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Are you a working healthcare professional looking to advance your career? The Saint Louis University Executive Master of Health Administration (E.M.H.A.) program may be a perfect fit for you.
With a blended-distance model and monthly Saturday classes, the executive track offers students the top-ranked SLU M.H.A. curriculum in a format accessible to people who are employed full-time.
What is “blended distance?”
The SLU E.M.H.A. combines the best of both worlds: students complete lecture and coursework online while cultivating vital relationships and professional networks during the in-person Saturday sessions.
With 80 percent of learning online, working professionals can attend school whenever it fits their schedule: whether you’re catching an overnight flight to India or have some extra time after putting the kids to bed.
As a full-time E.M.H.A. student, you will:
The Saturday sessions are an important component of the E.M.H.A. experience. Each month, you will attend an in-person session at the SLU Health Sciences campus from 8 am - 5 pm.
During these sessions, students engage in “active learning:” you may be working with a database, presenting on how to reform the U.S. healthcare system, or engaging with executives discussing strategies for success under new population health payment models.
The relationships formed - with your cohort, with the SLU faculty, and with the field’s leading experts - provide you with an invaluable network of colleagues and mentors to leverage throughout your career.
Take knowledge back to work
The SLU E.M.H.A. curriculum is designed by industry-experienced faculty who know what skills and qualities employers seek. In fact, they have been successful healthcare professionals before coming to academia.
Our students use their newly developed managerial skills to grow their careers or and add value in their current positions. Within one year of graduation, most SLU graduates report either a salary increase or a position promotion.
Why choose the SLU E.M.H.A.?
"I get to learn at my own pace. If I have an extra busy day at work or with family I can watch lecture videos or do the reading the next day and still have enough time to finish up assignments due on the weekends."
-Neeraj, Bloomington, IL , Class of 2015
"The EMHA program has opened up a network of people I would not have met otherwise. The Saturday sessions with people from all facets of the industry have provided me with more perspective than could be gained from a textbook alone."
-Jessy, St. Louis, MO, Class of 2016
Examples of possible electives: Medical Practice Management, Global Health Management, Six Sigma Green Belt, and Special Topics.
If you choose to study part-time, you can expect to finish in 3 to 5 years. Work with the program director to design a plan personalized to your needs and busy schedule.
You must take at least 4 courses, or 12 credits, per year to remain enrolled in the program.