or sent to the address listed below, under “Admissions Contact”).
  8. Five or More Years of Professional Experience

Non-Native English Speakers and Applicants with International Degrees

Please note these additional requirements:

  1. World Education Services (WES) ICAP evaluation of foreign degrees and coursework - applicants must have earned the U.S. equivalent of a bachelor's degree with a cumulative minimum GPA of 3.0.
  2. Applicants are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) if their native language is not English. A minimum score of 100 (iBT test) is required.  This requirement will be waived if applicant received a bachelor's or advanced degree from an accredited institution of higher education in the United States or from a university where English is the primary language of instruction.  Please note that applicants receiving degrees at universities in U.S. territories, such as Puerto Rico, are required to submit the TOEFL unless the primary language of instruction at the institution is English.

Admissions Contact

Gregory Thornton
(202) 687-3706
230-C St. Mary's Hall
3700 Reservoir Road NW
Washington, DC 20057-1107