1. Master of Public Health
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Health Care Management Track

For students interested in organizational leadership, the Health Care Management track within the Master of Public Health program provides an opportunity for you to learn key competencies and skills to effectively manage operations and lead teams. You will learn strategic, ethical, and accountable management practices, human resource management and supervision, and finance and budgeting techniques. We teach you how to use quantitative tools for management accountability and cost-effective health care, and how to design, implement, and evaluate programs and projects.

Our curriculum is designed to teach you best practices across a variety of specializations. You will learn competency-based techniques for organizational development and organization behavior, including theory and application, team leadership, relationship building, collaboration and community orientation, and more.

Learn More About This Track

To determine if the Health Care Management track is right for you, explore the additional resources and get a preview of the competencies and courses.

Students in this specialty track will develop skills and competencies to be successful in public health including:

  • Applying theories of organizational analysis, organizational behavior, and financial analysis to managing and leading public health and health organizations.
  • Designing, implementing, and managing cost effective health programs and projects.
  • Applying, managing, and implementing human resource practices in an ethical, legally compliant, and culturally responsive manner.
  • Developing skills in team management, collaboration, and leadership to effect change at multiple levels.
  • Appropriately managing various health care payment methodologies for diverse at-risk populations.
  • Developing market analyses of population-based problems, and initiating community partnerships in service development and evaluation.

The MPH degree requires the completion of a total of 45 credits, an applied practice experience, and a culminating experience. In addition to the general course requirements, students will take these track-specific courses:

  • Introduction to Policy and Management
  • Accounting and Budgeting for Public Health Administration
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resources
  • Managed Care and Health Care Reform
  • Capstone Seminar in Health Care Management

Remaining credits are accrued through electives, seminars and independent study. The track advisor should be consulted early to plan ahead for the completion of the MPH degree requirements. Refer to the Health Care Management Checklist for a full list of courses.