The Department of Healthcare Policy and Research offers a range of educational programs to  train the next generation of leading researchers and practitioners seeking to develop the most effective ways to organize, coordinate, manage, finance and deliver high quality care. These programs prepare trainees for careers in healthcare delivery, public health, health policy, health insurance, technology development, consulting and academics. A variety of educational experiences provide training in key skills and knowledge sought by employers, including health informatics, analytics, economics, policy, decision science and implementation science.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Are the Certificate or Master's Programs entirely online?

A: No. Attendance in person is required for all courses. Our programs make use of many online materials, but we feel that personal interactions and field experiences are key to our pedagogical approach.

Q: Can I take the Certificate Program or Master's Programs part-time?

A: Yes. An accepted student may opt to enroll part-time. Students must complete the required coursework within the two-calendar year maximum.

Q: Can the Master's programs be completed through evening courses?

A: No. Some courses are offered in the evening and others during the workday.

Q: Where are classes held?

A: Classes are held on the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences main campus in New York City, the majority of which are held at 425 E. 61st Street.

Q: Can credits from the Certificate Program be applied towards the Master's Programs?

A: Yes. After successful completion of the Certificate Program, you are eligible to apply to the Master's Program. If admitted, you may apply 9 credits of coursework from the Certificate Program toward the completion of the Master's Program.

Q: Is submitting a standardized test score required?

A: No. Standardized test scores are optional. If you choose to submit them, acceptable test scores include GRE, MCAT, or GMAT scores.

Q: Do you require a minimum applicant grade point average (GPA)?

A: No. There is no minimum applicant GPA. However, to provide perspective, students admitted to the Master's Program have a mean overall GPA of 3.5.

Q: Will I be eligible for financial aid?

A: The Weill Cornell Financial Aid Office can provide assistance for students interested in loans or other forms of aid. For more information regarding financial aid, please e-mail Becky Hertig at

Q: What are the requirements for international students?

A: Students whose first language is not English must submit a TOEFL or IELTS score. Under some circumstances, if the student has received an undergraduate degree at a United States Institution, this may be waived. In addition, all transcripts that are not in a 4.0 American scale must be translated into a 4.0 grade point average scale.

Q: How do I know when my application is complete?

A: You will receive an e-mail notification when all of your application materials have been received.

Q: How long will it take to receive an admissions decision?

A: All applicants who completed an application by the application deadline will be notified of their admissions decision on rolling basis. Applications that are submitted past the application deadline will not be evaluated by the Admissions Committee.

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