Health Services Administration BS / Public Health MPH

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Major: Health Services Administration
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science (BS) Master of Public Health (MPH)
Calendar Type: Quarter
Total Credit Hours: 180.0
Co-op Options: One Co-op (Four years); No Co-op (Four years)
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 51.0701
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code: 11-9111

About the Program

The Health Services Administration program and the Master of Public Health program in the Dornsife School of Public Health offer an accelerated dual degree option. Participants can earn both a BS degree in Health Services Administration and a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree in five years.

In this accelerated dual degree program, students participate in the Health Services Administration program for three years (nine academic quarters and one co-operative experience). After three years of undergraduate study students begin their graduate studies in the Master of Public Health program. Nineteen (19.0) quarter credits from the first year of graduate study will be credited toward completion of the students' Bachelor of Science degrees. After the successful completion of the first year of graduate study, students receive their BS. When students successfully complete the remainder of their graduate studies (typically one additional year), they will receive the MPH degree.

Students in this accelerated, dual degree program apply to the graduate Masters of Public Health Program during the fall quarter of their junior year. They then follow the same application procedures as other applicants, including being interviewed by the graduate faculty. (Any student who does not meet the entrance requirements of the graduate program will be able to complete the fourth year of the Health Services Administration program and receive a BS degree.)

Students in the Master of Public Health program complete 64.0 graduate quarter credits to meet the requirements of the master's program. The accelerated, dual degree program represents an acceleration of only the undergraduate portion of the student's curriculum.

For additional information, visit the College of Nursing and Health Professions Accelerated Dual Degree Programs page.

Degree Requirements

Required Courses
BIO 107
BIO 108
Cells, Genetics & Physiology
and Cells, Genetics and Physiology Laboratory
4.0
BIO 109
BIO 110
Biological Diversity, Ecology & Evolution
and Biological Diversity, Ecology and Evolution Laboratory
4.0
CS 161Introduction to Computing3.0
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing3.0
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres3.0
INFO 101Introduction to Computing and Security Technology3.0
MATH 101Introduction to Analysis I4.0
MATH 102Introduction to Analysis II4.0
UNIV NH101The Drexel Experience *2.0
Core Health Services Administration (HSAD) Courses
HSAD 210Health-Care Ethics I3.0
HSAD 310Introduction to Health-Systems Administration3.0
HSAD 321Health-Care Human Resources3.0
HSAD 322Health-Care Law3.0
HSAD 330Financial Management in Health Care3.0
HSAD 331 [WI] Non-profits and Health Care3.0
HSAD 332 [WI] Health-Care Marketing3.0
HSAD 334Management of Health Services3.0
HSAD 335 [WI] Health-Care Policy3.0
HSAD 340Leadership in Health Services Administration3.0
HSAD 345Ethics in Health Care Management3.0
Health Services Administration (HSAD) Electives27.0
Health Care Law & the Elderly
The Affordable Care Act
Advanced Health-Care Ethics
Development of World Health Care
Evolution of Health Care in the United States
Interdisciplinary Health Services
Health Care across Cultures
Religious Views on Health Care
Health and Vulnerable Populations
Women and the Health Professions
Managed Health Care
Introduction to Long-Term Care Administration
Health Technology and Ethical Responsibility
Issues in the Health Care System
Holism and Health Care
Partnerships in Health Care
Health Care for Diverse Groups
Health Care and the Media
Health, Illness, and the Arts
Urban Health Care
Health Care/Quality Improvement
Risk Management in Healthcare Organizations
Children and Health Care
Health and Illness in Film
Mental Illness in the Media and Arts
Ethical Issues in Reproduction
Public Health Ethics
Health Information Systems
Health Care Privacy & Security
Special Topics in Health Services Administration
Special Topics in Health Services Administration
Special Topics in Health Services Administration
Special Topics in Health Services Administration
Required Business Courses
ACCT 110Accounting for Professionals4.0
ECON 240Economics of Health Care Systems4.0
ORGB 300 [WI] Organizational Behavior4.0
STAT 201Introduction to Business Statistics4.0
Required Humanities and Social Sciences Courses
ANTH 101Introduction to Cultural Diversity3.0
COM 111Principles of Communication3.0
COM 181Public Relations Principles and Theory3.0
COM 230Techniques of Speaking3.0
PHIL 105Critical Reasoning3.0
PSCI 110American Government4.0
PSY 101General Psychology I3.0
PSY 120Developmental Psychology3.0
PSY 240 [WI] Abnormal Psychology3.0
PSY 250 [WI] Industrial Psychology3.0
SOC 101Introduction to Sociology3.0
SOC 115Social Problems4.0
SOC 215Sociology of Work4.0
SOC 235Sociology of Health and Illness4.0
SOC 271Sociology of Aging4.0
Free Electives10.0
Graduate MPH Program Requirements
PBHL 500Practical Experience for the Master of Public Health0.0
PBHL 510Public Health Foundations and Systems I4.0
PBHL 511Public Health Foundations and Systems II4.0
PBHL 512Methods for Public Health Research I 4.0
PBHL 513Methods for Public Health Research II4.0
MPH Discipline Specific Foundation Courses15.0
MPH Integrative Learning Experience4.0-6.0
MPH Electives/Graduate Minor Courses21.0
Total Credits225.0-227.0

