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

Saint Louis University's accelerated B.S. in health management to the M.H.A. in health administration is designed for students who demonstrate academic success in health management and related coursework. Both of these degrees are offered through SLU's 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 their 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 SLU programs:

Health Management, B.S.

Health Administration, M.H.A.


The Master of Health Administration is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education, the Council on Education for Public Health, and the Higher Learning Commission.

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 16 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 and 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, but most students use 28 graduate credits to count for both degrees. 

Students must meet all requirements for the B.S. and the M.H.A. as outlined in their program requirements. In addition, students must have a 3.40 cumulative GPA to be admitted into and continue into the accelerated program, and to progress into the master's portion of the accelerated program. 


Continuation Standards

  • Cumulative GPA of at least 3.40 in order to participate in the accelerated and 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 major pre-requisite courses
    • Minimum grade of D in all core courses
    • Minimum grade of D in all remaining general elective courses counting toward the minimum 120 credits required for graduation

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
CORE 1000 Ignite First Year Seminar 2-3
CORE 1500 Cura Personalis 1: Self in Community 1
CORE 1900 Eloquentia Perfecta 1: Written and Visual Communication 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
ACCT 2200 Financial Accounting 3
CORE 1600 Ultimate Questions: Theology 3
HMP 1300 Contemporary Challenges in Health Care 3
MATH 1400 Pre-Calculus 3
PUBH 2100 Introduction to Global Health 3
Year Two
CORE 1200 Eloquentia Perfecta 2: Oral and Visual Communication 3
CORE 1700 Ultimate Questions: Philosophy 3
ECON 1900 Principles of Economics 3
HMP 2300 Population Health Management 3
General Elective: Dignity, Ethics & a Just Society Attribute 3
CORE 2500 Cura Personalis 2: Self in Contemplation 0
CORE 3600 Ways of Thinking: Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
HMP 2500 Management of Health Care Organizations 3
General Elective: Eloquentia Perfecta - Writing Intensive 3
General Elective: Identities in Context 3
General Elective 2-3
Year Three
Critical course:  Eligible students formally apply to the Accelerated Program.  
CORE 2800 Eloquentia Perfecta 3: Creative Expression 2-3
CORE 3400 Ways of Thinking: Aesthetics, History, and Culture 3
CORE 3500 Cura Personalis 3: Self in the World 1
PUBH 4100 Biological Basis of Public Health 3
General Elective: Reflection in Action Attribute 2-3
General Elective: Global Interdependence 3
Department reviews applications, conducts interviews, and qualified students are notified of acceptance.  
BST 3100 Applied Biostatistics I 3
CORE 4000 Collaborative Inquiry 2-3
EPI 4000 Intro Epidemiology: Foundations & Practice 3
HMP 3400 Health Care Marketing 3
HMP 3500 Health Care Human Resources Management 3
Year Four
Formal participation in the Accelerated Program begins. Students maintain undergrad status and take a maximum of 15 credits.  
HMP 5000 Health Care Organization 3
HMP 5030 Introduction to Health Care Accounting 3
HMP 5190 Analytical Methods for Health Management 3
HMP 5300 Management of Health Care Organizations 3
HMP 5900 Health Management and Policy Rounds 1
PUBH 5010 Mission and Practice of Global Public Health 2
Students take a maximum of 16 credits. B.S. degree is conferred in May.  
HMP 4600 Strategic Management in Health Care 3
HMP 5110 Health Operations Management 3
HMP 5200 Health Economics 3
HMP 5500 Health Policy 3
HMP 5700 Health Care Financial Management 3
HMP 5900 Health Management and Policy Rounds 1
HMP 5950 Special Study for Exams 0
HMP 5910 HMP Internship 1
Year Five
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
HMP 5900 Health Management and Policy Rounds 1
Electives 6
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 (Section 02) 0
Electives 6
 Total Credits150-155

Apply for Admission

For additional questions about undergraduate admission, please contact:
Katie Linnenbrink
Administrative assistant
Tegeler Hall 300 West