Skip to Main Content

Executive Master of Health Administration (EMHA)

Program of Study

Concentrated Program Length

  • The 30-credit hour EMHA Program is completed in less than 2 years (approximately 20 months). All courses are held online.
  • Three on-campus sessions to help students' network and interact with faculty and community leaders during the course of the curriculum of 4 days each (Total of 6 workdays, 6 weekend days). These sessions may be held via Zoom.

Admission Requirements

  • Clinical background or program planned of study for medical school, postgraduate training or other healthcare experience.
  • Currently employed in the health or human services field and have, or expect to have, managerial or supervisory experience.
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Allowances may be made when justified by exceptional work experience and letters of recommendation.
  • Letter of Interest.
  • Two Letters of Recommendation.

Major Requirements (30 credit hours)

The Executive MHA Program is primarily an online program of study with an accelerated course of study.

  • Leadership and Organizational Behavior in Healthcare Systems (3 Credits)
  • Financial Management for Health Care Organizations (3 Credits)
  • Research Methods for Healthcare Management (3 Credits)
  • Strategic Planning for Health Information Systems (3 Credits)
  • Managing Human Resources in Health Care Organizations (3 Credits)
  • Population Health for Health Executives (3 Credits)
  • Health Policy and Law (3 Credits)
  • Quality and Patient Safety Management in Healthcare (3 Credits)
  • Health Economics, Financing and Reimbursement (3 Credits)
  • Strategic Planning and Marketing in Healthcare (3 Credits)

Three in-residence seminar sections at the University of North Florida will be required to help students network with faculty and community healthcare leaders. Each seminar section will be up to 4 days in length.


Course Sequence

Time Limitation

The EMHA Program discourage students from getting "off-track," since students are expected to complete the program as a cohort, following a specific progression through the curriculum in approximately 20 months.