Kaplan University

Master of Public Administration - Health Care Management

Students seeking to pursue leadership roles in hospitals, managed care firms, government health care agencies, and other health care organizations could prepare for this career by enrolling in Kaplan University's Master of Public Administration program with an intensive study area in Health Care Management. Learn more about this online master's degree program here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Public Administration with an intensive study area in Health Care Management

School Offering Program:

Kaplan University

Degree Level:

Master of Public Administration

Program Description:

Kaplan University's Master of Public Administration program with an intensive study area in Health Care Management combines a diverse public administration education with courses focusing on health care organizations and institutions. Courses in the study area address health care financial management, federal health care services and programs, and the legal aspects of managing a health care organization. Professional roles in a variety of health care settings, such as hospitals, walk-in clinics, and nursing homes are also explored. Core courses cover human resources management, public funds administration, and leadership techniques. The program has two track options: applied research and comprehensive exam. Students seeking to enter the program should have earned a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and have taken courses designed to develop basic management skills.

Learning Format:


Program Length/Total Credits Required:

55 credits. Kaplan University defines an academic year as the time in which a full-time student is expected to complete 24 credit hours in 30 weeks.

Financial Aid Available:

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Aid opportunities include military aid and federal, state, and private lending programs.

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Required Courses for a Master of Public Administration with an Intensive Study Area in Health Care Management:

Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Kaplan University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Health Care Management Intensive Study Area

  • LS 620: Health Care Organizations and Finance (5 credits)
  • LS 621: Federalism and the Health Care Delivery System (5 credits)
  • LS 622: Professionals and Health Care Institutions (5 credits)
  • PP 620: Public Policy and Health Administration (5 credits)
  • 500/600 Level: Legal Studies Elective (5 credits)

Core Requirements

  • PP 500: Public Administration and Management (5 credits)
  • PP 504: Research and Writing in Public Administration (5 credits)
  • PP 510: Leadership in the Public Sector (5 credits)
  • PP 520: Finance and the Administration of Public Funds (5 credits)
  • PP 530: Human Resource Management in the Public Sector (5 credits)
  • Choose one of the following (5 credits):
    • PP 602: Comprehensive Exam Capstone
    • PP 698: Applied Research Project

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Career Paths:

Upon completion of Kaplan University's Master of Public Administration program with an intensive study area in Health Care Management, graduates could apply management and administrative skills to a variety of positions.* They could pursue positions responsible for health care policy development, financial management, or management of health care delivery services.

Positions graduates could pursue include†:

  • Health services administrator
  • Hospital administrator
  • Health care manager
  • Health management consultant

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