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Master in Public Administration: Health Administration

The vision of the Division of Public Administration’s Programs in Health Management and Policy is to be a leader in health management education and policy and be widely recognized for our contributions to the health community though a dynamic, innovative and rigorous curriculum. The Public Administration: Health Administration program is offered at Portland State University.

Quick Facts

 
Full-time Duration: 2 years
Starting in: January, March, September
Tuition Fee: $671 per credit
Location: Portland Campus (Portland, United States)

The Programs in Health Management and Policy at Portland State University build upon the mission of the Division of Public Administration, translating the broader domain of public service into the specific context of health management and policy.

The Programs prepare current and future health leaders with the knowledge, skills and competencies needed for progressively responsible careers in health systems management across a range of institutional settings including hospitals, health systems, government, research, advocacy, and nonprofit community-based organizations.

What will I learn?

The Public Administration: Health Administration provides students with the skills to succeed in public service and health care management positions in a wide variety of organizations. This program integrates the core curriculum of the MPA with a special focus on health services; students select their specialty area as Health Administration at the time they opt for the MPA:HA degree. At least 30 credits of the 60-credit program must be health-specific, and may be part of the substantive core, skills courses, or specialization courses.

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Courses Included

  • Public Budgeting
  • Cross-cultural Communications in the Public Sector
  • Civil Rights for Public Managers
  • Enhancing Diversity in the Workplace
  • Nonprofit Field Study in Oaxaca, Mexico