Master of Public Health

The curriculum for Public Health Administration (PHAD) provides instruction in several key administrative areas. Many of the courses are similar to the required courses in a Master of Business Administration (MBA) program with the difference that the PHAD major curriculum focuses on applications and issues in healthcare.

PHAD is designed to prepare students to assume administrative responsibilities in healthcare agencies, government, community organizations and private industry. Graduates of the Public Health Administration major will have the following core competencies:

  • Supervise subordinates using techniques endorsed by human resource experts
  • Manage a public health organization using contemporary standards and practices
  • Comply with applicable legal standards and federal requirements pertaining to public health, employees, and organizations
  • Develop and administer an organizational budget
  • Evaluate the financial and economic health of an organization, business, or practice
  • Apply relevant economic theory to organizational situations
  • Evaluate administrative personnel, organizational effectiveness, economic stability, regulatory compliance, and related supervisory programs and practices

The MPH program is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate Assistantships are available to qualified students and are awarded on a competitive basis. Assistantships may include a tuition scholarship. Students with an assistantship also receive a per semester stipend. To learn more, call 419-372-6040.