HPM: Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA Online + campus visit(s)) Details

UNC Gillings Program Details
HPM: Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA Online + campus visit(s))

Overview of HPM Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA Online + campus visit(s))

Program Focus

Students gain a comprehensive understanding of public health philosophy, methods, and values and are provided with an orientation to management and policy-related careers in health services management. The MHA program is designed to help students improve decision-making capabilities and leadership skills, especially for the delivery of healthcare services. Students must come to campus once in the fall (6 days), spring(4 days) and summer (4 days).

General Information

Minimum Credit Hours:
49
Learning Environment:
Online + campus visit(s)
Dual Degree Options Available:
No
Application Cycle:
Fall
Spring rarely, pending department approval. See application details page for more info.
Application Deadline 1:
May 12, 2015
Spring rarely, pending department approval. See application details page for more info.

Applicant Information

Who Should Apply:
Individuals with an interest in either health services management or health policy.
Applications Received:
~70
Applicants Admitted:
~35
Enrolled Student Demographics:
  • 47% / 53% female to male
  • 28% minority, including 15% underrepresented minorities (defined as Black or African American, Hispanic of any race, American Indian or Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander)
  • 4% international
  • mean age of 36
Our School is committed to diversity and inclusion.
Total Students Enrolled:
~95
Incoming Class Size:
Matriculating class size for the program: 30-35

Program Costs & Funding

Estimated In-State Tuition & Fees:
~$650 per credit hour
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:
~$1,500 per credit hour
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.

  • 3% of students received some tuition support.
  • 14% of students received grants.
  • 21% of students received some loans.
  • 3% of students received non-service awards.

Admissions Information

Prior Degree Required:
Bachelor's degree
Required Prerequisites:
None, however we recommend a working knowledge of financial accounting, statistics, microeconomics and calculus.
Standardized Test(s) Accepted:
GRE, GMAT(TOEFL/IELTS for int'l students only.)
Or acceptable doctoral degree. 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:
On average, incoming students had 86th percentile verbal and 62nd 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.:
Incoming students had a mean undergraduate GPA of 3.3
Letters of Recommendation Required:
3 (academic and/or professional)
Faculty-Student Match Required:
Not required
Interviews Required:
Not required
Work Experience Required:
Yes
Minimum 3 years of experience in managerial position in healthcare or a comparable field is required.
Visit Opportunities:

Please contact Ms. Kim Sieler to schedule a department visit.

During the Program

Required Courses:
Fall 1:
  • HPM 705 Healthcare Management Skills Development Workshop I
  • HPM 743
  • HPM 754 Health Care in the United States Structure and Policy | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2013/07/754.pdf
  • HPM 470 Statistical Methods for Health Policy and Management | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2013/07/470.pdf
  • HPM 690 Special Topics in Health Policy and Management
  • HPM 605 Practice Application Journaling I

Spring 1:
  • HPM 746
  • HPM 728
  • HPM 606

Summer 1:
  • HPM 748 Healthcare Policy and Economics of Healthcare Insurance | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2013/07/748.pdf
  • HPM 611
  • HPM 607

Fall 2:
  • HPM 706 Healthcare Management Skills Development Workshop II
  • HPM 725 Health Care Strategy and Marketing | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2013/11/725.pdf
  • HPM 747
  • HPM 690 Special Topics in Health Policy and Management
  • HPM 608 Practice Application Journaling IV

Spring 2:
  • HPM 779
  • HPM 776
  • HPM 777
  • HPM 609

Summer 2:
  • HPM 710 Health Law | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2013/07/710.pdf
  • HPM 734 Approaches to Business Plan Development | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2013/07/734.pdf
  • HPM 735
  • HPM 610
Comprehensive Exam Type(s):
No comprehensive exams
Capstone, Thesis or Dissertation:
Capstone (
  • HPM 734 Approaches to Business Plan Development | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2013/07/734.pdf
  • HPM 735
)
Practicum, Internships & Fieldwork:
Leadership Practicum
  • HPM 605 Practice Application Journaling I
  • HPM 606
  • HPM 607
  • HPM 608 Practice Application Journaling IV
  • HPM 609
  • HPM 610
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:
Not-for-profit organizations, Federal or state government: Project Manager; ; Research Assistant; Policy Analyst; Public Health Analyst
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:

Kim Sieler
Assistant Registrar
(919) 966-7364
120-A Rosenau Hall
CB 7411
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7411
USA
Lynnette Jones
Department Registrar
(919) 966-7391
119B Rosenau Hall
CB 7411
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7411
USA
James Porto, Jr
Clinical Assistant Professor
(919) 966-7354
114 Rosenau Hall
CB 7411
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
USA