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.

Prerequisites

Students who have not taken courses in financial accounting and microeconomics are required to take ECO 201 and ACC 201 or the equivalent before they begin the economics and accounting courses in the MHA curriculum.

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
HA 711 Practicum in Healthcare Management (Internship) 1 Hour
HA 785 Independent Study/Capstone 1 Hour
Electives Minimum of 5 credit Hours 5 Hours