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Areas of Specialization

Please note there are several courses that can be taken for any specialization. These are: MPA 702 Managerial Communications in PA; MPA 787 (Independent Study); MPA 788, 789 or 790 (Internship – 6 credits maximum); PM 700* (Modern Management Issues; and PM 710* (Issues in Administration). In the cases of PM 700* and PM 710*, the content changes, so students should evaluate the content for its relevance to their area of specialization before enrolling. The faculty member teaching the course will clarify its content.

Health Administration (HAD)

PM 730. *** Health, Disease and Medical Care (+ 3 Courses)
(PM 730 should be taken by anyone specializing in health administration without a health background.)

Health Care Management

PM 700.* Modern Management Issues
PM 702. Managerial Communications in PA
PM 703. Fund. Of Management Info Systems
PM 708. Labor Relation
PM 710.* Issues in Administration (if health topic)
PM 714. Policy Analysis and Program Evaluation
PM 731. Managed Health Care Systems
PM 732. Public Health and Regulation
PM 733. Health Economics
PM 736. Quality Performance Management
PM 737. Mission-Driven Marketing
PM 742. Grant/Proposal Preparation

Health Care Policy (HAD)

PM 702. Managerial Communications in P.A.
PM 705. U.S. Social Policy
PM 710.* Issues In Admin. (if health topic)
PM 714. Policy Analysis & Program Eval.
PM 715. Privatization and Contracting
PM 731. Managed Health Care Systems
PM 732. Public Health and Regulation
PM 733. Health Economics
PM 743. Aging Policies & Services in the Community
PM 747. Nutrition Policy Across the Lifecycle

Aging/Long-Term Care Administration (AGD)

Long Term Care Administration (AGD Track 1)

PM 738. Gerontology † (*HAD 710)
PM 710. Issues In Admin. (if health topic)
PM 714. Policy Analysis & Program Eval.
PM 739. Long Term Care Administration † (*HAD 711)
MPA 602. Human Resources Management † (*HAD 602)
MPA 613. Health Systems Finance† (*HAD 603)
MPA 616. Legal Aspects of Health † (*HAD 709)
(† Required for NYS Nursing Home Administrator’s Licensing Exam; * MPA courses cross-listed with MSW concentrations )

Aging Services in the Community (AGD Track II)

PM 738. Gerontology (√) (*HAD 710)
PM 743. Aging Policy in the Community (√) (*HAD 712)

Select three additional courses from below

PM 714. Policy Analysis & Program Eval.
PM 744. Bereavement (*HAD 729)
PM 745. Health & Retirement Planning in Elder Care (*HAD 728)
PM 747. Nutrition Policy Across the Lifecycle

(√ Required for Community Aging Services and Admin. * MPA courses cross-listed with MSW concentrations)

Advanced Certificate in Gerontology

Students may earn an Advanced Certificate in Gerontology in addition to the M.P.A. degree in health administration in one of three ways, by taking:

Five (5) courses from the Aging/Long-Term Care Administration (AGD) Section
Five (5) courses marked † for the NYS Nursing Home Administrators’ Licensing Exam (from the Long Term Care Section) (AGD Track I)
Five (5) courses from the section on Community Aging Services Admin. (AGD Track II)

The advanced certificate in gerontology also is a 15-credit, stand-alone certificate that can be completed by anyone who meets the eligibility requirements for acceptance into the M.P.A. program.