The UNC Charlotte Master of Health Administration (MHA) program leverages its position within the Department of Public Health Sciences of North Carolina’s Urban Research University to prepare national and international students to advance the public’s health through competent leadership and management of healthcare organizations and systems.
The mission is pursued through education, research, and service efforts that:
- Provide qualified and motivated students from a variety of disciplines, levels of experience, and backgrounds - with a special emphasis on individuals and groups historically underrepresented in graduate education - the knowledge, skills, and abilities to become effective administrators and stewards of a dynamic health and healthcare system
- Contribute to the body of knowledge related to the design, organization and delivery, evaluation, and leadership of health and healthcare systems
- Apply expertise to support health leaders and the communities they serve in advancing the public’s health
The UNC Charlotte Master of Health Administration program is to be the premier program in developing healthcare leaders who promote healthy people, healthy places, healthy communities by transforming the healthcare environment.
The program values collaboration, community engagement, diversity, innovation, professionalism, health equity, and social justice.
The MHA degree program is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME). The Department of Public Health Sciences is a full graduate member of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration.
Master’s prepared health services managers may work as chief or executive administrator, assistants to chief executives, or as directors and managers of departments and units. Examples of the settings where MHA graduates work include: hospitals and hospital systems, physician practices and clinics, long-term care facilities, managed care organizations, consulting firms, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, local/state/federal health agencies, health insurance companies, and medical supply and equipment manufacturers.