The Executive MHA is designed for people with a minimum of 3 years of experience in administrative or managerial health care positions (e.g, risk management department director, burn unit director), 5 years of professional experience, or health care professionals with terminal degrees in health care (e.g., MD, DDS, DNP). EMHA students have a deep understanding of health care functions, but are looking to broaden their knowledge base as a way of moving up the organization into positions with cross-functional responsibilities. The EMHA is more strategic than operational and seeks to make students leaders in their organizations and knowledgeable consumers of the various types of health administration information that may come across their desk.
This program is delivered in primarily an online setting. However, students are expected to attend two four-day seminars at the beginning and mid-point of the program.
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Plan Admission Requirements
Applications available on the UNLV Graduate College website.
To be considered for admission, an applicant must meet Graduate College standards and:
- Hold a bachelor’s degree or recognized equivalent from a regionally accredited institution. A criterion for admission is at least a B (3.0) grade point average, or equivalent in work completed after the first two years of a bachelor’s degree program, and in all post-baccalaureate course work. An applicant who does not meet this academic criterion may request special consideration.
- Submit the following documents as part of your online application for admission:
- A one to two page personal essay describing why they want to pursue a career in health care management.
- A resume.
- Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended.
- Contact information for three recommendation providers who will upload letters of recommendation on your behalf.
- All domestic and international applicants must review and follow the Graduate College Admission and Registration Requirements.
Students are accepted into a degree program as described in the Graduate Catalog. The faculty and corresponding sub-disciplines and sub-plans within the described programs are subject to change at any time.
Plan Graduation Requirements
The student must submit all required forms to the Graduate College and then apply for graduation up to two semesters prior to completing his/her degree requirements.