About the KU School of Health Professions

Murphy administration building

The School of Health Professions, along with the School of Medicine, School of Nursing and Office of Graduate Studies comprise the academic units of the University of Kansas Medical Center located in Kansas City, Kan. The School of Health Professions is comprised of eight distinct organizational units based on field of study, and each department is managed by a chair.

Although several of these programs began as early as the 1930s or 1940s, the school was not established officially until 1974 when several academic health care programs at KU Medical Center were organized under a single school for the first time. Today the school has grown to offer more than 25 health care fields of study from its eight academic departments. The school offers degrees ranging from the bachelor's degree to advanced graduate study, including several doctorate programs. In addition, certificate and post-professional programs are available to students wishing to advance their careers.

The School's annual enrollment approximates 600 students, with over 200 graduating each year. Numerous clinical affiliation sites in the U.S. and abroad offer students of the school the opportunity to gain experience in rural, urban and international health care settings. Once part of the university, The University of Kansas Hospital became an independently managed organization in the late 1990s. It remains an essential clinical instruction component for KU's programs today.

Our Mission: To serve the citizens of Kansas, the region, the nation and to develop tomorrow's leaders through exemplary education, research and service.

About the University of Kansas

The University of Kansas main campus is located about 40 minutes west in beautiful Lawrence, Kansas. The University of Kansas is a Carnegie Research I institution and an eminent member of the prestigious 58-member American Association of Universities. KU consistently ranks as one of the nation's top public universities by prominent publications and is considered a College Best Buy by U.S. News and World Report.

More than 26,000 matriculated students from every region of the world, 1,900 faculty members, and approximately 7,000 staff and support personnel engage in, support or advance a wide range of academic activities on its campuses.

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Last modified: Jul 07, 2015

John Ferraro

John Ferraro, PhD
Interim Dean,
School of Health Professions

Office of the Dean
Murphy Bldg. Room 1024
KU Medical Center
Kansas City, KS 66160

913-588-5235 (711 TTY)
913-588-5254 (fax)


Mailing Address
KU School of Health Professions
MS 1068
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66160