Health Care Administration

Health Care Administration Concentration (Master of Public Administration)

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the educational needs of those with specialized, technical, or liberal arts degrees, as well as others with limited or outdated education or training in administration.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.

Knowledge Base. Same as for the General Program.

Requirements. Thirty-nine credits (forty-two credits for students requiring an internship), as follows:

  1. Core courses (12 credits).
    PUB 500 - Politics, Policy, and Public Administration. 
    PUB 501 - Administrative Organization and Behavior. 
    PUB 502 - Management in Public and Nonprofit Organizations. 
    PUB 504 - Ethical Issues in Public Administration. 
  2. Administrative Functions and Processes (12 credits).
    HCR 500 - Epidemiology.   (not required of students who have taken an epidemiology course or have equivalent experience)
    HCR 505 /PUB 505 /ANE 605 - Health Policy. 
    PUB 577 - Financial Management in Health Care. 
    PUB 587 - Legal Issues In Health Care. 

    If HCR 500  is not required, one from:
    PUB 503 - Personnel Issues in Public Service.   
    PUB 518 - Budgeting in Public and Nonprofit Organizations. 
    PUB 519 /POL 520 - Law and Administrative Processes. 
    PUB 520 - Resource Development and Administration. 
    PUB 540 - Volunteerism and the Independent Sector. 
    PUB 547 - Grants Administration and Implementation. 
    PUB 549 - Green Community Development. 
    PUB 572 /SOC 566 - Work, Occupations and Professions.  
    PUB 596 /POL 596 - Intergovernmental Relations.   
  3. Analytical Methods (9 credits).  Three from: 
    PUB 508 /HCR 508 - Evaluation of Services and Programs. 
    PUB 523 - Accounting in Government and Non-Profit Organizations. 
    PUB 527 /HCR 527 /PSY 527 - Personnel Selection and Evaluation. 
    PUB 571 /ECN 571 - Public Economics. 
    PUB 580 /ECN 580 - Quantitative Methods for Public Administration.  
    PUB 585 /EDL 670 - Applied Research Methods for Administrators.  
    PUB 594 - Grantwriting and Administration in Public and Nonprofit Agency Settings.  
  4. Applied Research (6 credits).
    PUB 506 /HCR 506 - Research Methods. 
    PUB 595 /HCR 595 - Practicum in Applied Research.  
  5. Internship (0-3 credits).
    PUB 590 . The internship is not required of those students who are practicing administrators or who have had two years or more experience in an administrative capacity.

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