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What is the cost of the program?

The total cost of the program varies based on individual student factors including state of residency, electives selected, transfer credits, scholarships/financial aid, and any joint or dual degree enrollments.  In general, students who are residents of the state of Kansas can expect to pay approximately $27,000 and residents of other states can expect to pay approximately $60,000 in tuition, not inclusive of books and supplies.  More details about tuition and fees are available through the Registrar’s Office

Are opportunities available for scholarships or financial aid?

Yes, there are some opportunities available for scholarships and financial aid. Learn more about those opportunities on our Program Website or contact the Office of Student Financial Aid.

Will I be able to work while in the program?

Yes!  Our program is specifically designed with flexibility in mind to support students who are working in the healthcare field, and many students find their work in the classroom supports their work in the field.  While many of our full-time students work part-time throughout their time in the program and many of our part-time students hold full-time professional roles, we do not recommend pursuing both full-time employment and full-time enrollment simultaneously.

When are classes held?

All synchronous classes are scheduled to meet one evening each week from 4:00-6:50 p.m. or 7:00-8:50 p.m.  Classes are not scheduled on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.  Some of our classes meet asynchronously, without a scheduled meeting time each week.

Are classes available online?

While the majority of our classes meet in-person, full-time students can expect to have one or two online classes each semester.

What options would I have for completing my internship?

Recognizing the diverse needs of our students, we strive to make the educational experience as customizable as possible.  Students take an active role in identifying an internship opportunity best suited to support their individual development needs.  Many students intern with our own community partners or design their own opportunity.  Our Executive-in-Residence supports students throughout the internship identification, application, and interview process.

Where do your students go after graduation?

Graduates of our program are well-prepared for any area of healthcare leadership.  We have broad alumni representation, both geographically and in every field of health administration.  Current students benefit from alumni mentorship pairings to help gain a stronger understanding of the nuances of their chosen path, and our graduates have an impressively high placement rate.

View graduate employment statistics on our Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education program page.

What is the difference between an MHSA and an MHA or MBA?

The MHSA (Master of Health Services Administration) and the MHA (Master of Health Administration) are equivalent degrees, accredited by the same organization and with comparable curriculum.  The MHSA/MHA provides many of the same skills as an MBA, but the MHSA/MHA programs are specific to the field of healthcare while an MBA is more broad-based.

Does the program offer in-state tuition rates for Missouri residents in the Kansas City metro?

Only Kansas residents are eligible for in-state tuition rates.  Visit the Registrar's Office site to learn more about our institution’s residency requirements and process.

School of Medicine

University of Kansas Medical Center
Population Health
Mail Stop 1008
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66160
Fax: 913-588-2780