Executive Master's - Health Systems Administration (EMHSA)


The mission of the executive master's program in health systems administration is to transform mid-career professionals in health care-related industries into executives who can lead sustainable, positive change and shape the future health care environment to ensure the delivery of quality health care in local, national, and global communities.


The Georgetown executive master's program in health systems administration offers working health care professionals from clinical and non-clinical environments the opportunity to build the skills and knowledge they need to take executive leadership roles in the health care sector.  The program provides rich and engaging learning opportunities that combine rigorous academic content and the perspectives of faculty who are accomplished leaders in organizations involved in health care delivery, public health, drug and device development, health care consulting, health systems management, health insurance and benefits design, patient advocacy, and legal, policy, and regulatory activities.

Program Overview

The two-year program includes a combination of three week-long on-campus intensives, one offsite intensive, and five twelve-week online sessions. This approach offers students the flexibility of an online program without sacrificing the academic rigor, exceptional teaching, personal relationships, exposure to regulatory, policy, advocacy, and health care industry interests in Washington, D.C., and connection to the Georgetown community that are available to students in a traditional on-campus program.

A rich competency-based interdisciplinary curriculum provides opportunities for learners to engage with content, faculty, and accomplished peers, in the context of current health care challenges, through lectures, readings, stimulating discussions, and individual and collaborative projects. Students also participate in experiential learning opportunities focused on quality and performance improvement, comparative health systems, preventive medicine, and other topics of interest.

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Preview some examples of the interesting faculty perspectives that will shape this program.