Compare the Master's in Public Health with the Master's in Healthcare Administration

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Not sure of the differences between our graduate public health and health administration programs? Check out the below table!

  Public Health Healthcare Administration
Focus Program planning, implementation, evaluation, research to protect the health of communities Operations and administration within healthcare organizations
Format Online, Asynchronous Online, Asynchronous
Length of Program
Full-time: 4 semesters
Part-time: 7 semesters
Full-time: 4 semesters
Part-time: 8 semesters
Number of Credits 42 (36 required, 6 electives) 43 required
Admission Starts
September, January, May September, January, May
Plan of Study
Public Health Plan of Study Healthcare Administration Plan of Study
Pre-requisites None Undergraduate statistics
GPA minimum from Bachelor's degree 3.0 3.0
Degree awarded at completion Master of Public Health (MPH) Master of Science in Healthcare Administration (MHA)
Career Paths
Health Communications Specialist
Health Educator
Health Policy Analyst
Outreach Coordinator/Manager
Program/Research Coordinator/Manager
Program Planner
Program Evaluator
Practice/Office Manager
Community Clinic Manager
Hospital Administrator
Insurance/Reimbursement/Billing Specialist
Health Information Specialist
Healthcare Operations Specialist
Quality Improvement Specialist
Medical Records Specialist
Health Policy Analyst

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