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Health Care Administration, M.P.A.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
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The M.P.A. at the Long Island University (LIU) in Health Care Administration, provides the comprehensive curriculum needed to succeed as a manager or leader in a highly complex, competitive and ever-changing health care environment. 

About

The 42-credit M.P.A. at the Long Island University (LIU) in Health Care Administration examines both practical and theoretical problems and challenges in the field, and provides an understanding of a wide range of topics including organizational structures, health care policy analysis and healthcare management.

Your plan of study is comprised of 18 credits of foundation courses, including: "Principles of Public Administration," "Organizational Theory and Behavior in the Public Sector," "Economic Environment and the Public Sector," "Analytical Methods," "Computer-based Management Systems" and "The Policy Process in Health Care Administration."

The Advanced Core Curriculum (nine credits) explores various aspects of public sector administration, with courses including: "Human Resource Administration," "Fundamentals of Budgeting and Finance," and "Administrative Responsibility and the Legal Environment." Nine credits of electives and a thesis round out the program. Students matriculating on a full-time basis can complete this program in just over two years. All MPA courses meet in-person on the LIU Post campus, and are available on both evenings and weekends.

Master of Public Administration Program Mission Statement

The mission of the Master of Public Administration (MPA) Program at LIU Post is to prepare leaders for service in public, nonprofit, and health care organizations. Primarily focusing on Long Island and the New York Metropolitan area, the MPA Program will emphasize the complexities and unique challenges of service delivery in these sectors and the training of skilled and creative pre-service and mid-career leaders. 

Embracing the broader mission of Long Island University, the MPA Program will meet this purpose in an inclusive environment that encourages access and excellence for a diverse student population. Mirroring the globalization of public, nonprofit, and health care services, the MPA Program will draw students from both domestic and international populations. 

The MPA Program will cultivate principled practitioners who are intently focused on values of effectiveness; efficiency and responsible use of resources; equity and fairness; accountability; and engagement with and respect for diverse constituencies. In support of the MPA Program mission, faculty members will engage in scholarly research and community and professional service aimed at advancing knowledge in the field of administration and effecting positive change in public, health care, and nonprofit services.

Accreditation

The M.P.A. degree is accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Principles of Public Administration 
  • Organizational Theory and Behavior in the Health & Public Sectors 
  • Economic Environment and the Public Sector 
  • Analytical Methods 
  • Computer Based Management Systems 
  • The Policy Process in Health Care and Public Administration

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    We have rolling admissions. This means that you can apply up until the beginning of the semester. 

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    42 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).

General Requirements

  • Application for Admission. 
  • Application fee: (non-refundable) 
  • A bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0 from an accredited college or university or successful completion of another master’s degree. 
  • Students who do not meet these requirements are welcome to discuss their options for admission with the graduate advisor. Applicants who have attended institutions outside the United States must hold a degree equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1225 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1225 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1225 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1225 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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