Master of Health Administration Graduate Program
The University of North Florida's Master of Health Administration (MHA) program is designed to prepare individuals in the Southeastern United States to serve as effective administrators, managers and leaders in the wide variety of organizations and agencies that make up the health services field.
The MHA program offers opportunities to gain hands-on experience and transformational learning with the delivery and financing of health care in other countries through study abroad opportunities. The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Health Management Education (CAHME).
MHA students have the opportunity to learn and interact with some of the nation's largest health care organizations. Jacksonville is home to Mayo Clinic, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, Baptist Health, HCA Memorial, St Vincent's Hospital, to name a few who provide a wide variety of internship and employment options.
The program offers part-time and full-time students the opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills enabling them to obtain entry level administrative and management positions or advance in established careers. Applications for admission are to be submitted to The Graduate School at the University of North Florida. Questions about the admission process can be directed to The Graduate School Office at the University of North Florida (904) 620-1360.
The program (54 hour minimum) is designed for those individuals who want to work in the field of management and administration within a health care delivery setting.
CAHME Mentorship Circle status recognizes that the
University of North Florida’s MHA program — in addition to achieving the high
standards of CAHME accreditation — engages in activities that help to extend
CAHME’s mission of advancing the quality of graduate healthcare management
education. Mentorship Circle status recognizes that the program provides
opportunities to other students and other programs to advance their own
experiences and skills — for the good of the entire healthcare field.
Health Administration (Master of Health Admin.)
Program Description for Health Administration
Major: Health Administration
Degree: Master of Health Admin.
Students entering this program without an undergraduate degree in health administration or business administration must complete prerequisite course work in Financial Accounting (ACG2021) and (GM) Elementary Statistics for Health and Social Sciences (STA2014) or (GM) Elementary Statistics for Business (STA2023).
Major Requirements (48 credits)
HSA5177 Health Care Finance (3 Credits)
HSA6114 Health Organization/Delivery (3 Credits)
HSA6186 Healthcare Leadership (3 Credits)
HSA6435 Health Economics (3 Credits)
HSA6198 Health Information Technology (3 Credits)
HSA6196 Quantitative Analysis Health (3 Credits)
HSA6905 Health Policy (3 Credits)
HSA6385 Quality Management Health Care (3 Credits)
HSA6149 Health Planning and Marketing (3 Credits)
HSA6425 Health Law (3 Credits)
HSA6342 Healthcare Human Resources (3 Credits)
HSA6178 Adv Health Care Financial Mgmt (3 Credits)
HSA6520 Managerial Epidemiology (3 Credits)
HSA6188 Capstone:Healthcare Strat Mgmt (3 Credits)
HSA6118 Org Theory/Behavior in Health (3 Credits)
SELECT ONE OPTION:
For a total of 3 hours:
- HSA 6815 Pract: Exec Skill Development (3 credits)
- HSA 6945 Long Term Care Internship (3 credits)
- HSC 6970 Thesis (3 credits)
Electives (6 credits)
SELECT TWO COURSES FROM THE FOLLOWING
Electives must be selected from 5000 or 6000 level GEY, HSA, HSC, MAN and PAD courses or other graduate level courses with Program Director approval. All non-HSA courses will require approval from their respective programs.
For the first year Masters of Health Administration students, if you have no healthcare work experience, the following course would be a great elective: HSA6940 MHA Internship (3 credits).