College of Public Health students graduating

Curriculum

The MHA degree is a 54 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: (54 Credit Hours Total)

The MHA degree is a 54 hour program which includes foundation, core, and application/elective courses.

Foundation Courses: 15 Credit Hours

Course No. Course Topic Credit Hours
CPH 600 Health Services and Systems Organization 3 Hours
CPH 614 Managerial Epidemiology 3 Hours
CPH 655 Management Accounting for Health Care Organizations 3 Hours
CPH 663 An Introduction to Public Health Practice & Administration 3 Hours
CPH 682 Quantitative Methods for Health Care Management 3 Hours

Core Courses: 29 Credit Hours

Course No. Course Topic Credit Hours
CPH 652 Health Finance 3 Hours
CPH 658 Health Economics 3 Hours
CPH 681 Legal Aspects of Health Care Management 3 Hours
CPH 683 Health Care Operations Management 3 Hours
CPH 684 Strategic Human Resources Management in Health Care 3 Hours
CPH 687 Organizational Theory & Behavior 3 Hours
CPH 780 Strategic Planning & Marketing in Health Care 3 Hours
CPH 781 Health Care Ethics & Governance 2 Hours
CPH 782 Information Systems in Health Care 3 Hours
CPH 785 Health Policy 3 Hours

Application and Elective Courses: 10 Credit Hours

Course No. Course Topic Credit Hours
CPH 784 Decision Making in Healthcare Organizations 3 Hours
CPH 688 Practicum in Health Administration (Internship) 1 Hour
CPH 787 Independent Study/Capstone 1 Hour
Electives Minimum of 5 credit Hours 5 Hours