Nicknamed the “Bluegrass State” for its large fields of bluegrass and American grass roots music associated with the entire state, Kentucky is situated in the eastern southcentral region of the nation. Kentucky is well-known for being home to the world’s longest cave system at Mammoth Cave National Park, the longest length of navigable waterways in the continental United States, and the two largest man-made lakes to the east of the Mississippi River. Despite the fact that Kentucky is the 26th most populous state and 37th most extensive, the following is the only Master’s program in Healthcare Management accredited by the CAHME within the state of Kentucky.
University of Kentucky
College of Public Health
Located in the thriving city of Lexington just 80 miles to the south of Cincinnati, the University of Kentucky is a highly ranked four-year public land grant institution committed to preparing students for an increasingly diverse and technological workforce. With more than 120 master’s program and many gaining national prominence, UK is currently ranked as the 119th best college and 58th top public school by the U.S. News and World Report. Forbes magazine has also recognized the school as the 58th best college in the South and the 122nd top research university in the nation. Even more importantly, not only has the UK College of Public Health been distinguished as the 25th best graduate school of public health, it has been ranked as having the 46th top graduate healthcare management program in the United States.
Master of Health Administration (MHA)
The Master of Health Administration (MHA) degree program is designed to provide graduate level students who are interested in gaining the managerial experience needed to assume senior leadership positions in a wide range of health services organizations, including hospitals, physician practices, community health centers, ambulatory clinics, government agencies, and mental health providers. For students admitted to the program after receiving an undergraduate degree with required prerequisites in basic accounting and economics, the degree can be completed with 54 credits in 21 months full-time. Between the first and second years of coursework, students are actively engaged in a 400-hour administrative internship to apply the theories and techniques discussed in the classroom to operational healthcare situations under the close supervision of experienced health professionals.
- Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME)
- Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)
- Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCC)
111 Washington Avenue
Lexington, KY 40536