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Health Management & Policy (EMHA)

The Executive MHA in the Health Management & Policy is awarded by the Graduate College. Instruction is offered through the College of Public Health. The EMHA is a nonthesis degree.

Admission Requirements 

Applicants must meet the Admission Requirements of the Graduate College and the department offering the degree program (review the department's web site or the General Catalog for departmental requirements).

Estimated Cost of Attendance

Tuition and fees vary by degree program and the type of student you are. Please contact the department for details.

Application Deadlines 

The deadline for applicants is April 1.

Application Procedures 

Applicants must apply through the Schools of Public Health Application Service (SOPHAS) or the Healthcare Administration, Management & Policy Centralized Application Service (HAMPCAS) as well as to the University of Iowa Admissions Office.  Please read the detailed instructions and requirements below to ensure that all application materials are submitted properly. Transcripts and test scores may take several weeks to arrive and it is strongly recommended that you begin the application process early.

A complete application to the University of Iowa EMHA Program is comprised of two parts: 1) an application and supporting documents submitted to SOPHAS or HAMPCAS and 2) an application and supporting documents submitted to the University of Iowa Office of Graduate Admissions.

The graduate application process

  • You must first submit the online application to the Graduate College and pay the $60 application fee by credit card ($100 for international applicants).
  • Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an email instructing you on how to upload your supporting documents and submit letters of recommendation.  A few programs require materials be sent directly to them. However, almost all supplemental material can and should be uploaded from your Admissions Profile inMyUI, our online service center for applicants and students.  You can only access this AFTER you have submitted your application.

Degree Program Supplemental Materials

  • Materials sent to the department via SOPHAS  or HAMPCAS
    (You may apply to this program using either SOPHAS or HAMPCAS, but not both.)

    • Application
    • Official transcripts showing all previous undergraduate and graduate work with grades and degrees
    • Official GRE scores
    • Three letters of recommendation
    • Personal Statement
    • Resume
    • TOEFL (International Students only)
  • Materials sent to the department directly

    • Official MCAT or LSAT scores if substituting for GRE

Materials to send to Admissions

  • Official transcripts
  • Official GMAT scores if substituting for GRE
  • International students may also be required to submit TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE scores to comply with the university's English Language Proficiency Requirements.
  • Once recommended for admission, international students must send a Financial Statement.


Apply Online, the $60 application fee ($100 for international students) is payable by Discover, MasterCard, or Visa.

Contact Information 

Department of Health Management and Policy
The University of Iowa
145 North Riverside Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242

Office of Admissions
The University of Iowa
107 Calvin Hall
Iowa City, IA 52242-1396