Chair of the Department
Carl Figliola, Ph.D.
Phone: 516-299-2716

Graduate Enrollment Services Counselor
School of Health Professions and Nursing

Rebecca Coleman
Phone: 516-299-2770

Department of Health Care and Public Administration

The Department of Health Care and Public Administration offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs that prepare students for positions in hospitals and nursing homes; county, city, town and village governments; school districts; and federal and state agencies. Taught by dedicated faculty, the curriculum stresses leadership, effective performance, problem-solving skills, ethical concerns, and program analysis and implementation in a student-centered environment.

Our degree programs welcome both full-time and part-time students. Undergraduates can pursue the Bachelor of Science degree in either Health Care Administration or Public Administration. Students also can choose five-year Accelerated Programs that lead to both a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Administration, Health Administration or Political Science and a Master of Public Administration in either field. Undergraduate minors are available in Public Service or Health Care Administration.

NASPAA Accredited - The Commission on Peer Review & AccreditationGraduate programs offer a number of options reflecting real-world priorities: M.P.A. degrees in Public Administration or Health Care Administration; a dual J.D./M.P.A. in Health Care Administration (in conjunction with the Touro Law Center, Central Islip, N.Y.); and an Advanced Certificate in Nonprofit Management or Gerontology. The Master of Public Administration is the only program on Long Island accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration.

Faculty and students are engaged in professional and community activities to help address problems for various health care, governmental, nonprofit and private organizations. The Public Administration honor society, Pi Alpha Alpha, plays an active role in undergraduate life on campus. The Department maintains a strong alumni network, organizes special symposiums with industry experts, and offers opportunities for students to intern in various government, health and social service agencies.

Undergraduate Programs Dual Program Graduate Program
B.S. in Health Care Administration B.A. In Political Science/M.P.A.
M.P.A. in Gerontology
B.S. in Public Administration
B.F.A. in Arts Management/M.P.A.
M.P.A. in Health Care Administration

B.S/M.P.A. in Health Care Administration
M.P.A. in Nonprofit Management
  B.S/M.P.A. in Public Administration
M.P.A. in Public Administration

J.D./M.P.A. in Health Care Administration

Advanced Certificate in Gerontology

Advanced Certificate in Health Informatics

Advanced Certificate in Nonprofit Management

Health Care and Public Administration Department Faculty

B.F.A. in Arts Management/M.P.A.

B.F.A. in Arts Management/M.P.A.

Enhanced & Accelerated

Get to work as a leader in the health care, nonprofit, or public sectors faster through our accelerated five-year Bachelor of Science and Master of Public Administration programs.

Specialized Internships

Students in the Department of Health Care and Public Administration have the opportunity to participate in a variety of internships in the public, nonprofit, and health care sectors on Long Island and in New York City.


School of Health Professions and Nursing
Dr. Lori Knapp, Dean
Roth Hall, Room 300