Located in the Midwestern region in the geographic center of the United States, Kansas is often called by the nicknames of the “Sunflower State” and “Jayhawker State.” As one of the most agricultural states in the country, Kansas is famous for producing high yields of wheat, sorghum, and sunflowers. Perhaps best known for being the home of Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, Kansas has been ranked as the state with the second highest average number of tornadoes per 10,000 square miles each year at the heart of Tornado Alley. Despite being the 15th most extensive and 33rd most populous state in the nation, the following is the only Master’s level degree program that has been accredited by the CAHME for aspiring healthcare administrators in Kansas.
University of Kansas Medical Center
Department of Health Policy and Management
Standing atop Mount Oread on what students affectionately call the “Hill” in the heart of Lawrence, the University of Kansas is a major public comprehensive research and teaching institution. As a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities since 1909 with consistently high rankings for its academic programs, the University of Kansas is currently ranked as the 101st best college, 47th top public school, and 15th best college for veterans in the nation by the U.S. News and World Report. Known for being the sole medical school in Kansas that has the state’s only designated National Cancer Institute, the UK Medical Center is also highly ranked as the 37th best medical school with the 41st best graduate healthcare management program in the United States.
Master of Health Services Administration (MHSA)
Designed to prepare students for employment in a wide range of professional healthcare settings through employing their leadership skills and knowledge of health policy to improve health services delivery to diverse communities, the Master of Health Services Administration (MHSA) degree program offers a blend of social sciences with business content in regards to the healthcare industry. Students can expect to complete the 56-credit degree in two years full-time or three to four years part-time, including a graduate internship in health services administration in the summer semester. If interested, those enrolled to receive the MHSA also have the option of pursuing several joint degree programs to earn a JD, MSN, or MD degree concurrently.
- Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME)
- Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA)
MS Student Center 3044
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66160
See also: Healthcare Management FAQ