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 or part-time students.

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;
  • CV or Resume; 
  • Personal statement;
  • Minimum acceptable TOEFL score as defined by UK Graduate School (for international students only);
  • Three recommendations (contact information only); 
  • The MHA program is now test-optional. You may submit GRE or MCAT scores if you wish.
  • Application Dates
    • Fall 2021 applications are accepted on a rolling basis through SOPHAS or HAMPCAS.
      Please note, the Fall 2021 deadline for international students is April 1, 2021.

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

Students who are admitted to the MHA program will be required to complete a secondary UK Graduate School application by July 15 to accept admission to the program.

Students without courses in basic accounting and basic economics may be required to complete foundational coursework before enrolling in the program.


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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