Online Master of Health Services Administration Public Health Management
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Take the lead in public health
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Fall classes start on October 6
Program at a glance
11-week courses in the program
Cost per course
Earn your degree online with Strayer
Grow as a public health manager
Study the science of public health — including the social, economic, political and business factors that influence large-scale health care delivery — and learn how to develop policies and practices that align a public health organization with its business strategies.
Build your skills
- Apply legal and ethical thinking to address complex public health conditions.
- Explore basic epidemiology concepts and to tools to improve health services decision making.
- Analyze and develop strategies to manage epidemics or pandemics.
- Manage healthcare organizations with keen awareness of social, economic, political and professional forces that impact the operations of the facility.
- Create policies and practices to address public healthcare organizational needs.
Demonstrate what you’ve learned
Students will demonstrate strategic management skills by completing a case analysis of a clinical health care organization.
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Affording your degree
At Strayer, you’ll find plenty of ways to make your tuition affordable, so you can worry less about your budget and get down to business.
cost per course
degree conferral (one-time only)
technology fee (one per term)
Ways to reduce your cost
Transfer up to 4 classes toward your master's degree.
Save up to 25% off the cost of select master’s degrees. Eligibility rules apply.
Expand your knowledge of public health
Your coursework will cover the fundamentals of health services administration, with concentrated studies in epidemiology, public health department management and the environmental health sector. View all courses.
Prerequisite: HSA 525
Get a comprehensive introduction to epidemiology. Examine
epidemiology concepts and tools as they relate to the improved
decision making in health services. Review basic principles and apply
them to health care management scenarios and case studies.
Develop the management skills and knowledge you need to effectively address the complexities of public health department and agency management. Discuss key concepts from fiscal operation considerations to governance and experience numerous opportunities for practical application.
Study the consequences of environmental exposures in modern life. Apply traditional management tasks such as planning, controlling and influencing to the environmental health sector, and learn to do more with less.
This course focuses on management practices in health care organizations by addressing concepts that are consistent across organization types such as: organization design, effective communication, power and politics, and establishing strategic alliances. Key concepts include exploring the challenges associated with delivering value in health care systems.
Survey the legal environment of the health services industry from a policy perspective, with emphasis on the tensions and trade-offs between quality and cost. Use case law, statutory and regulatory analysis, and trends in health services delivery law to understand the legal relationships among physicians, personnel, patients and health care institutions. Topics include access to health care, antitrust law, personnel licensure and institutional accreditation, malpractice, professional and institutional liability, cost containment regulation, and cost controls in government programs. Discuss the philosophical and managerial implications of ethical issues including professional
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Provides an overview of modern information technologies for locating health statistics and covers basic concepts of data quality and presentation. Familiarizes students with the scope and range of data systems and explores important health indicators with emphasis on decision-making needs. Will also explore the collection, analysis and reporting of data.
Master’s admission requirements
Before you can pursue your master’s degree, you’ll need to enroll at Strayer. Here’s what you’ll need to get started for admission to the university.
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Students applying to Washington, D.C., or New Jersey campuses must provide proof of proper immunization.
Transferring to Strayer from another university?
Some or all of the credits you’ve earned may be transferable.
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