Curriculum for Health Administration and Policy Area of Emphasis

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Curriculum for Health Administration and Policy Area of Emphasis

Public Health Core (18 credits)

  • CHS 700R Research Methods for Public Health (3)
  • CHS 701 Social and Behavioral Dimensions of Health (3)
  • CHS 712 Epidemiology in Public Health (3)
  • CHS 725 Health and the Environment (3)
  • CHS 755 Health Policy and Administration (3)
  • CHS 780 Biostatistics in Public Health (3)

Required Emphasis Courses (18 credits)

  • CHS 695 Special Problems in Public Health: Healthcare Finance (3)
  • CHS 720 Health Program Planning (3)
  • CHS 741 Methods in Health Policy Analysis (3)
  • CHS 756 Organizational Behavior in Health Services (3)
  • CHS 758 Information Systems in Health Services Management (3)
  • ECON 620 Economics of Health Care and Health Policy (3)

Electives (3 Credits)*

*Electives should be selected with advisor approval. It is the student’s responsibility to obtain approval and determine if pre-requisites are needed BEFORE signing up for the course.

Approved Electives Course List:

  • BADM 701: Production/Operation Management
  • BADM 710: Financial Reporting and Analysis
  • BADM 726: Personal Branding
  • BADM 727: Seminar in Business Ethics and Social Responsibility
  • BADM 741: Financial Management (if you have had Statistics)
  • BADM 760: Marketing Management
  • BADM 772: Changing Environments of Business
  • BADM 781: Strategic Management for Executives
  • BADM 791: Social Entrepreneurship
  • BADM 791: Mindful Leadership
  • PSC 601M Intergovernmental Relations
  • PSC 601Q Generational Politics and Policy
  • PSC 603C Environmental Policy
  • PSC 604B Public Personnel Administration
  • PSC 605P Global Political Economy
  • PSC 744 Government Budgeting

MPH Culminating Experience (6 credits)

At the conclusion of the Epidemiology area of emphasis, students will complete a 270 hours internship in a community organization, then a final capstone course.

  • CHS 798 MPH Internship (3)
  • CHS 796 Special Problems in Public Health (MPH Capstone) (3)

Suggested Course Progression for Health Administration and Policy Emphasis

Suggested Course Progression for Health Administration and Policy Emphasis
SemesterCoursesCredits
Summer #1 (first term):
  • CHS 700R: Research Methods (Online) (3)
  • CHS 712: Epidemiology in Public Health (Online) (3)
6
Year 1: Fall semester
  • CHS 701: Social and Behavioral Dimensions of Health (3)
  • CHS 755: Health Policy & Administration (3)
  • CHS 720: Health Program Planning (3)
  • CHS 780: Biostatistics in Public Health (3)
12
Year 1: Spring semester
  • CHS 741: Methods in Health Policy Analysis (3)
  • CHS 756: Organizational Behavior in Health Services (3)
  • CHS 695: Healthcare Finance (3)
9
Summer #2:
  • CHS 798: MPH Internship (pre-requisites that must be passed with a grade of B- or better prior to internship: CHS 700R, 701, 712, 720, 755, 756)
3
Year 2: Fall Semester
  • CHS 758: Information Systems in Health Services Management (3)
  • ECON 620: Economics of Health Care and Health Policy (3)
6
Year 2: Spring Semester
  • CHS 725: Health and the Environment (3)
  • CHS 796: MPH Capstone (3)
  • Health Administration and Policy Elective (3)
9
*This progression is for two year MPH students. If students are doing a shortened or extended program of study, additional HAP advisement is required.