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Health Policy and Management

The Department of Health Policy and Management prepares health services administrators, leaders and researchers who will advance systems of care delivery, promote effective health policy, and foster innovation and scholarly inquiry to improve and serve the health needs of Kansas citizens and beyond. We invite you to learn more about our department's academic programs, faculty and research.

Explore our Master of Health Services Administration and PhD in Health Policy and Management programs as options for advancing your career in health services administration. Our MHSA program is one of only 3 programs in Kansas and Missouri accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (, and the only one in the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan area and State of Kansas.  HP&M has an interdisciplinary faculty representing a variety of academic disciplines, as well as a variety of teaching and research focuses.

The MHSA program prepares individuals to work in a wide variety of professional settings, employing their leadership skills and knowledge of health policy and management to improve health and health services delivery in the communities where they serve. Our PhD in Health Policy and Management prepares high-level health services researchers for careers in academic settings or in public and private organizations where advanced research and analytic skills are required.  Our graduates work in a variety of organizations, including hospitals, health care systems, long-term care organizations, physician group practices, higher education, governmental entities, insurance and managed care firms.


Last modified: Mar 14, 2019
News & Events

Application priority* deadlines for Fall 2019 are as follows:
MHSA: March 1, 2019
PhD: no later than June 1, 2019

*Potential student applicants for either the MHSA or PhD programs beyond the listed priority deadline are invited to contact Deb Lewis at 913-588-3763 or

Application portal opens September 1, 2019 for Fall 2020 admission.

New MHSA and PhD Student Orientation Programs will be held August 13, 2019.

The 2019 Health Policy Symposium, "Opportunities in Healthcare and Health Policy for Underserved Populations" is scheduled for Tuesday, April 23, 2019. Find more information here.

Student Alumnus Nicholas Tejeda announced as ACHE Young Healthcare Executive of the Year
See Modern Healthcare story