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M.P.A. in Health Care Administration

M.P.A. in Health Care AdministrationThe 48-credit Master of Public Administration 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.

Your plan of study is comprised of 21 credits of foundation courses, including: "Principles of Public Administration," "Organizational Theory and Behavior in the Public Sector," "Economic Environment and the Public Sector;" "Computer Applications," "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." Twelve credits of electives and a Thesis round out the program.

A specialization in Gerontology is available.

Our M.P.A. degree is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration.

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Program Goals


  • Students will have the ability to lead and manage in public governance.
  • Students will delineate the attributes of a successful leader.
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of organizational theories.
  • Students will have the ability to analyze, synthesize, think critically, solve problems and make decisions.
  • Students will demonstrate creative, thoughtful problem-solving abilities.
  • Students will amass information and synthesize it coherently.
  • Students will demonstrate creative, thoughtful problem-solving abilities and a heightened awareness of ethical considerations.