Master of Health Administration

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Fall 2014 MHA Students

MHA Program Vision Statement

The vision of the Master of Health Administration program is to be a premier program developing healthcare leaders prepared to address the challenges of a changing healthcare environment.

MHA Program Mission

The mission of the MHA Program at UNC Charlotte is to prepare students to improve the public’s health by managing health care organizations.  Our philosophy of instruction is based on an interdisciplinary approach that draws on the expertise of faculty from diverse disciplines. Our mission is pursued through education, research and service to:

1. Provide qualified and motivated students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities that enable them to become health service administrators or policy analysts;

2. Contribute to the body of knowledge related to health care management, improvement of the delivery of health services, and the development, implementation and evaluation of health policy; and

3. Provide assistance and advice that contribute to improvement in the efficiency and effectiveness of practitioners in the field, and the practice of health service administration in organizations and health related institutions. 

MHA Program Values Statement

Our program values intellectual rigor, innovation, teamwork, mentoring, professionalism, ethical leadership, diversity, personal integrity, lifelong learning, and personal growth.


On behalf of our faculty and staff, I thank you for your interest in and support of our MHA Program.  I encourage you to explore our website, MHA Handbook,  MHA Program Metrics, and related links.  Our MHA newsletter is published twice a year.  I welcome your feedback.

Best regards,

Michael Thompson, MS, DrPH
Associate Professor, Program Director, MHA Program

The Master of Health Administration (MHA) is an interdisciplinary program designed for administrators in a changing health care environment. Attentive to the specific needs of participants, the program addresses academic and professional expectations of those currently employed in health care administration as well as students who seek new careers in the field.

Applications for the Summer/Fall of 2017 are due February 15; applications received by May 1 will be considered on a space available basis.  Our MHA Handbook, linked below, describes the application process and the program in detail.  The Handbook supplements the information on our website.  We encourage interested applicants to download and review our Handbook.

Contact for Additional Information

Department of Public Health Sciences
College of Health and Human Services
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
9201 University City Boulevard
Charlotte, NC 28223-0001

Tel: 704-687-8926
Fax: 704-687-1644
Email: MHA

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