Thank you for your interest in our graduate degree programs. Our application is now live! The ultimate deadline to apply is April 1, 2018. There are earlier application deadlines that will allow you to be considered for scholarships and/or fee waivers. Please check below for the specific details.

Admission to graduate degree programs in Healthcare Policy & Research at Weill Cornell Medicine requires that applicants hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. Individual programs might have specific and additional requirements for admission, details of which can be found in the program prerequisite pages:

Admission Information

Application Deadlines for the 2018 - 2019 Academic Year:

  • Application Opens Monday, September 11, 2017
  • Deadline to be considered for merit scholarships: Friday, February 02, 2018
  • Deadline for application fee waiver: Friday March 02, 2018
  • Ultimate deadline for applications: Friday April 06, 2018

  • Please note: we will accept applications after the April 06, 2018 deadline up until May 01, 2018, but applications submitted during this period will only be reviewed for acceptance into the program if there are available slots.

Admission is Contingent Upon Receiving the Following Items:

  • Online Application
    • Your online application also includes an application fee in the amount of $75 unless you apply before Friday, March 02, 2018. Contact us for an application fee waiver once you are ready to submit your online application materials.
  • Personal Statement
    Your personal statement should be no more than 2 - 3 pages in length and outline the following items:
    • Your interest in the field you are applying to
    • Any previous operational and/or research experiences you have in this field or a related area of study
    • Your career goals and how this degree will help you achieve them
    • Any skills, previous experiences, and/or other information that is not readily identified in the other items you submit that would make you an ideal candidate
  • Resume/CV
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
    These letters can be from current/former academic mentors, current/former supervisors, and/or any other individuals who can speak to your capability to succeed in a program like ours, as well as your academic, research, communication, and leadership skills

    Once you designate who your recommenders are in the online application, the system will automaticaly contact them and provide instructions on how they can submit their letters. Please make sure to contact your recommenders in advance, so they know that this will happen. Also, remind them that their letters must be on official school and/or company letterhead

  • College Transcripts
    • College transcripts should be submitted for all previous colleges attended (undergraduate, graduate, and professional)
    • Official transcripts will be required upon acceptance, however students may submit unofficial transcripts with their initial application
    • For international candidates: Transcripts that meet any of the following criteria must be translated by World Education Service (WES) or Education Credential Evaluators (ECE):
      • Transcript is not in English
      • International student's transcript is not on a 4.0 scale
      • Domestic student's transcript is not on a 4.0 scale
  • GRE/GMAT Scores (optional)
    • GRE/GMAT/LSAT/MCAT test scores are not required to be considered for admission, but are recommended as they can strengthen your application overall. If you decide to submit them, please use Institution Code: 2119
  • TOEFL Scores (or TOEFL equivalent, e.g., IELTS) scores are required for all international students, who have not pursued a degree at an institution that teaches their curriculum in English. To submit your scores, please use Institution Code: 2119

Submitting Materials

In addition to completing the online application, students must submit all of the materials listed above into the online application system. If students have questions or concerns, they can email us at hpr-education@med.cornell.edu. Students may choose to submit transcripts and graduate placement examination score materials through postal mail to:

Attn: 2018 HPR Admissions
Department of Healthcare Policy & Research
Weill Cornell Medicine
402 East 67th Street
New York, NY 10065


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