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Application Information

The admissions process of the Master of Science in Health Systems (MSHS) is competitive. The Admissions Committee is seeking ambitious professionals with strong performance in prior quantitative and analytical coursework, whose academic and/or professional achievements, communication skills and emotional intelligence demonstrate their potential to be high-performing leaders.

Who Should Apply?

The MSHS degree is designed for working professionals seeking to develop foundational skills and knowledge in health systems science with an aim to become leaders in healthcare organizations. Many of our students have clinical degrees and seek to expand their influence and roles within and beyond their current organizations.

The program is ideal for those who may be considering a more traditional degree in public health but want greater exposure to modern analytic techniques and applied skills.

Key Deadlines 2023-24


For Fall 2024, we anticipate enrolling 20-25 students. Our admissions process consists of two separate rounds where applicants will be evaluated holistically. We encourage prospective applicants to carefully consider the timing that best aligns with their individual circumstances and submit their applications accordingly. It's important to note that a portion of available spots may be filled after the first round. While some spots will be reserved for the second round, we highly encourage applicants to consider applying during the first round to maximize their chances of securing a spot. Applications must be fully completed (see requirements below) by 11:59 pm PST on the following dates to be considered for that round of admissions.

Time
Action

September 1, 2023

Application Opens

March 15, 2024

Round 1 – Application due

April 12, 2024

Round 1 – Notifications of admission decision

June 28, 2024

Round 2 – Application due

July 12, 2024

Round 2 – Notifications of admission decision

August 26, 2024

First day of classes

Given the high number of applications, we are not able to grant in-person interviews for all candidates. Applications are judged on the basis of grades, personal statement and career goals, writing ability, test scores (if any), and letters of recommendation. Admitted students are given the opportunity to visit in person, meet with program leadership, and tour the campus as needed prior to making final enrollment decisions.

Requirements

Application Fee Waiver

The MSHS program will waive the application fee for applicants who are participating in—or who have participated in—a public service or other eligible program for at least a year. The fee waiver is a one-time offer for eligible applicants.

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Tuition and Assistance

The total cost of tuition and student fees is $22,400. 

Employees of Cedars-Sinai Health System®️ may be eligible for the Cedars-Sinai's Tuition Assistance Program (TAP). Contact Victor.Jackson@cshs.org (Student Financial Services Administrator) with any questions regarding the tuition or TAP. 

We also provide a limited number of academic scholarships each year for highly meritorious candidates from both within and outside Cedars-Sinai.

How to Apply

To apply to the Cedars-Sinai Master of Science in Health Systems, please submit your online application here:

Diversity Statement

At Cedars-Sinai, we solicit and encourage applicants who will strengthen our diversity. Cedars-Sinai does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics), marital status, sex, pregnancy, age (40 or older), veteran status, sexual orientation or any other basis protected by federal or state law.

Have Questions or Need Help?

If you have questions or wish to learn more about the MSHS program, please contact:

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
8687 Melrose Ave.
Suite G-532
West Hollywood, CA 90069