Degree Requirements

M.H.S.A. Program

The Master of Health Services Administration prepares students for leadership roles in the health care sector, including positions in hospitals, health care systems, long-term care facilities, clinics, insurance firms, consulting firms, health departments, and government agencies. The M.H.S.A. program offers a systematic overview of the health care system, a clear perspective on contemporary health policy, a mastery of analysis methods, and a broad exposure to the practice of health care management.

M.H.S.A. Degree Requirements

All candidates must complete, at a satisfactory level, 56 credit hours of courses and achieve competency in the following areas:

    Leadership and professionalism;

    Health care systems and policy;

    Communication and relationship management;

    Inquiry, problem-solving, and decision-making; and

    Management knowledge and skills.

An internship is required of all students. Full-time students are encouraged to seek a residency/fellowship after graduation.

Courses are taught in late afternoons and evenings on the Medical Center campus in Kansas City. Students begin course work with foundation courses and proceed through the curriculum in a predefined sequence.

Contact Info

Department of Health Policy and Management

KU Medical Center, 5014 Student Center
Mail Stop 3044, 3901 Rainbow Blvd.
Kansas City, KS 66160
Glendon G. Cox, Chair
Deborah Lewis, Student Support Manager
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