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Top 30 Public Ivy Colleges Offering a Healthcare Management Degree in 2015

By Kristen Fescoe
Published February, 2015

University of Washington HCM Top Public Ivy

This ranking outlines the thirty finest Public Ivy Schools in the United States offering undergraduate or graduate training in Healthcare Management, Healthcare Administration or Public Health. The phrase “Public Ivy” is used to describe those public schools who offer an Ivy League-caliber education at a much more affordable price tag. Public Ivies are colleges and universities throughout the United States that provide a top notch, high level education at a fraction of the cost. These schools offer students the opportunity to learn from nationally recognized professors, utilize the most state of the art technology and labs and become active in ongoing research projects, all while saving a great deal of money. Richard Moll coined the term Public Ivy in 1985 in his book titled Public Ivies: A Guide to America’s Best Public Undergraduate Colleges and Universities. This very popular book highlighted those colleges and universities in the United States that provide students with an Ivy League-style education and academic experience at the price more commonly offered by public universities (in many cases with the help of financial aid). Howard and Matthew Greene continued this trend publishing the list of Public Ivies in their books titled Greenes’ Guides. These books weigh the academic quality of a school, the student experience and the overall cost of attendance. This data was then used to compile a list of schools that are fortunate enough to make the prestigious list.

Ranking Methodology

The first piece of data taken into consideration in our research was the placement of the school on the most current Green’s Guide to Public Ivies. The second factor considered is the overall annual cost of attendance. In order to make effective comparisons, we used tuition rates for an Undergraduate Psychology Degree. In addition to these factors, additional attention was paid to those schools receiving recognition by an outside ranking body, specifically the 2015 US News and World Report Best Colleges list. An advantage was given to those schools who have been named one of US News and World Report’s Top Public Schools. Finally, in order to be placed on this ranking list, each college or university must be nationally and/or regionally accredited. Any additional acknowledgement or accolades will be noted. The fundamental purpose of this ranking list is to highlight the top-ranked Public Ivy Universities offering Healthcare Management or Healthcare Administration degrees while paying close attention to the overall cost of attendance and the achievements earned by the college or university.

The system controlling how points are awarded is as follows:

U.S. News and World Report 2015 Top Public School Ranking
Top 50 / Top 25 / Top 10 / Top 5
1 Point / 2 Points / 3 Points / 5 Points

U.S. News and World Report 2015 Best National University Ranking
Top 100 / Top 50 / Top 25 / Top 10
1 Point / 2 Points / 3 Points / 5 Points

U.S. News and World Report 2015 Best Graduate Business Program, Best Graduate Program in Public Health or Best Graduate Program in Healthcare Management (Note that points are cumulative and a school can earn a potential of 9 points in this category)
Top 50 / Top 25 / Top 10 /
1 Point / 2 Points / 3 Points /

AUPHA, CEPH, CAHME or ACBSP Accreditation
1 Accreditation / 2 Accreditations / 3 or more Accreditations
1 Point / 2 Points / 4 Points

Annual Cost of Attendance
Under $10,00 / $10,000 – $14,999 / $15000 and above
3 Points / 2 Points / 1 Point

Grading Process

Once the points have been tallied, schools were arranged into groups by the amount of points they have earned. In the cases of ties, preference was given to those schools that received higher ranking on the US News and World Top Public Schools List, US News and World Report Best National University Ranking List, and finally, tuition rates. The main purpose of this list is to highlight the top 30 Public Ivy schools offering a Healthcare Management, Public Health or Healthcare Administration degree. Specializations, awards and achievements earned by the school or department have also been noted.

Ranking Top 30 Public Ivies Offering a Degree in Healthcare Management

#30 – University of Colorado – Boulder, Colorado

University of Colorado Boulder Healthcare Management
Points: 4

The College of Arts and Sciences

Public Health Certificate

Program Website

The College of Arts and Sciences at UC Boulder offers an Undergraduate Certificate in Public Health. This program is designed to encourage students to enhance the depth of their undergraduate education to include fundamentals of public health. Students in this program are encouraged to enroll in classes from various participating departments to develop an understanding of the multidisciplinary nature of public health. Because undergraduate public health curriculum is in its infancy, the creators of the program are tracking post-graduate opportunities for individuals who participate in the certificate program. Because many entry-level public health positions available in the current marketplace do not specifically require a public health background, participating in a public health curriculum provides a significant advantage when facing the increasingly complex and interdisciplinary workplace. Upon graduation from the certificate program, students will have a solid framework for the skills and knowledge required to continue their studies at a School of Public Health or other graduate programs. Graduates of this certificate program are also prepared to complete graduate training in medical school, nursing school, pharmacy school and other health-related professional programs.

Region of the Country: Western
Degrees Offered:
Certificate in Public Health
Undergraduate Tuition: $10,789 in-state, annually / $33,151 out-of-state, annually
US News and World Report Top Public School Ranking: #38
US News and World Report Rankings:
#88 US News and World Report Best National University
#80 Best Graduate Business Program
#101 Best Online MBA Program
Accreditations:
The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCACS)

#29 – Michigan State University – East Lansing, Michigan

Michigan State University HCM Top Public Ivy

Points: 4

The Division of Public Health

Bachelor of Science and Dual Bachelor of Science / Master of Public Health and Master of Public Health

Program Website

The Division of Public Health at Michigan State offers a Program in Public Health (PPH) with an emphasis on applied knowledge in the field. PPH students participate in course work and practical training to gain the information, skills and abilities necessary to become employed as a public health professional. There is a wide variety of classes that students may choose as electives or to earn a graduate certificate in a specific area of concentration. Each of these certificate areas outlines which elective courses are required, and these courses are offered in a fully online format. Students may also seek program approval to pursue a certificate in additional areas of study throughout Michigan State’s various undergraduate programs. There is an option to enroll as both a graduate and undergraduate student, allowing students to start their master’s degree coursework as an undergraduate student, saving time and money. The dual degree program requires students to work directly with their undergraduate advisor in completion of the Request for Undergraduate and Graduate Dual Enrollment Form.

Region of the Country: Great Lakes and Midwest
Degrees Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Public Health
Dual Bachelor of Science and Master of Public Health
Master of Public Health
Undergraduate Tuition: > $13,200 in-state, annually / $34,980 out-of-state, annually
US News and World Report Top Public School Ranking: #35
US News and World Report Rankings:
#85 US News and World Report Best National University
Accreditations:
The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCACS)

#28 – Miami University – Oxford, Ohio

Miami University of Ohio HCM Top Public Ivy

Points: 4

The College of Professional Studies and Applied Sciences

Bachelor of Science

Program Website

The College of Professional Studies and Applied Sciences offers motivated students the undergraduate Health Information Technology (HIT) degree. This program works to address the issues facing technology and the processes used by healthcare providers and related organizations. This major includes training in the technology used to gain and direct the interchange of information between the clinical, administrative, and financial systems in the field of healthcare as well as the basic principles of information technology. Graduates of this program will gain a strong foundation in health information technology, including database, problem-solving, systems analysis, and project management skills, as well as a foundation in the culture of the healthcare system. Graduates are prepared for jobs that integrate healthcare and technology in the rapidly changing United States healthcare system.

