Graduate School Bulletin - Spring 2005

HEALTH ADMINISTRATION

The Master of Health Administration is offered in the Martin School of Public Policy and Administration, a research, academic and service unit of the Graduate School. The MHA is a 44-credit-hour program for those seeking careers in the management of a variety of health institutions, organizations and agencies.

The interdisciplinary faculty have appointments in the Martin School, in academic units within the Medical Center, and in the Colleges of Business and Economics, and Arts and Sciences.

Admission Requirements

Master of Health Administration Students must meet the admission standards of both the Graduate School and the Martin School. Applicants must submit the following items to be considered for admission to the Master of Health Administration program.

  1. Three letters of recommendation.
  2. A one to three page statement explaining why you wish to pursue an MHA degree.
  3. The Applicant Information Form.

The final selection of students for admission will be subject to the discretion of the admissions committee of the MHA program.

Deadlines for the program are the same as the Graduate School admission deadlines. Students are admitted only in the fall semester. Applications completed by February 1 will have priority for financial aid.

Pre-requisites: Students are admitted from various academic disciplines. If not previously exposed to business disciplines, students must develop an understanding of the concepts of financial accounting and macroeconomics, such as that acquired by taking ECO 202 and ACC 201 or the equivalent.

The MHA curriculum has an administrative core, a health service core, an internship, and a final capstone project. Degree requirements include the successful completion of all course work with a 3.0 or better GPA and passing of the final master's comprehensive examinations.

The MHA program is accredited by the Accrediting Commission on Education for Health Services Administration (ACEHSA).

For more information about the program, write:
MHA Director of Graduate Studies
University of Kentucky
415 Patterson Office Tower
Lexington, KY 40506-0027

Course Requirements

Completion of 44 credit hours of course work is required (see below).

MHA Curriculum

Administrative Core (12 hours)
HA 621 Quantitative Methods of Research (3)
HA 623 Decision Analysis and Support Systems (3)
HA 624 Information Systems in Health Care (3)
HA 642 Public Organization Theory and Behavior (3)

Health Services Core (26 hours)
HA 601 Overview of the Health Care Delivery System (3)
HA 602 Organizational Change and Strategic Planning (3)
HA 603 Legal Aspects of Health Administration (2)
HA 604 Managerial Ethics (1)
HA 635 Management Accounting for Health Care Organizations (3)
HA 636 Health Economics (3)
HA 637 Health Finance (3)
HA 656 Managerial Epidemiology (3)
HA 673 Health Policy Development (2)
Human Resource Management (3 hours) Select one of the following:
PA 628 Personnel Management in the Public Sector (3)
COM 525 Organizational Communication (3)
CJT 631 Proseminar in Interpersonal Communication (3)
CJT 671 Proseminar in Health Communication (3)
MGT 620 Personnel and Industrial Relations(3)
Administrative Practicum (3 hours)
HA 711 Internship in Health Administration (3)
Capstone (3 hours)
HA 660 Decision Making in Health Care Organizations (3)

GRADUATE COURSES

HA 601 OVERVIEW OF THE HEALTH CARE DELIVERY SYSTEM (SAME AS HSM 601/PA671/SPH 602) (3)

HA 602 ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE AND STRATEGIC PLANNING (SAME AS HSM 602) (3)

HA 603 LEGAL ASPECTS OF HEALTH ADMINISTRATION (SAME AS HSM 603) (2)

HA 604 MANAGERIAL ETHICS (1)

HA 621 QUANITITATIVE METHODS OF RESEARCH (SAME AS PA 621) (3)

HA 622 MENTAL HEALTH ADMINISTRATION (SAME AS HSM 622) (3)

HA 623 DECISION ANALYSIS AND SUPPORT SYSTEMS (SAME AS PA 623) (3)

HA 624 INFORMATION SYSTEMS IN HEALTH CARE (SAME AS HSM 624) (3)

HA 632 PUBLIC FUNDS MANAGEMENT (SAME AS PA 632) (3)

HA 635 MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING FOR HEALTH CARE ORGANIZATIONS (SAME AS HSM 635) (3)

HA 636 HEALTH ECONOMICS (SAME AS PA 636, ECO 653) (3)

HA 637 HEALTH FINANCE (SAME AS FIN/PA/HSM 637) (3)

HA 642 PUBLIC ORGANIZATION THEORY AND BEHAVIOR (SAME AS PA 642) (3)

HA 652 PUBLIC POLICY ECONOMICS (SAME AS PA/ECO 652) (3)

HA 656 MANAGERIAL EPIDEMIOLOGY (SAME AS PA 656) (3)

HA 660 DECISION MAKING IN HEALTH CARE ORGANIZATIONS (SAME AS HSM 660) (3)

HA 673 HEALTH POLICY DEVELOPMENT (SAME AS PA 673) (2)

HA 711 PRACTICUM IN HEALTH ADMINISTRATION (SAME AS HSM 711) (3)

HA 715 HEALTH POLICY AND AGING (SAME AS GRN 715) (3)

HA 775 SPECIAL TOPICS IN HEALTH ADMINISTRATION (SAME AS PA/HSM 775) (1-3)

HA 785 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN HEALTH ADMINISTRATION (SAME AS PA/HSM 785) (1-3)

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