How to Apply Successfully

Apply to the HMP Executive Master's program through SOPHAS. Details on successful applications are below.


We are accepting applications until June 15th for a new cohort that will start Fall 2019. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Apply early for best chance of admission.

Personal qualifications

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

Academic qualifications

In addition to having 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).

GRE requirement

The general test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required of all applicants to the Executive Master's program. The GRE must have been taken within the past five years. Applicants can request a waiver for the GRE requirement based on experience and prior academic record.

Where to submit materials

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


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

Contact us with any questions

For further information about the program or about the application process, please direct all inquiries to :

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