School of Public Health
Mission, Vision, and Values
University of Memphis
Master of Health Administration Program
Division of Health Services and Systems Research
School of Public Health


Our mission is to provide a high quality educational experience that will prepare students for entry-level and early careerist positions in a variety of health care institutions and to generate and translate knowledge thereby serving as a resource to health care organizations in our community. Our strong relationships with our healthcare community partners provide our students with real-world health care management practice experiences and innovative classroom instruction. 
Our unique student leadership skills development program is integrated into our curriculum and enhances the student’s attainment of program competencies.  This allows our students to transition into entry level positions and perform effectively.
Our engaged scholarship model mirrors the University of Memphis as it provides an avenue for our faculty to collaborate with our community partners to generate and translate knowledge through applied research activities.


To be one of America’s top MHA programs as ranked by U.S. News and World Report and to be the program of choice to the Mid-south health care community for developing leaders in the health care management field. 

Values and Value Statements

Our values of Respect, Commitment, Diversity and Excellence are consistent with the values of the University of Memphis.  Our values statements serve to illustrate how we will translate our values into action.

Respect: an expectation to create and reinforce a culture of positive regard and fairness for all colleagues and students

  • We will treat each other as valued colleagues and model our code of conduct in our actions with our students, our peers and each other.
  • We will earn and keep our student’s trust by adhering to high standards of honesty, open communication and fairness.

Commitment:  an expectation to strive for personal and professional excellence in the field of health care management.

  • We will encourage commitment to the pursuit of lifelong learning as a key step to personal and organization improvement.
  • We will use evidence based teaching principles and teaching methods
  • We will recognize our student’s input and contributions and use this information to improve program delivery and outcomes.

Diversity: an expectation to valuing a diverse community of students, faculty and staff who represent the community it serves.

  • We will respect diversity and value the mosaic of ethnicity, culture, religion, and lifestyle as components in successful health care management and education.
  • We will incorporate an understanding of the impact of diversity on healthcare management throughout our curriculum.

Excellence: an expectation of our program to exceed professional internal and external standards in the community it serves.

  • We will challenge our students and ourselves to solicit and respectfully consider different viewpoints, perspectives and ideas.
  • We will engage our students wherever they are (online and on campus) recognizing their knowledge of and contributions to learning communities.
  • We believe success of our students is one of the most important measures of the success of program and as such will support students to achieve their desired potential.
  • We will promote student learning and engagement inside and outside the classroom through experiential learning opportunities, student engagement and creation of learning communities.
  • We will collaborate with community partners, academic colleagues and others on mutual interest of improving.
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Deadlines for Applications

MHA—Fall Enrollment Only
Executive MHA Summer (June) Enrollment Only

Priority Application Deadline:
December 1

Guaranteed Consideration Application Deadline:
February 1

Final Application Deadline:
April 1

The launch of the Executive MHA has been delayed until May 2016. Applications may continue to be submitted through HAMPCAS and admitted applicants will automatically receive a one-year deferral to May 2016.

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