Master of Health Administration

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

Master of Health Administration

The vision of the University of Florida MHA program is to be nationally recognized for innovatively educating students who will dedicate their careers to ensuring the provision of exceptional health care services.

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MHA Mission Statement

The UF MHA program develops engaged early health care careerists to use evidence-based strategies to improve healthcare quality, affordability, and access.  We provide students with fundamental knowledge using a cohort model in a campus-based setting that emphasizes experiential learning and data-driven problem solving both in the classroom and in the practice environment.  Students will develop proficiency to detect, analyze, manage and respond to critical administrative issues in both provider and non-provider healthcare organizations.  Our program embraces ethical conduct and professionalism, diversity and inclusion, practitioner involvement and team-based learning.  Faculty inform practice with research and service to the community.

MHA Tracks

Full-Time MHA

The Full-Time Master of Health Administration (MHA) Degree is completed during two years of study. Beginning in the Fall and ending in the Spring of the second year. The curriculum for the MHA consists of 21 courses totaling 57 credit hours. Students are required to complete a summer internship between their first and second year of the program.

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Part-Time MHA

The Part-Time Master of Health Administration (MHA) Degree is designed to meet the needs of a select group of students who are working full-time. This degree can be achieved in 3 years with completion of 57 credit hours comprised of on-campus daytime courses, a few online course requirements, and a required internship. Students must be able to attend the regularly scheduled on-campus classes.

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Career Placement

Students who graduate from our Masters of Health Administration program have the opportunity to follow their passion and find roles in a wide variety of healthcare settings all over the country. Through our curriculum and internship opportunity, we are confident that our students have a solid foundation to start a lasting career as healthcare administrators. Below are some of our job placements from the past few graduating classes.

UF MHA Job Placements

Class of 2021

> OmniCell
> Surgical Care Associates
> Moffatt Cancer Center
> UF Health Anesthesiology
> Orlando Health
> UF Health Managed Care
> Touchpoint Support Services
> Seattle Children’s Hospital
> Ochsner Health
> UAB Medicine
> Ballad Health
> UF Health Pediatrics
> Baptist Health Jacksonville
> Duke PDC
> UF Health Surgery
> Phreesia
> HealthLinx
> Mayo Clinic – Rochester, MN
> Emory Health
> UF Health
> Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
> US Air Force Medical Service Corps
> Columbia University Vagelos College

UF MHA JOB PLACEMENTS

Class of 2020

> Vizent
> Trident Medical Center
> Lexington Medical Center
> UF Health Shands
> UT Southwestern
> Mass General Brigham
> Atrius Health
> Blake Medical Center
> Flagler Hospital
> Johnston Willis Hospital
> Ochsner Health
> Florida Cancer Associates
> Rochester Regional Health
> The Mount Sinai Hospital, NYC
> Access to Care
> University of Miami Health
> UF Health Physicians
> Concise Care
> Legacy Donor Services
> HCA Healthcare

UF MHA JOB PLACEMENTS

Class of 2019

> Accenture
> Tampa General Hospital
> UF Health Shands
> Privia Health
> HCA Healthcare
> Sibley Memorial Hospital
> Duke University Health System
> Medical University of S. Carolina
> US Navy Medical Service Corps
> Deloitte Consulting
> Southern Hills Hospital
> Alight Solutions
> UT Southwestern Medical Center
> Massachusetts General Physicians
> US Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS)


Internship Opportunity

Purpose of the Internship

The Internship in Health Administration (HSA 6855) gives graduate students a unique opportunity to actively contribute to a healthcare organization during the summer between the first and second year of coursework. The 10- to 12-week full-time work experience allows students to apply management concepts in the world of practice.

Internship Settings

The Department of Health Services Research, Management and Policy is interested in securing internship placements in a wide variety of organizations, including those involved in the delivery, organization, financing, evaluation, and monitoring of health services. Most students will be placed in organizations in the North Central Florida area, but some may prefer to work in other locations. Internship sites include:

  • Mayo Clinic (Jacksonville, FL)
  • Orlando Health (Orlando, FL)
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers (Tampa, FL)
  • Sentara Healthcare (Norfolk, VA)
  • UF Health Shands (Gainesville, FL)
  • UF Health Physicians (Gainesville, FL)
  • UF College of Medicine (Gainesville, FL)
  • Duke University Medical Center (Durham, NC)
  • Health First (Rockledge, FL)
  • Baylor Healthcare System (Dallas, TX) and other leading organizations.
  • Malcolm Randall VA Medical Center (Gainesville, FL)
  • The Villages (Gainesville, FL)
  • Broward Health (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)
  • Jiahui International Hospital (Shanghai, China)
  • University of Pittsburg Medical Center (Williamsport, PA)
  • Advent Health (Tampa, FL)
  • Veterans Health Administration (Washington, DC)
  • Massachusetts General (Boston, MA)
  • Cleveland Clinic (Westin, FL)
  • Darwin Research Group (Scottsdale, AZ)

Intern Responsibilities

The internship is a 5-credit course offered in the “Summer C” term between the first and second academic year of the MHA program. Students are expected to work full-time for 10- to 12- weeks from approximately mid-May to early-August. In order to successfully complete the course, students must complete two written requirements an internship plan and a project portfolio.

Compensation

Because students typically provide services that benefit the organization in which they serve, in most instances they are paid either a monthly stipend or an hourly wage.