Public Administration

Master of Public Administration in Health Administration

Healthcare administrators work in a clinical setting, like a hospital, nursing home, or medical practice, to manage the facility or a smaller unit within it. According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, the health administration field is expected to grow 20% between 2016 and 2026, at a much faster rate of growth than the average occupation.

The 42-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 15 credits of public service sector foundations and skills, followed by 9 credits of focused management topics including human resources, budgeting and financial management, and 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. Please call or email Ms. Maria Yangas (718-488-1071, for more information or fill out an online application here.


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Course # Course Name Credits
MPA 501
Principals of Administration 3.00
MPA 502 Organizational Theory and Behavior 3.00

MPA 503 Government and the Economy 3.00
MPA 505 Analytic Methods 3.00
MPA 507 Public Policy Processes 3.00


Course # Course Name Credits
MPA 602
Human Resources Management 3.00
MPA 613 Health Systems Finance (HAD) 3.00

MPA 614 Healthcare Responsibilities and Accountability for Administrators 3.00


Course # Course Name Credits
PM 730
Health, Disease and Medical Care 3.00


Course # Course Name Credits
MPA 798
Research Seminar in Public Administration 3.00

MPA 799 Research Project in Public Administration 3.00

Credit and GPA Requirements
Minimum Credits: 42
Minimum Major GPA: 3.00

*Please check University Bulletin for list of specialization and course requirements.
**To be taken in the last semester of study. You may NOT take any additional courses with capstone.

Course # Course Name Credits
PM 730
Health, Disease and Medical Care 3.00