Ranked #13 nationwide among graduate programs for health care management by U.S. News & World Report, Saint Louis University's Master of Health Administration is your conduit to a successful career.
Saint Louis University's Executive Master of Health Administration offers a hybrid format to better fit the needs of working professionals by blending distance learning with monthly face-to-face classes.
Ranked among the top 15 graduate programs for health care management by U.S. News & World Report, Saint Louis University's Executive Master of Health Administration program prepares working professionals to be leaders in a variety of health care organizations such as hospitals, health systems, insurance companies, pharmacy benefit management organizations, consulting firms and physician organizations.
Saint Louis University has been a pioneer in health management education since 1947. A leader in developing competency-based education, our spirit of innovation endures as we continually develop new options for students to explore health administration.
As one of the nation’s most established M.H.A. programs, SLU's M.H.A. connects students to a coast-to-coast network of recruiters and alumni working in senior leadership positions. The program is triple-accredited: the M.H.A. program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME); the College for Public Health and Social Justice is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH); and Saint Louis University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).
The curriculum's foundation is the SLU Competency Model, pioneered early in healthcare pedagogy's shift to competency-based education, and the cornerstone of CAHME accreditation. A competency-based healthcare management education is focused not simply on the lectures you hear or writing papers, but on what you can do as a professional once you graduate.
M.H.A. graduates occupy senior management positions in a variety of health care settings. Alumni work in health and hospital systems, insurance companies, academic medical centers, physician practices, consulting firms and pharmacy benefit management organizations, such as Express Scripts.
The 2019 class had a 100% graduation rate and 93% were pursuing: full-time careers in their fields (45%), fellowships (48%) or seeking further graduate education (4%) within 90 days of graduation.
The 2019 alumni are working in:
Applicants must hold at least a bachelor's degree or the equivalent from an accredited college or university. The E.M.H.A. is limited to working professionals seeking to advance their health care careers.
All admission policies and requirements for domestic students apply to international students along with the following:
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until classes are full.
All applications are considered on an individual basis with a balanced approach. Candidates may be invited to an on-site interview.
The College for Public Health and Social Justice offers several ways to help finance graduate education. Opportunities include a limited number of merit-based scholarships and graduate research assistantships. Awards are made to applicants with the highest combinations of GPAs and test scores who complete their applications by the priority deadlines.
For more information, visit the student financial services office online at http://finaid.slu.edu.
The College for Public Health and Social Justice is fully accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).
Most recent CEPH Self-Study - July 2016
Saint Louis University's Master of Health Administration (M.H.A.) works to transform talented service-motivated students into knowledgeable, ethical professionals prepared for a range of management careers across the U.S. health sector. To achieve this goal the program relies on competency-based education. In fact, SLU's M.H.A. program has a long history of competency-based education (CBE). In 2002 the program developed one of the three nationally recognized competency models that has since been adopted and adapted by health management and health administration programs throughout the country.
In keeping with CBE, classes and the corresponding learning objectives are organized to meet 21 core competencies necessary for success in health administration across the broad health sector. Similar types of knowledge, skills and abilities are grouped into five competency domains (leadership, critical thinking/analysis, management, culture and community engagement, and communication). To remain at the forefront of Health Administration Education, the SLU M.H.A. program regularly re-evaluates the model with the input of alumni and other health industry professionals.
CRITICAL THINKING AND ANALYSIS (CTA)
CULTURE AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT (CCE)
|Required Core Courses|
|HMP 5000||Health Care Organization||3|
|HMP 5030||Introduction to Health Care Accounting||3|
|HMP 5100||Quality Improvement in Health Care Management||3|
|HMP 5110||Health Operations Management||3|
|HMP 5130||Health Information Systems||3|
|HMP 5190||Analytical Methods for Health Management||3|
|HMP 5200||Health Economics||3|
|HMP 5300||Management of Health Care Organizations||3|
|HMP 5340||Health Care Marketing||3|
|HMP 5390||Ethical Leadership in Health Management and Policy||3|
|HMP 5400||Legal Aspects of Health Services Management||3|
|HMP 5500||Health Policy||3|
|HMP 5700||Health Care Financial Management||3|
|HMP 5800||Strategic Management in Health Care Organizations||3|
|HMP 5820||Health Care Project Management||3|
|PUBH 5010||Mission and Practice of Global Public Health||3|
Students must maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 in all graduate/professional courses.
Roadmaps are recommended semester-by-semester plans of study for programs and assume full-time enrollment unless otherwise noted.
Courses and milestones designated as critical (marked with !) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation. Transfer credit may change the roadmap.
This roadmap should not be used in the place of regular academic advising appointments. All students are encouraged to meet with their advisor/mentor each semester. Requirements, course availability and sequencing are subject to change.
|Critical course: HMP 5000||Health Care Organization||3|
|Critical course: HMP 5030||Introduction to Health Care Accounting||3|
|Critical course: HMP 5725||Health Insurance and Managed Care||3|
|Critical course: HMP 5500||Health Policy||3|
|Critical course: HMP 5200||Health Economics||3|
|Critical course: PUBH 5010||Mission and Practice of Global Public Health||3|
|Critical course: HMP 5820||Health Care Project Management||3|
|Critical course: HMP 5100||Quality Improvement in Health Care Management||3|
|Critical course: HMP 5190||Analytical Methods for Health Management||3|
|Critical course: HMP 5300||Management of Health Care Organizations||3|
|Critical course: HMP 5700||Health Care Financial Management||3|
|Critical course: HMP 5710||Financial Aspects of Health Care||3|
|Critical course: HMP 5340||Health Care Marketing||3|
|Critical course: HMP 5390||Ethical Leadership in Health Management and Policy||3|
|Critical course: HMP 5110||Health Operations Management||3|
|Critical course: HMP 5400||Legal Aspects of Health Services Management||3|
|Critical course: HMP 5130||Health Information Systems||3|
|Critical course: HMP 5810||Six Sigma Green Belt||3|
|Critical course: HMP 5310||Medical Practice Management||3|
|Critical course: HMP 5800||Strategic Management in Health Care Organizations||3|
The MHA curriculum requires completion of 60 credits of courses as specified above. Students, who complete all of their MHA requirements by the end of Year 2, as scheduled, are eligible to be awarded their MHA degree in Fall of Year 2.
Any deviation from this plan will likely result in extending the time to degree completion. If the student self-registers, he/she needs to notify the School of Public Health registrar to confirm accuracy of course selection.
Core courses in the MHA curriculum are distributed across four areas, as follows:
For additional admission questions please contact,
Director of Graduate Recruitment and Admissions