COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES

M.P.A. IN HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATION

The 42-credit Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) degree in Health Care Administration provides the comprehensive curriculum needed to succeed in a highly complex, competitive and ever-changing health care environment. Courses examine both practical and theoretical problems in the field and provide an understanding of a wide range of topics including organizational structures, administrative techniques, policy analysis, and program management.

Our M.P.A. degree is accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration.

Your plan of study is comprised of 18 credits of foundation courses, including: "Principles of Public Administration," "Organizational Theory and Behavior in the Public Sector," "Economic Environment and the Public Sector," "Analytical Methods," "Computer-based Management Systems" and "The Policy Process in Health Care Administration."

The Advanced Core Curriculum (nine credits) explores various aspects of public sector administration, including: "Human Resource Administration," "Fundamentals of Budgeting and Finance," and "Administrative Responsibility and the Legal Environment." Nine credits of electives and a thesis round out the program.

PROGRAM GOALS

• Students will be able lead and manage in public, health care, and nonprofit organizations.

• Students will be able to participate in and contribute to the policy process.

• Students will be able to analyze, synthesize, and think critically as they engage in problem-solving and decision-making processes.

• Students will be able to articulate and apply a public service perspective.

• Students will be able to communicate and interact productively with a diverse and changing workforce and constituency.


Admissions Requirements

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Applicants to the M.P.A. in Health Care Administration must meet the following requirements for admission.

  • Application for admission (online or for a paper application or for more information regarding the application process, visit the Admissions Office home page)
  • Application fee: $50.00 (non-refundable)
  • A bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0 from an accredited college or university or successful completion of another Master’s degree. Students who do not meet these requirements are welcome to discuss their options for admission with the graduate advisor. Applicants who have attended institutions outside the United States must hold a degree equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree.
  • Official copies of your undergraduate and/or graduate transcripts from any college(s) or universities you have attended
  • Two professional and/or academic letters of recommendation that address the applicant’s potential in the profession and ability to complete a graduate program
  • Students for whom English is a second language must submit official score results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The required minimum acceptable TOEFL score is: 85 Internet-based (223 computer-based or 563 paper-based) or minimum IELTS score: 7.0.

Please address all application materials to:
Office of Admission
LIU Brentwood
Michael J. Grant Campus
1001 Crooked Hill Road
Brentwood, NY 11717

Or, fax the documents to: 631-287-8575
Any questions please call the Admissions Office at 631-287-8500
Email: brentwood-info@liu.edu

Degree Requirements

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

A Master of Public Administration (specialization in health care administration) degree candidate must complete 42 credits of study. He or she must earn a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above to be approved for graduation.

Typical Sequence of Courses

Foundation Courses (Total Credits = 18)

Course

 

Credits

MPA 501

Principles of Public Administration

3

MPA 502

Management of Health Care Organization

3

MPA 503

Legal Aspects of Health/Public Administration

3

MPA 505

Financial Management in the Health Care/Public Sector

3

MPA 506

Resource Allocation in the Health Care/Public Sector

3

MPA 507

Research Methods

3

Advanced Core (Total Credits = 9)

Course

 

Credits

HAD 602

Human Resource Administration in the Health Care Sector

3

HAD 603

Fundamentals of Budgeting and Finance in the Health Care Sector

3

HAD 604

Administrative Responsibility and the Legal Environment in the Health Care Sector

3

Specialization (Total Credits = 9)
Students select 9 credits from the electives in consultation with an academic counselor.

Thesis in Health Care Administration (Total Credits = 6)

Course

 

Credits

MPA 707

Human Resource Administration in the Health Care Sector

3

MPA 708

Thesis

3

CONTACT

LIU Brentwood
Abagail Van Vlerah, Dean
Abby.VanVlerah@liu.edu

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Email: brentwood-info@liu.edu
Phone: 631-287-8500