Our Executive Master of Healthcare Administration degree facilitates the rapid advancement of professionals in healthcare administration to serve in executive leadership roles with cross-functional responsibilities. With a largely online curriculum, the EMHA program allows students to meet their current professional demands while earning their advanced degree so that they can to become senior leaders in the healthcare industry.


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Learning Outcomes

  • Summarize determinants and trends of population health and assess community leadership needs and implementation approaches for healthcare.
  • Describe the economic, legal, organizational, and political underpinnings of the dynamic US health system and impacts on healthcare administrators.
  • Apply the principles of economics, management, and strategic planning in healthcare organizations. (To develop leadership skills that are pragmatic for today's competitive healthcare environment).
  • Demonstrate adaptive leadership, communication, and relationship management skills for transforming a healthcare organization.
  • Apply finance, accounting, human resource, marketing, information technology, and leadership skills for successful administration of leading healthcare organizations.
  • Build upon professional ethics and behaviors acquired in mid-level management in preparation for a senior leadership role in healthcare.
  • Develop an innovative and entrepreneurial curiosity that allows you to create and execute patient-centric solutions to advance your organization’s brand within the community.
  • Establish or hone critical industry networks for cultivating your career in healthcare management.


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Executive Master of Healthcare Administration


Department of Healthcare Administration and Policy

Students in the Department of Healthcare Administration and Policy gain a comprehensive view of the healthcare delivery system and develop an understanding of health and disease. Our mission is to provide a world class academic experience to the future generations of healthcare administrators, conduct impactful research, and engage and serve those in the healthcare system.


School of Public Health

The School of Public Health is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of people worldwide. Our departments, programs, and research units work to provide a diverse education, practical training experience, and numerous community involvement opportunities to prepare students to become leaders and professionals in the field of public health.