About the Master of Healthcare Administration Program

The UNC Wilmington Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) Program is a fully online program. The program is delivered in the online accelerated program (OAP) format admitting students six (6) times per academic year.  Courses are seven (7) weeks in length and are delivered asynchronously via the University’s learning management system. The 42 to 48 credit hour competency focused curriculum can be completed in as little as one (1) year by students who meet all preferred admission requirements.

If admitted, students must successfully complete required criteria set forth by the School of Health and Applied Human Sciences, in addition to completing the regular university application process.

The Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) will prepare early to mid-level careerists, by providing transformative learning experiences and foundational knowledge and skills, to serve as effective managers and administrators within a wide range of healthcare organizations throughout Southeastern N.C. and beyond.

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  • History of Healthcare Administration at UNCW

    The Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) program at the University of North Carolina Wilmington was created and approved by the North Carolina Board of Governors in 2019. Additionally, in 2019, the program named its first program coordinator, Dr. Eric Richardson. The Program accepted its inaugural class in the Spring of 2020.

  • Master of Healthcare Administration Program Leadership

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  • Mission Statement

    The Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) will prepare early to mid-level careerists, by providing transformative learning experiences1 and foundational knowledge and skills, to serve as effective managers and administrators within a wide range of healthcare organizations throughout Southeastern NC and beyond.

    1.The UNCW MHA program defines transformative learning experiences as experiences that engage learners in deep, constructive, and meaningful scholarship that goes beyond simple knowledge acquisition and supports critical thinking and application of knowledge. For MHA faculty, transformative experiences include the integration scholarship, research, and interprofessional service into how they teach their courses.

  • Vision

    The vision of the UNCW Master of Healthcare Administration program is to be recognized as a leader in the field of online graduate education in healthcare administration within the State of North Carolina and beyond.

  • Program Student Learning Outcomes

    Upon completion of the Master’s curriculum, the new graduate will be able to:

    • Analyze data that encompasses leading causes of mortality, morbidity, and health disparities among local, regional, and global populations that impact population health and associated healthcare organizations.
    • Create evidence based solutions aimed at improving cost, access, and quality of care.
    • Evaluate the internal and external environmental factors (social, cultural, economic, and political) impacting the strategic management of healthcare organizations.
    • Assess the impact of legal, ethical, economic, and regulatory dimensions of healthcare and public health policy.
    • Apply appropriate communication strategies based on communication goals and audience characteristics.
    • Design strategic planning initiatives that incorporate financial analysis, human capital management, operational improvement, marketing, and legal/regulatory compliance based upon knowledge of current literature and industry best practices.
  • Student Achievement Data

    Data available Spring 2021.