Jul 18, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 

Executive Master of Healthcare Administration

Plan Description

The Executive MHA is designed for people with previous 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 who currently hold or are earning terminal degrees (e.g., MD, DDS, DNP, DPT) in healthcare and practice experience. EMHA students have a deep understanding of healthcare 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 healthcare administration information that may come across their desk.

This program is delivered in primarily an online setting. However, students are expected to attend two immersion sessions prior to the first and last semesters 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 healthcare 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.

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: 40

Degree Requirements

The culminating experience will be the completion of EMHA 779, Healthcare Administration Capstone course. During their first semester and in each subsequent semester, students will conduct a self-assessment of their leadership competencies to help identify a project that will help them attain their 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 be 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

Students may apply for graduation up to two semesters prior to completing their degree requirements. All required forms must be submitted to the graduate college via the Grad Rebel Gateway.