Region of the Country: Great Lakes and Midwest
Degrees Offered:
Bachelor of Science of Information Technology with a Specialization in Health Informatics
Undergraduate Tuition: $14,287 in-state, annually / $30,394 out-of-state, annually
US News and World Report Top Public School Ranking: #30
US News and World Report Rankings:
#76 US News and World Report Best National University
Accreditations:
The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCACS)

#27 – Rutgers University – New Brunswick, New Jersey

Rutgers University HCM Top Public Ivy

Points: 5

The School of Health Related Professions

Bachelor of Science, Master of Public Health and Master of Science

Department of Interdisciplinary Studies – MS-HCM Program Website

The School of Health Related Professions offers several degree options for those students interested in a healthcare degree. The Master of Science in Health Care Management (MSHM) is a fully online healthcare degree that prepares students for careers as highly efficient managers and leaders in the healthcare industry. The program was created for candidates with established careers in the healthcare field who have the goal of advancing their careers by broadening their management and leadership skills. The program also works to advance the experiences of current health professionals by offering them valuable professional competencies, including those related to management, leadership, strategic planning, finance and economics, quality assurance, informatics, legal and ethics, research topics and other related areas. The curriculum in this program is designed for those wishing to attend the program MSHM on a part-time basis. The MSHM Program has three tracks:

  1. Management and Leadership
  2. Pharmaceutical Management
  3. Health Care Informatics

Department of Health Informatics Program Website

The Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management Program is designed for completion in two individual stages. First, students fulfill the general education requirements at an affiliate university. Once those courses are complete, professional courses in Health Information Management are completed at Rutgers. Graduates of this program are prepared to become members of a healthcare team with responsibilities for management of health information systems consistent with medical, administrative, ethical and legal requirements. Health Information professionals gather, evaluate and use data to provide information important to the healthcare industry.

School of Public Health Program Website

The Master of Public Health (MPH) in Health Systems and Policy is a 45-credit graduate program. Upon graduation from this program each a student will be able to:

  • Use economic theories, concepts and methodologies in the analysis and evaluation of current healthcare issues and problems
  • Assess community health needs, disparities and the healthcare delivery system within the context of social, cultural, political, legal and economic forces
  • Apply quantitative and qualitative research methods in the analysis of health service and policy issues
  • Assess and delineate public health policies and practices recognizing legal and ethical implications for individuals and populations
  • Describe principles of management theories in the delivery of health services and evaluation of health system performances

Region of the Country: Northeastern
Degrees Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Health Science
Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management
Master of Public Health
Master of Science in Health Science
Master of Science in Health Care Management
Undergraduate Tuition: $13,813 in-state, annually / $28,591 out-of-state, annually
US News and World Report Top Public School Ranking: #26
US News and World Report Rankings:
#70 US News and World Report Best National University
#30 Best Graduate Program in Public Health
Accreditations:
The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

#26 – University of Delaware – Newark, Delaware

University of Delaware HCM Top Public Ivy

Points: 5

The College of Health Sciences

Master of Business Administration and Master of Nursing

MBA Program Website

The College of Health Sciences at the University of Delaware offers two very different programs for students aiming to complete a Healthcare degree. The first is a graduate business degree with a concentration in healthcare. In our modern healthcare industry we face a variety of healthcare issues at local, state, national and global levels. This degree program works to train qualified individuals to deal with the business side of health care. Students in this program are given the tools they need to address these current issues with a solid business background and an appreciation for the details that make healthcare so complicated. This MBA program provides students with the necessary business perspective through classes addressing Health Promotion, Nursing, Policy, etc. The school has partnered with Thomas Jefferson University (TJU) in nearby Philadelphia to allow UD MBA students to take classes in the TJU graduate program and allowing TJU professors to teach at the Newark campus.

Nursing Program Website

The College of Health Sciences and the School of Nursing offers the interdisciplinary Master’s in Health Services Administration. Students enrolled in this program can earn the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree with a concentration in Health Services Administration (also available as a post-master’s certificate). They may also pursue this area of study in the RN to MSN Program with a concentration in Health Services Administration. All programs are offered in a fully web-based on-line format. The program is designed to prepare nurses for management positions in healthcare organizations. Students develop the knowledge, understanding, and skills necessary to succeed in management positions in healthcare systems, hospitals, long-term care institutions, alternative delivery systems, ambulatory care facilities, managed care organizations, consulting firms, and other health-related organizations.

Region of the Country: Mid Atlantic
Degrees Offered:
Master of Business Administration with Healthcare Administration Concentration
Master of Nursing with Health Services Administration Concentration
Undergraduate Tuition: US News and World Report Top Public School Ranking: #30
US News and World Report Rankings:
#76 US News and World Report Best National University
Accreditations:
The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

#25 – Indiana University – Bloomington, Indiana

Indiana University HCM Top Public Ivy

Points: 5

The Kelley School of Business and School of Public and Environmental Affairs

Bachelor of Science and Master of Business Administration

Physician MBA Program Website

The Kelley School of Business and School of Public and Environmental Affairs offers both undergraduate and graduate training in the Business of Healthcare Management. The Business of Medicine Master of Business Administration (MBA) arms students with the business competencies that are a part of critical healthcare issues. Students at both the graduate and undergraduate level receive the information and skills to jump into the field and start a career. Students enrolled in the Business of Medicine MBA are expected to complete the following competencies before graduating:

  • Critical analysis and problem solving: Apply appropriate techniques of business, drawing on major functions to solve complex matters in business and medical arenas
  • Knowledge of the healthcare industry: Gain deeper understanding of the broad industry and the interdependency, integration, and competition among different aspects of the sector.
  • Integrative and system-level perspective: Build knowledge of how external forces shape management alternatives, system-level strategies, and operational decisions.
  • Comprehensive leadership: Coalesce people, processes, and resources to work together to achieve goals around performance excellence, adapt new approaches, and sustain a culture of high-quality and safe care.
  • Team collaboration: Encourage and manage diverse views from across different professional roles, as well as various cultural, ethnic, economical, and stakeholder groups to lead teams in effectively accomplishing shared goals.
  • Ethical decision making: Recognize ethical and related legal issues arising in patient-care delivery and across the industry, as well as formulate, articulate, and defend alternative solutions.
  • Effective communication: Express ideas and facts in a variety of oral, written, and visual communications.
  • Professional skill and personal development: Align personal and organizational strategy with ethical and professional standards that include responsibility to the patient, organization, and community, as well as a service orientation and commitment to lifelong learning.

BS Program Website

The Bachelor of Science in Public Health Degree Program prepares students for careers in healthcare. Students become prepared for careers as healthcare administrators who will address complex issues facing healthcare policy and practice. Health Administration students gain organizational, managerial, and leadership skills to allow them to tackle roles in public, private, or nonprofit sectors of healthcare policy and planning. This major is designed for students who wish to learn about healthcare policy and administration.

