Public Health, Healthcare Administration2018-03-23T19:59:51+00:00

Public Health and Healthcare Administration

Programmes

We offer academic and professional degrees to qualified transfer candidates who have a concern for the health and well-being of individual people, communities, and populations. Professionals in the two domains – public health and health care – work directly with communities, organizations, other health care professionals, and other social institutions.

We provide education to qualified health professionals whose prior education, training and experience prepare them to take leadership roles in their chosen fields. Our programs are designed to adapt to our students’ diverse international backgrounds and future career goals. Previous academic credits deemed acceptable for transfer are from relevant institutions accredited in your own country.

Public Health

Public health is the foundation of healthy and sustainable societies. Public health comprises ten core functions organized in three domains: Community health assessment, health policy and practice development, and assurance of environments, policies and practice that support the health and well-being of communities. Public health professionals in any society work to protect and improve the health and wellness of populations and to reduce health disparities between groups within communities. These include helping people and communities become empowered to advocate and work for improvements in their own health and well-being. The mission of public health requires a focus on the wide determinants of health, including education, the physical and social environments in which people live including housing, employment and workplace issues, access to clean water and air, transportation and access to spaces in which to engage in healthy activities, and the time in which to enjoy them.

Health Care Administration

Health care administration focuses on designing and maintaining systems of health care that improve the health of individuals and reduce health access and health care inequities. Health care administrators work to assure community access to the health care system and access to appropriate and necessary services for all people, especially those who are medically vulnerable. They continuously assess health care needs and resources and work to balance the two. Health care administrators may oversee large health systems or individual departments. They may work in large hospitals or small medically-oriented facilities such as nursing homes or hospice care. Health care systems around the world are changing and developing at rapid rates. Administrators need to stay in touch with these changes and work to promote changes that benefit the members of the communities in which they live and work.

Candidates in all three tracks may focus on a concentrated area of study. Practitioners in these domains tend to be problem-solvers who want to improve the health and wellness of people in their communities around the world. They engage in changing health policy, promoting community empowerment and self-efficacy, conducting research, managing health systems, teaching and research, and advocating for resources adequate to meet the health needs of the societies in which they work and live.

Academic Degrees Offered

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in both programmes
  • Master of Public Health (MPH)
  • Master of Health Care Administration (MHA)

The academic degrees require a dissertation or thesis resulting in original research or theoretical, policy, or practice issues.

Applied/Practice Degrees Offered

  • Doctor of Public Health (DrPH)
  • Doctor of Health Care Administration (DrHCA)
  • Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH)
  • Master of Science in Health Care Administration (MSHCA)

The applied/practice degrees require a  project that focuses on the application of knowledge in settings such as healthcare organizations or agencies at local, state, territorial or national levels. Completion of these degrees provide professionals with the knowledge and skills to make effective contributions to health care practice, whether as advanced clinicians, administrators or educators.

 


All Doctoral Degrees Require for Completion

All prior graduate work will be assessed to assure transfer credits meet relevant academic and professional standards. Basic requirements include:

  • A relevant master’s degree.
  • Documented pertinent professional experience.
  • 93 credits*, which include the following:

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

  • 66 post-baccalaureate graduate credits* on-line with IUGS or in transfer, prior to, or after admission.
  • Research and Design, I, II. (12 credits)**
  • The five-day Graduate Seminar at the seven-day Residency (3 credits).
  • A Dissertation and Oral Defense. (12 Credits)

Doctor of Public Health (DrPH), Doctor of Healthcare Administration (DHA)

  • 66 post-baccalaureate graduate credits* on-line with IUGS or in transfer, prior to, or after admission.
  • Research and Design I & II. (12 credits)**
  • The five-day Graduate Seminar at the seven-day Residency (3 credits).
  • A Project and Oral Examination. (12 Credits)

*All relevant graduate credit, including those credits from graduate degrees, as well as approved graduate level, continuing education, certification and licensing coursework.

** Distance Learning.


All Masters Degrees Require for Completion

  • A relevant bachelor’s degree.
  • Documented pertinent professional experience.
  • 42 credits* for each degree as follows:

Master of Arts (MA) of Public Health and Health Care Administration

  • 27 post-baccalaureate credits* on-line with IUGS or in transfer, prior to, or after admission.
  • Research and Design I. (6 credits)**
  • The five-day Graduate Seminar at the seven-day Residency (3 credits).
  • A Thesis  (6 Credits)

Master of Public Health (MPH) and Health Care Administration (MHCA)

  • 27 post-baccalaureate credits* graduate credits on-line with IUGS or in transfer, prior to, or after admission.
  • Research and Design I. (6 credits)**
  • The five-day Graduate Seminar at the seven-day Residency (3 credits).
  • A Project  (6 Credits)

*All relevant graduate credit, including those credits from graduate degrees, as well as approved graduate-level, continuing education, certification and licensing coursework.

** Distance Learning.

Typical Prior Experience

Prospective doctoral candidates usually have either a masters’ degree and additional coursework or have reached the level of “all but dissertation” in a relevant program at another accredited institution.

Public health candidates typically have coursework such as biostatistics, environmental health, management sciences, policy/problem solving, public health biology, and social sciences. Candidates also typically have experience working in a public health setting.

Health Care Administration candidates typically have coursework such as health policy, healthcare economics, organizational development and human resource management, marketing and communications, information systems, performance management, governance, leadership, statistical analysis and application, financial management, and strategic planning. Candidates also typically have experience working in a healthcare administration setting.

Prospective masters’ candidates generally have completed or nearly completed coursework requirements for a masters’ degree. Those pursuing the academic degrees (MSPH or MSHA) are expected to write a thesis. Those pursuing an applied MPH or MSHA are expected to complete an applied project.


What are the costs?

ALL TUITION AND FEES ARE PAYABLE IN U.S. DOLLARS

Application Fee $250 (non-refundable)

Doctoral Degrees

Tuition (Includes advisement, library fees, the Graduate Seminar, workshops, Research and Design I & II, the external and internal reviews of the project or the dissertation, the oral project examination or the oral dissertation defence and the printing and binding of the project or the dissertation.)1 $20,000
*Mentor Fee:  Doctoral candidates are required to hire a mentor. The typical mentor fee is $2,000 but is negotiated between the candidate and the mentor. *$2,000
Travel, food and lodging (Estimate)   $2,500
Total Cost   $24,500

Master’s Degrees

Tuition (Includes advisement, library fees, the Graduate Seminar, workshops, Research and Design I, the exam and the review of the project, the oral project examination or the oral thesis defence and the printing and binding of the project or the thesis.)1 $13,000
*Mentor Fee: Master’s candidates are required to hire a mentor.  The typical mentor fee for master’s candidates is $1,200 but is negotiated between the candidate and the mentor. *$1,200
Travel, food and lodging (Estimate)   $2,500
Total Cost   $16,700

1 Total Cost does not include the cost for the evaluation of continuing education course content or for the testing of unevaluated continuing education coursework submitted for transfer, or online courses offered by the University.

Graded (evaluated) $200 per credit
Ungraded (unevaluated) $300 per credit
Independent study and online courses (if needed) $450 per credit

 


Meet the Dean –  Dr. William Martin Sloane

William Martin Sloane, BA, MA, MAR, MBA, DBA, EdD, JD, LLM (Labor), PhD

Pro-Chancellor of the University

Dean, Public Health, and Healthcare Administration

Click here for Bio of Dr. SloaneCV18EU

 

 

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