Executive Master of Health Administration - EMHA

Executive Master of Health Administration - EMHA
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*The Executive Master of Health Administration program at the University of Cincinnati is an online graduate degree through the College of Allied Health Sciences.  This website is designed to cover all online programs that the University of Cincinnati offers.  You can also visit the College of Allied Health Sciences website to learn about the program.  Both websites cover the same program and are optimized to provide our students with all the information they need.Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education logo

What is an Executive Health Administration degree?

Health administration can take many shapes and forms, but is most commonly referred to as the application of leadership skills and strategies to a diverse range of health care entities.  Our executive MHA program is designed for mid-career health professionals that are looking to move into an executive role within their organization.

Health care administrators, also known as health care managers or health service managers, are responsible for the day-to-day operations of health care entities. They provide executive leadership and oversight in policies and procedures, strategic vision and direction, finance and costs, and quality of care. An Executive MHA degree equips graduates with a wide range of knowledge, skills, and competencies essential for the provision of effective health care.

Benefits of UC Online’s Executive Master of Health Admin Program

  • CAHME Accredited
  • 100% online
  • Learn from world-class faculty
  • No GRE/GMAT required
  • Growing industry — 32% growth between 2019-2029
  • Two program duration options (Fast-Track or Extended)
  • Apply lessons learned immediately in your career

Accreditations and Rankings

Accreditations and rankings for a college or university means that it has achieved and maintains high standards in education. These agency accreditations are also maintained in a database by the U.S. Department of Education.

Executive MHA designations:

Is an Executive MHA (EMHA) Right for Me?

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If you are working in the health care field currently and want to take your career a step further, then an Executive Master of Health Administration degree or Executive MHA degree can help you do just that. This degree is a great next step for those already in health care fields such as physician, surgeon, doctor, finance, management, human resources, marketing, nursing, nursing administration, public health, and more. You’ll receive the real-world experience you need to prepare you to serve as an innovative, transformative, ethical health care leader upon graduation.

Program FAQ’s

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University of Cincinnati’s Executive Master of Health Administration Mission Statement, Vision Statement, and Value Statement

Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Cincinnati’s innovative on-line Executive Master of Health Administration (EMHA) Degree Program is to provide working professionals who might not have ready access to traditional educational routes with a high-quality experiential and practice oriented curriculum in healthcare management, preparing them to serve as innovative, transformative, ethical healthcare leaders within teams, organizations and health systems.

We offer a competency-driven, evidence-based curriculum which, by including both academics and practitioners as faculty, is adaptive to the ever-changing healthcare environment encouraging lifelong learning. Our on-line approach is designed both to expand access and to allow mid-level and other working health professionals to develop and enhance nationally recognized competencies. Our faculty are committed to discovery, integration, application, and teaching. They create an online learning environment that is research-based and service-oriented, and which assures the best possible educational experience for all students, including individualized learning paths when necessary.

Vision Statement

The vision of the UC EMHA program is to be acknowledged as a national leader in leveraging online educational technology to prepare future leaders for the ever-changing healthcare environment. The faculty have been nationally recognized for published and presented research.
Our graduates will be further proof of our efforts:

  • their evaluations will guide us
  • their efforts will be recognized by their supervisors, colleagues, patients, and organizations as characterizing curious, competent, and compassionate stewards of the public and institutional trust, and
  • their performance will reflect honor upon their alma mater, their employers, and their profession
Values Statement

The University of Cincinnati’s Executive Master of Health Administration (EMHA) degree program values a conception of the healthcare leader as a true health professional, rather than solely a manager. In this, we are in strong support of the American College of Healthcare Executives’ (ACHE) Code of Ethics, with its focus on the healthcare managers responsibilities to:

  • the profession
  • patients or others served
  • the organization and employees
In our faculty we value:
  • a commitment to teaching informed by research and/or practice
  • a dedication to service, whether to university, profession, or community
  • the understanding that our learners are adults who are working and living full lives while improving their education
  • a cooperative, collegial approach that allows for the development and maintenance of an integrated practice-oriented curriculum

Program Outcomes

UC Executive Master of Health Administration (EMHA) Graduation Rates
3 months post graduation 2016-2019

Employment of Graduates 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023
Employed 61 66 54
Unemployed 5 2 0
Unknown 2 0 0
Total Graduates 68 68 54
Percent Employed 90% 97% 100%

 

UC Executive Master of Health Administration Stats

Status 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022
Entered Program 87 114 119 123 129 98 81 86 78
In Progress 0 0 4 0 1 1 1 21 68
Graduated 70 94 103 88 111 78 57 55
Withdrawn 17 20 16 35 17 19 23 10 10

 

UC Executive Master of Health Administration Stats Continued

Cohort # Admitted # of Current Students # of Graduates # of Withdrawn
2012-2013 54 0 47 7
2013-2014 87 0 70 17
2014-2015 114 0 94 20
2015-2016 119 0 103 16
2016-2017 123 0 88 35
2017-2018 129 1 111 17
2018-2019 98 1 78 19
2019-2020 81 1 57 23
2020-2021 86 21 55 10
2021-2022 78 68 10
Total 1069 117 757 195

Faculty and Staff Directory

Program Director
Program Staff
  • Stephanie Keith | Program Manager | [email protected]
  • Anna Smith | Student Success Coordinator
  • Carrie Raterman | Instructional Designer
  • Annie Mixon | Associate Director of Student Recruitment
  • Brian Eck | Marketing Manager
  • Enrollment Advisors | [email protected]
Full-Time Program Faculty
Emeritus Faculty
Additional Program Faculty
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