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Program at a Glance

Online Master’s
Community Innovation and Education
Per Credit Hour

C-A-H-M-E Accreditation

Shape the future of America’s fast growing healthcare industry.

The exciting, evolving field of healthcare depends on innovation, leadership and growth. Your Executive Master of Health Administration will pave the way to an influential career in a growing field.

With your executive health services administration degree, you will be poised to make a true impact. You’ll deepen your knowledge and skills of vital issues that shape healthcare practitioners and organizations. A masters of healthcare administration will prepare you to advance your organization in healthcare informatics, quality and risk management, policy and more.

As a leader in online MHA programs, UCF Online believes in the transformative power of higher education. When you enroll, you’ll join a dedicated cohort of no more than 30 students working towards becoming health care administrators. Through the program, you’ll connect with peers, receive personalized attention and gain a deep understanding of essential real world topics within health administration and the healthcare industry. Students should have a minimum of three years of relevant experience in healthcare management before applying and may complete their degree in as few as two years. Get started today to earn your executive health administration master’s and advance your career.


Industry Insights

Pay Per Year


Growth Rate*

*according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics for Medical and Health Services Managers, July 2021

Application Deadline


July 1


December 1

Ready to begin
your journey?



July 1


December 1

Ready to begin
your journey?

Courses You’ll Take Include

Addresses current leadership theory focusing on leadership styles, motivation, change management, innovation, and creativity as they relate to management of health services organizations.

Current quality-based management practices within health care organizations and effective risk management strategies for health care managers.

Financial Accounting for Health Care Managers

Examines accounting and financial management concepts, along with managerial protocols and regulatory constraints affecting health care organizations.

Skills You’ll Gain

  • Learn to master crucial healthcare-related leadership, financial and business skills
  • Stand out in in-demand healthcare settings like surgical centers, birthing centers and physician group practices
  • Advance your career while making a difference in your organization and community
Full Course List Available in the Program Brochure.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our application-management system makes it easy to send invitations to recommenders; however, contacting your recommenders ahead of time is important to verify contact information, such as an up-to-date email address.

No. You can upload unofficial transcripts for review when you submit your application. However, you will need to submit official transcripts in a sealed envelope before you can register for classes if admitted into the program.

Our program coordinators are here to support you. If you’re unsure whether you meet the admission criteria, we recommend contacting us directly so we can review your background and work experience prior to applying. To contact us, simply complete the information form on this page.

Our EMHA program follows a cohort model. Each term, a group of students will be admitted into the program and they will continue to study together throughout the course of the program. The benefits of this model include a greater sense of community, more opportunities for networking and collaboration, and more in-depth coverage of topics.

Approximately 30 students are admitted each fall and spring semester.

Students must enroll on a full-time basis and take two courses per semester. The EMHA program is designed for working professionals and can be completed within two years at full-time status while taking eight credit hours each semester. However, adjustments can be made if part-time status is necessary. Our team is here to talk through any concerns regarding part-time or full-time options.

The estimated cost per credit hour for our online EMHA program is $772.69, which includes university fees. Tuition rates and fees are subject to change. Additionally, UCF employee and state tuition waivers are not accepted for this program.

Yes, the tuition is flat rate so it is the same for all students.

No. Because the program is fully online, you do not need to be in the country to enroll.

You can apply via the College of Graduate Studies’ website. Prior to enrolling, we recommend you connect with one of our enrollment coordinators to discuss your specific situation and allow us to assist you during the application process. Contact us today by completing the information form on this page.

Online Support for Success

You’ve made the decision to continue your education and we’re here to help. From the moment you express interest in a UCF Online program, you’re assigned an enrollment coach to help you navigate everything from completing an application to understanding tuition and the financial aid resources available to you. Once you’re admitted, you’ll be transitioned to a personal success coach who will support you with maintaining school-life balance from the first day of classes through graduation. You’ve committed to furthering your education and we’re committed to guiding you along the way. Connect with a coach now.