M.P.H. with a Concentration in Health Care Organizations and Management

The Health Care Organizations and Management concentration is designed for individuals interested in the management of hospitals, group practices, health departments, and other provider organizations. The concentration focuses on the structure and management of health care organizations. Students develop knowledge and skills in management science, leadership, and decision-making. The curriculum does not require students to develop all health administration quantitative and analytic skill areas typically required of senior management positions.


In addition to meeting the admission requirements for the Master of Public Health degree, applicants should also meet these concentration prerequisites:

  • Public health course prerequisites: None
  • Prerequisite undergraduate courses: Micro-economics, Accounting
  • Undergraduate majors are diverse and include: Life sciences, social sciences, business, or health professions.
  • Work experience: Preferred, but not 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.