This concentration helps you build the skills you need to play a leadership role in public, private and community health settings.
The master’s in health science with a concentration in administration includes courses that assure you develop a strong background in behavioral sciences, quantitative analysis and program planning at the graduate level. Supporting coursework is selected through consultation with your faculty adviser. You are encouraged to consider skills that may be needed in future positions as well as viable career options when choosing electives. To boost your basic business background, it is recommended (but not required) that you consider coursework in accounting/finance, marketing or management.
Depending on your career goal, you can complete a thesis or project at the end of the program to demonstrate your ability to independently identify and assess a health concern and conduct professional-level research.
To complete the Administration concentration you must take six required courses (18 units) and six electives. Choose electives to meet your needs and interests. It is even possible to use them to earn an additional credential (e.g. the 12-credit Health Leadership Post Baccalaureate Certificate) at no extra cost. Students should meet with their advisor by the end of their first semester to complete a preliminary Plan of Study.