Skip to main content Skip to navigation
Washington State University Factsheets

Master of Health Policy and Administration

Faculty working with Students: 9
Students: 40
Students receiving assistantships or scholarships: 15%
Priority deadline:
  • Fall Rolling - Currently accepting apps for Fall 2016
  • Spring Rolling
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.

Admission Requirements:

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

Student Learning Outcome:

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:

Coyne, Joseph, D.P.H.

Kennedy, James J, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair on graduate committee

Kobluk, Gerald, J.D.

McPherson, Sterling Marshall, PhD

Research Interests

Director, Program of Excellence in Addictions Research, Associate Director, Providence Medical Research Center: 1) Development of evidence-based substance use disorder treatments, 2) Behavioral pharmacology, 3) Innovative analytical methods to answer novel research questions in psychopharmacology and substance abuse, 4) Kidney disease and acute kidney injury, mental illness and drug and alcohol use as risk factors.

Murphy, Sean Michael, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair on graduate committee

Roll, John Michael, PhD

Research Interests

Human behavioral pharmacology, the development and refinement of behavioral interventions for addiction and other psychiatric disorders, as well as technology transfer issues.

Smith, Gary J, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair on graduate committee

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