Health Administration, M.H.A.
Ranked among the top 10 graduate programs for health care management by U.S. News & World Report, Saint Louis University's Master of Health Administration program prepares students to be leaders in a variety of health care organizations such as hospitals, health systems, insurance companies, pharmacy benefit management organizations, consulting firms and benefit management organizations. Saint Louis University has been a pioneer in health management education since 1947 and this excellence in teaching, research and service continues.
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 internship sites and alumni working in senior leadership positions.
The curriculum has as its foundation the areas of knowledge basic to health management and policy.
Fieldwork and Research Opportunities
SLU's program offers students a practice-integrated education. Students are transformed into knowledgeable, ethical professionals prepared for a range of management careers across the health sector.
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 benefit management organizations.
The 2017 class had a 100 percent graduation rate and 95 percent were pursuing full-time careers in their fields (60 percent), fellowships (31 percent) or seeking further graduate education (4 percent) within 90 days of graduation.
The 2017 alumni are working in:
- Hospitals and health systems (27 percent)
- Managed care or insurance (13 percent)
- Law/other (12 percent)
- Consulting (8 percent)
- Medical group management (6 percent)
Applicants should have a bachelor's degree with no less than a 3.0 grade point average. Test scores are preferably in the 50th percentiles or higher, but there are no minimum cutoffs. Applicants are required to complete an introductory, undergraduate-level microeconomics course before starting the program.
- Application form and fee
- Three letters of recommendation
- Test scores (for M.H.A. applicants only) - GRE, GMAT, MCAT, LSAT are accepted
- Résumé/curriculum vitae
- Professional goal statement
Requirements for International Students
All admission policies and requirements for domestic students apply to international students along with the following:
- Demonstrate English Language Proficiency
- Proof of financial support must include:
- A letter of financial support from the person(s) or sponsoring agency funding the time at Saint Louis University
- A letter from the sponsor's bank verifying that the funds are available and will be so for the duration of study at the University
- Academic records, in English translation, of students who have undertaken postsecondary studies outside the United States must include the courses taken and/or lectures attended, practical laboratory work, the maximum and minimum grades attainable, the grades earned or the results of all end-of-term examinations, and any honors or degrees received. WES and ECE transcripts are accepted.
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.
Scholarships and Financial Aid
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 Master of Health Administration is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education.
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 (adapted from M.H.A. mission statement). 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 sixty core competencies necessary for success in health administration across the broad health sector (Attachment I). Similar types of knowledge, skills and abilities are grouped into six competency domains (leadership, critical thinking, science/analysis, management, political and community development and communication).
|Required Core Courses|
|HMP 5000||Health Care Organization||3|
|HMP 5030||Introduction to Health Care Accounting||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 5710||Financial Aspects of Health Care||3|
|HMP 5800||Strategic Management in Health Care Organizations||3|
|HMP 5900||Health Management and Policy Rounds (taken over multiple semesters)||1|
|HMP 5950||Special Study for Exams||0|
|PUBH 5010||Mission and Practice of Global Public Health||2|
|Select 12 credits||12|
- Membership in Healthcare Financial Membership Association (HFMA);
- Concentration-specific comprehensive exam (HMP 5950 Special Study for Exams does not count towards this requirement)
Students must maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 in all graduate/professional courses.
For additional admission questions please contact,
Director of Graduate Recruitment and Admissions
Public Health/ Health Administration