2011-2013 Graduate Catalog 
    May 22, 2018  
2011-2013 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Public Administration, M.P.A., Health Care Management Concentration

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Public Administration (M.P.A.)

Coordinator: Charles N. Coleman, Assistant Professor, M.P.A., West Virginia University

The general purpose of the master of public administration degree is the training of men and women at the graduate level for public service careers. Specifically, the program strives to:

  • equip students with modern analytic and quantitative tools of decision making and their application to complex problems of government and nonprofit organizations;
  • expose students to the wide range of administrative and managerial problems and responsibilities in the public sector; and
  • increase the student’s knowledge and skills in the particular management functions of budgeting, planning, public policy formulation, public finance, public personnel administration, and collective bargaining.

The Department of Public Management in the College of Business hosts a chapter of the Public Administration Honorary Society (Pi Alpha Alpha). The National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration awarded the chapter to the university in 2003 after a rigorous examination of the quality of UNH’s Public Administration program.

Concentration in Health Care Management

This concentration is designed for those currently in health care management or those who anticipate a career in the field. Courses provide students with the conceptual and practical skills necessary for management of a health care organization.

Students choosing the health care concentration will take the core curriculum of nine courses and follow the 15-credit health care concentration in lieu of the five elective courses.

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