Master of Health Services Administration

The Master of Health Services Administration (MHSA) degree prepares students for leadership roles in the health care sector, including positions in hospitals, health care systems, long-term care facilities, clinics, insurance firms, health departments, and government agencies. The MHSA offers a systematic examination of the health care system, exposure to the impact of health policy and the policy process, a mastery of analytic methods, and a broad exposure to the practice of health care management. Classes are taught on the KUMC campus and offered in the late afternoon and evening.

The mission of the MHSA Program is to improve lives and communities in Kansas and beyond by preparing students to be outstanding health administration professionals and future leaders in the health care sector. To accomplish this mission, the program:

  • recruits students with diverse backgrounds and perspectives, along with the ability to succeed;
  • hires, values and respects faculty with varied backgrounds, who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship and service;
  • designs and develops a competency-based curriculum that stresses lifelong learning;
  • emphasizes interprofessional education through collaboration with learners and practitioners from multiple disciplines;
  • stresses the practical application of knowledge; and
  • enables graduates to be competitive in the marketplace.