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B.Sc. Online

Health Policy and Administration

Pennsylvania State University

48 months
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590 USD/credit 17700 USD/year
590 USD/credit 17700 USD/year
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Gain the knowledge and skills you need to balance cost, access, and quality in policy-related health care positions. This Health Policy and Administration online degree program at Pennsylvania State University includes an internship that can give you valuable real-world experience in the field.

Overview

The field of health care continues to expand in response to ever-evolving regulations, dynamic technology, rising costs, and an increase in the number of patients. Health care professionals with the educational background to meet these challenges are in high demand. A bachelor’s degree in Health Policy and Administration at Pennsylvania State University can help you acquire the skills and knowledge you need to understand the issues involved in providing access to quality health care at a reasonable cost.

The field of health care continues to expand in response to ever-evolving regulations, dynamic technology, rising costs, and an increase in the number of patients. Health care professionals with the educational background to meet these challenges are in high demand. A bachelor’s degree in HPA can help you acquire the skills and knowledge you need to understand the issues involved in providing access to quality health care at a reasonable cost.

Careers

The breadth of the course work can prepare you for almost any type of health care work environment. HPA graduates work in organizations ranging from major teaching hospitals with more than 1,000 beds to rural solo-practice physician offices. Jobs can be found in small, not-for-profit, service-oriented agencies or in major, for-profit corporations.You will also participate in a program internship that will give you the necessary practical experiences to help you stand out in the job market.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Health Care and Medical Needs
  • Population Health and Healthcare
  • Health Care Payment
  • Financial Decisions in Health Care Organizations
  • Professional Development in Health Policy and Administration
  • Strategic Planning and Marketing for Health Services
  • Health Services Policy Issues

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • To apply for this program, you must be a high school graduate, or have completed your GED. 
  • High school transcripts or GED transcript
  • Official college or university transcripts, if you attended another institution, and/or official military transcripts (if applicable).
  • Transcripts not in English must be accompanied by a certified translation.
  • Submit official documents by mail

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17700 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 590 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • National

    17700 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 590 USD per credit during 48 months.

or $632 per credit if you have 60 or more credits

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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