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Advance Your Career in Health Care Management

Saint Louis University's Master of Health Administration is your conduit to a successful career, with one-on-one attention from nationally recognized faculty and access to industry experts who bring applied healthcare projects into the classroom.

A Master of Health Administration (M.H.A.) is the MBA of the health care world. Graduates from the nationally ranked SLU M.H.A. program lead careers in a variety of health care organizations such as hospitals, health systems, insurance companies, pharmacy benefit management organizations, consulting firms and physician practices. SLU's Executive and Residential Master of Health Administration programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME).

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Why Choose SLU For Your M.H.A.?

  • SLU's nationally-ranked program offers you a practice-integrated education. Our students are transformed into knowledgeable, ethical professionals prepared for a range of management careers across the health sector.
  • As one of the nation's most established and largest M.H.A. programs, we'll keep you connected to a vast alumni network.
  • At SLU, we deploy a nationally recognized competency model adopted and adapted by health management and health administration programs nationwide. We have previously been awarded Program of the Year by the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA).

Our recent alumni have been placed in organizations such as:

  • Burr & Forman LLP
  • Balch & Bingham LLP
  • HonorHealth
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Children's Hospital Los Angeles
  • UC Irvine Health System
  • Emory Healthcare
  • Claro Healthcare
  • Deloitte
  • Hospital Sisters Health System
  • Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
  • University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System
  • Press Ganey
  • Children’s Mercy Kansas City
  • University of Kansas Health System
  • Trinity Health
  • Anders Consulting
  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital
  • BJC Medical Group
  • Children’s Mercy KC
  • Cigna-Express Scripts
  • Mercy Clinic
  • MU Health Care
  • Navvis
  • Polsinelli
  • SSM Health
  • The Resource Group
  • Abbott
  • Optum
  • Children's Hospital and Medical Center
  • UPMC
  • Medical University of South Carolina
  • JPS Health Network
  • Mercer
  • Nixon Gwilt Law
  • Epic

Full-Time M.H.A.

The full-time M.H.A. program is designed for students seeking a traditional education experience. In-person students live locally or on campus and attend classes throughout the day. Students have access to unique case competitions, internships and fellowship opportunities. SLU's full-time M.H.A. graduates move forward into successful positions with leading health care organizations. A GRE is not required.

Saint Louis University’s Master of Health Administration (M.H.A.) program recently celebrated its 75th year, making it one of the oldest M.H.A. programs in the country and a pioneer in health management education. A standout amongst its peers, SLU’s M.H.A. program is one of the nation’s oldest and largest graduate programs in health administration. It is consistently ranked among the top programs in graduate health care management education by US News and World Report, accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME), and highly regarded by its competitors. SLU’s program was recently awarded Program of the Year by the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA). SLU’s program also has one of the field's largest and most engaged alumni networks.

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New in Fall 2024: Health Administration, M.S. (Online)

Saint Louis University's online Health Administration, M.S. degree provides a convenient pathway to a graduate degree for working professionals looking to advance their careers in health care management. This unique degree allows people to transition into the health care field from other industries at all stages of their careers. A total of 41 credit hours (12 core and two elective courses) are required to earn this online degree. Students may choose to enroll in an additional 1- to 2-credit-hour optional field experience or to pursue a certificate program offered through the college in addition to completing the required hours. The program provides a flexible format that enables students to complete degree requirements online in a semi-structured, asynchronous format.

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Questions? Contact Bernie Backer, director of graduate recruitment and admission, at or 314-977-8144.