The online Master of Public Health (MPH) with a concentration in Health Services Administration and Policy degree program prepares students and working professionals looking to broaden their training in public health administration, health policy, and related fields.
The Health Services Administration and Policy concentration prepares students for an administrative, managerial or supervisory role with an emphasis on planning, budgeting, program evaluation and policy development.
The online Public Health, MPH (Health Services Administration and Policy) program focuses on four main areas:
- Organizational Theory and Behavior. Students learn fundamental concepts and information about organizational behaviors and theories in health care and develop skills to analyze and resolve organizational problems through a systems approach.
- Health Care Finance. Students learn to prepare budgets while considering contexts, develop skills to implement budgets, evaluate performance and take appropriate actions, analyze risk as a basis for financial decision-making, and demonstrate the application of financial management techniques to enhance the performance of health service organizations.
- Strategic Planning. Students evaluate and document internal and external strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats to identify strategic issues, prepare strategic and operational plans that consider issues, demonstrate skills to lead and facilitate planning activities as well as implement operational and strategic plans with the ability to evaluate performance and adjust accordingly.
- Human Resource Management. Students develop knowledge on various theories, principles, best practices and challenges of human resource management in health care, explain the effects of human factors and demographics in managing others and identify the different issues that impact human resource management.
The Master’s in Public Health cultivates leaders who are creative, critical thinkers, with the knowledge and skills to address evolving public health challenges. This online master's degree program focuses on being practice-centered, evidence-based, equity-focused, diverse and collaborative.