Region of the Country: Great Lakes and Midwest
Degrees Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Public Health
The Business of Medicine Master of Business Administration
Undergraduate Tuition: $10,388 in-state, annually / $33,241 out-of-state, annually
US News and World Report Top Public School Ranking: #30
US News and World Report Rankings:
#76 US News and World Report Best National University
Accreditations:
The Commission on Accreditation Healthcare Management Education (CAHME)
The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCACS)

#24 – University of Arizona – Tucson, Arizona

University of Arizona HCM Top Public Ivy

Points: 5

The Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health

Master of Public Health, Dual Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy Doctor of Public Health

Program Website

The Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health offers two areas of study for students who are interested in careers in Public Health. The Master of Public Health (MPH) with a specialization in Health Services Administration is a fully accredited multidisciplinary program. Students in this program are trained to work in a variety of health-related organizations such as health systems, health agencies, third party payers and/or healthcare supply chain organizations in both governmental and non-governmental settings. The blend of Public Health and Healthcare Administration classes offers students the tools necessary to comprehend the complex administrative and business aspects of the healthcare industry. The MPH-HSA curriculum is made up of specialized courses, with the goal of training highly qualified healthcare administrators. Students can choose from one of the eight areas of concentration:

  1. Biostatistics
  2. Epidemiology
  3. Environmental and Occupational Health
  4. Family and Child Health
  5. Health Behavior Health Promotion
  6. Health Services Administration
  7. Public Health Policy and Management
  8. Public Health Practice

Region of the Country: Western
Degrees Offered:
Doctor of Public Health
Dual Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy
Master of Public Health
Master of Public Health with Concentration in Biostatistics
Master of Public Health with Concentration in Epidemiology Master of Public Health with Concentration in Environmental and Occupational Health
Master of Public Health with Concentration in Family and Child Health
Master of Public Health with Concentration in Health Behavior Health Promotion
Master of Public Health with Concentration in Health Services Administration
Master of Public Health with Concentration in Public Health Policy and Management
Master of Public Health with Concentration in Public Health Practice
Undergraduate Tuition: $10,581 in-state, annually / $28,379 out-of-state, annually
US News and World Report Top Public School Ranking: #58
US News and World Report Rankings:
#121 US News and World Report Best National University
#31 US News and World Report Best School for Veterans
#23 Best Graduate Program in Public Health
Accreditations:
Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)
The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCACS)

#23 – Binghamton University – State University of New York – SUNY – Vestal, New York

Binghamton University HCM Top Public Ivy

Points: 6

The School of Management

Master of Business Administration

Program Website

The School of Management at Binghamton University offers motivated professionals the Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) with a Health Care Concentration. The program was designed for those who have a clinical background and are prepared to develop the management and financial skills to advance their career. The program is designed for busy professionals who are not in a position to put their careers on hold to enroll in a full-time program. Students will attend bi-weekly sessions on Friday afternoons and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. On this schedule, students can earn this MBA in 21 months. The first year of classes offers a framework of management skills and applications, where participants learn the important analytical skills required for decision-making. In the second year, students learn advanced applications, enhancing leadership skills and advancing their decision skills in a multidisciplinary framework.

Region of the Country: Northeastern
Degrees Offered:
Executive Master of Business Administration with Health Care Concentration
Undergraduate Tuition: $8,619 in-state, annually / $20,251 out-of-state, annually
US News and World Report Top Public School Ranking: #38
US News and World Report Rankings:
#88 US News and World Report Best National University
#76 Best Graduate Business Program
Accreditations:
The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

#22 – University of Georgia – Athens, Georgia

University of Georgia HCM Top Public Ivy

Points: 6

The College of Public Health

Dual Master of Business Administration / Master of Public Health and Master of Public Health

Program Website

The College of Public Health at the University of Georgia offers two degree options for training in Public Health. The Master of Public Health (MPH) degree program was designed to address the growing need for qualified public health professionals. Through coursework and experiential learning opportunities, students receive training in service and leadership in public health. The program is a 2-year program designed for existing health professionals who want to enhance their skills, knowledge, and expertise in public health. Students are admitted in the fall semester each year, and classes are offered on the UGA campus in Athens. Students can choose one of the following concentration areas: Biostatistics, Disaster Management, Environmental Health Science, Epidemiology, Gerontology, Health Policy and Management, and Health Promotion and Behavior.

The second degree option is the Dual Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Public Health (MPH). The program is designed for students who hope to work at the junction of public health and business. This dual degree program can be completed in as little as three years. All students complete one full year in the MPH program, followed by a year in the MBA program, finishing with a year of content from both programs.

Region of the Country: Southern
Degrees Offered:
Dual Master of Business Administration / Master of Public Health
Master of Public Health
Master of Public Health with Concentration in Biostatistics
Master of Public Health with Concentration in Disaster Management
Master of Public Health with Concentration in Environmental Health Science
Master of Public Health with Concentration in Epidemiology
Master of Public Health with Concentration in Gerontology
Master of Public Health with Concentration in Health Policy and Management Master of Public Health with Concentration in Health Promotion and Behavior
Undergraduate Tuition: $10,836 in-state, annually / $29,046 out-of-state, annually
US News and World Report Top Public School Ranking: #20
US News and World Report Rankings:
#62 US News and World Report Best National University
#34 Best Graduate Program in Public Health
Accreditations:
Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC)

#21 – Pennsylvania State University – University Park, Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania State University HCM Top Public Ivy

Points: 8

The Department of Health Policy and Administration at Penn State

Bachelor of Science, Master of Healthcare Administration, Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy

Undergraduate Program Website

The Department of Health Policy and Administration at Penn State offers both undergraduate and graduate training. The first degree offered by the Department is the Bachelor of Science Program (B.S.) in Health Policy and Administration (HPA). The mission of the BS-HPA Program is to “develop graduates with the skills and knowledge needed to understand the difficulties of providing access to quality healthcare at reasonable cost. The HPA department has over thirty years of experience in healthcare training. The HPA course of study is a multidisciplinary combination of courses in liberal arts, business administration, and the health sciences, designed to prepare students for careers or further study in an additional healthcare degree program.

Students completing their graduate training in HPA at Penn State are prepared for employment in a variety of settings. Because the healthcare industry represents nearly one-seventh of the entire U.S. economy and is rapidly growing, more qualified graduates will be needed. Upon graduation, HPA students are prepared to work in six types of healthcare organizations, including:

  • Healthcare Providers such as hospitals, physician practices, nursing facilities, home health agencies
  • Health Insurers such as nonprofit and commercial insurers, health maintenance organizations
  • Healthcare Consulting Firms
  • Healthcare Supply Companies such as pharmaceutical companies, medical device manufacturers
  • Health Services Research and Policy Organizations such as health policy research groups, industry trade groups
  • Local, State, and Federal Health Agencies such as local health departments, state Department of Health, federal Department of Health and Human Services

Graduate Programs Website

The Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) is offered either as a fully online healthcare degree or in an on-campus format. The MHA program is a fully accredited competency-based program that is focused on arming students with the knowledge and capabilities required to lead organizations dedicated to improving health and healthcare.
Graduates of this program have gone on to make significant differences in premier healthcare organizations such as Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, TeleTracking Technologies, Johns Hopkins Hospital, ARAMARK Corporation, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Geisinger Health System. The Fully Online MHA program is designed for experienced healthcare professionals. This graduate program is a collaborative effort between the Penn State World Campus, the Penn State Department of Health Policy and Administration, and the Penn State School of Public Affairs. The partnership connects students with faculty from the highly ranked residential MHA program.

Region of the Country: Northeastern
Degrees Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Health Policy and Administration
Master of Healthcare Administration
Master of Science in Health Policy and Administration
Doctor of Philosophy in Health Policy and Administration
Undergraduate Tuition: $17,502 in-state, annually / $30,452 out-of-state, annually
US News and World Report Top Public School Ranking: #14
US News and World Report Rankings:
#48 US News and World Report Best National University
#29 Best Graduate Program in Health Care Management
Accreditations:
Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA)
The Commission on Accreditation Healthcare Management Education (CAHME)
The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

#20 – University of Wisconsin – Madison, Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin HCM Top Public Ivy

Points: 8

The Wisconsin School of Business and College of Health Sciences

Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science

Business Program Website

The Wisconsin School of Business and College of Health Sciences at the University of Wisconsin offers an undergraduate business specialization in healthcare management. Students can add this specialization to their current business major. In order to complete the healthcare management specialization, students must complete traditional business courses as well as three specialized electives. In this program, students learn to think about healthcare as an integrated business framework both in and out of the classroom.

