MHA Guidebook

Navigating your MHA experience can be challenging at times. This guide walks you through the basic steps from your first semester to graduation. We hope you take time to experience the academic events and life offered at the College of Public Health and the University of South Florida.

Admission information can be found on our Graduate Admissions page. Also see the USF Graduate Catalog, Public Health section.

Master of Health Administration (MHA) Program Mission

The Master of Health Administration (MHA) degree at the University of South Florida develops students’ knowledge and skills in contemporary management methods and policy decision making, integrating a population health management approach.  Students are prepared for management and leadership positions in health services and related organizations throughout the nation.  The MHA degree serves early to mid-career professionals, including those seeking transition into and advancement within the health care industry, as well as well qualified recent graduates of regionally accredited undergraduate programs, or their international equivalent.

More Information:

 MHA Program Vision and Values

MHA Program Vision
The MHA at USF aims to become a program that:

  • Will be a leading authority in health administration education and practice in Florida.
  • Has a growing national reputation.
  • Provides a scholarly environment that attracts the best people to freely explore their intellectual and career interests.
  • Has a passion for learning and scholarship in health administration to create healthy communities.
  • Is superior with a diverse learning community striving for excellence in all endeavors.
  • Provides a culture that fosters personal and professional development.
  • Values interdisciplinary collaboration within the College and across USF Health, the University, the community, and the industry.

MHA Program Values

  1. Commitment to Health Administration and Healthy Communities
  2. Integrity and Professionalism
  3. Discovery
  4. Collaboration
  5. Collegiality
 Steps to Success
 Getting Assistance

Academic and Student Affairs is here to help.  You can reach us at 813-974-6505 or call toll-free 888-USF-COPH or 888-873-2674 and press 1. You may email, view the Master's Program Advising page, or view our staff directory to contact someone directly. We are located in the WELL (MDA) across the street (Holly) from the College of Public Health. 

 Printing Guidebook Pages

Users may print any single page of the document using the "..." menu in the upper right corner and exporting the page to a PDF copy. 

Master's Progression Policy

Review the progression policy for the MPH, MHA and MSPH.

MHA Statistics

You may view View MHA Statistics regarding completion and employment rates.


This version of the MHA Guidebook is the official version of the USF College of Public Health Guidebook for the MHA degree effective for the current catalog. This is a subset of and supplement to the USF Graduate Catalog. If there are conflicts between the two documents the USF Graduate Catalog prevails. The College of Public Health reserves the right to change its rules, courses, and requirements from time to time and to make all such changes applicable to all students, whether new or continuing, when in its sole judgment such changes are deemed necessary. .

To view the complete USF Graduate Catalog, go to; to view overarching USF regulations and policies go to

Guidebook Topics

Please send feedback on the MHA Guidebook