Executive Degree Option

The Executive MHA Option is only available on a contractual arrangement with a specific healthcare organization, who makes it available to select a group of students, typically a cohort, who are employed by or affiliated with the healthcare organization and have significant professional experience. The MHA Program will be presented in a format referred to as the Executive MHA Option or the EMHA. From a curricular viewpoint, the EMHA is structured similarly and requires 36 graduate course credits, however, the sequencing presentation format and mix of core and elective courses will be designed in such a way as to maximize the benefits to working professionals such as physicians, senior clinicians and healthcare executives.

GMAT/GRE scores are not required for admission to the EMHA, however, the applicant will need to provide documentation verifying at least 3 years of professional healthcare experience.

For EMHA students, prerequisites requirement for the core program course can be satisfied through appropriate prior coursework, relevant professional experience or by an individualized study program developed and supervised by the MHA Program Director.

The credit hour costs for classes taken by students enrolled in the EMHA program are assessed at a higher rate than the traditional MHA offerings due to additional expenditures associated with the program.

Admission requirements

In addition to the contractual requirements above, each student will also need to meet the following admission requirements:


  1. Completion of a regionally accredited undergraduate degree
  2. Completion of 3 or more years of professional healthcare experience
  3. Other requirements by the contracting organization