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Health Services Administration, MPH

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #340 (QS) , NY,
Learn how to assess population health needs, formulate policies and interventions, and assure the effectiveness of community programs and services. A master degree in Health Services Administration is offered by the University at Buffalo. 

About

One of the biggest issues that the U.S. healthcare system is facing today is how to control healthcare costs while improving population health and maintaining meaningful and efficient patient-provider interactions. We offer a master degree in Health Services Administration at the University at Buffalo. 

In response to this demand, we developed a multidisciplinary program that combines innovative research with didactic training in core public health concepts, policy formulation, community health assessment, program intervention and urban planning design, behavioral economics and financial incentives, implementation and dissemination research, program management and evaluation, and other core health services competencies.

As a public health administrator, you will be involved with program planning, implementation, participation, evaluation, collaborations and partner­ships, policy development, and public and professional communication.

Career Development

You will be prepared to work in a variety of fields, including:

  • All branches and levels of government
  • Health care organizations, hospitals, health maintenance organizations and industrial medical care offices
  • Nonprofit organizations such as the American Heart Association
  • Public health advocacy and other community-based organizations

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Study of Health Behavior
  • Introduction to Program Planning and Evaluation
  • Principles of Epidemiology
  • Introduction to Health Care Organization
  • Biological Basis of Public Health
  • Public Health Practice

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    48 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

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General Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree
  • A GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Minimum GRE scores in the 50th percentile for each category See exceptions for the GRE
  • Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) 
  • Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE)
  • One general biology course
  • One health related science course (e.g., nutrition, anatomy, microbiology, or physiology)
  • One college level mathematics course (e.g., calculus or statistics; calculus is preferred for students concentrating in epidemiology; and at least two years of high school algebra)
  • Two courses in behavioral sciences, including a course in sociology or social psychology, and a course in subjects such as anthropology, psychology, political science or economics
  • A basic computing course

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11550 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    23100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11550 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    11310 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5655 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Buffalo

  • 920 - 1560 USD/month
    Living Costs

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