Dec 02, 2023  
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2023-2024 
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2023-2024

Health Services Administration (Executive Program), M.H.S.A.

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The Master of Health Services Administration program is a CAHME-accredited, nationally-ranked program preparing leaders in healthcare management since 1958. The Executive Master in Health Services Administration (EMHSA) track is offered 100% online to accommodate the needs of working professionals with three or more years of experience in health organizations, or equivalent.

  • The alumni work across the US in top leadership positions in, e.g., health systems, hospitals, group practices, insurance companies, consulting firms, pharmaceutical companies, government, community health centers.
  • Flexible scheduling:  Enroll in 1, 2, or 3 online classes per semester to compete the degree at your own pace
  • Student-focused: Benefit from close interactions between students and with faculty 
  • Qualified instructors: Learn from expert Xavier faculty and leaders in health organizations
  • Nationwide exposure:  Collaborate with other students located across the nation
  • Elite network of alumni:  Join an outstanding and supportive network of Xavier MHSA graduates

Application Requirements

If you hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and are employed with 3+ years of healthcare experience (or similar), you can apply online at The application deadline is August 1st for the fall semester and December 1st for the Spring semester. Admission is on a rolling basis and will be considered after you have submitted all the required documents and had a phone or video interview with the Admission Committee members. For more information, visit our

Academic Standing

MHSA students are held to high academic and personal standards. A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 in the MHSA curriculum is required to be in good standing in the program and for graduation. In the rare case of an academic setback, a student should contact their advisor and, if necessary, the MHSA Program Director to discuss the reason for the setback as soon as possible, preferably before the end of the semester.

Academic Warning

Students who have a cumulative graduate grade point average less than 3.00 at the end of any semester will be placed on academic warning. Academic warning is noted in a student’s permanent record and extends for the duration of the following semester. No credit is granted for courses in which a student receives a grade of “F”. 

Dismissal from the Program:

MHSA students on academic warning who do not raise their GPA above 3.00 the following semester after being placed on Academic Warning will be dismissed from program at the discretion of the MHSA Program Director.  Executive online students who receive a failing grade “F” or two withdrawals “W” may be dismissed from the program at the discretion of the MHSA Program Director following a conversation regarding the circumstances.


The online EMHSA program consists of 14 courses for a total of 42 total hours. All courses are three credit hours each. The sequence of courses is determined jointly by the student and their advisor.  As an example, here is an approved two-year courses sequence:

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