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Master of Health Administration (MHA)

The Master of Health Administration (MHA) prepares students for private and public sector leadership positions. In addition to the five core areas of public health, the curriculum helps students develop skills and knowledge in basic business disciplines with application to health services; a clinical and community perspective and professional skills. Students develop an understanding of organizational models and management principles applied to health settings; health care financial management and economics; quality and performance improvement; health policy and policy analysis; strategic planning and marketing; and health law and ethics.

The core competencies for the Master of Health Administration program are stated below. The competency model includes five domains:
  1. Management Science and Technology
  2. Strategy and Leadership
  3. Public Policies and Community Orientation
  4. Economics and Financial Management
  5. Professionalism and Communication Skills


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  • Mission, Vision & Values

    Master of Health Administration (MHA) Program Mission

    The Master of Health Administration (MHA) degree at the University of South Florida develops students’ knowledge and skills in contemporary management methods and policy decision making, integrating a population health management approach.  Students are prepared for management and leadership positions in health services and related organizations throughout the nation.  The MHA degree serves early to mid-career professionals, including those seeking transition into and advancement within the health care industry, as well as well qualified recent graduates of regionally accredited undergraduate programs, or their international equivalent.

    MHA Program Vision

    The MHA at USF aims to become a program that:
    • Will be a leading authority in health administration education and practice in Florida.
    • Has a growing national reputation.
    • Provides a scholarly environment that attracts the best people to freely explore their intellectual and career interests.
    • Has a passion for learning and scholarship in health administration to create healthy communities.
    • Is superior with a diverse learning community striving for excellence in all endeavors.
    • Provides a culture that fosters personal and professional development.
    • Values interdisciplinary collaboration within the College and across USF Health, the University, the community, and the industry.

    MHA Program Values

    1. Commitment to Health Administration and Healthy Communities
    2. Integrity and Professionalism
    3. Discovery
    4. Collaboration
    5. Collegiality
  • Program Requirements

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    Click here to view MHA Course Flow Diagram
  • MHA Statistics

    You may view MHA statistics regarding completion and employment rates here.



  • Alumni

    Alumni participate in a myriad of MHA Program activities including serving as guest speakers, adjunct instructors, research collaborators, MHA Advisory Board members, and Field Experience preceptors.

    We welcome any and all contact with alumni and would love to receive updates on any moves, accomplishments, or events in your professional life. To update your contact information, please do so by contacting Elaine Alderman at ealderma@health.usf.edu

  • Contact Us

    To learn more about MHA, please contact an Academic Advisor at (813) 974-6505 or preadmissions@health.usf.edu

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