College of Public Health

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Sarah Wackerbarth

Director of Graduate Studies in Health Administration

College of Public Health

College of Public Health

111 Washington Avenue

Lexington, KY 40536

Program website

859-257-5678

  • MHA

The Master of Health Administration (MHA) program is offered in the College of Public Health. Its mission is to provide students with critical competencies required to succeed in leadership positions in health systems, hospitals and other complex health-related organizations, and to build a solid foundation for their future career development. The MHA program focuses on preparing students early in their careers for positions that require management and strategic abilities, and places special emphasis on needs and opportunities in healthcare organizations within Kentucky and the region. MHA courses draw on the expertise of faculty from several UK colleges, UK HealthCare, and other healthcare organizations in Kentucky and beyond. 

Master of Health Administration

The MHA degree program is designed to provide graduate level education to individuals who, after appropriate managerial experience, are capable of assuming leadership positions in a variety of health services organizations.

The MHA Program focuses on preparing students early in their career for positions that require management and strategic abilities, and places special emphasis on needs and opportunities in healthcare organizations within Kentucky and beyond. The program is structured primarily for full-time students; highly qualified part-time students follow a standardized curriculum sequence.

Master's (MHA) Degree - Application Requirements

  • ‚ÄčCompletion of an undergraduate degree or equivalent.
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale as verified through official transcripts
  • Resume
  • Official scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or other acceptable examinations unless waived.
  • TOEFL scores for international students.
  • Three letters of recommendation including at least one from a faculty member.
  • A personal statement
  • Application Dates
    • Fall 2020 applications are accepted on a rolling basis through SOPHAS or HAMPCAS.
      Please note, the Fall 2021 deadline for international students is February 1, 2021.

Please review the University of Kentucky Admissions Checklist for detailed information on how to apply.

 

Students applying to the Master of Health Administration program must submit a primary application (for the College of Public Health) and a supplemental application (for the University of Kentucky).  Applicants can choose to submit their primary application by using either the Health Administration, Management & Policy Centralized Application Service (HAMPCAS)* or Schools of Public Health Application Service (SOPHAS)*, but must also complete the supplemental application for the University of Kentucky Graduate School. Prerequisite requirements are courses in basic accounting and basic economics.


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Sarah Wackerbarth

Director of Graduate Studies in Health Administration

College of Public Health

College of Public Health

111 Washington Avenue

Lexington, KY 40536

859-257-5678