The MHA degree is a 50 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 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.

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

Required Courses

45

CPH 600

Health Services and Systems Organization

3

CPH 605

Epidemiology

3

CPH 652

Health Finance

3

CPH 655

Management Accounting for Healthcare Organizations

3

CPH 658

Health Economics

3

CPH 663

Introduction to Public Health Practice and Administration

1

CPH 681

Legal Aspects of Healthcare Management

3

CPH 682

Quantitative Methods for Healthcare Management

3

CPH 683

Operations Management and Quality Improvement

3

CPH 684

Human Resources Management in Healthcare

2

CPH 687

Organization Theory and Behavior

3

CPH 688

Internship in Healthcare Management

1

CPH 780

Strategic Planning and Marketing in Healthcare

3

CPH 781

Healthcare Ethics and Governance

2

CPH 782

Information Systems in Healthcare

3

CPH 784

Case Studies in Healthcare Organizations

2

CPH 785

Health Policy

3

CPH 787

Independent Study

1

Elective Courses

5

Program Total

50

Suggested Sequence for Full-Time Students

First Year

Fall

CPH 600 Health Services and Systems Organization

CPH 682 Quantative Methods for Healthcare Management

CPH 684 Human Resources Management in Healthcare

CPH 655 Management Accounting for Healthcare Organizations

CPH 687 Organization Theory and Behavior

CPH 663 Introduction to Public Health Practice and Administration

First Year

Spring

CPH 688 Internship in Healthcare Management (completed in summer)

CPH 681 Legal Aspects of Healthcare Management

CPH 658 Health Economics

CPH 683 Operations Management and Quality Improvement

CPH 652 Health Finance

Second Year

Fall

CPH 780 Strategic Planning and marketing in Healthcare

CPH 781 Healthcare Ethics and Governance

CPH 785 Health Policy

CPH 605 Epidemiology

Elective

Second Year

Spring

CPH 787 Independent Study

CPH 782 Information Systems in Healthcare

CPH 784 Case Studies in Health Administration

Elective