The MHA degree is a 50 hour program which is completed by full time students in 21 months beginning in the fall semester. Students with little or no healthcare management experience are encouraged to pursue full-time coursework. The program also includes a summer internship between the first and second years of coursework.
The MHA program is principally designed for full-time students; however, an alternative model of the same curriculum is available for highly qualified individuals who are working in local healthcare organizations and wish to pursue the MHA-degree on a part-time basis.
Our MHA curriculum is designed around a set of competencies that healthcare executives and faculty jointly have agreed are essential in the 21st century. This illustrates the commitment to a strong academic-practitioner partnership that characterizes the UK MHA program.
Required Coursework: (50 Credit Hours Total)*
Core Courses: 45 Credit Hours
|Course No.||Course Topic||Credit Hours|
|CPH 600||Health Services and Systems Organization||3 Hours|
|CPH 614||Managerial Epidemiology||3 Hours|
|CPH 652||Health Finance||3 Hours|
|CPH 655||Management Accounting for Healthcare Organizations||3 Hours|
|CPH 658||Health Economics||3 Hours|
|CPH 663||Introduction to Public Health Practice and Administration||1 Hour|
|CPH 681||Legal Aspects of Healthcare Management||3 Hours|
|CPH 682||Quantitative Methods for Healthcare Management||3 Hours|
|CPH 683||Operations Management and Quality Improvement||3 Hours|
|CPH 684||Human Resources Management in Healthcare||2 Hours|
|CPH 687||Organization Theory and Behavior||3 Hours|
|CPH 688||Internship in Healthcare Management||1 Hour|
|CPH 780||Strategic Planning and Marketing in Healthcare||3 Hours|
|CPH 781||Healthcare Ethics and Governance||2 Hours|
|CPH 782||Information Systems in Healthcare||3 Hours|
|CPH 784||Case Studies in Healthcare Organizations||2 Hours|
|CPH 785||Health Policy||3 Hours|
|CPH 787||Independent Study||1 Hour|
Elective Courses: 5 Credit Hours
*Course changes pending University Senate approval.