FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- Is the Executive MHA program at Weber State University accredited?
Yes, we are fully accredited through the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME). Accreditation through CAHME is the benchmark that ensures the integrity of graduate healthcare management education for students and employers.
- Does Weber State offer an entirely online option?
We have formatted the program to be as convenient as possible; however, our accreditation through CAHME requires some face-to-face time. As an eMHA student, you will be required to come to campus six times over five semesters: the Friday and Saturday before each semester starts, from 8 a.m.–5 p.m. on Friday and 8 a.m.–noon on Saturday, and for your final presentation. You will complete the rest of your coursework online.
- What are the dates for the in-class sessions and where are they held?
If you are entering the program in the Fall 2018 semester, the dates for the in-class sessions are:
- Fall 2018: Aug. 24-25, 2018
- Spring 2019: Jan. 4-5, 2019
- Summer 2019: May 3-4, 2019
- Fall 2019: Aug. 23-24, 2019
- Spring 2020: Jan. 3-4, 2020
- At the end of the Spring 2020 semester, you will return to campus in April, usually one or two days prior to graduation, to present your final project. We encourage you to stay in Utah after your presentation to join us for commencement at WSU’s campus in Ogden, Utah.
The in-class sessions are held at Weber State Farmington Station at Station Park in Farmington, Utah. Station Park is a premier mixed-use lifestyle center in the Salt Lake City area. The 62-acre property sits adjacent to the UTA commuter rail station, Interstate 15, Highway 89 and Legacy Highway. Farmington is located in Davis County, 15 miles north of Salt Lake City. The Hyatt Place Hotel is located next door to our campus, and you can receive a discounted rate for the in-class session dates.
- How long is the program?
You can complete the program in five semesters. During the first year, you will attend fall, spring and summer semesters. During the second year, you will attend fall and spring semesters, then graduate at the end of spring semester.
- How much does the program cost?
Weber State University’s eMHA program is one of the most affordable CAHME-accredited programs in the nation. The total program cost is $35,000. Tuition includes all books needed for each class, and breakfast, lunch, snacks and drinks while on campus for the in-class sessions. Travel/lodging costs are not included with tuition. Click here to see a cost comparison with top CAHME-accredited schools.
- How many classes will I take each semester?
You will take three classes per semester, for a total of nine credit hours per semester. The entire program consists of 15 required classes, with a total of 45 credit hours. Click here to see a list of courses and their descriptions.
- What entrance exam will I need to take?
The eMHA program will accept the GRE (Graduate Record Examination) or the GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test). However, if you have five or more years of healthcare experience, the entrance exam requirement can be waived.
- What is the difference between the Executive MHA and the regular MHA at Weber State?
The main difference is the format of the program. The Executive MHA is delivered as a mostly online program, and the regular MHA is delivered as a hybrid format where students meet two times a week at Weber State University Davis in Layton, Utah. The Executive MHA format is designed for students who may not live near campus and need the flexibility of online course work.
- Can you tell me about the professors who teach in the program?
All of the professors who teach in our program hold either a doctorate degree and/or are seasoned executives in the healthcare industry. They bring a great wealth of knowledge and experience to the classroom.
- Does the program require any prerequisites or leveling courses?
If you have a bachelor's degree in health administration, you have fulfilled all of the leveling courses. If your bachelor's degree is in something other than health administration, you may need to take two leveling courses in statistics and managerial economics.
Once you are accepted into the Executive MHA program, the enrollment director will review your transcripts to see if you have completed courses that are an equivalent prerequisite. If one or both of the leveling courses are needed, students typically take those classes during the summer semester before the program starts. The leveling courses are offered as online independent study courses through Weber State’s Continuing Education Department. No in-class time is required for those courses. Tuition for the leveling courses is not included in the cost of the Executive MHA program.
- What is the average salary for graduates of the eMHA program?
The best information for salary on a national and a state level can be found from the United State Department of Labor. The Bureau of Labor Statistics Page includes pay information in addition to job outlook, state and area specific data, and links to other useful information.