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Executive Master of Health Administration (EMHA) Graduate Program

The UNF EMHA Program is a largely online and structured cohort program that allows students to meet their professional demands while conveniently earning their advanced degree so they can become executive leaders in the healthcare industry.


The EMHA Program is for working health care professionals due to the largely online delivery format. This allows health care executives, physicians and clinician leaders to earn an EMHA degree from any location and at times convenient to each student.

Necessary Skills

Alumni, Preceptors and our UNF Advisory Board of healthcare administrators confirmed that the top competencies needed for leadership at all levels are: communication, analytical, and innovative thinking skills


Our EMHA curriculum provides contextual and leading-edge concepts to provide you with the critical-thinking skill-sets and necessary competencies to succeed in complex and challenging business situations.

Concentrated Program Length

  • The 30-credit hour EMHA Program is completed in less than 2 years (approximately 20 months).
  • Three on-campus sessions during the course of the curriculum of 4 days each (Total of 6 workdays, 6 weekend days).

Admission Requirements

  • At least five years of 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 tailored for the health professional with at least five years of healthcare experience.

  • Leadership and Organizational Behavior in Healthcare Systems (3 Credits)
  • Financial Management for Health Care Organizations (3 Credits)
  • Research Methods for Healthcare Management (3 Credits)
  • Health Information Systems and Informatics (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 in the beginning of the first semester, in summer semester and at the end of the last semester. Each seminar section will be up to 4 days in length.

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.