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The Public Administration - Healthcare Administration programme from Marist College provides graduate students with critical information needed to optimize both a health care organization and career.

About

Health care administrators and managers face problems unique to their industry, from working within the framework of extensive regulation, through ongoing reimbursement and profitability difficulties, to managing a diverse and highly educated workforce. Meeting those challenges effectively requires specialized preparation. 

With America's health care system undergoing dramatic changes, there is a need for educated health care professionals with extensive knowledge, insight, and problem-solving skills. Students enrolled in the Public Administration - Healthcare Administration programme from Marist College will gain the necessary knowledge needed to become effective leaders particularly relating to the rising cost and shifting accessibility of quality health care industry.

Why Choose the Marist Healthcare Administration Graduate Degree Program

If you are already working in health care, this concentration will help you understand the big picture of the industry and how the various provider systems interact. The Healthcare Administration M.P.A. program provides graduate students with the essential knowledge required for senior managerial and planning work in the health services and systems sectors.

If you are new to health care, this concentration will give you a necessary orientation to the industry. Either way, you'll become a more effective manager in health care for having taken the time to develop a deeper, more nuanced understanding of the industry and of the unique situations healthcare managers cope with on a daily basis.

Through the Healthcare Administration Master's degree, students will gain the knowledge and competencies needed for careers in health administration, involving the management of hospitals and other health services organizations as well as public health infrastructure. Healthcare Administration graduates will be prepared to handle complex new developments in technology, economics, ethics, finance, policy, and management.

Graduates of the online Master's of Public Administration Healthcare concentration should be prepared to seek leadership and management positions in government and non-profit organizations.

Accreditation

The MPA program is accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA).

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • US Health Care Policies and Systems
  • Ethical/Legal Issues in Health Care
  • Critical Issues in Health Care

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    International - Applications received after the preferred deadline are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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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.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

    GRE is not required if you meet one of the following: earned advanced degree or, 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA or, 2.75 - 2.99 cumulative GPA and 10 or more years of professional work experience.

  • Unofficial transcripts from each college/university attended must be uploaded to the application for admission decision.  Official bachelor’s degree noted transcripts will be required upon acceptance in order to matriculate
  • Current resume
  • Personal statement to include responses to the following:
  • Official GRE score report taken within the last 5 years
  • Nonrefundable $70 application fee

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    425 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
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  • National

    425 USD/credit
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Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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