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Master Online

Health Policy and Administration

Pennsylvania State University

12 months
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996 USD/credit 48804 USD/year
996 USD/credit 48804 USD/year
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Prepare for challenging leadership positions in health care by supplementing your health-related work experience with a strong business management education. The online MHA Health Policy and Administration program at Pennsylvania State University can give you the tools to lead change and solve problems in the dynamic health care environment.

Overview

The health care system of the future must focus on greater efficiency and quality through improved technology, organization, and management. There is growing demand for new leaders who can find solutions to the problems we face, both now and in the future. A Master of Health Administration in Health Policy and Administration (MHA) at Pennsylvania State University can help you combine your health-related work experience with a strong business management education, expanding your qualifications for challenging leadership positions in health care and giving you the tools to lead change in a dynamic environment.

The rapid evolution of the health care environment through changes in population demographics, legislation, regulation, policy, and technology means that updating your education is no longer a luxury; it’s a necessity. If you have work experience in health care and want to enhance your applied business management skills, Penn State's online MHA program was designed for you. As an applicant to the program, you should have strong academic preparation, three or more years of full-time professional work experience (preferably in health care), and references from professional peers or supervisors who can attest to your commitment to the profession.

Careers

Steady job growth in health care is projected for the next several years. As a graduate of the program, you could obtain an administrative, management, or executive position in one of several health care-related organizations, including:

  • hospitals and health systems
  • medical group practices
  • clinics and outpatient care centers
  • home health care agencies
  • skilled nursing facilities
  • insurance companies
  • consulting firms
  • federal regulatory and public health agencies

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Information Systems in Health Services Administration
  • Population Health and Quality Management in Health Services Organizations
  • Human Resource Management in Health Care Organizations
  • Health Care Marketing
  • Strategy Development and Project Management in Health Services Organizations
  • Strategy Development in Health Services Organizations
  • Health Law

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

49 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or a tertiary (postsecondary) degree that is deemed comparable to a four-year bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution. 
  • Official transcripts from each institution attended
  • GPA and Test Scores — postsecondary (undergraduate), junior/senior (last two years) GPA is required. The program prefers an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0.
  • English Proficiency
  • References (2)
  • Personal Statement
  • Resume
  • Essay 1 — Describe two specific goals you set for yourself and how successful you were in meeting them. What factors led to your accomplishment of each of these goals? 
  • Essay 2 — Describe a time when you set aside your own priorities to help someone at work. What were the circumstances? How did you assist them? What was the result? or Describe a time when you were supervising another person in a manner that expanded their capacity to work independently.
  • Interview

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    48804 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 996 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    48804 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 996 USD per credit during 12 months.

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