MPH in Public Health Administration


Admission to the Public Health Administration program has been suspended. Please see changes to the MPH program at this link.

The curriculum for the 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 PHA 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 and 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 Plan of Study outlines required courses and electives for the PHAD. A Plan of Study is filed within the first 12 semester credit hours of admission to the MPH degree. Click to see a Plan of Study for PHAD.