School and Ranking Information
There is only one school in the Jacksonville, FL, area that awards a master's degree in health administration. Based on school type, student population and ranking, the following university is considered a top school in Jacksonville for earning a Master of Health Administration degree:
- Winner: The University of North Florida is the only postsecondary institution of any kind in or within 50 miles of Jacksonville, FL, that offers a master's degree in health administration. Students can pursue this program through the university's Brooks College of Health.
School Info Chart
|Category||University of North Florida|
|Rankings||#51 (tie) Best Regional Universities (South) (2015)*
#19 Top Public Schools in the South (2015)*
|School Type||4-year, public|
|Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||Average Graduate: $10,830 (in-state); $22,369 (out-of-state)**|
|Health Administration Degrees Offered||Bachelor's and master's|
|Health Administration Master's Degrees Awarded in 2012-2013||19**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||50%**|
|Noteworthy||Master of Health Administration program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Health Management Education (CAHME)|
Sources: *U.S. News and World Report; **NCES College Navigator
University of North Florida
- Combines classroom and hands-on learning experiences
- Study abroad and internship opportunities available
- Health administration students have the opportunity to work with local healthcare organizations, such as the Mayo Clinic and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida
The University of North Florida is a 4-year public institution which enrolls more than 16,000 students annually. The university's Brooks College of Health offers a Master of Health Administration and Master of Science in Health, as well as a Bachelor of Health Administration and Master of Public Health.
The Master of Health Administration program requires completion of courses in healthcare finance, health economics, disease control and financial planning, among others. Students are also required to complete a practicum and internship.
The Master of Science in Health with a specialization in Aging Services Management program prepares students to work as managers and administrators in the specialized area of geriatrics or elderly health. In addition to taking courses in financial planning, human resources and health law, students learn about health policies and issues related to the elderly; topics range from research on the elderly to quality management. A degree candidate may opt to study abroad, conduct an independent study project or complete an internship in long-term care.