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Master of Health Administration

THE PROGRAM

Program Overview

The Master of Health Administration (MHA) is designed to meet the educational needs of men and women interested in assuming administrative and management positions in the health care industry. The MHA is a 54 (minimum) credit degree program consists of Brooks College of Health core courses which include 3 hours in either a thesis or practicum and 3 hours of electives.

Special Notes about the Program

Prerequisites:

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

  • Principles of Financial Accounting
  • Statistics

ADMISSIONS

Application Information

How to:  

Application Requirement Information

International Applicant Requirements

Frequently Asked Questions

Application Deadlines

Fall Term . . . . . . . . August 1

Summer Term . . . March 15

Admits for fall and summer terms only.


The following must be submitted by the posted deadline. Incomplete applications with outstanding requirements, or those post-marked after the posted deadline, are subject to cancellation. Once an application has been cancelled, the applicant will be required to apply for the next available term, or as a graduate non-degree seeking applicant (limitations apply).

  • UNF admission application
  • Application fee
  • If applicable, collection holds and judicial holds must be cleared 
  • All of the below university and program requirements 

Admission Requirements

University requirements:

  • 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. 

  • Official transcripts, and foreign evaluations if applicable, from all post-secondary institutions attended.

Program requirements:

  • Resume
    • Education
    • Work experience
    • Honors and/or memberships in school, profession and service organizations
  • Letter of intent
    • 2-3 page personal statement 
    • Describe reasons for seeking degree in Health Administration;
    • Career objectives;
    • Any other information you feel is pertinent to your admissions 
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • GRE test scores 
    • Taken within the last 5 years 
    • 146 verbal and 148 quantitative
    • The GMAT will be accepted in place of the GRE with a desired 500 total score (20 verbal and 22 quantitative)
    • Applicants with a previously earned master degree from a national or regional accredited program are not required to submit GRE scores
    • Applicants with a previously earned PhD, MD and/or JD degree from a nationally or regionally accredited program are not required to submit GRE scores
    • Applicants who have earned a Bachelor of Health Administration degree from UNF and earned a GPA of 3.5 or higher in all work attempted in the last 60 credit hours of their UNF BHA undergraduate study, are not required to submit GRE scores

INFORMATION

Curriculum and Requirements

Total Program
Credit Hours

54

Average Length
of the Program

2 years

Approximate Enrollment

60

Community Connections

UNF'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 Possibilities

Graduate Program Director & Advising Coordinator

Dr. Rob Haley

Professor

rhaley@unf.edu

(904) 620-4016

Building 39 , Room 4039