The Department of Health Policy and Management offers a Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) program for individuals who aspire to become health care leaders. The program is offered in both full-time residential and executive formats. The MHA program is ranked No.3 for health care management programs by U.S. News and World Report.
The MHA is a professional degree for students wishing to pursue management careers in health systems, hospitals, consulting firms, managed care organizations, insurance firms, non-governmental organizations, medical group practices, government agencies and other settings.
MHA Mission, Vision and Values
The Mission of the Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) program at UNC is to improve decision-making and leadership skills of early and midcareer professionals who aspire to manage and lead the delivery of healthcare in North Carolina, in the United States, and globally.
Educating healthcare leaders worldwide to develop, manage and lead effective, equitable, and responsive healthcare systems.
The Department of Health Policy and Management's values reflect inclusive moral principles and beliefs shared by our faculty, staff, students and alumni. Learn more (PDF)
The HPM Competency Model comprises five domains—Communication and Relationship Management, Leadership & Professionalism, Knowledge of the Healthcare Environment, Management, and Finance & Analytics –and 26 competencies identified as relevant for graduates in health policy and management. Learn More about our Competency Model (PDF).
Diversity and Inclusion
Promoting and valuing diversity in the classroom enriches learning and broadens everyone’s perspectives. Learn more.
Frequently Asked Questions – Residential Master’s Program
Frequently Asked Questions – Executive Master’s Program
HPM’s Residential and Executive MHA programs are CAHME accredited. CAHME Mentorship Circle status recognizes that HPM’s MHA programs —in addition to achieving the high standards of CAHME accreditation—engage in activities that help to extend CAHME’s mission of advancing the quality of graduate healthcare management education. Mentorship Circle status recognizes that HPM’s MHA programs provide opportunities to other students and other programs to advance their own experiences and skills—for the good of the entire healthcare field.
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