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Master of Health Administration

THE PROGRAM

Program Overview

The Master of Health Administration (MHA) is designed to meet the educational needs of men and women interested in assuming administrative and management positions in the healthcare industry. The MHA is a 45 (minimum) credit degree program, which consists of Brooks College of Health core courses, including a one 3-hour elective.

 

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Special Notes about the Program

Prerequisites:

 

No specific undergraduate major is required. However, applicants are expected to have completed the following courses, or their equivalent:

 

  • Principles of Financial Accounting
  • Statistics

ADMISSIONS

Application Information

Helpful Information:

Application Requirement Information

International Applicant Requirements

Frequently Asked Questions

Application Deadlines

Fall Term . . . . . . . . August 1

Summer Term . . . April 15

Admits for fall and summer terms only.

 

The following must be submitted by the posted deadline. Incomplete applications with outstanding requirements, or those post-marked after the posted deadline, are subject to cancellation. Once an application has been cancelled, the applicant will be required to apply for the next available term, or as a graduate non-degree seeking applicant (limitations apply).

  • UNF admission application
  • Application fee
  • If applicable, collection holds and judicial holds must be cleared
  • All of the below university and program requirements

Admission Requirements

University requirements:

  • A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution, or its equivalent from a foreign institution, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher in all work attempted in the last 60 credit hours of undergraduate study.
  • Official transcripts, and foreign evaluations if applicable, from all post-secondary institutions attended.

Program requirements:

  • Resume
    • Education
    • Work experience
    • Honors and/or memberships in school, profession and service organizations
     
  • Letter of intent
    • 2-3 page personal statement
    • Describe reasons for seeking degree in Health Administration;
    • Career objectives;
    • Any other information you feel is pertinent to your admissions
     
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • GRE Waiver Option 
    • Applicants that feel they qualify for one of the waiver options below will need to email the Graduate Program Director a statement identifying how you qualify for a GRE waiver. If approved for a waiver, the Graduate Program Director will notify the Graduate School):
      • Applicants with an earned bachelor's in a health administration discipline from a US accredited institution with at least a 3.0 GPA in your last 60 credit hours.
      • Applicants who have earned a B or better in three (3) quantitative-based courses from a US accredited institution. Examples include Statistics, Accounting, Finance, Chemistry, and Biology courses.
      • Applicants with an earned advanced degree (defined as a Master Degree at the minimum) from an accepted institutional accreditor.
       
    • Applicants not qualifying for a GRE waiver may be admitted based upon a composite score consisting of an index formula that includes both the last 60 undergraduate hours GPA, and test score (taken within the last 5 years) from either GRE (minimum of 300) or GMAT (minimum of a 470). Based upon an evaluation of the applicants' transcripts, the UNF MHA Program will determine the accepted student's program of study.  
      • The appropriate formulaic score for admission is as follows:
        • GRE: (200 x GPA) + GRE total score = 900 or higher
        • GMAT: (200 x GPA*) + GMAT total score = 1070 or higher
         
       
    • Applicants failing to qualify for admission as defined in the above options may be considered for provisional acceptance by the MHA Program. Provisional acceptances are at the discretion of the MHA Program and are considered after a complete evaluation that may include the following:
      • A required interview and any additional information as requested by the MHA Program,
      • Experience in the healthcare industry,
      • An evaluation of the applicants' transcripts,
      • Provisionally admitted MHA students must remain in good academic standing (overall UNF Graduate Program GPA above a 3.00) throughout their course of study at UNF
       
     

Program requirements - Express Application:

UNF undergraduates applying through the Express Application portal will be required to submit the below documents directly to the department. Questions should be directed to the graduate program director.

  • Resume
    • Education
    • Work experience
    • Honors and/or memberships in school, profession and service organizations
     
  • Letter of intent
    • Describe reasons for seeking degree in Health Administration;
    • Career objectives
     
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Statement identifying how you qualify for a GRE waiver

The UNF MHA Program embraces holistic admission practices by considering multiple sources of information when making an admission decision, including a statement of interest, recommendation letters, academic transcripts and test scores. All admission materials are reviewed and while no one item is determined to be the sole indicator of academic potential, the Committee will focus on the academic rigor of an applicant’s curriculum and their ability to successfully convey that they are prepared for graduate education. The extraordinary circumstances related to the COVID-19 outbreak may be taken into account by the MHA Admissions Committee for the Summer and Fall 2021 and 2022 admission terms.

INFORMATION

Average Length
of the Program

2 years

Approximate Enrollment

60

Community Connections

UNF's MHA program has the distinct advantage of being located in a area with a large, vibrant health care community. Eleven hospitals, over 50 skilled nursing facilities, several large medical group practices, including the Mayo Clinic, and a large military outpatient clinic are easily accessible from UNF's Campus. Additionally, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida and other major insurers are located in Jacksonville. These organizations provide educational and employment opportunities for students and graduates. Leaders from the local healthcare community serve on the program Advisory Board and contribute time and resources to the MHA program.
Graduate Program Director & Advising Coordinator

Dr. Rob Haley

Professor

rhaley@unf.edu

(904) 620-4016

Building 39 , Room 4039