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Mission, Vision, Goals, and Values of UNF's MHA Program 


The Mission of the Master of Health Administration Program is to prepare individuals in the southeast United States to serve as effective managers and leaders in health services organizations. This is achieved by offering full- and part-time students the opportunity to acquire knowledge, skills and competencies necessary for success in entry-level health services positions. The Program's focus reflects the University's mission of excellence in education, scholarship and community-based service.


The vision of the University of North Florida’s MHA Program is to be recognized as the preeminent program that prepares graduates to positively impact Global Health.

Strategic Goals: 

  • STRATEGIC GOAL 1 – The program curriculum is continually updated to provide an excellent foundation in the knowledge and skills necessary for successful careers as health administrator and leaders. 
    • Primary Results
      1. The Program attracts a well-qualified and diverse student body. 
      2. Program graduates are well prepared for entry and mid-level administrative and management positions.
      3. Alumni move to leadership positions within health services organizations. 
  • STRATEGIC GOAL 2 – Faculty will disseminate new knowledge gained from individual and collaborative research efforts.  
    • Primary Results 
      1. Faculty is recognized for significant contributions to scholarship the field of health administration.
      2. Program attracts and retains high quality faculty. 
      3. Faculty participation in individual and collaborative research results in grants and contracts to support scholarly activity   
  • STRATEGIC GOAL 3 – Excellent Service to the community and discipline 
    • Primary Results 
      1. Faculty are actively engaged in service at the university, regional and national level 
      2. Faculty is recognized for significant contributions to service the field of health administration.  
  • STRATEGIC GOAL 4 – Commitment to Quality and Program Development
    • Primary Results 
      1. Program will maintain membership and active participation with the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA) 
      2. Program will maintain accredited status and annual membership with the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME) 
      3. Program will attain and retain national recognition for excellence in health administration education 
      4. Program will increase program offerings to students and community. 
      5. Program will attain Department status. 


  • Integrity: We strive to conduct ourselves in an ethical manner maintaining professional ethical, and honest practices in all of our activities.
  • Inclusivity: We foster a culture of inclusion and respect among our faculty, students, and the communities we serve
  • Professionalism: We are role models of professionalism who strive to demonstrate the highest professional standards and caring attitudes in interactions with our colleagues, students, and the communities we serve.
  • Collaboration: We forge relationships across disciplines and the various communities we serve, and incorporate multiple perspectives into our research, teaching, and service.
  • Excellence: We hold each other to the highest standard of quality and performance in our research, teaching, and service to the university and to the communities we serve.