The Public Health Administration concentration is designed for individuals interested in pursuing leadership and administrative positions in public health agencies or programs or in other initiatives focused on population health. The curriculum centers on management principles and methods to advance the health of communities. Students develop knowledge and skills in public health, management and planning, law and ethics, and financial management.
In addition to meeting the admission requirements for the Master of Public Health degree, applicants should also meet these concentration prerequisites:
- Undergraduate majors are diverse and include: Life sciences, social sciences, business, or health professions.
- Work experience: Two years of full-time, meaningful work experience in a health care or related organization are required.
- Minimum undergrad GPA: 3.0 upper division (some exceptions made if GRE exceeds minimum requirements) AND GRE minimum preferred scores (see Admission Tests Information).
- Applicants admitted to the M.H.A. or an M.P.H. with a concentration in the Department of Health Policy and Management who have a score on the GRE Verbal of Analytical Writing test which is below the 40th percentile may be required to take REA 2105—Critical Reading and Writing—or an equivalent English composition course, during the first semester of enrollment, and pass with a grade of “B” or better in the class.