Master of Health Administration

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Mission Statement

The UNC Charlotte Master of Health Administration (MHA) Program leverages its position within the Department of Public Health Sciences of North Carolina’s Urban Research University to prepare national and international students to advance the public’s health through competent leadership and management of healthcare organizations and systems.  

We pursue our mission through education, research, and service efforts that:

1. Provide qualified and motivated students from a variety of disciplines, levels of experience, and backgrounds – with a special emphasis on individuals and groups historically underrepresented in graduate education – the knowledge, skills, and abilities to become effective administrators and stewards of a dynamic health and healthcare system;

2. Contribute to the body of knowledge related to the design, organization and delivery, evaluation, and leadership of health and healthcare systems;


3. Apply our expertise to support health leaders and the communities they serve in advancing the public’s health.

Vision Statement

The UNC Charlotte Master of Health Administration program is to be the premier program in developing healthcare leaders who promote healthy people, healthy places, healthy communities by transforming the healthcare environment.

Values Statement

Our program values collaboration, community engagement, diversity, innovation, professionalism, health equity, and social justice.

Last revised: November 2016 


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 E. Thompson, MS, DrPH
Associate Professor; Director, MHA Program

The Master of Health Administration (MHA) program at UNC Charlotte is an interdisciplinary program designed for administrators in a changing health care environment. Attentive to the specific needs of our students, the program addresses the academic and professional expectations of those seeking to establish careers in the field as well as those currently employed in health care administration. Our graduates demonstrate competence across the core health administration domains of leadership, critical thinking, health administration sciences and quantitative analysis, management, political and community stakeholder development, and communication. 

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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