Sample Plan of Study

Term 1Credits
BIO 107Cells, Genetics & Physiology3.0
BIO 108Cells, Genetics and Physiology Laboratory1.0
CS 161Introduction to Computing3.0
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
SOC 101Introduction to Sociology3.0
UNIV NH101The Drexel Experience1.0
 Term Credits14.0
Term 2
BIO 109Biological Diversity, Ecology & Evolution3.0
BIO 110Biological Diversity, Ecology and Evolution Laboratory1.0
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing3.0
HSAD 310Introduction to Health-Systems Administration3.0
MATH 101Introduction to Analysis I4.0
PSY 101General Psychology I3.0
UNIV NH101The Drexel Experience1.0
 Term Credits18.0
Term 3
ACCT 110Accounting for Professionals4.0
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres3.0
MATH 102Introduction to Analysis II4.0
PSY 120Developmental Psychology3.0
SOC 235Sociology of Health and Illness4.0
 Term Credits18.0
Term 4
COM 111Principles of Communication3.0
ECON 240Economics of Health Care Systems4.0
HSAD 332 [WI] Health-Care Marketing3.0
PSCI 110American Government4.0
STAT 201Introduction to Business Statistics4.0
 Term Credits18.0
Term 5
ANTH 101Introduction to Cultural Diversity3.0
HSAD 334Management of Health Services3.0
INFO 101Introduction to Computing and Security Technology3.0
PSY 240 [WI] Abnormal Psychology3.0
HSAD electives6.0
 Term Credits18.0
Term 6
COM 181Public Relations Principles and Theory3.0
HSAD 210Health-Care Ethics I3.0
HSAD 330Financial Management in Health Care3.0
HSAD 335 [WI] Health-Care Policy3.0
PHIL 105Critical Reasoning3.0
Free elective4.0
 Term Credits19.0
Term 7
COM 230Techniques of Speaking3.0
HSAD 321Health-Care Human Resources3.0
HSAD 322Health-Care Law3.0
PSY 250 [WI] Industrial Psychology3.0
Free Elective3.0
HSAD elective3.0
 Term Credits18.0
Term 8
HSAD 345Ethics in Health Care Management3.0
ORGB 300 [WI] Organizational Behavior4.0
SOC 271Sociology of Aging4.0
HSAD electives6.0
 Term Credits17.0
Term 9
SOC 115Social Problems4.0
SOC 215Sociology of Work4.0
HSAD 331 [WI] Non-profits and Health Care3.0
HSAD 340Leadership in Health Services Administration3.0
HSAD elective3.0
 Term Credits17.0
Term 10
HSAD elective3.0
 Term Credits3.0
Term 11
Free elective3.0
HSAD electives6.0
 Term Credits9.0
Term 12
PBHL 500Practical Experience for the Master of Public Health0.0
PBHL 510Public Health Foundations and Systems I4.0
PBHL 512Methods for Public Health Research I 4.0
Discipline Specific MPH Course3.0
MPH Elective3.0
 Term Credits14.0
Term 13
PBHL 511Public Health Foundations and Systems II4.0
PBHL 513Methods for Public Health Research II4.0
MPH Electives6.0
 Term Credits14.0
Term 14
Integrative Learning Experience I2.0-3.0
MPH Electives6.0
Discipline Specific MPH Course3.0
 Term Credits11.0-12.0
Term 15
Integrated Learning Experience II2.0-3.0
MPH Electives6.0
Discipline Specific MPH Courses9.0
 Term Credits17.0-18.0
Total Credit: 225.0-227.0
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