The mission of the executive master's in health systems administration is to educate the next generation of health system leaders to improve the quality and value of health care and to advance the knowledge needed to make these improvements. We accomplish this through a curriculum that is experiential and competency based and framed by Jesuit values.
The vision of the executive master's in health systems administration is to be on the cutting edge of health systems education and research, focusing on health system performance while being consistent with the university's commitment to both social justice and academic excellence.
eXECUTIVE MHSA Overview
The two-year executive master's in health systems administration (EMHSA) track includes a combination of three week-long on-campus intensives, one offsite intensive, and five 12-week online sessions. This approach offers students the flexibility of an online format 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.