College of Public Health students graduating


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.