BS Program Website

The Bachelor of Science (BS) in Health Care Administration (HCA) prepares students for management and leadership roles within the healthcare industry. The program combines a BS in HCA with a minor in Business Administration, in order to reinforce the growth of management and leadership skills. Students will participate in a semester-long internship opportunity that provides integrative educational and fieldwork experience, while being supervised by a manager or related professional in the industry as well as a faculty member. Internships are typically local placements, however there are some nationally and internationally approved internships.

Region of the Country: Great Lakes and Midwest
Degrees Offered:
Bachelor of Business Administration with Concentration in Health Administration
Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration
Undergraduate Tuition: $10,410 in-state, annually / $26,660 out-of-state, annually
US News and World Report Top Public School Ranking: #13
US News and World Report Rankings:
#47 US News and World Report Best National University
Accreditations:
Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA)
Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)
The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCACS)

#19 – University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign – Champaign, Illinois

University of Illinois HCM Top Public Ivy

Points: 8

The Department of Kinesiology and Community Health and College of Business

Master of Business Administration and Master of Public Health

MBA Program Website

The Department of Kinesiology and Community Health and College of Business offers a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a specialization in Healthcare Management. This degree program was designed for people who wish to pursue a career in marketing, international business, healthcare management, or sustainability. The curriculum provides students with the resources and opportunities to achieve specific academic and career goals. Students may take advantage of the flexible curriculum and customize an area of concentration that best meets their goals and objectives. Students have the ability to design their curriculum to specialize in any area that works for them.

MPH Program Website

The Master of Public Health (MPH) program is a competency-based program that emphasizes outcomes and abilities based upon the current needs of the public health workforce. Competencies are divided amongst areas addressed by core courses, and those addressed by concentration courses. Both core and concentration competencies are addressed by the MPH Practicum course and the MPH Capstone course.
The Core Competencies for this program include:

  • Perform and use statistical analyses of health data to inform community assessments and evaluations.
  • Use epidemiologic data and research to describe the pattern of diseases in communities and identify risk factors for diseases and for health disparities.
  • Apply systems thinking to identifying policy approaches to improve health of populations.
  • Apply participatory strategic planning models to the development of public health plans for the prevention and control of disease.
  • Select, critique, and apply appropriate health behavior theories to plan health promotion strategies.
  • Identify the major environmental and occupational hazards that pose a risk to individuals’ health through their interaction with the environment.

Region of the Country: Great Lakes and Midwest
Degrees Offered:
Master of Business Administration with Health Care Concentration
Master of Public Health
Undergraduate Tuition: $15,602 in-state, annually / $30,228 out-of-state, annually
US News and World Report Top Public School Ranking: #11
US News and World Report Rankings:
#42 US News and World Report Best National University
#35 Best Graduate Business Program
Accreditations:
The Commission on Accreditation Healthcare Management Education (CAHME)
Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)
The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCACS)

#18 – University of Maryland – College Park, Maryland

University of Maryland HCM Top Public Ivy

Points: 9

The UMD School of Public Health

Master of Health Administration, Master of Public Health and Doctor of Philosophy

Program Website

The UMD School of Public Health offers three degree programs for students wishing to pursue a career in Public Health or Healthcare Administration. The Master of Health Administration (MHA) degree trains students through a rigorous interdisciplinary program with courses in public health services administration, epidemiology, environmental health, biostatistics, health behaviors and determinants, health policy, health law and ethics, health economics and analysis, strategic management of human resources, health service information systems, financial management of health organizations, marketing for competitive health service, quality assessment and evaluation, and healthcare leadership and communications. The 51-credit degree program prepares graduates who are ready to manage complex health organizations, including hospitals, long-term care facilities, managed care organizations, rehabilitation agencies, public health clinics, state agencies, among others.

The Master of Public Health (MPH) in Public Health Practice and Policy offered by the Department of Health Services Administration is a blended learning program. The program was created to offer busy working professionals the various knowledge and skill-based competencies necessary to take on leadership roles. Courses are designed to fit in with a busy personal and professional life. The program can be completed in as little as 18 months through a blended learning format complete with stimulating on-line courses and supplemented by a total of six weekends of residency. The web-based technology is very user friendly and allows students to learn in an engaging interactive environment.

The Department of Health Services Administration offers the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Health Services. Students seeking entrance into this PhD program are required to hold a Master’s Degree in Health Administration, Health Services, Health Policy, Health Economics, Business Administration or a related field. If the completed master’s degree lacks public health content in the five core areas of epidemiology, environmental health, biostatistics, health behaviors and health systems, students must complete these courses, in addition to a minimum of 42 credit hours of advanced course work required in the Ph.D. program. The required credit hours include a minimum of 21 credit hours in methods for health services research, a minimum of 9 credit hours in a cognate area, and a minimum of 12 credit hours in dissertation research. In addition to the required coursework, a written qualifying exam and an oral exam defense, students must successfully complete a doctoral dissertation and an oral dissertation defense.

Region of the Country: Mid Atlantic
Degrees Offered:
Master of Health Administration
Master of Public Health
Master of Public Health in Public Health Practice and Policy
Doctor of Philosophy in Health Services
Undergraduate Tuition: $6,552 in-state, annually / $12,336 out-of-state, annually
US News and World Report Top Public School Ranking: #20
US News and World Report Rankings:
#62 US News and World Report Best National University
#30 Best Graduate Program in Public Health
Accreditations:
Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA)
Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)
The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

#17 – University of Connecticut – Storrs, Connecticut

University of Connecticut HCM Top Public Ivy

Points: 9

The School of Business

Bachelor of Science and Master of Business Administration

BS HCM Program Website

The School of Business offers both undergraduate and graduate training in Health Care Management. The Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management includes both traditional business as well as multidisciplinary health care management courses. The required business courses include the functional areas of accounting, finance, information technology, marketing, and organizational behavior. Program-specific courses include content in risk management, law, insurance, economics, finance, and human resource management. The required courses for the major in this healthcare training program include:

  • Risk Management and Insurance
  • Introduction to Healthcare Management
  • Health Care Industry Analysis
  • Health and Social Insurance
  • Health Care Financial and Human Resource Management
  • Health Law and Policy

MBA Program Website

The Master of Business Administration degree program at the School of Business is offered with the option of pursuing one or more of the seven areas of concentration. Students can complete electives in any of the concentration areas to develop a specialization. Students must complete a minimum of two electives to make up an area of concentration, however some concentrations require more than two electives or require specific classes in that area of concentration. Students have the option to complete eight courses beyond the core curriculum and may then have multiple concentrations (although only one appears on the official transcript).

Region of the Country: Northeastern
Degrees Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with Health Care Management Concentration
Master of Business Administration with Health Care Management Concentration
Undergraduate Tuition: $12,700 in-state, annually / $32,880 out-of-state, annually
US News and World Report Top Public School Ranking: #19
US News and World Report Rankings:
#58 US News and World Report Best National University
#52 Best Graduate Business Program
Accreditations:
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA)
Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)
The New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)

#16 – University of Texas – Austin, Texas

University of Texas HCM Top Public Ivy

Points: 9

The McCombs School of Business

Master of Business Administration

Program Website

The McCombs School of Business offers a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a Healthcare Concentration. This program trains students for careers in the healthcare, life science, and biotech industries, all of which are industries in the midst of dynamic and constant change. Many healthcare companies are in search of MBAs who have both excellent business skills as well as solid understanding of the technology and policy issues facing their industry. The Healthcare Concentration gives students the chance to combine courses across various schools and disciplines to prepare for their career of choice. McCombs MBAs also have the ability to connect with Austin’s blossoming biotech industry through the Austin Technology Incubator, American College of Healthcare Executives, and a variety of on- and off-campus opportunities.

