Aug 16, 2022  
2016-2017 Graduate Catalog 

Executive Master of Health Care Administration

Plan Description

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

Application deadlines

Applications available on the UNLV Graduate College website.

To be considered for admission, an applicant must meet Graduate College standards and: 

  1. 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.
  2. Submit the following documents as part of your online application for admission:
    1. A one to two page personal essay describing why they want to pursue a career in health care management.
    2. A resume.
    3. Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended.
    4. Contact information for three recommendation providers who will upload letters of recommendation on your behalf.
  3. 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 Requirements

Total Credits Required: 36

Course Requirements

Required Courses - Credits: 33 

EMHA 701 - Survey of U.S. Health Care System: Programs, Policies and Politics  

EMHA 702 - Epidemiology in Health Services Management  

EMHA 703 - Management of Health Services Organizations and Systems  

EMHA 716 - Health Care Financial Management I/Health Care Accounting  

EMHA 717 - Human Resources Management of Health Care Organizations  

EMHA 718 - Health Care Economics  

EMHA 719 - Operations and Quality Management of Health Services  

EMHA 720 - Information Systems in Health Services Management  

EMHA 721 - Advanced Health Care Finance  

EMHA 730 - Strategic Management of Health Services  

EMHA 761 - Health Care Law and Ethics for Managers  

Capstone Course - Credits: 3 

EMHA 779 - Health Care Administration Capstone Course  

Degree Requirements

The culminating experience will be the completion of EMHA 779, Health Care Administration Capstone course. During their first on-campus visit, students will identify career goals for completing the program and to identify a project that will help them attain that career goal. The project can be related to their current work environment or to a health care need at the local, regional, state or national level. Exercises conducted by the students during their academic curriculum should follow theme related to that project. The culminating experience will be based on developing a project related to that career goal. Assignments throughout the program will included in a final portfolio for students to present in the capstone and relate those assignments to meeting their career or project goal.

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.