MPA - Health Services Administration

The MPA in Health Services Administration degree is a 36 hour program, designed for students who are interested in pursuing careers in public sector, non-profit, and government healthcare organizations.  The program places emphasis on the technical and managerial skills necessary for effective leadership in a wide range of areas including human resource management, public health departments, city health department, OSHA etc.

Students are also invited to pursue an 18 hour Graduate Certificate in Health Services Administration  (MPA-GCHSA).  Students interested in the MPA-GCHSA program will complete 21 hours of core MPA course work and 18 hours of GCHSA course work for a total of 39 hours.  The MPA-Graduate Certificate in Health Services Administration program is primarily for students who are interested in public health administration but are unsure as to which area of health services they would like to pursue.

Course Requirements   

MPA-HSA Specialization

Core Corriculum (General MPA) 21 Hours
PUAD 5133Public Administration
PUAD 5023Quantitative Methods in Public Administration
PUAD 5923Organizational Theory and Behavior
PUAD 5943Public Budgeting and Fiscal Administration
PUAD 5933Human Resource Management
PUAD 6053Seminar in Public Policy Analysis
PUAD 5963Capstone: Case Studies in Decision Making
HSA Courses (choose 15 Hours from courses below)
HSAD 5103Health Services Administration
HSAD 5133Health Systems Analysis
HSAD 5143Health Care Law and Bioethics
HSAD 5153Managed Health Care
HSAD 5293Managerial Epidemiology and Biostatistics
HSAD 5213Capstone: Health Services Strategic Management

MPA-GCHSA

A Graduate Certificate in Health Services Administration can be earned by taking 21 hours of MPA core courses in addition to 18 hours of HSAD courses: (39 Credits total)

Core Corriculum (General MPA) 21 Hours
PUAD 5133Public Administration
PUAD 5023Quantitative Methods in Public Administration
PUAD 5923Organizational Theory and Behavior
PUAD 5943Public Budgeting and Fiscal Administration
PUAD 5933Human Resource Management
PUAD 6053Seminar in Public Policy Analysis
PUAD 5963Capstone: Case Studies in Decision Making
HSA Courses (18 Hours)
HSAD 5103Health Services Administration
HSAD 5133Health Systems Analysis
HSAD 5143Health Care Law and Bioethics
HSAD 5153Managed Health Care
HSAD 5293Managerial Epidemiology and Biostatistics
HSAD 5213Capstone: Health Services Strategic Management

Graduation Requirements

Oral Exam

A comprehensive oral exam is required of all degree candidates.


Thesis/Research Paper

All Thesis students must follow the requirements for a thesis as described in the MSU Graduate Catalog and those found in the MPA Graduate Handbook. All non-thesis and GCAJ students must complete a file paper.

If a research paper is not completed during regular course work, students must enroll in PUAD 5003 until the paper meets standards.

MPA-HSA  click here for printable Degree Plan

MPA-GCHSA  click here for printable Degree Plan

For enrollment in the MPA program please visit the MPA page

http://hs2.mwsu.edu/healthandpublic/publicadmin/index.aspclick here to visit the MPA page