What Can You Expect?

The Health Management and Policy Executive Master's program at the University of Michigan School of Public Health is a combination of distance learning and face-to-face interactions with professors and other Executive Master's students. The workload is fair and manageable, as the program is designed for working professionals so that they can engage in learning activities while balancing their careers and family life.

Students in the Executive Master’s Program are using public health to empower them to become healthcare leaders. In this video, hear how these students are able to elevate their careers while continuing to lead staff, support patients, and operate more effective and equitable health organizations. 

Program highlights:

  • Graduates obtain top skills and expertise for leadership positions in hospitals, health systems, and business settings
  • Ideal for career change or career advancement
  • Cohort-based program fosters close collaboration with classmates who are highly motivated and qualified
  • 4 intensive, 3-day weekends on campus; webconferencing interaction during the week
  • Comparable to a Health Care MBA program
  • Degree offered: Master of Health Services Administration (MHSA)
  • This top-ranked program gives you a health care and business advantage in just 20 months, while you continue working full-time

Twice a week, instructors create a live classroom experience through internet video conferencing. Students can interact with instructors and other classmates regardless of their geographic location. Additionally, some materials, such as taped lectures, can be viewed online or listened to via podcasts.

The Executive Master's program takes 20 months to complete. In addition to online lectures, students will attend 3 intensive three-day weekend sessions in Ann Arbor, MI. Sessions begin on Thursdays at 8:30 a.m. and end on Saturdays at 5:30 p.m.

Due to the on-campus requirements of the program, international applicants should reach out to our staff before applying to ensure this program is the right fit for you.

Executive Master's Courses

Students in the Executive Master's program will be pre-registered for courses by their departmental student service representatives. Common courses include Health Policy, Biostatistics, Managerial Accounting for Health Care Administrators, and Operations Research and Control Systems.