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Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

HPA – Message From the Chair

Chair’s Welcome

The Department of Health Policy and Administration has recently moved from the College of Nursing to a new home within the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine where we will complete teaching the Master of Health Policy and Administration coursework for our current classes of students through spring of 2019.

Upon graduation of the class of 2019, the current version of our residential MHPA program will be discontinued. HPA faculty and staff are working with other College of Medicine personnel to develop a new graduate degree program in healthcare leadership, which is being developed, with an anticipated first class to start in fall 2020.

It’s important to note that our current MHPA students will experience no disruption to their educations. They will continue with the same coursework and professors, and will still graduate from a CAHME-accredited program to allow admittance into restricted ACHE fellowship programs.

For 23 years, we have been teaching and graduating talented MHPA students who have gone on to serve as health care leaders locally, as well as across the state and the nation. As health care continues to evolve, the need for new ways of educating future leaders has arisen. Our move to the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine will enable us to respond to these changing needs by evolving our degree program and coursework.

This is an exciting season of change for the Department of Health Policy and Administration and we look forward to the opportunities ahead. We will be in touch with more information as it becomes available.


Dr. Jae Kennedy
Director and Professor, HPA