Master of Health Administration

Graduate Program Director & Advising Coordinator
Dr. Mei Zhao
mzhao@unf.edu
(904) 620-1444
Building 39, Room 4017
ADMISSIONS
Application InformationApplications are accepted fall and summer terms. 
Application DeadlinesFall Term . . . . . . . . August 1
Summer Term . . . March 15
Admission Requirements

University requirements:

  1. A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or its equivalent from a foreign institution with a GPA of 3.0 or higher in all work attempted in the last 60 credit hours of undergraduate study.

Additional program requirements:

  1. A 2-3 page personal statement describing:
    • reasons for seeking an MHA degree
    • career objectives
    • any other information you feel is pertinent to your admission 
  2. Resume including:
    • education
    • work experience
    • honors and/or memberships in school, profession, and service organizations 
  3. Two letters of recommendation
  4. GRE test scores (Institutional Code: 5490) 
    • Prior to July 1, 2011:  combined 1000 with verbal and quantitative portions
    • After July 1, 2011:      146 verbal, 148 quantitative
    • The GMAT will be accepted in place of the GRE with a desired 500 total score (20 verbal, 22 quantitative)
    • Applicants with a previously earned PhD, MD, and JD degree (or U.S. equivalent) are not required to submit GRE scores. 

Students should be aware that admission into any graduate program is granted on a competitive basis. Students meeting minimum requirements may be denied admission based on such factors as program capacity or academic discretion. Likewise, students may be considered for admission as an exception if stated admissions criteria are not met. 

 

 

For more information on how to apply click here.

Additional requirements for International applicants can be found here.

THE PROGRAM
Program OverviewThe Master of Health Administration (M.H.A.) is designed to meet the educational needs of men and women interested in assuming administrative and management positions in the health care industry.  The M.H.A. is a 54 (minimum) credit degree program that consists of 9 hours of business/administrative core course work and 42 - 45 hours in Brooks College of Health core courses which include 3 - 9 hours in either a thesis or practicum.  There are also 3 hours of electives.
Special Notes about the Program

No specific undergraduate major is required. However, applicants are expected to have completed the following pre-requisites:

  • Principles of Financial Accounting
  • Statistics
INFORMATION
AccreditationCAHME -- Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education
Curriculum & RequirementsMHA Curriculum
Total Program
Credit Hours
54
Average Length
of the Program
Two years
Approximate Enrollment60
Community ConnectionsUNF's MHA program has the distinct advantage of being located in a area with a large, vibrant health care community. Eleven hospitals, over 50 skilled nursing facilities, several large medical group practices, including the Mayo Clinic, and a large military outpatient clinic are easily accessible from UNF's Campus. Additionally, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida and other major insurers are located in Jacksonville. These organizations provide educational and employment opportunities for students and graduates. Leaders from the local healthcare community serve on the program Advisory Board and contribute time and resources to the MHA program.
Career PossibilitiesView Career Services Information