Published on April 22, 2020 by Sarah Waller  
Samford HA Receives UDP grant

Samford University’s graduate chapter of Upsilon Phi Delta, a national academic honor society for undergraduate and graduate students in healthcare administration, was named a recipient of a 2020 Upsilon Phi Delta grant from the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA). 

The grant awarded Samford's Department of Healthcare Administration in the School of Public Health funds to provide scholarships, conduct service projects and create simulation experiences for online Master of Healthcare Administration students.

Membership in Upsilon Phi Delta Honor Society is open to individuals who meet the national and local standards of this organization and are accepted and initiated into membership of a collegiate chapter. Students involved in Samford’s chapter are enrolled in either of the two healthcare administration degrees the School of Public Health offers, including its Bachelor of Science in healthcare administration and fully online Master of Healthcare Administration.

The mission of the Upsilon Phi Delta Honor Society is to recognize, reward, and encourage academic excellence in the study of health administration. Upsilon Phi Delta is a member benefit of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.