Public Administration - Health Services Administration (M.P.A.) Long -Term Care Management

DEGREE OFFERED

Master of Public Administration

  • Option: Health Services Administration

CAMPUS OPTIONS

Main Campus (Union, NJ)

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Fall:        June 1
Spring:   December 1

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

This concentration prepares graduates for management positions in health services organizations. The skills and knowledge required to perform effectively as health services administrators are acquired both in the classroom and in the field. This program is suitable for those currently working in health organizations and for those seeking to enter the health services administration field.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the University’s admission requirements:

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • Cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (lower GPA’s will be considered based on overall strength of application)
  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Departmental interview may be required
  • Personal statement
  • On-site writing sample may be required
  • Professional Resume/CV
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores (for applicants whose native language is not English). Exceptions can be made for students who have completed at least 6 credits of college level English courses from a U.S. institution, or who have submitted SAT or ACT exam scores.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

  • 27 credits in foundation courses
  • 12 credits in electives
  • 3 credit culminating research seminar
  • 6 credit internship (may be waived for students with appropriate experience)

REQUIRED COURSES – 30 CREDITS*

PA 5001

Global Foundations of Public Administration

3 credits

PA 5021

Fiscal Management of Government & Non-profit Organizations

3 credits

PA 5030

Analytical Methods for Public Management

3 credits

PA 5031

Quantitative Methods for Public Management

3 credits

PA 5245 Information Management 3 credits

PA 5810

Health Care Administration

3 credits

PA 5820

Strategic Planning in Health and Non-Profit Management

3 credits

PA 5825

Health Services Administration and the Law

3 credits

PA 5830

Health Services Marketing for Non-Profit Organizations

3 credits

PA 5850

Financial Management of Health Organizations

3 credits

 

ELECTIVE COURSES – 9 CREDITS

TAKEN WITH ADVISEMENT FROM COORDINATOR

PA 5010

Public Bureaucracy: People Process and Performance

3 credits

PA 5144

Conflict Resolution in the Public Sector

3 credits

PA 5215

The Grants Process in the Intergovernmental Systems

3 credits

PA 5225

Strategic Planning in Public Organizations

3 credits

PA 5550 Global Issues in Comparative Public Administration 3 credits

PA 5605

Fundamentals of Environmental Management

3 credits

PA 5710

Introduction to Nonprofit Management

3 credits

PA 5860

Issues in Modern Health Care

3 credits

PA 5985

Independent Study in Public Administration

3 credits

 

LONG-TERM CARE MANAGEMENT – REQUIRED COURSES – 12 CREDITS**

PA 5870

Management of Clinical Programming in Long-Tern Care, Assisted Living, and Adult Day Care Settings

3 credits

PA 5885

Regulation of Long-Term Care, Assisted Living, and Adult Day Care

3 credits

PA 5875

Organization and Structure of Long-Term Care, Assisted Living & Adult Daycare Settings

3 credits

PA 5880

Financial Mgmt. of Long-Term Care, Assisted Living and Adult Daycare Settings

3 credits

 * Students in the Long-Term Care concentration within the Health Services Administration Option only need 27 credits in required courses choosing either PA 5031 or PA 5245.

**Students in the Long-Term Care concentration within the Health Services Administration Option have no electives, they must take four required courses in long-term care management.

 

RESEARCH – 3 CREDITS

PA  5990

Research Seminar in Intergovernmental Relations

3 credits

 

INTERNSHIP - 6 CREDITS

Required of all students without relevant job experience in public administration;

waived by petition for those with appropriate experience

PA 5960

Graduate Internship in Public Administration

6 credits

TOTAL OF 42-48 CREDITS TO COMPLETE PROGRAM

Program Mission and SLOs

 

FOR INFORMATION REGARDING APPLICATION

gradadmissions@kean.edu
908.737.7100

Program coordinator

DR. ARMINE LULEJIAN
Willis (W) 311E
T. 908.737.4313
alulejia@kean.edu

 

 

Updated 11/13/14