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General University Information
The University of Kentucky, also known as UK, is a public co-educational university and is one of the state’s two land-grant universities, located in Lexington, Kentucky. Founded in 1865 by John Bowman as the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Kentucky, the university is the largest in the Commonwealth of Kentucky by enrollment, with 27,171 students, and is also the highest ranked research university in the state, according to U.S. News and World Report.
The M.H.A. Program provides graduates with critical competencies required to succeed in post-graduate positions in hospitals, multi-unit health systems, and other complex healthcare organizations and a solid foundation for future leadership roles.
As a component of the UK College of Public Health, the Department of Health Services Management’s Mission is to improve the organization and delivery of personal and public health services. This mission is accomplished through graduate-level education, health services research, and service by faculty and staff.
The Department conducts research on health services and systems in both the public and private sectors. Among the focus areas are health policy and economics, information systems, leadership and management, organization and delivery of services, and outcome measurement. The Department provides service to the healthcare field through disseminating new knowledge and providing consultative assistance to public and private organizations.
Applicants to the MHA program must meet the following criteria:
- Application deadline is June 30.
- Minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.0, minimum graduate grade point average of 3.0.
- Official scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT), showing verbal and quantitative scores at the 50 percentile or better. Official TOEFL scores (International students only).
- Applicants must also submit a supplemental application to the University of Kentucky Graduate School, applications may be submitted on-line. Application deadline for International students March 15. Official GRE/GMAT, TOEFL scores and copies of official transcripts must be submitted by the applicant directly to SOPHAS. Copies of the scores and transcripts will be sent to the Graduate School by the College of Public Health.