The Master of Health Administration (MHA) program develops healthcare leaders prepared to advance health equity and well-being in an urbanizing world.
This mission is pursued through education, research, and service that:
- Gives students the knowledge, skills, and values needed to lead dynamic health systems.
- Creates knowledge needed to lead people and organizations providing health services.
- Increases the diversity of health services leaders, with a special emphasis on individuals and groups historically underrepresented in graduate education.
- Promotes the public’s health.
The Master of Health Administration program is to be the premier program in developing healthcare leaders who promote healthy communities partnered with responsive population health systems.
The program values collaboration, community engagement, diversity, innovation, professionalism, health equity, and social justice.
Master’s prepared health services managers may work as chief or executive administrators, 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, medical 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, among other venues.
Full-time and part-time pathways (two, three and four-year options) are offered to complete the program. Classes are scheduled primarily in the evenings at the UNC Charlotte main campus and at the Dubois Center at UNC Charlotte Center City. MHA applications are considered on a rolling basis for Summer or Fall admission. Spring admission is limited to Early Entry Program applicants.
The MHA Program may also be combined with graduate certificates or dual degrees to provide further specialization, breadth, or depth. Formal dual degree options with the UNC Charlotte MBA and Professional Science Master’s in Health Informatics and Analytics programs are also available. Ad hoc combinations with other related programs are possible.