Saint Louis University MHA

Doisy Research Center at Saint Louis University

Type of Degree

MHA Degree

Type of Program


General University Information

Saint Louis University (SLU) is a private, co-educational Jesuit university located in St. Louis, Missouri, United States. Founded in 1818 by the Most Reverend Louis Guillaume Valentin Dubourg SLU is the oldest university west of the Mississippi River. It is one of 28 member institutions of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. The university is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.
SLU’s athletic teams compete in NCAA‘s Division I and the Atlantic 10 Conference. It has a current enrollment of 13,785 students representing all 50 states and more than 77 foreign countries. There are currently 8,406 undergraduate students enrolled in SLU as well as 2,437 graduate students and 2,942 professional students. This year’s enrollment marks the first year that SLU’s enrollment passed 13,000. Of all the students, 59 percent are from out of state. The university provides undergraduate, graduate and professional programs. Its average class size is 23 and the student-faculty ratio is 13:1.

Program Description

The nationally recognized and ranked Saint Louis University (SLU) Master of Health Administration (MHA) Program, a pioneer in graduate health management education, has been preparing leaders for the health field since 1947.

Saint Louis University MHA graduates occupy senior management positions in a variety of health care settings, such as, health and hospital systems, insurance companies, academic medical centers, physician practices, consulting firms and benefit management organizations. Recent MHA graduates have been very successful in securing health management fellowships and other key entry level positions across the spectrum of the health sector.

The SLU MHA Program provides students with the finest quality health management education, evidenced by its achievement of continuous accreditation, most recently for the highest level possible from the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME) – seven years – in 2004.

Admission Requirements

  • A report of your GRE, GMAT, MCAT or LSAT scores (The test requirement is only waived for applicants with a doctoral degree from a U.S. university or for physicians with a license to practice medicine in the U.S. or who have, at a minimum, been accepted in to a residency program)
  • Official transcripts for all academic work beyond the secondary level
  • A 1-2 page double-spaced essay describing your interests in the field, your career goals and objectives, and how the planned degree will benefit you (if applying for the PhD program please include a detailed description of your research interests so we can determine if we have a suitable faculty mentor for you)
  • A copy of your resume or curriculum vitae including all your current contact information
  • Three letters of recommendation from individuals qualified to write about your potential success in a graduate program. If you are currently a student or a recent graduate, at least one letter must be from one of your professors, preferably two or all three. If you have been out of school for awhile, we strongly recommend that you attempt to get at least one academic reference letter.




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