Saint Louis University

The College for Public Health & Social Justice was established in July 2013 and houses five academic departments and the School of Social Work. Preceded by the School of Public Health established in 1991, it was created as an essential component of the University's commitment to population-based education that prepares students for careers in health management and public health.

The Department of Health Management is home to the Master of Health Administration (MHA) degree, a nationally recognized and Top 10-ranked program. The MHA Program at SLU, a pioneer in graduate health management education, has been preparing leaders in the field since 1947.
About the College for Public Health & Social Justice

Dept. of Health Management & Policy
College for Public Health & Social Justice
Application Deadline for Beginning Term The Application Package Apply Online
Fall: Aug. 15 (International: May 1) Transcript(s); Three (3) Letters of Recommendation; GRE, GMAT, LSAT or MCAT scores; Resume; Professional Goal Statement; Interview (required); Three (3) Personal Potential Index evaluations (optional)
Spring: No admittance
Summer: No admittance
Tel. No.: 314.977.8100
Program Director: Jason Turner, Ph.D., MAE
Admissions Coordinator: Bernie Backer

Required Additional Application Information for International Students

Check our English Proficiency Policy page for specific TOEFL and IELTS score requirements. You may also visit our international prospects, applicants and students page for more information about international application requirements.

[NEW:] The Personal Potential Index (PPI) is recommended but not required to complete your application for admission. Visit SLU's page about the PPI evaluations and requirements or go to The ETS page to learn more about the PPI.

Applicant Criteria

  • A committee examines and reviews the applicant and application wholly.
  • An above-average GPA
  • A review of GRE scores (if applicable)
  • A review of TOEFL scores (for International applicants)

Application Review Process:

  • Applications are reviewed by a committee of faculty members

Rankings/Honors: Accreditation

Credit Hours/Coursework:
 The MHA curriculum consists of 60 credit hours and is designed to provide students with the comprehensive set of competencies needed to prepare them for careers in health management.
Master of Health Administration degree program information

Program Description: The integration of theory and practice in the program allows students to develop technical and interpersonal skills essential to successful leadership in health services
MHA Fact Sheet

Careers Possibilities: Graduates of Saint Louis University are employed all over the nation and internationally in a wide variety of settings.
Careers in Public Health, Health Management, and Health Policy

Curriculum & Program Details: Students attend full time (2 years) with an internship between years one and two.
Learn more about the Executive MHA online, blended program


About the Faculty: Our faculty and staff are respected leaders who have real-world work, research, and teaching experiences from which to draw and share.
Public Health Faculty

Scholarships & Financial Aid: There are several ways to help finance your graduate education including: Merit-Based Scholarships; Graduate Research Assistantships; Part-time Jobs; Presidential and Diversity Fellowships; Open House Workshop on Graduate Research and Service Opportunities; and Loans.
Tuition and Financial Aid
Student Financial Services at SLU

Program Highlights: Our goal is simple: to provide future health administrators with the finest academic experience in the country. Located in the heart of a great city in an affordable Midwestern location, Saint Louis University is recognized as one of the top five Catholic universities in America. Classes are small so that professors and students can work together closely. In fact, students here will tell you that what they like most about their experience here is the friendly culture and the personal touch they receive from faculty and staff.
What Is Public Health?
What Is Social Justice?