Master of Public Health in Health Care Organization (HCOP)

Program Description

This program is designed for individuals who are planning on management-focused careers in public health.  Perhaps you aspire to be the Executive Director of a non-profit charitable organization or a senior-level manager in a health department or federal agency.  Perhaps you are a physician, nurse, pharmacist, or other clinician who wants to move from direct patient care into a supervisory position with a broad focus on the health of a community. Students in this program are introduced to the public health system and the fundamental skills necessary for practice in the public health sector and managing health care organizations.  Required coursework includes basic management disciplines and selected content in economics, finance, marketing, law, and health insurance. This program is also offered online.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the economic, legal, organization, and political underpinnings of the U.S. health system
  • Apply principles of management, finance, marketing, accounting and strategic planning in health care organizations
  • Apply basic planning and management skills necessary for successful administration of health care organizations

Program Requirements

Students in this program take 43 credit hours.  The work can generally be completed in two years or less. Click here or below for Curriculum Planning Sheet.

Program Admission Requirements

Applicants to this program must meet the general admission requirements for the Master of Public Health degree program. Applicants with a previously earned doctoral degree may be waived from the requirement to submit a GRE score. Students may apply for admission to this program at any time and, once admitted, may begin taking classes the next semester. Click here for additional admissions information.