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 30
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
  • 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

  • 33 credits in required courses
  • 12 credits in Health Services Administration required courses
  • 3 credits in electives
  • *3 credit internship (may be waived for students with appropriate managerial/professional experience in the health care industry)

REQUIRED COURSES – 33 CREDITS*

PA 5001

Global Foundations of Public Administration

3 credits

PA 5021

Economic Issues in Public Administration

3 credits

PA 5110 Human Resources in Public Administration 3 credits
PA 5225 Strategic Planning for Public and Non-Profit Organizations 3 credits
PA 5245 Management of Information Systems in the Public Sector 3 credits
PA 5250 Leadership and Management 3 credits

PA 5810

Health Care Administration

3 credits

PA 5820

Strategic Planning in Health and Non-Profit Management

3 credits

PA 5850

Health Care Budgeting and Finance

3 credits

PA 5960 *Graduate Internship in Public Administration 3 credits
PA 5988 Analytical Methods for Public Management 3 credits
PA 5989 Research Methods and Design 3 credits
PA 5990 Capstone Seminar 3 credits

HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION CONCENTRATION
REQUIRED COURSES – 12 CREDITS

PA 5810

Health Care Administration

3 credits

PA 5825

Health Care Law and Policies

3 credits

PA 5830

Health Care and Nonprofit Marketing

3 credits

PA 5860

Issues in Modern Healthcare

3 credits

Electives – 3 CREDITS

Select course from below with advisement from the coordinator

PA 5125

Collective Negotiations and Public Employment

3 credits

PA 5144

Conflict Resolution in the Public Sector

3 credits

PA 5215

The Grants Process in the Intergovernmental Systems

3 credits

PA 5230

Improving Public Organizations

3 credits

PA 5235 Public Program Evaluation 3 credits
PA 5270 Ethical Issues in Public and Nonprofit Administration 3 credits
PA 5470 Governing New Jersey; Issues in Management and Administration 3 credits
PA 5500 Advanced Topics in Public Management 3 credits
PA 5550 Global Issues in Comparative Public Administration 3 credits
PA 5710 Introduction to Nonprofit Management 3 credits
PA 5730 Nonprofit Organization Law and Governance 3 credits
PA 5750 Social Entrepreneurship and Enterprises: Management and Models 3 credits
PA 5910 Current Issues in Public Administration I 3 credits
PA 5911 Current Issues in Public Administration II 3 credits
PA 5985 Independent Study in Public Administration 3 credits

TOTAL OF 45-48 CREDITS TO COMPLETE PROGRAM

Program Mission and SLOs

 

FOR INFORMATION REGARDING APPLICATION

gradadmissions@kean.edu
908.737.7100

Program coordinator

Dr. Patricia Moore
Willis Hall- 311
T. 908.737.4300
pmoore@kean.edu

 

 

Updated  5/1/18