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2010-2011 Catalog 
    
2010-2011 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Care Administration Concentration (Master of Public Administration)


The program concentration in Health Care Administration offered in collaboration with the Department of Health Sciences and Administration provides advanced education in administration and policy analysis primarily to persons employed within the health care field. It addresses the educational needs of those with specialized, technical, or liberal arts degrees, as well as others with limited or outdated education or training in administration. Focusing on contemporary developments in health care administration, the program concentration prepares students to deal with the complex tasks and challenges of today’s health care system.

Knowledge Base. Same as for the General Program.

Requirements. Thirty-nine credits (forty-two credits for students requiring an internship), as follows:

  1. Core courses (15 credits).
    PUB 500 - Politics, Policy, and Public Administration.  (3)
    PUB 501 - Administrative Organization and Behavior.  (3)
    HCR 506  / PUB 506 - Research Methods.  (3)
    two from:
    PUB 502 - Management in Public and Nonprofit Organizations.  (3)
    PUB 571  / ECN 571 - Public Economics.  (3)
    PUB 510  / POL 510 - Intergovernmental Relations.  (3)
  2. Administrative Functions and Processes (12 credits).
    1. HCR 500 - Epidemiology.  (3) (required if the student has not taken PHS 315  or equivalent)
      HCR 505  / PUB 505 - Health Policy.  (3)
    2. Additional credits from:
      PUB 503 - Personnel Issues in Public Service.  (3)
      PUB 504 - Ethical Issues in Public Administration.  (3)
      HCR 509  / PUB 509 - Healthcare Strategic Planning.  (3)
      PUB 518 - Budgeting in Public and Nonprofit Organizations.  (3)
        (3)
      PUB 577 - Financial Management in Health Care.  (3)
      PUB 587 - Legal Issues In Health Care.  (3)
      PUB 519  / POL 520 - Law and Administrative Processes.  (3)
      PUB 522  / POL 522 - Environmental Law and Public Policy.  (3)
  3. Analytical Methods (6 credits).
    From:
    ECN 579 HCR 579 - Economics of Health Care.  (3)
    PUB 523 - Accounting in Government and Non-Profit Organizations.  (3)
    ECN 575  / PUB 575 - Cost-Benefit Analysis.  (3)
    PUB 580  / ECN 580 - Quantitative Methods for Public Administration.  (3)
    PUB 508  / HCR 508 - Evaluation of Services and Programs.  (3)
    PUB 527  / HCR 527  / PSY 527 - Personnel Selection and Evaluation.  (3)
  4. Applied Research (6 credits).
    HCR 593  / PUB 593 - Practicum in Research Design.  (3)
    one from:
    PUB 595 - Practicum in Applied Research.  (3)
    PUB 502 - Management in Public and Nonprofit Organizations. * (3)
    PUB 510  / POL 510 - Intergovernmental Relations. * (3)
    PUB 571  / ECN 571 - Public Economics. * (3)
    PUB 575 - Cost-Benefit Analysis. * (3)
  5. Internship (0-3 credits).
    PUB 590  . The internship is not required of students who hold full-time employment in agencies of the health care system.

*Each of these courses requires a substantial research project similar in scope to PUB 595  and cannot be double counted to meet requirements in any other section of the MPA program.