Region of the Country: Southern
Degrees Offered:
Master of Business Administration with Health Care Concentration
Undergraduate Tuition: $9,798 in-state, annually / $34,722 out-of-state, annually
US News and World Report Top Public School Ranking: #17
US News and World Report Rankings:
#53 US News and World Report Best National University
#15 Best Graduate Business Program
Accreditations:
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA)
Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC)

#15 – University of California – Irvine, California

University of California Irvine HCM Top Public Ivy

Points: 9

The Paul Merage School of Business

Executive Master of Business Administration

Program Website

The Paul Merage School of Business offers a Health Care Executive MBA Program (HCEMBA) that melds the healthcare industry with a business education in a rigorous learning environment designed for healthcare professionals. Students gain an understanding of the fundamentals of management and a thorough comprehension of the economic, political, and social dynamics that are affecting the global healthcare industry. Students in the HCEMBA Program can earn their MBA in as little as 21 months, meeting just one weekend per month. Students also learn experientially by working closely with diverse teams of 4-6 professionals. The curriculum gives students exposure to the full range of business disciplines using health care case studies as relevant examples. Students can also earn up to 30 CME units during the program.

Region of the Country: Western
Degrees Offered:
Executive Master of Business Administration with Healthcare Concentration
Undergraduate Tuition: $14,757 in-state, annually / $37,635 out-of-state, annually
US News and World Report Top Public School Ranking: #11
US News and World Report Rankings:
#42 US News and World Report Best National University
#45 Best Graduate Business Program
Accreditations:
Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)
The Senior College and University Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)

#14 – University of California – Santa Barbara

University of California Santa Barbara HCM Top Public Ivy

Points: 9

Department of Environmental Studies

Doctor of Philosophy

Program Website

The Interdepartmental PhD Emphasis in Environment and Society (IEES) is a new and innovative PhD emphasis offered by The Department of Environmental Studies. The program was launched in 2014 with the goal of “providing UCSB doctoral students an opportunity to receive training and mentorship in interdisciplinary environmental studies and sciences beyond the scope of their normal degree programs.” Students who enroll in this emphasis and complete all of the requirements of the program will receive a certificate equivalent to an undergraduate minor. The IEES program is administered by an advisory board of faculty from across campus and is based in the Environmental Studies Program. To earn the emphasis certificate, students must complete the following requirements:

  • All students in the emphasis must register for a Core Seminar, offered each fall, which will bring together that year’s cohort for an interdisciplinary discussion with faculty guests from across campus about key issues, concepts, problems, and methods in interdisciplinary environmental studies and sciences.
  • All students in the emphasis must take three elective courses in departments and disciplines other than their own. Students may choose these electives from a standing list, or they may design a more tailored elective curriculum, with proper justification (see below).
  • All students in the emphasis must have one outside member on their dissertation committees, selected from the list of faculty affiliated with the emphasis.
  • All students must attend the IEES annual symposium, where beginning and continuing students will present their research.
  • All students must include some aspect of interdisciplinary environmental studies as a substantial component of their dissertations. There are many ways to fulfill this final requirement, and students will do so with the guidance of their outside committee members.

Region of the Country: Western
Degrees Offered:
Interdepartmental Doctor of Philosophy with an Emphasis in Environment and Society (IEES)
Undergraduate Tuition: $13,746 in-state, annually / $36,624 out-of-state, annually
US News and World Report Top Public School Ranking: #10
US News and World Report Rankings:
#40 US News and World Report Best National University
Accreditations:
The Senior College and University Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)

#13 – University of California – San Diego – La Jolla, California

University of California San Diego HCM Top Public Ivy

Points: 9

The UC San Diego Extended Studies and Public Programs

Master of Advanced Studies

Program Website

The UC San Diego Extended Studies and Public Programs offers a Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in the Leadership of Healthcare Organizations. This degree is a unique program offered either part-time or full-time. It has been designed to bolster future healthcare leaders’ comprehension of complex business, management, and policy issues with a focus on leadership and clinical process improvement. The MAS is a fully accredited master’s degree program conferred by UC San Diego. The program is a self-funded part-time or full-time professional degree designed to “supplement the education and work experience of the students who enroll in the program.” It is considered a “terminal” degree and is designed to provide rigorous, timely, graduate-level training in a specific area of study.

Region of the Country: Western
Degrees Offered:
Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Leadership of Healthcare Organizations
Undergraduate Tuition: $13,302 in-state, annually / $36,180 out-of-state, annually
US News and World Report Top Public School Ranking: #8
US News and World Report Rankings:
#37 US News and World Report Best National University
Accreditations:
The Senior College and University Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)

#12 – College of William and Mary – Williamsburg, Virginia

College of William and Mary HCM Top Public Ivy

Points: 9

The Raymond A. Mason School of Business

Master of Business Administration

Program Website

The Raymond A. Mason School of Business has created a degree program to meet the growing demand for MBAs who are well trained in the complexities of the healthcare industry. Healthcare experts who have years of experience in the field designed this course of study to help students develop an understanding of critical issues that are transforming healthcare, how business concepts apply, and enable them to acquire some practical experience. This program is ideal for MBA students potentially seeking employment in this sector, and for those who will confront these issues in consulting and financial management.

Region of the Country: Southern
Degrees Offered:
Master of Business Administration with Healthcare Concentration
Undergraduate Tuition: $17,656 in-state, annually / $39,360 out-of-state, annually
US News and World Report Top Public School Ranking: #6
US News and World Report Rankings:
#33 US News and World Report Best National University
#82 Best Graduate Business Program
Accreditations:
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
The Senior College and University Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)

#11 – University of Iowa – Iowa City, Iowa

University of Iowa HCM Top Public Ivy

Points: 10

The College of Public Health and Tippie School of Management

Executive Master of Healthcare Administration, Master of Business Administration, Master of Healthcare Administration, Master of Public Health, Master of Science

Program Website

The College of Public Health and Tippie School of Management offers several graduate training programs for those individuals who are interested in starting or advancing their career in the healthcare industry. First is the Executive MBA Program, which offers an accelerated MBA program for experienced business leaders in just 21 months. Students work under nationally recognized faculty to gain knowledge of relevant issues and the skills needed for success in today’s business environment. The EMBA program caters to needs of busy executives, easing the balance between work, family, and classes. The staff at the Tippie School of Management handles course registration, books, residency week lodging, travel, parking, food, in-country trip expenses, and graduation arrangements. The highlight of this program is a week of study in China.

The University also offers a Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) program that prepares graduates for entrance into the field as healthcare managers. Students are given a solid foundation for executive career development in a variety of health organizations. The MHA curriculum is designed to relay analytical and communication skills, innovation and a strong commitment to community service and performance improvement. The interdisciplinary curriculum is designed to include a broad range of informative and experiential learning opportunities.

The Executive Master of Health Administration program assists busy, working professionals in the advancement of their knowledge and skills to become effective healthcare administrators. The program is designed to:

  • Provide working professionals with advanced knowledge and skills in healthcare management.
  • Position experienced professionals to become effective healthcare administrators.
  • Meet the need for leadership to transform healthcare financing and delivery in dynamic environments.
  • Build on the strengths of the sixty-year Master of Health Administration program and over 1,000 alumni

The Master of Public Health in Policy prepares students for exciting careers in government agencies, advocacy organizations, consulting firms, hospital and healthcare systems, as well as other private and non-profit organizations involved with health policy. Upon completion of the Health Policy MPH, students are ready to identify and evaluate health policies across all levels and branches of government, create effective health policy agendas and implementation strategies, apply communication strategies in presenting health policy information, and incorporate public health competencies into the practice of health policy analysis.

