Developing Leaders for 21st Century Healthcare

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 program has more than 450 alumni who are working in healthcare organizations in Kentucky, the nation, and abroad.

The mission of the University of Kentucky MHA Program is to provide students early in their careers with competencies that support their success in managerial and leadership positions in complex healthcare organizations and provide a solid foundation for their career development. We aim to achieve this mission by integrating expert faculty instruction, research, and service; engaging alumni and other stakeholders in continuous program improvement; and supporting student connections with the healthcare management practice community.

The MHA program focuses on preparing students for entry level management and administrative positions that require analytical, operational, and strategic abilities developed through the program’s competency based curriculum model.

The program is structured primarily for full-time students; highly qualified part-time students follow a standardized curriculum sequence.

Our program is committed to preparing individuals for roles in a healthcare environment whose hallmark will be continuous change and multiple challenges. These complex challenges will create growing opportunities for persons with the knowledge, skills, and creativity to address them successfully - in other words, persons who are graduates of the University of Kentucky MHA program.

Why Choose the MHA at UK?