Health Management, B.S. to Health Administration, M.H.A. Accelerated Program

Saint Louis University's accelerated B.S. in Health Management/Master of Health Administration (M.H.A.) is designed for students who demonstrate academic success in health management and related coursework. Both of these degrees are offered through the College for Public Health and Social Justice, which is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.

This accelerated program enables health management majors to obtain their undergraduate and graduate degrees in five years; students then enter the workforce up to a year earlier than with a traditional two-year M.H.A. program. Students apply to the accelerated program during their junior year, and accepted students begin graduate coursework during senior year. Students retain undergraduate status, financial aid, and tuition rates until their undergraduate degree is conferred after year four. At that time, students attain official graduate student status, pay graduate tuition, and become eligible for graduate assistantships. 

For additional information see the catalog entries for the following programs:

Health Management, B.S.

Health Administration, M.H.A.

Accreditation

The Master of Health Administration is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education.

CAHME Accreditation

SLU students in the health management major who meet the eligibility requirements may apply in the fall semester of their junior year.

Eligibility requirements include:

  • Students must be in their fifth semester of collegiate study.
  • Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.40.
  • Students must demonstrate a plan to complete 90 of the 120 credits required for their health management major by the beginning of their fourth year of studies.
  • Students must be eligible to complete the accelerated curriculum with no more than 15.5 credits during any semester in year four of the program.
  • Students must be in good academic and disciplinary standing with Saint Louis University and the College for Public Health & Social Justice.
  • Students must demonstrate the potential for leadership in the field of Health Management; this can be done through engagement in volunteer activities or work experience.

The policies associated with application to the accelerated B.S./M.H.A. and program details can be found in the CPHSJ Undergraduate Public Health Student Handbook.

The accelerated health management B.S./M.H.A. program allows students to use up to 30 graduate credits toward their undergraduate degree. 

 
Required Core Courses
ACCT 2200Financial Accounting3
BTM 2000Introduction to Business Technology Management3
ECON 1900Principles of Economics3
ENGL 1900Advanced Strategies of Rhetoric and Research3
HIST 1110Origins of the Modern World to 15003
or HIST 1600 History of the United States of America to 1865
HIST 1120Origins of the Modern World (1500 to Present)3
or HIST 1610 History of the United States Since 1865
MATH 1400Pre-Calculus3
MGT 2000Legal Environment of Business I3
PHIL 1050Introduction to Philosophy: Self and Reality3
PHIL 2050Ethics3
POLS 1100Introduction to American Government3
THEO 1000Theological Foundations3
Literature, Fine Arts, or Foreign Language Elective3
Human Biology Elective 6
Social Science Elective (Political Sci., Psych., Sociology, etc.)3
Theology Elective (2000+)3
Required Health Management Major Courses
BST 3100Applied Biostatistics I3
EPI 4000Intro Epidemiology: Foundations & Practice3
HMP 1300Contemporary Challenges in Health Care3
HMP 2300Population Health Management3
HMP 2500Management of Health Care Organizations3
HMP 3400Health Care Marketing3
HMP 3500Health Care Human Resources Management3
HMP 4600Strategic Management in Health Care3
PUBH 2100Introduction to Global Health 3
General Elective Courses
Select an additional 13 credits of electives to achieve the minimum 120 credits for graduation.13
Graduate Requirements
Graduate requirements may change by the time students are formally accepted to the graduate program in the 2nd semester of junior year.
HMP 5000Health Care Organization3
HMP 5030Introduction to Health Care Accounting3
HMP 5110Health Operations Management3
HMP 5130Health Information Systems3
HMP 5190Analytical Methods for Health Management3
HMP 5200Health Economics3
HMP 5300Management of Health Care Organizations3
HMP 5340Health Care Marketing3
HMP 5390Ethical Leadership in Health Management and Policy3
HMP 5400Legal Aspects of Health Services Management3
HMP 5500Health Policy3
HMP 5700Health Care Financial Management3
HMP 5710Financial Aspects of Health Care3
HMP 5800Strategic Management in Health Care Organizations3
HMP 5900Health Management and Policy Rounds (Taken twice.)1
HMP 5910HMP Internship3
HMP 5950Special Study for Exams0
PUBH 5010Mission and Practice of Global Public Health2
Graduate Electives12
Total Credits151

See CPHSJ Undergraduate Public Health Student Handbook for approved courses.