The Master of Science Degree in Health Policy (MS in Health Policy) prepares students for careers in policy analysis and research. Students learn how to recognize, assess, and create policies, and conduct quantitative and qualitative health policy research. Students acquire these skills through a combination of coursework, applied learning experiences within health policy organizations and additional learning opportunities including special lectures and conferences.

Region of the Country: Great Lakes and Midwest
Degrees Offered:
Executive Master of Healthcare Administration
Physician Master of Business Administration
Master of Healthcare Administration
Master of Public Health
Master of Science
Undergraduate Tuition: $8,079 in-state, annually / $27,409 out-of-state, annually
US News and World Report Top Public School Ranking: #27
US News and World Report Rankings:
#71 US News and World Report Best National University
#16 Best Graduate Program in Public Health
#14 Best Graduate Program in Health Care Management
Accreditations:
Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA)
Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)
The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCACS)

#10 – University of California – Davis, California

University of California Davis HCM Top Public Ivy

Points: 11

The Graduate School of Management

Master of Business Administration

Program Website

The Graduate School of Management at UC Davis offers an MBA with a Public Health Management specialization. This concentration area prepares students for diverse healthcare administration roles in government agencies and other organizations. The MBA coursework provides students with the necessary leadership and management competencies needed to advance from mid-level positions to higher-level positions with increasing managerial responsibility. Students will complete courses in business analytics and technologies, finance, marketing, organizational behavior and strategy. The curriculum will help students develop an overall managerial decision-making context to employ and incorporate skills and techniques related to public health management issues. In this specialization area students complete as many as twelve units of Public Health coursework on the main UC Davis campus during the day, which counts toward the 72 units required for the MBA degree program.

Region of the Country: Western
Degrees Offered:
Master of Business Administration in Public Health Management
Undergraduate Tuition: $13,896 in-state, annually / $36,774 out-of-state, annually
US News and World Report Top Public School Ranking: #9
US News and World Report Rankings:
#38 US News and World Report Best National University
#41 Best Graduate Business Program
Accreditations:
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)
The Senior College and University Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)

#9 – University of Virginia – Charlottesville, Virginia

University of Virginia HCM Top Public Ivy

Points: 11

The School of Medicine

Master of Public Health

Program Website

The School of Medicine at the University of Virginia offers a terminal Master of Public Health (MPH) degree program. The MPH offers an individualized and multidisciplinary educational experience that emphasizes the competencies and skills professionals need to improve the health of communities and individuals. The curriculum offers students graduate level training in quantitative and qualitative research methodologies; health policy, law and ethics; and translational and community-based research; and community engagement strategies.

Region of the Country: Southern
Degrees Offered:
Master of Public Health
Undergraduate Tuition: $12,998 in-state, annually / $42,184 out-of-state, annually
US News and World Report Top Public School Ranking: #2
US News and World Report Rankings:
#23 US News and World Report Best National University
#27 US News and World Report Best Value School
Accreditations:
Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC)

#8 – Ohio State University – Columbus, Ohio

Ohio State University HCM Top Public Ivy

Points: 12

The Fisher College of Business and The College of Public Health

Dual Master of Business Administration / Master of Healthcare Administration Master of Business Administration and Master of Healthcare Administration

MBA Program Website

The Fisher College of Business offers an MBA with a Healthcare Management career track. This specialized MBA is designed to furnish MBA students with the tools and skills required for a better understanding of the many participants, strategies, and procedures that have been a part of the evolving healthcare industry. The Health Care Management track allows students to draw upon their existing business knowledge to fully take advantage of the variety of opportunities provided by this growing industry. Students will complete courses at both Fisher College of Business and Ohio State University’s College of Public Health.

Dual Degree Program Website

The Fisher College of Business and The College of Public Health offers a dual MHA / MBA Degree Program. In order to be considered for this program, students must complete the application requirements for both Fisher College of Business and the College of Public Health separately, applying independently to each school. In order to be admitted to the combined MHA/MBA program, students must inform both program offices of the intent to study in the dual degree program. Both colleges have small class sizes, with approximately 30 students in the MHA program and 150 students in the MBA program, and start in the fall of each calendar year.

MHA Program Website

The College of Public Health also offers a terminal Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA). The MHA degree program at Ohio State prepares students for management and policy positions in health services careers. The curriculum used in this program will contribute to improving healthcare through training and practical experiences focusing on effective management of healthcare institutions. This program was one of the first of its kind, dating back to 1969, with a large number of alumni being a part of many large nation-wide healthcare initiatives.

Region of the Country: Great Lakes and Midwest
Degrees Offered:
Dual Master of Business Administration / Master of Healthcare Administration Master of Business Administration
Master of Healthcare Administration
Undergraduate Tuition: $10,037 in-state, annually / $26,537 out-of-state, annually
US News and World Report Top Public School Ranking: #18
US News and World Report Rankings:
#54 US News and World Report Best National University
#27 Best Graduate Business Program
#20 Best Graduate Program in Public Health
#14 Best Graduate Program in Health Care Management
Accreditations:
Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)
Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA)
The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCACS)

#7 – University of Minnesota – Minneapolis, Minnesota

University of Minnesota HCM Top Public Ivy

Points: 13

The School of Public Health and The Carlson School of Management

Master of Business Administration, Master of Health Administration, Executive Master of Health Administration, Master of Public Health

Public Health Programs Website

The School of Public Health offers several specialized MPH degrees that have been designed for individuals who wish to practice in a public health setting. The MPH degree program meets the Association of Schools of Public Health core competencies in the following required areas of study:

  • Biostatistics
  • Community Health Promotion
  • Environmental Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Public Health Practice (Executive)
  • Maternal & Child Health (On-Campus and Online)
  • Public Health Administration & Policy
  • Public Health Administration & Policy (Executive)
  • Public Health Administration & Policy (hosted by Arizona State University)
  • Public Health Dentistry
  • Public Health Informatics
  • Public Health Law
  • Public Health Medicine
  • Public Health Nutrition
  • Public Health Nutrition MPH (hosted by Arizona State University)
  • Public Health Pharmacy
  • Veterinary Public Health

The MHA degree program is offered as both a full-time MHA as well as an Executive MHA. The full-time MHA program is a 60-credit program designed for students with minimal healthcare management experience. Students complete their courses on campus over 22 months, and the curriculum emphasizes analytical and problem-solving skills. Classes are small and cohort-based. Students complete a 10-week summer residency.

The Executive MHA program is a 42-credit program designed for employed executives, physicians, and healthcare professionals seeking to advance their management and leadership skills and capabilities. The program is a cohort learning model that blends online and on-campus coursework. Most coursework is online, with students only required to spend 30 days on campus over 25 months.

MBA Program Website

The Carlson School of Management offers a Healthcare MBA that has been designed for professionals looking to begin or advance careers in medical devices, pharmaceuticals, insurance, finance, marketing, consulting, operations, and an array of additional medical industries. Carlson MBA students work with employers from their first year in the program. The Graduate Business Career Center (GBCC) at the Carlson School connects exceptional future business leaders with organizations across industries, sectors, and locations.

