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Cornell Brooks EMHA ranked in top 10 health care management grad programs

The Cornell Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy Executive Master of Health Administration (EMHA) is one of the top 10 executive health care management graduate programs in the nation, according to rankings published by Modern Healthcare Magazine.

Of 25 programs, the Cornell Brooks EMHA ranked No. 9 based on alumni survey data from the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME). The commission calculated each institution’s Net Promoter Score, which measures the likelihood that graduates would positively recommend a program. CAHME published the average scores for the 2020-21 and 2021-22 academic years and Cornell’s EMHA received a score demonstrating high satisfaction – 81 out of 100.

“Our graduates are our best champions,” said Sean Nicholson, professor and director of the Sloan Program in Health Administration. “This recognition reflects our faculty’s commitment to exemplary education and outstanding career support for our students.”

The EMHA is a part of the Sloan Program, a unit of the Cornell Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy. Students complete the degree in 18 months online and immerse themselves in real-world projects and discussions with their classmates. They complete two in-person sessions on Cornell’s Ithaca campus and an innovation trek to Boston.

Open to students from around the world, the EMHA—the only CAHME-ranked program from an Ivy League institution—provides a flexible learning experience for health care professionals, including clinicians, pharmaceutical professionals, senior living executives, health policymakers, and others. EMHA applicants must have at least five years of experience, and each cohort average is 12-14 years. As they earn the degree, students immediately apply their new knowledge to challenges facing their organizations.

“Professionals in the EMHA program have years of industry experience, so these students are well-positioned to quickly discern whether our program truly meets their needs,” said Julie Carmalt, Sloan Program associate director and senior lecturer. “We’re honored that this ranking shows their satisfaction. It also demonstrates the tremendous value they’ve received from our expert faculty and unique blend of virtual classes and in-person residential sessions.” 

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