Public Administration with a Concentration in Health Care Administration (MPA)

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The program concentration in Health Care Administration offered in collaboration with the Department of Health Sciences and Administration provides advanced education in administration and policy analysis primarily to persons employed within the health care field. It addresses the educational needs of those with specialized, technical, or liberal arts degrees, as well as others with limited or outdated education or training in administration. Focusing on contemporary developments in health care administration, the program concentration prepares students to deal with the complex tasks and challenges of today’s health care system.

Requirements


Thirty-nine to forty-two credits, as follows:

A. Core Courses (30 credits)


  • PUB 500 - Politics, Policy, and Public Administration (3).
  • PUB 501 - Administrative Organization and Behavior (3).
  • PUB 502 - Public Sector Management (3).
  • PUB 506 - Research Methods (3).
  • PUB 508 - Evaluation of Services and Programs (3).
  • PUB 518 - Budgeting and Finance in the Public Sector (3).
  • PUB 519 - Law and Administrative Processes (3).
  • PUB 580 - Quantitative Methods for Public Administration (3).
  • PUB 593 - Professional Development for Public Administration (3).
  • PUB 595 - Practicum in Public Administration (3).

B. Concentration Requirements (9-10 credits)


  • HCR 500 - Epidemiology (4).
  • PUB 505 - Health Policy (3).
  • PUB 577 - Financial Management in Health Care (3).
  • Students who have taken an epidemiology course or have equivalent experience may in consultation with their academic advisor replace HCR 500.

C. Internship (0-3 credits)


  • PUB 590 - Internship (3).
  • Can be waived by advisor if student has 2 or more years of public sector experience.

Note


With consent of the program director, up to six credits in the following courses may be applied to the program:

  • PUB 589 - Independent Study in Public Administration (1-3).
  • PUB 599 - Special Topics in Public Administration (3).


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