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Health Administration, Management, & Policy

Career Overview:

  • Health administration or healthcare administration is the field relating to leadership, management, and administration of public health systems, health care systems, hospitals, and hospital networks.
  • Healthcare administrators work to minimize costs and maximize efficiencies, while also ensuring that the services provided are the best possible. They must keep up to date on changing federal and state laws governing healthcare.
  • Healthcare administrators may oversee functions related to medical records and billing, as well as create work schedules for department heads and other staff members
  • Health professions are involved in education, epidemiology, global health issues, health policy, clinical professionalism and ethics, and the effective delivery of culturally-competent services to populations and individuals in the U.S. and internationally.

Full Health Administration Profile

Health Administration Requirements:

  • Submit a $50 non-refundable application fee and completed Health Science Doctoral Application form.
  • Applicants must have completed a master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 grading scale.
  • A copy of national allied health professional certification or licensure, if applicable.
  • A copy of current licensure registration of certification.
  • Two evaluation forms from a supervising physician or manager. These forms are supplied in the application package from the program. Additional letters may be requested by the program after initial review of application if so warranted.
  • Non-clinical applicants (health administrators) only- must also include a letter of recommendation from a supervisor describing their position in the organization and the scope and duration of their responsibility, a personal statement describing their career goals, and an organizational chart. (This is not required for clinically licensed, registered, or certified applicants or for public health practitioners with an MPH.) Clinically-qualified applicants should include a copy of their registration, certification and/ or licensure.
  • An up-to-date resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV).
  • Personal interview with Committee on Admissions MAY be required in some cases. Phone interview and/or advisement may be substituted upon approval.

Health Administration Programs:

  • Bachelor of Health Science (B.S.H.c.)
  • Master of Health Science (M.H.c.)
  • MHS/DHS Dual Program Degree Program
  • Doctor of Health Science (D.H.S.c)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Health Science (PhD)
  • Medical Sonography
  • Cardiovascular sonography
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