Job opportunities occur in the following types of organizations:

  • Hospitals
  • Ambulatory care facilities
  • Long-term health maintenance facilities
  • Wellness centers
  • Medical corporations
  • Insurance corporations
  • Public health agencies
  • Mental health agencies
  • Health maintenance organizations
  • Hospice services
  • Coordinated care

Students in the Department of Healthcare Administration and Policy gain a broad view of the healthcare delivery system and develop an understanding of health and disease. They develop analytical skills through the curriculum and internships to prepare them for leadership positions in the organization, financing, and delivery of healthcare services.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Healthcare Administration and Policy is to educate the future generations of healthcare administrators; to research and disseminate knowledge about the management, organization, financing, function, and performance of the healthcare system; to provide a professional degree experience spanning all levels of the healthcare management professions for students with diverse professional and academic backgrounds; and, to engage and serve people, professionals and their stakeholders in the healthcare system.


"With a commitment towards education and research, we strive to become a recognized leader in the development of a new generation of healthcare administration professionals who are dedicated to improving the performance of the healthcare system in the region as well as nationally."

Christopher R. Cochran, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Healthcare Administration and Policy