Graduate Programs

Master of Arts in Aging Studies

The online Master of Arts in Aging Studies program is designed to equip graduates with the knowledge necessary to manage, supervise, and provide high-quality services and supports for the aging population. The Aging Studies graduate program allows students to advance their education, maximizing their career potential across disciplines to meet the growing needs of the aging population. Students learn from industry experts and passionate faculty who connect content expertise with the field of aging.

Accelerated Master of Arts in Aging Studies

The dual/accelerated bachelor’s to master’s in Aging Studies is ideal for any undergraduate student seeking advanced career opportunities in the aging professions. Shorten your graduate studies by one semester. Save time and money -- apply 9 hours of dual credit to your undergraduate and graduate degree.

For assessment regarding eligibility for admissions, contact the Graduate Coordinator Jacie Green.

Masters in Health Administration

The online Masters in Health Administration (MHA) program will prepare students to plan, direct, manage, and coordinate medical and health services. Graduates of the MHA program will be equipped with the required knowledge, skills, and qualities that health care organization employers deem important to serve in an administrative capacity. The program will prepare students in areas of management, health care finance, human resource administration, strategic planning, law and ethics, health economics, and health information systems. Faculty consists of former hospital CEOs who connect content expertise with real-world, health care leadership experience.

Accelerated Masters in Health Administration

The dual/accelerated master’s in Health Administration is ideal for undergraduate health management students interested in planning and directing the delivery of health care. Shorten your graduate studies by one semester. Save time and money -- apply 9 hours of dual credit to your undergraduate and graduate degree.

For assessment regarding eligibility for admissions, contact the Graduate Coordinator Jacie Green.

Certificate and Practicum Options

Graduate Certificate in Aging Studies

The online graduate certificate in aging studies (GCAGE) allows graduate students and working professionals to expand their knowledge of the fundamental concepts of aging, to better serve an aging population they frequently encounter. The GCAGE prepares students in aging-specific areas of health communication, navigating the Medicare system, public health priorities, family care management, and perspectives on an aging society. Combine what you do with aging studies.

Graduate Certificate in Health Administration

The online graduate certificate in health administration allows students to complement existing experience and educational background in business, finance, or related management/leadership, building upon that knowledge base to better plan, direct, manage, and coordinate medical and health services. The program prepares students in areas of health care leadership, operations management, health care finance, strategic planning, health care policy, law and ethics, and trends in the health care delivery system. Enhance your knowledge in health administration.

Graduate Certificate in Public Health

The online Graduate Certificate in Public Health (GCPH) equips students with core knowledge in public health they can put into practice within the workplace. Through the graduate certificate in public health program, graduates bring population-based health knowledge to their work in health and medicine. Now more than ever, it is important to combine what you do with public health.

Administrator-in-Training (AIT) Practicum

The AIT is a practicum available to individuals with a bachelor's degree, who have had course work or professional experience in aging programs or services, long-term care or senior living, management, and/or health care. This practicum fulfills the state of Kansas practical experience requirement to sit for the examinations to become a licensed nursing home administrator.