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US News & World Report Ranks UofL's MS in Health Administration program #32 among CAHME-accredited healthcare management programs nationwide

2023 MSHA US News and World Report

The UofL SPHIS is among the top schools for healthcare management. This is the first time the UofL MS in Health Administration (MSHA) program has been eligible for a US News and World Report ranking, and in only its fifth year, it ranks 32 out of 90+ programs, tying with rival schools such as the University of Kentucky and Xavier. Each ranking is an average rating based on a survey of academics at peer institutions.

Dr. Lee Bewley, director of the MSHA program and associate professor, explained that he was "pleased and grateful" that the MSHA program was ranked among the best graduate programs in the United States for healthcare management. He said, “The excellence and positive impact of MSHA Cardinals matched with the outstanding teaching, service, and research provided by our program's faculty and staff have been recognized by the healthcare management community. We are humbled by our colleagues' affirmation of our program quality.”

The MSHA is taught by faculty in the Dept. of Health Management and Systems Sciences. Department chair and professor, Dr. Chris Johnson, added, “I would like to thank the alumni, faculty, staff, current students, and our healthcare partners that made this recognition possible. When I first arrived as department chair eight years ago, our focus was on creating a world-class health administration program that would be a credit to Louisville’s vibrant healthcare environment. Through partnerships on campus and within our local healthcare community, this US News recognition validates that vision.”

About the MSHA

The MS in Health Administration was designed to deepen knowledge of environments, processes, structures, and strategies that are driving disruption in healthcare. The program uses UofL’s Population Health Leadership Competency Model, a modified version of the National Center for Healthcare Leadership competency model. The curriculum has 3 main components:

  1. Exploration of broad principles and key influencers of leading healthcare organizations
  2. Examination of evidence-based and data-driven frameworks for strategic leadership and effective management of healthcare organizations and issues
  3. Analysis of the external healthcare and policy environments that impact population and community healthcare management.  

There are two tracks available for prospective MSHA students: evening and online. The evening track is offered on-campus for entry-level and mid-career professionals seeking to achieve their personal career objectives within the healthcare industry. The 100% online track is designed for working professionals with at least 5 years of experience working in the healthcare industry.

The MSHA is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME). CAHME is the accrediting body for graduate programs in health management in the United States.

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