Health Care Management

Master of Public Health (MPH) with Focused Elective Area in Health Care Management

The Master of Public Health (MPH) degree with a focused elective area of Health Care Management is a professional degree for students that have a desire to pursue administrative careers in health systems, hospitals, consulting firms, managed care organizations, insurance firms, medical group practices, government agencies and other health care settings. This program responds to the demands for skilled administrators and managers by building upon the core curriculum through a series of courses that introduces the student to administrative perspectives and issues of the health care industry. The Health Care Management focused elective track provides an opportunity to pursue an area of concentration, strong preparation in the administrative discipline, and a comprehensive understanding of the healthcare sector.

Health care administrators are employed at all levels of government and in the private sector to plan, implement, manage, coordinate, and evaluate programs for the delivery of health care and to design administrative systems appropriate for the population being served. Applications of skills in administration are necessary to accomplish the effective and efficient delivery of health care services.

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Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the Health Care Management Track graduates will be able to:

  • Engage in activities that are relevant and address current trends and issues of health care administration.
  • Identify external and internal pressures affecting administrators' functions and their role in organizational politics, resource allocation decisions, and other critical issues.
  • Demonstrate the widespread applicability of management theory to all types of health services organizations and health systems.
  • Reinforce existing skills and experience of health care administration while providing and applying new theory, as well as traditional theory and concepts in new ways.
  • Apply health care administration terminology and concepts to enhance lifelong learning and professional development

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Post-MPH Career Opportunities

Many of the skills gained through the Master of Public Health are transferable across a wide range of career paths. Here are some of the positions our MPH-Health Care Management graduates have accepted:


  • Assistant Head of Operations Management/Clinic Manager/Clinical Operations Director
  • Chief Clinical Transformation Officer
  • Clinical Research Coordinator/Clinical Scientist
  • Director of Imaging Services and Patient Transport Services
  • Director of Internship & Practicum Experiences
  • Director of Program Evaluation
  • Diversity & Inclusion Council Member
  • Health Policy Analyst/Medical Policy Research Analyst
  • Infection Prevention Associate
  • Manager, Analytica
  • Organizational Change Management Consultant
  • Patient Advocate
  • Patient Engagement & Business Development Officer/Patient Access Coordinator/Director of Patient Experience
  • Physician Office Manager/Practice Manager
  • Prevention Specialist
  • Public Health Program Administrator/Program Coordinator/Population Health Program Specialist
  • Quality Assurance Specialist/Quality & Compliance Coordinator/Senior Specialist in Clinical Trial Supply Quality Assurance
  • Regional Director
  • Regulatory Affairs Specialist/Regulatory Performance Analyst
  • Research Coordinator/Assistant/Associate
  • Senior Clinical Document Management Specialist
  • Senior Manager, Data Management Lead
  • Service Line Administrator
  • Supervisor of Provider Contracting
  • Trial Manager
  • University Public Health Instructor/Adjunct Faculty


Our graduates can be found in the Philadelphia area and beyond. Here are some of the organizations where you’ll find WCU MPH alumni:


  • American Lung Association
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Bryn Mawr Hospital
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  • Chester County Department of Health
  • Chester County Hospital
  • Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • ChristianaCare Health Care
  • DaVita Kidney Care
  • Einstein Medical Center
  • Envera Health
  • Fox Chase Cancer Center
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Independence Blue Cross
  • Main Line Health System
  • Maternity Care Coalition
  • Merck
  • Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune
  • Navvis Health Care
  • Pennsylvania Department of Health
  • Penn Medicine
  • Signant Health
  • Society for Public Health Education
  • Luke's University Health Network
  • Temple University Health System
  • The Council of Southeast Pennsylvania, Inc.
  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals
  • Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic
  • UnitedHealth Group
  • University of Pennsylvania Health System
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  • Zoetis


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