MPA HSA

Master of Public Administration

Health Services Administration

The MPA in Health Services Administration degree is a 36 hour program, designed for students who are interested in pursuing careers in public sector, non-profit, and government healthcare organizations.  The program places emphasis on the technical and managerial skills necessary for effective leadership in a wide range of areas including human resource management, public health departments, city health department, OSHA etc.

Students are also invited to pursue an 18 hour Graduate Certificate in Health Services Administration  (MPA-GCHSA).  Students interested in the MPA-GCHSA program will complete 21 hours of core MPA course work, and an additional 18 hours of HSA course work, including the HSAD 6063 Advanced Research course for a total of 39 hours.  The MPA-Graduate Certificate in Health Services Administration program is primarily for students who are interested in public health administration but are unsure as to which area of health services they would like to pursue.

Course Requirements  

MPA-HSA Specialization

Core Curriculum (General MPA) 21 Hours

PUAD 5133

Public Administration

PUAD 5023

Quantitative Methods in Public Administration

PUAD 5923

Organizational Theory and Behavior

PUAD 5943

Public Budgeting and Fiscal Administration

PUAD 5933

Human Resource Management

PUAD 6053

Seminar in Public Policy Analysis

PUAD 5963

Capstone: Case Studies in Decision Making

HSA Courses (15 Hours are required from courses below)

HSAD 5103

Health Services Administration

HSAD 5133

Health Systems Analysis

HSAD 5143

Health Care Law and Bioethics

HSAD 5153

Managed Health Care

HSAD 5923

Managerial Epidemiology and Biostatistics

HSAD 5213

Capstone: Health Services Strategic Management

HSAD 6063

Graduate Seminar in Advanced Research*


MPA-GCHSA

A Graduate Certificate in Health Services Administration can be earned by taking 21 hours of MPA core courses in addition to 18 hours of HSAD courses: (39 Credits total)

Core Curriculum (General MPA) 21 Hours

PUAD 5133

Public Administration

PUAD 5023

Quantitative Methods in Public Administration

PUAD 5923

Organizational Theory and Behavior

PUAD 5943

Public Budgeting and Fiscal Administration

PUAD 5933

Human Resource Management

PUAD 6053

Seminar in Public Policy Analysis

PUAD 5963

Capstone: Case Studies in Decision Making

HSA Courses (18 Hours)

HSAD 5103

Health Services Administration

HSAD 5133

Health Systems Analysis

HSAD 5143

Health Care Law and Bioethics

HSAD 5153

Managed Health Care

HSAD 5923

Managerial Epidemiology and Biostatistics

HSAD 5213

Capstone: Health Services Strategic Management

HSAD 6063

Advanced Research*

*HSAD 6063 is required for all MPA-HSA and MPA-GHSA track students

Graduation Requirements

Oral Exam

A comprehensive oral exam is required of all degree candidates.

Comprehensive Paper

The Comprehensive paper is an integrated part of both the PUAD 5023 and the HSAD 6063 classes. To successfully pass the HSAD 6063 class, students must write a paper which meets the department standards.

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Any questions regarding the Administration of Justice program should be directed to the department at mpa@mwsu.edu.