College of Public Health

Improving Healthcare Value (Graduate Certificate)

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The Graduate Certificate in Improving Healthcare Value is an inter-disciplinary program led by faculty members from the College of Public Health, the College of Business and Economics, and the College of Engineering. This certificate creates educational opportunities for UK graduate students in a range of disciplines, UK HealthCare staff, and other healthcare workers to enhance their knowledge and skills related to improving the value (quality and cost) of health care services provided by hospitals, health systems, and academic medical centers. 

Completing the 15 semester credit hour curriculum will provide:

1. Instruction in one of two elective tracks:

- Finance and business

- Quality and safety improvement

2. Formal certification in improving healthcare value by the University of Kentucky

3. Substantial credit toward meeting the requirements for a MBA, MHA, or MPH degree.

Application Requirements

  1. CV/Resume
  2. Personal Statement
    • Describe any work experience relevant to value in health care.
    • Briefly describe (a) your reason(s) for interest in the Graduate Certificate in Improving Health Care Value, (b) your career goals in relation to the subject and (c) the specific value in health care topic in which you are most interested and why.


Application Deadlines

Fall: July 22

Spring: December 9

Applicants must meet the Graduate School admission requirements.


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Dr. Martha C. Riddell

Director of Graduate Certificate


College of Public Health

111 Washington Ave

Lexington, Kentucky 40536