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Master of Health Administration (MHA)

Master of Health Administration (MHA)

The Master of Health Administration (MHA) degree prepares students for private and public sector leadership positions. It also provides 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 Master of Health Administration (MHA) Program 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, including hospitals, physician group practices, ambulatory care centers, managed care plans, and consulting practices. The MHA Program serves academically-qualified early to mid-career professionals, including those seeking transition into and advancement within the health care industry, as well as academically-qualified recent graduates of regionally accredited undergraduate programs, or their international equivalent, who have demonstrated leadership. 

The MHA Program aims to be a leading authority in health administration education and health policy and management innovation in Florida, with a growing national reputation.

Program Values:

  • Commitment to Healthy Communities
  • Academic Excellence
  • Leadership
  • Integrity and Professionalism
  • Diversity and Inclusiveness
  • Multidisciplinary Approach
  • Discovery in Health Policy and Management
Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education

The MHA program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME).

  • The core competencies for the Master of Health Administration program are stated below. The competency model includes five domains:

    • Management Science and Technology
    • Strategy and Leadership
    • Public Policies and Community Orientation
    • Economics and Financial Management
    • Professionalism and Communication Skills

    MHA CompetenciesMHA Completion / Employment Rate Statistics

  • MHA 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 email Avalon Vincent at

  • To learn more, please contact a Pre-Admissions Advisor at (813) 974-6505 or