HPM: Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA Residential) Details

UNC Gillings Program Details
HPM: Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA Residential)

Overview of HPM Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA Residential)

Program Focus

Focuses on developing competencies for students interested in pursuing careers in healthcare management and consulting. A broad range of management competencies are addressed including finance, leadership, human resources management, information technology and healthcare strategy. Provides strong preparation in excel and finance.

General Information

Minimum Credit Hours:
60
Learning Environment:
Residential
Dual Degree Options Available:
Application Cycle:
Fall
See application details page for more info.
Application Deadline 1:
January 10, 2017
See application details page for more info.

Applicant Information

Who Should Apply:
Students with an interest in pursuing a career in health systems management, healthcare consulting, medical group management.
Applications Received:
~153
Applicants Admitted:
~50
Enrolled Student Demographics:
  • 62% / 38% female to male
  • 25% minority, including 14% underrepresented minorities (defined as Black or African American, Hispanic of any race, American Indian or Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander)
  • 10% international
  • mean age of 26
Our School is committed to diversity and inclusion.
Total Students Enrolled:
~65
Incoming Class Size:
Matriculating class size for the program: 30-35

Program Costs & Funding

Estimated In-State Tuition & Fees:
~$15,400 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:
~$31,900 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 2015-2016, 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.

  • 21% of students received some tuition support.
  • 51% of students received some loans.
  • 39% of students received non-service awards.
  • 22% received some teaching assistantships, research assistantships, or other temporary compensation.

Admissions Information

Prior Degree Required:
Bachelor's degree
Required Prerequisites:
We recommend basic knowledge in statistics, microeconomics and accounting.
Standardized Test(s) Accepted:
GRE, GMAT(TOEFL/IELTS for int'l students only.) test score requirement waived for applicants awarded doctoral degree in North America or completed USMLE Step 1
Or acceptable doctoral degree earned in the U.S. or Canada or USMLE Step 1. 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 74th 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 3.5
Letters of Recommendation Required:
3 (recommend mix of academic and professional)
Faculty-Student Match Required:
Not required
Interviews Required:
Department will contact selected applicants for in-person interviews. For students living outside North America: Skype or telephone interview required.
Work Experience Required:
Yes
Relevant work experience.
Visit Opportunities:

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

During the Program

Required Courses:
For a detailed description of all the requirements for this degree program please click here for the Student Handbook.
Comprehensive Exam Type(s):
Case analysis in HPM 735
Capstone, Thesis or Dissertation:
Capstone (
  • HPM 734 Approaches to Business Plan Development | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/06/hpm_734_syllabus.pdf
  • HPM 735
)
Practicum, Internships & Fieldwork:
12-week internship and 3 semesters professional training
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:
A broad range of healthcare and related human service organizations, and healthcare consulting firms
Example Job Responsibilities:
  • Work on a multidisciplinary teams to improve the quality of healthcare services.
  • Manage healthcare organizations, from the middle management to senior management levels.
  • Provide specialized staff support for healthcare organizations.
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
Jacqueline M. Siler
Assistant Registrar
(919) 966-4609
120 Rosenau
CB 7411
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
USA
Bruce Fried
Associate Professor, and Director
(919) 966-7355
1104E McGavran-Greenberg Hall
CB 7411
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7411
USA