Healthcare Administration

Degree:Master of Healthcare Administration
Department:Health Sciences & Administration
Blg 38, Room 135A
850-474-3468
http://uwf.edu/coh/
College:Usha Kundu, MD College of Health
CIP Code:51.0701
Semester Hours Required For Degree: 40.5

The Master of Healthcare Administration is designed to prepare qualified individuals for various administrative and leadership positions in the healthcare industry. The program strives to develop engaged, early healthcare careerists to use evidence-based strategies and applied skills to improve operations, quality of care, affordability, and access. The M.H.A. program includes instruction in administration, healthcare financial accounting, health economics, human resources, systems operation, quality improvement, organizational behavior and health policy. Instruction embraces ethical conduct and professionalism, diversity and inclusion, practitioner involvement and team-based learning, and faculty informed practice through research and service to the community.

In addition to general University requirements, students seeking the M.H.A. must meet the requirements listed below. 

Admission Requirements

In addition to the University graduate admission requirements described in the Admissions section of the catalog, the department bases decisions for regular admission on a holistic review of credentials in which the following criteria are used to assess the potential success of each applicant:

  • Submission of one of the following graduate admission tests*:
    • Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
    • Miller Analogies Test (MAT)
    • Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT)
  • Undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Undergraduate major GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Submission of letter of intent describing the candidate’s work experience and reasons for pursuing the degree program, including how the degree relates to career goals.
  • Submission of three Letters of Recommendation 
  • Submission of a resume or CV

* The test requirement may be waived if one of these conditions is met:

  • the applicant has a 3.5 GPA or higher
  • the applicant has a 3.0 GPA and three years of relevant work experience in a healthcare organization that would normally require an bachelor’s degree
  • the applicant holds a terminal degree (Ph.D., J.D., Ed.D. etc.) or an advanced professional degree (M.S., M.A., etc.) from an accredited program