Fulfills the cultural diversity core requirement.

Continuation Standards

  • Cumulative GPA of at least 2.00
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 3.40 in order to participate in the graduate program
  • Minimum grade of "B-" in all graduate-level courses
  • Minimum grade of “C” in all B.S. in Health Management major courses
  • Minimum grade of “C-” in all core courses
  • Minimum grade of “D” in all remaining general elective courses counting toward the minimum 120 credits required for graduation
  • Students who wish to apply for the accelerated B.S./M.H.A. program must meet additional requirements as outlined in the CPHSJ Undergraduate Public Health Student Handbook

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.

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredits
ENGL 1900 Advanced Strategies of Rhetoric and Research 3
HIST 1110
Origins of the Modern World to 1500
or History of the United States of America to 1865
3
POLS 1100 Introduction to American Government 3
THEO 1000 Theological Foundations 3
Human Biology Elective 3
 Credits15
Spring
ECON 1900 Principles of Economics 3
HMP 1300 Contemporary Challenges in Health Care 3
MATH 1400 Pre-Calculus 3
PHIL 1050 Introduction to Philosophy: Self and Reality 3
General Elective 3
 Credits15
Year Two
Fall
BTM 2000 Introduction to Business Technology Management 3
HMP 2300 Population Health Management 3
PHIL 2050 Ethics 3
PUBH 2100 Introduction to Global Health 3
General Elective 3
 Credits15
Spring
BST 3100 Applied Biostatistics I 3
HIST 1120
Origins of the Modern World (1500 to Present)
or History of the United States Since 1865
3
HMP 2500 Management of Health Care Organizations 3
Literature, Fine Arts, or Foreign Language Elective 3
General Elective 3
 Credits15
Year Three
Fall
Critical course:  Eligible students formally apply to the Accelerated Program.  
ACCT 2200 Financial Accounting 3
EPI 4000 Intro Epidemiology: Foundations & Practice 3
THEO 2000+ Elective 3
Social Science Elective 3
General Elective 3
 Credits15
Spring
Department reviews applications, conducts interviews, and qualified students are notified of acceptance.  
HMP 3400 Health Care Marketing 3
HMP 3500 Health Care Human Resources Management 3
MGT 2000 Legal Environment of Business I 3
Human Biology Elective 3
General Elective 3
 Credits15
Year Four
Fall
Formal participation in the Accelerated Program begins. Students maintain undergrad status and take a maximum of 15.5 credits.  
HMP 4600 Strategic Management in Health Care 3
HMP 5000 Health Care Organization 3
HMP 5030 Introduction to Health Care Accounting 3
HMP 5300 Management of Health Care Organizations 3
HMP 5500 Health Policy 3
HMP 5900 Health Management and Policy Rounds 0.5
 Credits15.5
Spring
Students take a maximum of 14.5 credits. B.S. degree is conferred in May.  
HMP 5110 Health Operations Management 3
HMP 5190 Analytical Methods for Health Management 3
HMP 5200 Health Economics 3
HMP 5700 Health Care Financial Management 3
HMP 5900 Health Management and Policy Rounds 0.5
PUBH 5010 Mission and Practice of Global Public Health 2
 Credits14.5
Summer
Students are reviewed by the department and those in good academic standing officially earn graduate student status.  
HMP 5910 HMP Internship 3
 Credits3
Year Five
Fall
HMP 5130 Health Information Systems 3
HMP 5390 Ethical Leadership in Health Management and Policy 3
HMP 5400 Legal Aspects of Health Services Management 3
Quality Elective 3
General Elective 3
 Credits15
Spring
HMP 5340 Health Care Marketing 3
HMP 5710 Financial Aspects of Health Care 3
HMP 5800 Strategic Management in Health Care Organizations 3
HMP 5950 Special Study for Exams 0
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
 Credits15
 Total Credits153

Refer to the B.S. in Health Management roadmap for a list of approved English literature, fine arts, human biology, and social science classes.


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Katie Linnenbrink
Administrative Assistant
katie.linnenbrink@slu.edu
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314-977-3934