Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA)

Two HPM students from were on the winning team for the inaugural Kenan-Flagler Business School Healthcare Case Competition. Aditi Borde (in the skirt suit) and Chelsea Anderson (in the light grey suit) represented the Gillings School on an interdisciplinary team. (Contributed photo). Read more here.
MHA Mission, Vision and Values
Our Mission:
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.

Our Vision:
Educating healthcare leaders worldwide to develop, manage and lead effective, equitable, and responsive healthcare systems.

Our Values:
The Department of Health Policy and Management's values reflect inclusive moral principles and beliefs shared by our faculty, staff, students and alumni.
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The Department of Health Policy and Management offers a highly-ranked 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 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.

Master’s Competencies

The HPM Competency Model comprises four domains—Leadership, Policy, Management, and Professional–and 25 competencies identified as relevant for graduates in health policy and management. Learn More (PDF).

Diversity and Inclusion

Promoting and valuing diversity in the classroom enriches learning and broadens everyone’s perspectives. Learn More.

Use the Gillings Program Search for quick facts and application information:
Residential Program
Executive Program

Residential MHA Program

The residential MHA program emphasizes a team approach to learning. In many of the courses, students are grouped in teams of three to six students to complete course-related projects, assignments, and team-based exams. Learn More.

Executive MHA Program

The online executive MHA program focuses on the realities of today’s health care marketplace and the unique skill sets necessary to navigate and succeed in that marketplace. The program is designed to be completed by individuals currently working in healthcare related jobs. Learn More.


Students work on a small-group project.


Frequently Asked Questions – Residential Master’s Program

Frequently Asked Questions – Executive Master’s Program

HPM’s Residential and Executive MHA programs are

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