How to Apply

Applications to our Executive Master of Health Services Administration program are accepted through SOPHAS (Schools of Public Health Application Service). 

Guidelines for a Successful Application


Applications will open in early September each year. The application deadline for the cohort that will begin in fall 2024 is June 1, 2024.

Personal Qualifications

We seek applicants who are highly motivated, articulate, and able to master a substantial body of material. The program is both rigorous and rewarding. Time management skills and dedication to success in the program are essential. Nearly all HMP executive master's students work full-time while they complete the program. 

Academic Qualifications

In addition to at least five years of work experience, candidates must have a record of academic achievement in their undergraduate work, and if applicable, previous graduate work. There is no specific undergraduate concentration requirement. However, typical candidates have strength in at least one quantitative area (e.g., economics, statistics, or accounting).

Materials Submission

Applications and supplemental materials for the Executive Master's program should be submitted via SOPHAS (Schools of Public Health Application Service). Applicants are not required to submit additional hard copies of transcripts to the Admissions Office.


Applications must include a statement of purpose and three letters of recommendation. It is preferable that at least one letter of recommendation be from a former instructor. If necessary, all three letters can be from professional contacts.

Contact Information

For further information about the program or about the application process, please contact:

Executive Master's Program
Department of Health Management and Policy
U-M School of Public Health
1415 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

If you are an international applicant interested in the Executive Master's program, please contact our Recruitment and Admissions team at to further explore this option.