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General University Information
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC), also known as UNC Charlotte or simply Charlotte, is a public research university located in Charlotte, North Carolina, United States. UNC Charlotte offers 19 doctoral, 62 master’s, and 90 bachelor’s degree programs through 9 colleges: the College of Arts + Architecture, the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, the Belk College of Business, the College of Computing and Informatics, the College of Education, the William States Lee College of Engineering, the College of Health and Human Services, the Honors College, and the University College.
The Master of Health Administration (MHA) provides training in management, accounting, finance, epidemiology, quantitative methods, marketing and strategic management for health care organizations. It is interdisciplinary, focusing on leadership and management of people, resources, and services. The MHA program prepares students for a career in the management of the full range of programs, organizations, and facilities in health services and medical care: acute, post-acute, long-term, and managed care, in both the private and public sectors. MHA graduates are prepared to provide leadership in any health care setting.
The need for health care managers has increased dramatically. Career opportunities will continue to grow. There are excellent career opportunities in many health care organizations including, hospitals, ambulatory care, surgery centers, physician group practices, long term care (retirement communities, assisted living facilities, nursing homes), the pharmaceutical industry, and consulting. The MHA is offered for full-time and part-time students.
- A Bachelor’s degree is required before students can enroll in the MHA program. An official transcript of undergraduate work is required. Applicants who are in the process of completing a Bachelor’s degree should submit an official transcript of all coursework taken.
- Official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) scores are required and must be submitted as part of application process.
- As stated on the UNC Charlotte website: “International students are required to submit proof of English language proficiency by submitting official test score results from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).”
- Three letters of recommendations must be submitted from persons who can reflect upon the applicant’s prior academic and/or professional performance and capability for serving as a health care administrator.
- The applicant must provide a career goal statement and a current resume.