Health Administration: A Career with a Calling

This short video produced by the Association of University Programs in Health Administration describes the wide variety of opportunities in the field of healthcare administration. It includes HPM Associate Professor and Master's Program Director Paula Song, PhD and UNC MSPH alumnus David Jones, PhD.

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The Department of Health Policy and Management at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees.

Bachelor’s

The mission of the Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH) progam in Health Policy and Management is to improve the health of individuals and communities and reduce health inequities in the US and abroad by educating future health leaders, managers, policymakers, practitioners, and researchers. Our graduates will excel in a broad range of positions and graduate and professional degree programs.  Our vision is high quality, accessible, and affordable health systems that achieve optimal population health in North Carolina, the United States, and around the world.

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BSPH Contact: Jacqueline Siler


Master’s

The Residential Master of Health Care Administration (MHA) degree focuses on developing competencies for students interested in pursuing careers in health-care management and consulting. A broad range of management competencies are addressed in the degree, including finance, leadership, human resources management, information technology and health-care strategy.

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MHA Contact: Lynnette Jones

The Online Master of Health Care Administration (MHA) is for executive students currently working full-time in the healthcare/public health workforce. The degree provides students with a comprehensive understanding of public health and health care, management methods, finance and quantitative values; the curriculum also offers insight into policy-related careers in health services management. This program will also help students improve decision-making capabilities and leadership skills, especially related to the delivery of health-care services. This program comprises faculty-guided, Internet-based distance learning weekly classes in Adobe Connect, as well as brief, but intensive sessions on the Chapel Hill campus.

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Online MHA Contact: Kim Sieler

The redesigned UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Master of Public Health (MPH) program is for people who are passionate about solving urgent local and global public health problems. With a legacy of outstanding education, cutting edge research and globally-recognized leadership, the UNC Gillings School is creating the next generation of public health leaders through our integrated training program and 21st-century curriculum.

Overview of the MPH (more information on both online and residential MPH offerings)
Residential MPH Health Policy Concentration (more information about the HPM concentration area)
MPH Contacts:
Karla Townley-Tilson, MBA, Coordinator for Residential MPH
Nancy Foskey, MA, Coordinator for MPH@UNC online program
General questions about the MPH: MPHCoordinators@unc.edu

The Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH) degree is particularly appropriate for individuals interested in pursuing careers at consulting firms, contract research organizations, federal and state government entities, think tanks, non-governmental organizations, health insurers, and international health organizations. Students obtain a comprehensive understanding of the healthcare system, research and analytic methods.

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MSPH Contact: Lynnette Jones


Dual Master’s

The Dual Master of Health Care Administration and Master of Business Administration (MHA-MBA) provides strong preparation in the management disciplines and a comprehensive understanding of the health-care sector. The curriculum includes several experiential elements and provides a sound base in planning theory and methods, as well as a broad perspective on planning as a public activity that supports sustainable development.

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MHA-MBA Contact: Lynnette Jones

The Dual Master of Health Care Administration and Master of City and Regional Planning (MHA-MCRP) provides strong preparation in the management disciplines and a comprehensive understanding of the health-care sector. The curriculum includes several experiential elements and provides a sound base in planning theory and methods, as well as a broad perspective on planning as a public activity that supports sustainable development.

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MHA-MCRP Contact: Lynnette Jones

The Dual Master of Health Care Administration and Master of Science in Information Science (MHA-MSIS) provides strong preparation in the management disciplines and a comprehensive understanding of the health-care sector. The curriculum includes several experiential elements and empowers students to design, develop, and maintain information systems and networks, as well as provide leadership in the development of new technologies and applications relating to the delivery of information to users.

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MHA-MSIS Contact: Lynnette Jones

The Dual Master of Health Care Administration and Master of Science in Library Science (MHA-MSLS) provides strong preparation in the management disciplines and a comprehensive understanding of the health-care sector. The curriculum includes several experiential elements and focuses on the application of tools and technologies to address information problems, as well as on the collection, organization, storage and retrieval of recorded knowledge.

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MHA-MSLS Contact: Lynnette Jones

The Dual Master of Science in Public Health and Master of Business Administration (MSPH-MBA) provides a comprehensive understanding of health-care systems, policy analysis and analytic methods. This program shapes leaders who have both functional knowledge and analytical skills.

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MSPH-MBA Contact: Lynnette Jones

The Dual Master of Science in Public Health and Master of City and Regional Planning (MSPH-MCRP) provides a comprehensive understanding of the health-care system, policy analysis and analytic methods. Students graduate with a deep understanding of planning theory and methods, as well as substantive knowledge of planning, spatial development and public policy.

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MSPH-MCRP Contact: Lynnette Jones

The Dual Master of Science in Public Health and Master of Science in Information Science (MSPH-MSIS) provides a comprehensive understanding of the health-care system, policy analysis and analytic methods, and also imparts the ability to design, develop, and maintain information systems and networks. Graduates are prepared to lead the development of new technologies and applications relating to the delivery of information to users.

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MSPH-MSIS Contact: Lynnette Jones

The Dual Master of Science in Public Health and Master of Science in Library Science (MSPH-MSLS) provides a comprehensive understanding of the health-care system, policy analysis and analytic methods. The program highlights the application of tools and technologies to information problems, as well as the collection, organization, storage and retrieval of recorded knowledge.

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MSPH-MSLS Contact: Lynnette Jones


Doctoral

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree combines rigorous training in research methodology with a substantive knowledge base. Graduates receive the academic foundation and research experience to become creative and independent researchers.

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PhD Contact: Lynnette Jones

The Executive Doctoral Program in Health Leadership (DrPH) Program is designed for mid- to senior-level professionals who seek the skills to assume greater leadership roles in either public or private sector settings at the local, national and international levels. Our program enables students to learn – from anywhere in the world — how to shape public health policy, lead and effect change in a wide range of organizations and institutions, and conduct and capitalize on practice-based research. Our small, diverse cohorts, renowned faculty and innovative teaching and learning environments create a rewarding and stimulating student experience. Students must come to campus for multiple short visits.

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Executive DrPH Contact: Lynnette Jones


Certificates

Community Preparedness and Disaster Management (online, plus campus visits)

Graduate Certificate in Public Health Informatics (PHI) – offered through SPH and SILS

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