HPM: Dual Master of Healthcare Administration and Master of City and Regional Planning (MHA-MCRP Residential) Details

UNC Gillings Program Details
HPM: Dual Master of Healthcare Administration and Master of City and Regional Planning (MHA-MCRP Residential)

Overview of HPM Dual Master of Healthcare Administration and Master of City and Regional Planning (MHA-MCRP Residential)

Program Focus

Provides strong preparation in the management disciplines, a comprehensive understanding of the healthcare sector, and experiential elements, along with a sound base in planning theory and methods and a broad perspective on planning as a public activity under the overarching concept of sustainable development.

General Information

Minimum Credit Hours:
81
110 total credit hours (29 credits may be double-counted)
Expected Duration:
3 yrs
Learning Environment:
Residential
Dual Degree Options Available:
No
Application Cycle:
Fall
See application details page for more info.
Application Deadline 1:
February 10, 2015
See application details page for more info.

Applicant Information

Who Should Apply:
Persons interested in management careers in health systems, hospitals, consulting firms, managed care organizations and other healthcare settings, integrating planning issues.
Enrolled Student Demographics:
MHA: 62% / 38% female to male
  • 32% minority, including 26% underrepresented minorities (defined as Black or African American, Hispanic of any race, American Indian or Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander)
  • 6% international
  • mean age of 26
  • Our School is committed to diversity and inclusion.
    Total Students Enrolled:
    MHA: ~65
    Incoming Class Size:
    Matriculating class size for the program: MHA: 30-39

    Program Costs & Funding

    Estimated In-State Tuition & Fees:
    MHA: ~$15,000 per year
    Estimates for this academic year only. Does not include summer tuition and fees. Additional special School/course/course overload/program/other fees may apply. See the UNC Finance Division's website for the most current data.
    Estimated Out-of-State Tuition & Fees:
    MHA: ~$31,000 per year
    Estimates for this academic year only. Does not include summer tuition and fees. Additional special School/course/course overload/program/other fees may apply. See the UNC Finance Division's website for the most current data.
    Funding:
    For 2011-2012, students in this program received funding from various UNC sources, including department, School and University. Data below include only funding administered by UNC. Categories are not mutually exclusive.

    • MHA: 64% of students received some tuition support.
    • 61% of students received grants.
    • 64% of students received some loans.
    • 18% of students received non-service awards.
    • 35% received some teaching assistantships, research assistantships, or other temporary compensation.

    Admissions Information

    Prior Degree Required:
    Baccalaureate degree
    Required Prerequisites:
    MHA: none, however we recommend a working knowledge of financial accounting, statistics and microeconomics.
    Standardized Test(s) Accepted:
    MCRP: GRE. MHA: GRE, GMAT(TOEFL/IELTS for int'l students only.)
    See Graduate School website for international student exceptions. Standardized test scores are one of many factors we consider in making admissions decisions.
    Standardized Test(s) Scores:
    MHA: On average, incoming students had 72nd percentile verbal and 64th percentile quantitative. Standardized test scores are one of many factors we consider in making admissions decisions. If you have concerns about your scores, please talk with us.
    Undergrad G.P.A.:
    MHA: Incoming students had a mean undergraduate GPA of 3.5
    Letters of Recommendation Required:
    3 (academic and/or professional; academic preferred)
    Faculty-Student Match Required:
    Not required
    Interviews Required:
    MCRP: Not required. MHA: Department will contact selected applicants for interviews.
    Work Experience Required:
    Relevant work experience.
    Visit Opportunities:

    Please contact Ms. Jackie Siler to schedule a department visit.

    During the Program

    Required Courses:
    See UNC College of Arts & Sciences website for MCRP requirements. Gillings School of Global Public Health requirements listed below. Fall 1:
    • HPM 470 Statistical Methods for Health Policy and Management | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2013/07/470.pdf
    • HPM 601 Issues in Health Care | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2013/07/601.pdf
    • HPM 730 Leadership and Management of Health Care Organizations | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2013/07/730.pdf
    • HPM 740 Introduction to Health Care Financial Management | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2013/07/740.pdf
    • HPM 743
    • HPM 754 Health Care in the United States Structure and Policy | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2013/07/754.pdf
    • HPM 760 Healthcare Quality and Information Management | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2013/07/760.pdf
    • HPM 701 Professional Training I
    Spring 1:
    • HPM 725 Health Care Strategy and Marketing | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2013/11/725.pdf
    • HPM 741
    • HPM 611
    • HPM 770
    Fall 2:
    • HPM 793 Health Policy and Management Internship
    • HPM 710 Health Law | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2013/07/710.pdf
    • HPM 715 Health Economics for Policy and Management | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2013/07/715.pdf
    • HPM 720 Management of Human Resources in Health Organizations | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2013/07/720.pdf
    • HPM 734 Approaches to Business Plan Development | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2013/07/734.pdf
    • HPM 742 Health Care Finance I | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2013/07/742.pdf
    • HPM 702 Professional Training II
    Spring 2:
    • HPM 735
    • HPM 703
    Comprehensive Exam Type(s):
    MCRP: none; MHA: capstone prep course
    Capstone, Thesis or Dissertation:
    MCRP: master's project; MHA: capstone course
    Practicum, Internships & Fieldwork:
    MCRP: none; MHA: 12-week internship
    Global Options Available:

    The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health strives to integrate global content and approaches across the School’s courses, programs and degrees. We believe that every student should emerge from our School with an understanding of global health issues. Some courses are focused largely on global issues, others are designed so that global and local issues are intertwined and some still are evolving. Learn more about these options.

    Many enrolled students will have the opportunity to pursue our graduate global health certificate, while others may choose global health courses, internships or independent study with global focus.

    After the Program

    Employment Opportunities:
    Managers and planners in health systems and facilities, consulting firms, managed care organizations, public health departments, local/state/federal/international government agencies
    The Gillings Program Search is a tool for exploring academic programs at the School. It is a prospectus for the current year to be used in consultation with an academic adviser and does not constitute the complete degree or program requirements for graduation or program completion.

    Program Contact:

    Lynnette Jones
    Department Registrar
    (919) 966-7391
    119B Rosenau Hall
    CB 7411
    Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7411
    USA