Developing Leaders for 21st Century Healthcare
The MHA degree program is designed to provide graduate level education to individuals who, after appropriate managerial experience, are capable of assuming leadership positions in a variety of health services organizations.
The program has more than 350 alumni who are working in healthcare organizations in Kentucky, the nation, and abroad.
The mission of the MHA Program is to provide graduates with critical competencies required to succeed in leadership positions in health systems, hospitals and other complex health-related organizations and build a solid foundation for their future career development.
The MHA Program focuses on preparing students early in their career for positions that require management and strategic abilities, and places special emphasis on needs and opportunities in healthcare organizations within Kentucky and beyond. The program is structured primarily for full-time students; highly qualified part-time students follow a standardized curriculum sequence.
Our program is committed to preparing individuals for roles in a healthcare environment whose hallmark will be continuous change and multiple challenges. These complex challenges will create growing opportunities for persons with the knowledge, skills, and creativity to address them successfully - in other words, persons who are graduates of the University of Kentucky MHA program.
Health & Resource Fair
Passport Health Plan and the Lexington Community Health Improvement Plan co-sponsored a Health and Resource Fair in Lexington. MHA students had the opportunity to promote educational information and resources that are available in the community to help people live healthier lives.
Foster G. McGaw Scholarship 2016-17
Dr. Julia Costich, Professor and Interim Associate Chair for the Department of Health Management and Policy, presents a check to Ronald Alexander, first year MHA/JD student, for the Foster G. McGaw Scholarship. This scholarship, made available by the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA), supports educational endeavors of a selected student.
Executive Seminar Series
The Executive Seminar Series, established in 2011, allows MHA students the opportunity to interact with national healthcare leaders in a small group setting.
MHA Student Association
The MHA Student Association ended off the school year on a high note! Congratulations to our recent graduates as we wish them well onto their future careers!