Master of Public Administration in Health Administration
According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, the health administration field is expected to grow nearly 20% faster than other occupations through the year 2014. “Those with the highest education, strongest business skills and health care work experience will be well positioned to take advantage of the most coveted jobs.”
The 48-credit, N.A.S.P.A.A.-accredited Master of Public Administration in Health Administration prepares students for careers in fields that offer numerous professional paths. Students from diverse backgrounds with varying levels of expertise, are taught by faculty members who are current in all of the latest trends and issues in health care administration.
The program of study is flexible and can be tailored to accommodate the professional requirements of the student by offering specialization courses that provide them with the opportunity to examine a specific management function or an area of application in greater depth. Areas of specialization include health care administration, health care management, health care policy and aging/long-term care. Other specializations can be developed in consultation with a faculty advisor from the broad spectrum of courses available through the Program and the School, as well as through courses available across the Campus.
The Program is divided into four parts: an introductory sequence that provides 18 credits of public service sector foundations and skills, followed by 12 credits of focused management topics including human resources, budgeting and financial management, law and accountability. Students then take 12 credits in an area of specialization and a required six-credit integrative capstone experience, which culminates in a project and a formal presentation.
Admission is on a rolling basis, so you can start your course of study during the fall, spring or summer. Call Ms. Maria Yangas at 718-488-1071 for more information or fill out an online application now.
Representative Career Opportunities for this Major
(Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistic Occupational Outlook Handbook)