Region of the Country: Great Lakes and Midwest
Degrees Offered:
Master of Business Administration with a Health Care Specialization
Master of Health Administration
Executive Master of Health Administration
Master of Public Health
Undergraduate Tuition: $13,626 in-state, annually / $20,876 out-of-state, annually
US News and World Report Top Public School Ranking: #27
US News and World Report Rankings:
#71 US News and World Report Best National University
#8 Best Graduate Program in Public Health
#2 Best Graduate Program in Health Care Management
#33 Best Graduate Business Program
Accreditations:
Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA)
The Commission on Accreditation Healthcare Management Education (CAHME)
Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)
The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCACS)

#6 – University of Washington – Seattle, Washington

University of Washington HCM Top Public Ivy

Points: 14

The School of Public Health and The UW School of Professional and Continuing Education

Master of Healthcare Administration and Master of Public Health

MPH Program Website

The School of Public Health offers a Master of Public Health (MPH) that prepares students for careers in management, planning, and policy analysis in a variety of settings in the healthcare field. This program is based in the idea of “transforming healthcare through effective leadership and management”. Graduates of this program will be prepared to improve patient care and community health by effectively managing the financial, medical, and operational resources of healthcare organizations.

MHA Program Website

The UW School of Professional and Continuing Education offers both a Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) as well as an Executive Master of Healthcare Administration (EMHA). Graduates from the MHA and Executive MHA Programs fill a large variety of health administration roles, including junior, mid-level, and senior management; administrative fellowships; business development and project management; process management and improvement; clinical program evaluation and quality management; and policy development, analysis, and evaluation.

Region of the Country: Western
Degrees Offered:
Master of Healthcare Administration
Master of Public Health
Undergraduate Tuition: > $12,394 in-state, annually / $33,513 out-of-state, annually
US News and World Report Top Public School Ranking: #14
US News and World Report Rankings:
#48 US News and World Report Best National University
#6 Best Graduate Program in Public Health
#8 Best Graduate Program in Health Care Management
Accreditations:
The Commission on Accreditation Healthcare Management Education (CAHME)
Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)
The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)

#5 – University of Florida – Gainesville, Florida

University of florida HCM Top Public Ivy

Points: 15

The College of Public Health and Health Professions

Dual Master of Business Administration / Master of Healthcare Administration, Master of Healthcare Administration and Master of Public Health

MHA Program Website

The College of Public Health and Health Professions offers a Master of Health Administration (MHA) degree program in an on-campus program designed to prepare students for management positions in the health care field. The MHA Program offers students a top-notch academic experience that prepares highly qualified and motivated individuals to work in an array of management positions in health-related organizations. The department is proud to have an outstanding faculty, a rigorous and well-designed course of study, friendly and helpful staff, a network of successful and talented alumni, and close ties to the field of practice.

MPH Program Website

The College of Public Health and Health Professions also offers a Master of Public Health (MPH) program in a 2-year, 48-credit format. The first four semesters involve traditional coursework, with the final semester being devoted to a practice-based internship, which includes a special project. The internship experience provides students with the unique opportunity to apply their newly acquired skills to the real world of public health. The special project is completed during the internship and all students must present their special projects both orally and in written report form. MPH students are admitted into one of six concentration areas. The concentration areas are Biostatistics, Environmental Health, Epidemiology, Public Health Management and Policy, Public Health Practice, and Social and Behavioral Sciences.

MBA / MHA Program Website

The College of Business Administration and the College of Public Health and Health Professions offers a concurrent degree program leading to the Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Health Administration (MHA). This concurrent degree can be earned in a three-year (eight-semester) course of study. This integrated degree program is offered in a traditional on-campus program including 15 shared credits of coursework, with the MHA internship taking place during the second summer semester.

Region of the Country: Southern
Degrees Offered:
Dual Master of Business Administration / Master of Healthcare Administration, Master of Healthcare Administration
Master of Public Health
Master of Public Health with a Concentration in Biostatistics
Master of Public Health with a Concentration in Epidemiology
Master of Public Health with a Concentration in Environmental Health
Master of Public Health with a Concentration in Health Management and Policy
Master of Public Health with a Concentration in Public Health Practice
Master of Public Health with a Concentration in Social and Behavioral Sciences
Undergraduate Tuition: $6,313 in-state, annually / $28,591 out-of-state, annually
US News and World Report Top Public School Ranking: #14
US News and World Report Rankings:
#48 US News and World Report Best National University
#29 Best Graduate Program in Public Health
#32 Best Graduate Program in Health Care Management
#41 Best Graduate Business Program
Accreditations:
Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA)
The Commission on Accreditation Healthcare Management Education (CAHME)
Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC)

#4 – University of California – Berkeley, California

University of california berkeley HCM Top Public Ivy

Points: 17

The Berkeley School of Public Health and The Haas School of Business

Dual Master of Business Administration / Master of Public Health and Master of Public Health

Dual MBA/MPH Program Website

The Berkeley School of Public Health and The Haas School of Business offers the concurrent Dual Master of Business Administration and Master of Public Health. The mission of the program is to “prepare graduates for positions of leadership in all aspects of healthcare, including care delivery and financing, biotechnology and medical devices, information technology, and consulting.” The goal of the program is to facilitate the highest possible level of healthcare industry training, achieved through:

  • Specialized curriculums that focus on the critical health industry issues
  • Teaching expertise
  • Guest speakers from companies and organizations that are at the forefront of today’s news
  • Informational events, company visits, and networking opportunities through the student-led Haas Healthcare Association
  • The Business of Healthcare Conference at the Haas School of Business

MPH Program Website

The Berkeley School of Public Health offers a Master of Public Health in a variety of program options including:

  1. The 11-Month MPH
  2. The 2-Year MPH
  3. Dual Master of Public Policy/MPH
  4. Dual
Master of Business Administration/MPH
  5. Dual
Master of City Planning/MPH

The mission of the Graduate Program in Health Policy and Management (HPM) is to “promote and protect the public’s health through the preparation of graduates for careers leading toward senior level leadership in health services policy and management, and to conduct research and disseminate knowledge that will advance the organization, financing, and delivery of health and medical services.” Each of the program options hold the collective goal of training health management and policy leaders in healthcare delivery, managed care, insurance, consulting, biotechnology, medical devices, and pharmaceuticals. Students in this program are trained in biostatistics, epidemiology, policy analysis, health promotion and disease prevention, health economics, the organization of health and medical care systems, strategic management, organizational behavior, health finance, health information technology, medical technology, health information technology, law and ethics.

Region of the Country: Western
Degrees Offered:
Dual Master of Business Administration / Master of Public Health
Master of Public Health
Undergraduate Tuition: $13,844 in-state, annually / $25,064 out-of-state, annually
US News and World Report Top Public School Ranking: #1
US News and World Report Rankings:
#20 US News and World Report Best National University
#26 US News and World Report Best Value School
#7 Best Graduate Business Program
#8 Best Graduate Program in Public Health
Accreditations:
Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)
The Senior College and University Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)

#3 – University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, North Carolina

University of north carolina HCM Top Public Ivy

Points: 20

The Gillings School of Global Public Health

Master of Healthcare Administration, Master of Public Health and Master of Science

Program Website

The Gillings School of Global Public Health offers three individual degrees for students interested in a career in Public Health or Healthcare Administration. The Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) degree program focuses on developing proficiencies for students with an interest in careers involving healthcare management and consulting. A wide range of business and management competencies are introduced including finance, leadership, human resources management, information technology and healthcare marketing.

The Master of Public Health (MPH) is offered in either a Hybrid Online/On Campus format or an on-campus residential format. The online healthcare program is offered largely online with minimal on-campus visits. Students in both programs receive the training, skills and supervision to develop into world-renowned public health scientists, leaders, creative problem solvers and coalition builders. All graduates will possess the knowledge to be a part of creating healthier communities in North Carolina, through the country and around the world.

