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Master of Health Policy and Administration

Faculty working with Students: 2
Students: 40
Students receiving assistantships or scholarships: 0%
Priority deadline:
  • Fall PROGRAM SCHEDULED TO REOPEN IN FALL OF 2020
  • Spring PROGRAM SCHEDULED TO REOPEN IN FALL OF 2020
Campus:
  • Spokane: Yes
Tests required:
  • 500 GMAT Minimum score
  • 300 GRE (Combined) Minimum score
  • 7 IELTS Minimum score
  • 86 MELAB Minimum score
  • 550 TOEFL Minimum score
  • 80 TOEFLI Minimum score

Degree Description:

The core courses provide basic understanding and experience in managing health care systems in the context of enhancing community health status. A multidisciplinary systems perspective in many courses helps students develop knowledge and skills in communication, ethics, interpersonal relations, team building, management, and delivery of cost-effective health care. The learning environment is both rigorous and flexible. Students are encouraged to design individualized programs suitable to a variety of career goals and future employment opportunities. Practical and individualized experiences, through internships, fellowships, research assistantships, and special projects build students’ skills and values in varied administrative settings.

 

NOTE:  THIS PROGRAM IS CURRENTLY DORMANT AND ANTICIPATES REOPENING IN THE FALL OF 2020.

Admission Requirements:

3 letters of recommendation; statement of purpose/letter of intent; current resume

Student Learning Outcomes:

All graduates will be able to:

  1.  Leadership.
  2.  Critical Thinking.
  3.  Science/Analysis.
  4.  Management.
  5.  Political and Community Development.
  6.  Communication.

Student Opportunities:

HPA Seminar Series, ACHE Congress, AUPHA Full Graduate Membership Status, Academy Health, American Public Health Association, LEan Six Sigma Online Professional Development Certificates.

Career Opportunities:

Post Graduate Fellowships, Hospitals or Health Systems, Physician Practices, Military or VA, Foundations, Long-term Care Facilities, Home Health Care Facilities, Consulting Firms, Insrance/HMOs, Doctoral Programs.

Career Placements:

Post Graduate Fellowships, Hospitals or Health Systems, Physician Practices, Military or VA, Foundations, Long-term Care Facilities, Home Health Care Facilities, Consulting Firms, Insrance/HMOs, Doctoral Programs.

Faculty Members:

Kennedy, James J, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair of graduate committee

Smith, Gary J, Ph.D.

Research Interests

Rural Hospital Systems
Medical Home Models in the rural health setting
Planning in the rural health setting

Contact Information:

Dr. Jae Kennedy
PO Box 1495
Spokane, WA 99210-1495
(509) 358-6971
(509) 358-7984
Robin Durfee
PO Box 1495
412 E. Spokane Falls Blvd.
Spokane, WA 99210-1495
(509) 358-7987