How to Apply to the Online MHA
To be admitted to the Online MHA, at least one year of full-time experience in a US healthcare-related role is preferred. All applicants must be committed to advancing healthcare in the US.
The Early Deadline to apply for the Spring 2022 cohort is October 4, 2021. The Priority Deadline is November 1, 2021, and the Final Deadline is December 6, 2021.
*Applicants with GPAs less than 3.0 are encouraged to submit an optional statement discussing the lower GPA and how they plan to be successful in the program. GRE scores and/or grades from coursework since undergraduate is also helpful.
What you will need to apply:
The online application is due at 11:59pm Eastern Time on the deadline date. You may complete and submit your online application at any time before the deadline. Save your work before moving to the next page and print a copy for your own records. Please note that all required fields are marked with an asterisk (*).
Applicants are required to submit all parts of the application by the deadline. Incomplete applications are reviewed as-is.
Applications submitted after the published deadlines are reviewed at the discretion of the Graduate Admissions Committee.
Early Deadline: October 4, 2021
Priority Deadline: November 1, 2021
Final Deadline: December 6, 2021
We are interested in learning more about your commitment to advancing healthcare in the United States and how you bring your experiences to bear to make an impact on the communities and organizations you aspire to serve.
Tell us about your short-term and long-term professional goals. How are your professional strengths, past experiences, and personal attributes aligned with these goals? Why is now the right time for you to pursue graduate school at NYU Wagner?
For applicants not currently working in a US healthcare-related position, be sure to articulate your interest in pursuing a career in healthcare management in the US.
At NYU Wagner, we believe that the practice of healthcare management is complicated and messy, and issues are often interconnected. Write an essay that begins to explore the complexities of a healthcare issue of your choice. How do you think the MHA program at NYU Wagner will aid you in addressing this issue?
Please upload a resume or CV that includes your employment and professional history in reverse chronological order, with titles, dates, and whether you worked part-time or full-time. Your educational record should also be in reverse chronological order and should indicate dates of attendance and degree(s) earned. We encourage you to include information about the following additional activities:
- Volunteer, public service, political, and/or civic work you have done;
- Academic and professional honors, honorary societies, leadership and service awards;
- Other professional activities;
- Relevant publications; and/or
- Extracurricular activities.
Please submit two (2) letters of recommendation from individuals who can speak best to your academic and professional achievements and potential. We strongly prefer a balance of academic and professional sources. Letters of recommendation must be submitted through the online application system. We do not accept mailed recommendations. Recommenders are required to complete the online evaluation form. Their response to the recommendation questions may be in either letter or short answer format and should not exceed two pages each.
Students entering an NYU Wagner master's program are required to hold a four-year bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in the US or an equivalent degree from a foreign country.
If you submit your application prior to the conferral of your bachelor's degree or equivalent, we will accept and evaluate your application with the understanding that your degree completion is in progress. If an offer of admission is made, it will be contingent upon receiving your degree conferral prior to enrollment.
Transcripts submitted through the online application must meet the following criteria:
We require unofficial academic transcripts showing all college-level coursework you completed for grades and/or academic credits. If you attended more than one school, we require transcripts for any college where you earned 15-credits or more.
Uploaded files must be scanned copies of transcript(s) received from the college/university registrar OR electronic transcripts (such as those available through eSCRIP-SAFE, Parchment, and National Student Clearinghouse).
Transcripts must show all courses taken, all credits earned, and all grades received.
Transcripts must include your full legal name and the name of the college or university attended.
Transcripts must be written in English.
Word documents and HTML documents are not acceptable.
If any of your required transcripts are from an institution that is located outside of the United States, please refer to transcript instructions on our International Student Checklist.
Prior to applying, applicants with international degrees, particularly those that do not use a 4.0 scale or standard US grading system, are strongly encouraged to seek out a third-party credential service to assess U.S. degree equivalency and conduct a course-by-course evaluation. Third-party evaluations allow NYU Wagner to process applications more efficiently. While you can submit your application without a third-party credential evaluation, you may be asked to provide an official credential evaluation if admitted to the Online MHA.
Because credential evaluations can be expensive, NYU Wagner will waive the application fee for all candidates that submit their academic transcripts via a third-party international credential evaluation provider.
Below is a sample list of companies that provide such evaluations.
- Educational Credential Evaluators
- Educational Perspectives
- International Education Research Foundation
- World Education Services
- Other member organizations of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services
NYU Wagner has no preference over the selected vendors and is in no way affiliated with the companies listed. We are not responsible for the services offered by these vendors and cannot be held liable for any dispute regarding services rendered. Please review the terms and conditions of each vendor carefully, as directions and regulations vary.
Quantitative analysis is important to the work of healthcare managers and a core component of the MHA program. If you do not currently have any quantitative coursework that demonstrates your ability to succeed in the program represented in your previous academics or in your professional experience, taking one of the following can help you gain the necessary quantitative proficiency for admission:
- A college-level quantitative course (undergraduate or graduate) at an accredited college/university (on-campus or online) or an online quantitative-focused course through StraighterLine.
- GRE or GMAT: If you take the GRE or GMAT, please upload a copy of your score report into the online application before submission. Once your online application is submitted, we will not allow replacement of your test scores. Only tests taken within the past five (5) years will be considered. GRE School Code: 2507
TOEFL or IELTS
The TOEFL or the IELTS is required for applicants that speak English as a second language who did not attend an undergraduate institution where the sole language of instruction was English.
You must upload a copy of your TOEFL or IELTS score report into the online application before submission. Once your online application is submitted, we will not allow replacement of your test scores. Only tests taken within the past two (2) years will be considered. Failure to complete this requirement may result in withdrawal of an application. TOEFL School Code: 2507
An $85 application fee is required to process your application for admission.
Pay by credit card
When you arrive at the Application Status page after you submit your application, you will see the option to submit a credit card payment. Follow the instructions to complete your payment.
Pay by check or money order
Mail a check or money order in the amount of $85—payable to "New York University"—to NYU Wagner Admissions, 295 Lafayette Street 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10012.
Fee waiver eligibility
Please review the items below and indicate if any of the following apply to you.
Fee waivers are granted for the following:
- Submitted International Credential Evaluation
- Financial Circumstances
- AmeriCorps Members
- City Year Members
- Peace Corps Volunteer
- Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Fellow
- Teach For America (TFA) Participant
- Rangel Graduate Fellow
- U.S. Military/National Guard Active or Former Member
- Applicants to the African Women's Public Service Fellowship
NYU Wagner does not accept supplemental materials to our application.
To apply for financial aid, please submit the FAFSA using the code for NYU Wagner: 002785 as soon as you start your application. All eligible admitted students will be reviewed for federal financial aid, provided that they complete the most recent FAFSA and submit all necessary items to the NYU Office of Financial Aid.