The Master of Science in Public Health prepares students for careers in health policy analysis, planning, development, evaluation, and advocacy at local, state, federal, and international levels as well as in the private sector. Students are offered a fully comprehensive understanding of the healthcare system, health policy analysis, and program evaluation.

Region of the Country: Southern
Degrees Offered:
Master of Healthcare Administration
Master of Public Health
Master of Science in Public Health
Undergraduate Tuition: $8,374 in-state, annually / $33,624 out-of-state, annually
US News and World Report Top Public School Ranking: #5
US News and World Report Rankings:
#30 US News and World Report Best National University
#17 US News and World Report Best Value School
Accreditations:
Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA)
The Commission on Accreditation Healthcare Management Education (CAHME)
Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC)

#2 – University of California – Los Angeles, California

University of california los angeles HCM Top Public Ivy

Points: 20

The Jonathan and Karin Fielding School of Public Health

Executive Master of Public Health, Master of Public Health, Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy

EMPH Program Website

The The Jonathan and Karin Fielding School of Public Health offers an Executive Master of Public Health (EMPH) Degree for future leaders in the field of Public Health. The EMPH program incorporates learning objectives and competencies based on the National Center of Healthcare Leadership and Association of Schools of Public Health competencies, including:

  • Analytical Thinking
  • Accountability
  • Achievement Orientation
  • Leadership
  • Epidemiological Methods
  • Statistical Methods
  • Collaboration
  • Communication Skills
  • Financial Skills
  • Human Resource Management
  • Organizational Awareness
  • Performance Measurement
  • Team Development
  • Innovation
  • Initiative
  • Information Technology Management

MPH and Health Policy Program Website

The school also offers a Master of Public Health. The overall goal for the curriculum for the health policy and management program is to offer students:

  • A general orientation to health policy analysis and management studies highlighting a wide focus on public health, health promotion, medical care delivery, and personal and public health interventions to improve the health of our communities;
  • A broad set of fundamental quantitative and analytical skills necessary to be successful in many health settings at an entry level or higher management position;
  • Analytical and critical thinking skills born of scientific and empirical evidence necessary to solve complex healthcare management tasks in a dynamic environment;
  • The ability to function at the intersection of clinical care and public health and be effective in reaching across silos and boundaries;
  • Core public health coursework to lay a foundation for health policy and management as a major area of public health; and
  • The ability to develop professional and interpersonal skills to facilitate success their future public health careers, in teaching or research.

Region of the Country: Western
Degrees Offered:
Doctor of Philosophy in Health Policy and Management
Executive Master of Public Health
Master of Public Health
Master of Science in Health Policy and Management
Undergraduate Tuition: $12,702 in-state, annually / $35,580 out-of-state, annually
US News and World Report Top Public School Ranking: #2
US News and World Report Rankings:
#23 US News and World Report Best National University
#10 Best Graduate Program in Public Health
#14 Best Graduate Program in Health Care Management
Accreditations:
Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA)
The Commission on Accreditation Healthcare Management Education (CAHME)
Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)
The Senior College and University Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)

#1 – University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, Michigan

University of Michigan HCM Top Public Ivy

Points: 22

The UM School of Public Health

Master of Business Administration, Master of Health Services Administration, Master of Public Health, Doctor of Philosophy

Program Website

The Department of Health Management and Policy offers several options for graduate training in healthcare and public health services. These include a Master of Health Services Administration (MHSA), a Master of Public Health (MPH), and a Master of Science (MS) in Health Services Research. IN addition to these degrees, students can also choose from several dual-degree programs. All of the degrees coordinate training in both management and policy, preparing students for a wide variety of professional opportunities within the healthcare field. Graduates can pursue careers as executive-level administrators in healthcare delivery organizations, insurance companies, and public health agencies; healthcare consultants; health policy analysts and advisors, and healthcare financial analysts; health services researchers; and lobbyists and policy advocates.

The MHSA degree program emphasizes the organization, funding, marketing, and management of healthcare organizations as well as the delivery of direct health services in the United States. The majority of the core competencies in this program are modeled after a general business administration curriculum. The program prepares students for management careers in the complex environment of healthcare, including careers in health systems, hospital, clinic, and emergency services management. This graduate training program is an excellent option for those seeking positions as planners, policy analysts, or consultants focusing on the funding, organization, quality and delivery of personal health services in both the public and private sectors.

The MPH degree program encompasses a broad focus on the various factors that influence population health. These factors include medical care, socioeconomic conditions, cultural beliefs and practices, behavioral risk factors, and environmental exposures. The curriculum employed by this program offers students preparation and proficiencies in the management of public health programs and initiatives, and the evaluation of public health policies. The MPH degree is ideal for candidates who plan to manage health programs that deliver preventive healthcare and other public health services in a wide range of institutions, public and private, both nationally and internationally. The degree also prepares students for both the public and private sector in public health policy, planning, and advocacy.

The Department of Health Management and Policy at the Rackham Graduate School offers the Master of Science in Health Services Research (MS-HSR). The MS-HSR program is perfect for students with an interest in a career in health services research. The program curriculum has been created to offer rigorous coursework and applied experiential learning in health services research methods. Students can fully take advantage of the combined strengths in cutting-edge health policy and health services research. The MS-HSR degree is also a good fit for those candidates with an interest in later pursuing a doctoral degree in health services research or health policy. MS applicants are required to have at least a year of social science research experience.

Region of the Country: Great Lakes and Midwest
Degrees Offered:
Executive Master of Health Management Policy
Doctor of Philosophy
Dual – Master of Health Services Administration / Master of Business Administration
Dual – Master of Health Services Administration / Master of Public Policy
Dual – Master of Public Health/ Master of Business Administration
Dual – Master of Public Health/ Master of Public Policy
Master of Business Administration
Master of Health Services Administration
Master of Public Health
Undergraduate Tuition: $13,977 in-state, annually / $41,811 out-of-state, annually
US News and World Report Top Public School Ranking: #4
US News and World Report Rankings:
#29 US News and World Report Best National University
#4 Best Graduate Program in Public Health
#1 Best Graduate Program in Health Care Management
#11 Best Graduate Business Program
Accreditations:
Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)
The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCACS)

Opportunities for a Healthcare Management Degree from a Public Ivy

Attaining a quality, accredited degree in Healthcare Management, Healthcare Administration or Public Health should not be reserved only for those people who can afford a pricey education. While Ivy League universities do offer students an excellent education, they are not always the best option. There are options for students to earn a similar education at a fraction of the tuition. Public Ivies often have the same high level of instruction, array of courses to choose from, opportunities to study abroad, and access to the most cutting edge technology and laboratories. Students are given the vast majority of the benefits of an Ivy League academic experience. The biggest difference is that the rate of loans after graduation is significantly lower. This ranking list makes it easy to find those programs that offer the degree you are considering while outlining the accolades of the program. For those students who are considering the start of undergraduate or graduate training in Healthcare Management, Healthcare Administration or Public Health, one of the Public Ivy Schools might be the school for you.

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About the Author

After earning a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Rutgers University and then a Master of Science in Clinical and Forensic Psychology from Drexel University, Kristen Fescoe began a career as a therapist at two prisons in Philadelphia. At the same time she volunteered as a rape crisis counselor, also in Philadelphia. After a few years in the field she accepted a teaching position at a local college where she currently teaches online psychology courses. Kristen began writing in college and still enjoys her work as a writer, editor, professor and mother. Besides her research on healthcare management degrees, Kristen enjoys publishing on a variety of subjects in the healthcare field.

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