Program Outcomes

Retention Rate

Graduating Class Retention Percentage
2020 100%
2021 100%
2022 96%
2023 96%

Completion Rate

Graduating Class Graduation Percentage
2020 95%
2021 100%
2022 100%
2023 97%

Employment Rates (post graduation within 3 months)

Graduating Class Employment Percentage
2020 80%*
2021 92%
2022 88%
2023 82%*

*Some graduates pursued other advanced degrees or pursued other endeavors.

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:

Internship Locations


Ft. Lauderdale
> Broward Health
> HCA Healthcare – Strategy Section
> Malcolm Randall VA Medical Center
> UF College of Medicine
> UF Health Physicians
> UF Health Shands
> The Villages
> Mayo Clinic
> Orlando Health
> Advent Health
> PricewaterhouseCoopers
> Health First
> Cleveland Clinic

Internship Locations


Atlanta, GA
> Emory Healthcare – Finance
Boston, MA
> Massachusetts General
Dallas, TX
> Baylor Healthcare System 
Durham, NC
> Duke University Medical Center 
Lexington, South Carolina
> Lexington Medical Center
Nashville, TN
> Vanderbilt Health
Norfolk, VA
> Sentara Healthcare 
Scottsdale, AZ
> Darwin Research Group
Seattle, WA
> Seattle Children’s Hospital
Washington, DC
> Veterans Health Administration
Williamsport, PA
> University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

INternship locations


Shanghai, China
> Jiahui International Hospital

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.


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.

Career Placement

Students who graduate from our Master 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.


Class of 2023

> Advent Health
> Cleveland Clinic Neuroscience
> CVS Strategy and Pharmacy Innovation
> Fixel Institute
> Orlando Health
> The Resource Group
> Rothman Orthopaedic Institute
> UF College of Medicine, Dept. of Emergency Medicine
> UF College of Medicine, Dept. of Neurology
> UF College of Medicine, Dept. of Surgery
> UF Health, Human Resources
> UF Health, Shands
> UF Health, Supply Chain


Class of 2022

> Brooks Rehabilitation
> Community Health Center, Inc.
> Duke Health PRMO
> HCA Healthcare Ambulatory Surgery Division
> Kaiser Permanente,
Southern California Region
> Orlando Health
> The Villages of Gainesville
> UF College of Medicine, CFO Office
> UF College of Medicine,
Dept. of Neurology
> UF College of Medicine, Dept. of Surgery > UF Division of Vascular Surgery
> UF Health Anesthesiology
> UF Health Jacksonville
> Vicar’s Landing

UF MHA Job Placements

Class of 2021

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


Class of 2020

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