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Master of Health Services Administration Public Health Management

PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

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Why earn an MSHS in Public Health Management from Strayer?

Position yourself to take the lead in public health with our accredited Master of Health Services Administration in Public Health Management program. You’ll develop knowledge and skills to help you solve organizational challenges, improve administration and management, and make a positive impact on patient and facility operations.

Summer classes start July 1

What is public health management?

In a nutshell, public health management involves managing public health threats and developing policies that align a public health organization with its business strategies. Public health managers are typically in charge of administrative duties for a public health team.

Is an MSHS in Public Health Management good to have? It depends on what you learn.

  • Apply legal and ethical thinking to address complex public health conditions.
  • Explore basic epidemiology concepts and tools to improve health services decision-making.
  • Analyze and develop strategies to manage epidemics or pandemics.
  • Manage health care 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 health care organizational needs.
  • Understand how you can use Lean Six Sigma to improve quality, service and efficiency in your health care organization.

Class size varies based on course objectives and the teaching demands of the subject matter.

How long does it take to get an MSHS in Public Health Management?

  • There are 12 11-week courses in this program.
  • How many courses you take at a time will determine how long the overall program will be.
  • Strayer University credits are expressed in quarter hours.
  • One quarter hour of credit is granted for the successful completion of 10 contact hours per course.
  • The standard requirement for one course is for students to spend 10 to 14 hours in weekly work, including in- and out-of-classroom work. The Strayer course design uses this requirement to meet applicable regulatory standards.

Accredited online university

Strayer University has distinct accreditations and affiliations that attest to our academic quality. We're committed to meeting quality standards, so you can earn a diploma you're proud to display. View the ACBSP student achievement information.

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Estimate the cost of your degree

How much does an MS in public health management cost?

The cost of MS in HSA depends on a number of factors, including the price per course, the purchase of textbooks, and the scholarships and financial aid available to you. Read on for a breakdown of the costs, as well as money-saving opportunities associated with the program.

Estimate the cost of your degree

How much does an MS in public health management cost?

The cost of MS in HSA depends on a number of factors, including the price per course, the purchase of textbooks, and the scholarships and financial aid available to you. Read on for a breakdown of the costs, as well as money-saving opportunities associated with the program.

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Program cost breakdown

The MSHS program consists of 12 courses, with the price of $1,680 per course. There are additional fees for textbooks and supplies, a $65 technology fee each term, and a one-time $150 degree conferral fee.

Transfer credits

Courses from another institution may be eligible for transfer credits to Strayer, which can help reduce the number of courses you need to graduate and your overall tuition. You can transfer up to four classes toward your master’s degree. The Strayer transfer credit page has more information as well as a tool to estimate how many transfer credits you may be able to apply to your Strayer degree program.

Students enrolled in the Master of Business Administration in North Carolina or Pennsylvania may transfer up to four classes

Scholarships and financial aid

There are a number of financial aid options worth exploring on our financial aid page. To apply for federal aid, prospective students should fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. Stafford loans are available for graduate study. These are direct unsubsidized loans, not based on financial need. Unlike subsidized loans, Stafford loan interest will accrue while in the program. Making interest payments while in school will help reduce the amount of principal that would otherwise build up, reducing your end cost.

There are also scholarships and private loans available for Strayer students.

More than 500 organizations invest in their employees by partnering with Strayer University to offer access to tuition savings and other eductional benefits. If your employer is a corporate partner, you may qualify for programs that can help you discover career pathways in your field.

Private loans

Non-federal loans may pay the difference between the cost of attendance and the total of loans and grants received from other tuition assistance programs. The terms and conditions of federal loans are often more favorable than private loans and should be considered before exploring private loans.

Military tuition assistance

Scholarships are offered to eligible students currently serving in the military, as well as military spouses. Strayer is also approved by Veterans Affairs to accept and process veteran education benefits. Learn more about the Strayer University active military assistance program here.

Veteran benefits

In addition to participating fully in the Yellow Ribbon Program, Strayer is approved by Veterans Affairs to accept and process veteran education benefits. Student veterans can receive transfer credit for military training and life experiences.

What coursework do you need to specialize in public health management?

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.

Sample courses

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HSA 535 - Managerial Epidemiology

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.

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HSA 550 - Public Health Management

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.

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HSA 551 - Environmental Health Management

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.

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HSA 501 - Management in Health Care

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.

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HSA 515 - Health Care Policy, Law and Ethics

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 codes, resource allocation and decisions concerning impaired professionals, end-­of-­life decisions, experimentation and biotechnology.

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HSA 520 - Health Information Systems

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. 

A completed application and enrollment agreement, as applicable

Proof of a completed baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with a cumulative GPA of 2.50 out of 4.0

Official copies of transcripts from all other colleges or universities attended

A valid, current and legible government-issued photo identification

Learn more about the admission process at Strayer.

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.

International master's students

We welcome international students.

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