School and Ranking Information
The majority of schools offering health care management degrees in or near Miami are private institutions. Based on school type, student services and tuition, the following school is considered one of the top schools in the area for health care management:
- Winner: Florida International University is the only public institution in the Miami area offering programs in the field. The university offers an undergraduate degree in health services administration and a graduate degree in health policy and management.
School Info Chart
|Category||Florida International University|
|Rankings||#124 Best Online Undergraduate Programs (2014)*|
|School Type||4-year, public|
|Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||$6,496 (in-state), $18,895 (out-of-state)**|
|Health Care Management Degrees Offered||Bachelor's, Master's|
|Health Care Management Degrees Awarded (Bachelor's) in 2013||103**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||52%**|
|Noteworthy||Bachelor's program in health services administration is fully available online|
Sources: *U.S. News & World Report, **NCES College Navigator, ***FIU website
Florida International University
- Bachelor's program includes an optional administrative internship
- Students can enroll in the bachelor's program throughout the year
- Students in other programs can minor in health services administration
Florida International University (FIU) is an institution with approximately 48,000 students. FIU offers students more than 200 academic programs, where they can earn associate's, bachelor's, master's or doctoral degrees. The school is Miami's only 4-year, public research university. FIU has a student-to-faculty ratio of 27 to 1.
The College of Nursing and Health Sciences offers a Bachelor of Health Services Administration. The bachelor's degree program prepares graduates for entry-level management and administrative jobs in the health service industry. Core courses address health organizational behavior, health sciences research, human resource management, economics and financial management in health care.
The Master of Public Health program with a specialization in health policy and management (HPM) requires a total of 45 credits, including 15 each for core and major requirements, 9 elective credits and a capstone experience and practicum encompassing 6 credits. The core addresses topics such as health statistics and environmental health. The HPM major courses include economics, database application and policy analysis. The capstone requirement consists of a 3-credit seminar.