Master’s in Public Health in Healthcare Administration Program Announcement at the School of Public Health

May 26, 2022

In February 2022, SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University (Downstate) announced a partnership with SUNY College of Optometry to establish public health educational and research programs on the SUNY College of Optometry’s 42ndStreet campus in Manhattan.  In accordance with this partnership the School of Public Health is pleased to announce the creation of a new program, Master’s in Public Health in Healthcare Administration through the Department of Health Policy and Management. The Department of Health Policy and Management is committed to building tomorrow’s leaders in health care and health policy.

The goal of the Healthcare Administration Concentration is to prepare students to become effective leaders and managers across a wide array of healthcare settings. Particular emphasis is provided in leading organizations with skills in cultural humility, structural competency, and community engagement so as to advance social justice and health equity. Students will also learn skills in healthcare management, strategic development and leadership, and systems improvement to achieve the school’s goal for equitable access to quality healthcare. Guaranteed fellowship placements in the healthcare sector will be available for students enrolled in this concentration. LaToya Trowers, EdD, MBA, Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management will be the Concentration Director and Campus Contact. “It is with great pleasure that we announce the MPH in Healthcare Administration program. In this program, we prepare future health care executives for positions in management, leadership, and advocacy aimed at improving health and health service delivery across all sectors.” said Dr. Trowers.

The Master of Public Health Program (MPH) is currently offered as a part-time or full-time program and is designed with working professionals in mind. Students can participate in courses in-person, online, or through hybrid learning options. MPH degree candidates must complete the School of Public Health core requirements as well as the Concentration requirements. The number of credits required for successful completion of the degree is 42. Healthcare Concentration Requirements include courses such as: Introduction to Healthcare Administration, Healthcare Law and Ethics, Healthcare Finance and Reimbursement, Healthcare Quality and Improvement, Health Care Advocacy and Politics.

 Applications are currently open for the MPH in Healthcare Administration and will be accepted via the Centralized Application Service for Public Health (SOPHAS) for enrollment starting in the Fall 2022 semester. All application process inquiries can be emailed to the School of Public Health at . Learn more about this program at our virtual information sessions via Zoom held twice a month. Register here for more details.

MPH in Healthcare Administration Fact Sheet