Master of Health Administration (MHA)
Ana Maria Lomperis, PhD, discusses Health Administration at SLU
Ranked among the top ten graduate programs for healthcare management by U.S. News & World Report
Saint Louis University's Master of Health Administration (MHA) program provides students with the finest-quality health management education available. Ranked as one of the top graduate programs for health care management by U.S. News & World Report and accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME), the MHA program provides a practice-integrated education that transforms talented, service-motivated students into knowledgeable, ethical professionals prepared for a range of management careers across the health sector.
A pioneer in health management education since 1947, our excellence in teaching, research and service continues as the curriculum and faculty support the development of the skills needed to manage and administer health services at all levels of healthcare. In keeping with our Jesuit mission, the program places unique emphasis on healthcare ethics and delivering compassionate healthcare.
SLU also offers a blended, online EMHA program for busy managers and clinicians. Learn more.
The demand for highly-skilled health care management professionals continues to grow. Health care is the largest industry in the U.S. and the second largest employer, providing more than 11 million jobs. Opportunities for graduates exist throughout the world, in locations ranging from small rural communities to large metropolitan areas.
SLU MHA graduates occupy senior management positions in a variety of health care settings, such as health and hospital systems, insurance companies, academic medical centers, physician practices, consulting firms and benefit-management organizations. Recent MHA graduates have been very successful in securing health management fellowships and other key managerial positions across the spectrum of the health sector.
In addition, our location in the city of St. Louis gives students access to one of the nation's most dynamic health care markets. St. Louis has four major health and hospital systems, two academic medical centers, the largest pharmacy benefit company in the U.S., excellent physicians and a unique model for safety net services for the under-served and uninsured.
All applications are considered on an individual basis with a balanced approach. As a general rule, successful applicants have a grade point average (GPA) of 3.50 or higher (on a 4.00 scale), but no less than 3.00. 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.
Graduate dual-degree options
Health Law: MHA with Juris Doctor: Ranked either the #1 or #2 Health Law program in the nation for the last 20 years by U.S. News & World Report
Business: MHA with Business Administration (MBA): Ranked among the top 40 graduate programs for business administration by U.S. News & World Report
CAHME Accredited Master of Health Administration Program