The University of Iowa

Graduate Programs

Executive Master of Health Administration







Offered in Iowa City and Des Moines

Building on the strengths of Iowa's long-standing, accredited MHA program and over 1,000 alumni.

Meeting the need for leadership to transform healthcare financing and delivery in dynamic environments

Providing working professionals with advanced knowledge and skills in healthcare management

Positioning experienced professionals to become effective healthcare leaders.


The EMHA requires 45 hours of course credit and will usually be achieved within two years. Courses are taught by experienced faculty on campus.

The teaching approach is case- and team-focused, typically with three courses in the spring and fall semesters and one course both summer semesters.


Sample courses

  • Healthcare Management
  • Health Services Information Systems
  • Analytics for Healthcare Management
  • Operations Research for Health Services Managers
  • Financial Management of Healthcare Organizations
  • Health Policy
  • Health Services Strategic Planning and Marketing
  • Essentials of Public Health
  • Healthcare Law
  • Leadership in Healthcare Organizations


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