Students enrolled in the Master of Health Administration (MHA) Program may be eligible for induction into the Stony Brook University chapter of the Upsilon Phi Delta Honor Society. Students are reviewed for eligibility during the semester prior to their anticipated term of graduation. Inductees may represent up to 20% of the graduating student body and must be in the upper 25% academically with a minimum GPA of 3.5. In addition to their exceptional academic records, inductees should have a clear record of contributions made to the Program, the community and/or the profession, and must demonstrate personal characteristics such as professionalism, leadership and integrity. Alumni and honorary members may also be considered for induction each year. An induction ceremony is held each Spring.
The purpose of the Upsilon Phi Delta Honor Society is to advance the professional competence and dedication of the individual members in the profession of healthcare management. This purpose is achieved by:
- Recognizing students who achieve distinction in healthcare administration studies in universities and colleges.
- Motivating academic excellence in students studying healthcare administration.
- Recognizing, by means of granting honorary memberships, individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the profession.
- Upholding and developing high professional standards and ethics for members of the profession.