The School of Public Health and Health Professions now offers an online option for its MPH Program in Health Services Administration which is designed to help working healthcare professionals develop their careers through distance education in healthcare administration. The new online option offers the same multidisciplinary training in core public health and health care administration as the on-campus program.
“If you are a professional who is already working full-time but wants to strengthen your public health skills for career advancement with this specialized and in-demand area of knowledge, the online Health Services Administration MPH program is for you,” says Katia Noyes. , Professor of Epidemiology and Environmental Health and Director of the MPH Concentration in Health Services Administration. “Our online courses offer the same content from the same faculty that teaches the curriculum on campus,” she adds.
Students may complete additional requirements for the MPH program – field training, final project, and an interprofessional immersion activity – where they live or work.
“In some cases, students can even earn credit for their current work experience,” says Kim Krytus, associate dean and director of graduate programs in public health. Students can complete the program in four semesters of full-time study, up to eight semesters of part-time study, or in three semesters on an accelerated schedule.
Graduates of the online Health Services Administration MPH program can work as program managers for health care systems and health insurance companies, developing and evaluating policies and interventions, and ensuring the effectiveness of programs and services for different populations. The goal of professionals with these specialized skills and knowledge is to ensure that all patients have access to and benefit from high quality clinical and public health services, while adapting to the ever-changing healthcare industry. evolution.
Students take core courses in MPH that address critical public health issues and explore the public policy-making process and its impacts on population health. They also take concentration courses on the management fundamentals of budgeting and accounting in healthcare organizations, as well as courses that focus on the relationship between financial management and organizational decision-making.