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Agenda Item FA 19-14

Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

BCH (Graduate) – (Health Administration):

New Degree Program Request – Proposal for Master of Health Administration – Executive Master of Health Administration Major (1 package)

02/07/19: Passed

02/07/19: Approved

03/14/19: UBOT

Log Number: 201808-127

New Degree Program Request:
Proposal for Master of Health Administration – Executive Master of Health Administration Major - Graduate


The EMHA program is designed to meet educational requirements of mid-career healthcare professionals, physicians, and other allied health professionals whose depth of experience negates the need for introductory or foundational coursework and work commitments preclude attendance at traditional full-time programs. The predominantly online EMHA program features a solution-driven curriculum focused on themes that directly relate to administration of health services organizations. The program is specifically and uniquely designed to address the academic and leadership imperatives that can enable highly talented mid-career healthcare professionals to excel as healthcare executives. The new EMHA is designed to meet the specific needs addressed by members of the local health services workforce. Using a hybrid format design, the program will be conducted 90% online and 10% face-to-face to be delivered via a total of three, four-day executive seminar sessions (Thursdays—Sundays) on UNF’s campus in Jacksonville, Florida. This hybrid format provides an alternative to totally online or face-to-face programs offered at other Florida institutions. This will provide a schedule and a program that meets specific educational needs of mid-career healthcare professionals while allowing opportunities for networking with peers and learning from faculty and local health care executives. The EMHA curriculum consists of 10 courses, which totals 30 semester credit hours. Students can complete the program in as few as 5 semesters within 20 months. All EMHA courses will be fully staffed via the existing faculty and the anticipated additional faculty in Year 1. One tenured associate professor from our department will retire next year, and we are using her line to hire one and half non-tenure track instructors who can cover the proposed EMHA courses. No extra library resources will be needed since the current UNF library resources will satisfy the new EMHA program.

(Master of HealthAdministration in Executive Master of Health Administration Proposal Attachment )