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U of M School of Public Health Program Ranked 5th Nationally for Graduate Education of Physician-Executives

For release: August 25, 2011
For press information, contact Curt Guenther, 901-678-2843.

A program of the School of Public Health at the University of Memphis has been ranked very high nationally for its education of physician-executives.  In the ninth annual survey of such schools, Modern Healthcare magazine rated the School’s Master of Health Administration program fifth in the nation, along with that of the University of Colorado at Denver.

Altogether, programs at 45 schools were rated.  The University of Houston at Clear Lake was rated first, followed by Trinity University, University of North Carolina, and Virginia Commonwealth University.

The rankings were based on five factors:  the length of time to complete the program; the cost of tuition; the number of days students must spend on campus; the age of each program; and the number of total graduates.

The U of M’s master of health administration program lasts 21-months and has a $13,700 tuition.  The MHA program has both an “on campus” two-year program as well as an online enrollment that has a shorter residency requirement.  This is the 19th year the program has been offered at the U of M, and the total number of graduates as of 2010 was 183.

“We are pleased to be recognized among the nation’s top programs for health care professionals and for our delivery of this high quality education at a reasonable cost to our students,” said Dean Lisa Klesges.  “Our faculty have rich practical experience in the health care and public health fields, and that adds depth to our instruction.”

The U of M School of Public Health prepares public health and health management leaders to tackle the significant health care and public health challenges of our time.  Our training programs emphasize both discovery and application, with the goal of moving “knowledge into action” locally, nationally, and globally.

More information about the School is available online at www.memphis.edu/sph.

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