Health Services Administration BS / Public Health MPH

Major: Health Services Administration (BS) and Public Health (MPH)
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science (BS) and Master of Public Health (MPH)
Calendar Type: Quarter
Minimum Required Credits: 237.0
Co-op Options: One Co-op (Four years)
BS Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 51.0701
BS Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code: 11-9111
MPH Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 51.2201
MPH 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 in Health Services Administration and a Master of Public Health (MPH) in five years.

Students in this accelerated, dual degree program apply to the Masters of Public Health Program during the fall quarter of their junior year. They then follow the same application procedures as other applicants. (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 56.0 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.

Additional Information

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

Degree Requirements

English Sequence
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
or ENGL 111 English Composition I
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing3.0
or ENGL 112 English Composition II
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres3.0
or ENGL 113 English Composition III
Natural Science with Lab ^^8.0
MATH 171Introduction to Analysis A3.0
MATH 172Introduction to Analysis B3.0
Computing Course
CS 150Computer Science Principles3.0
Drexel Experience
CIVC 101Introduction to Civic Engagement1.0
COOP 101Career Management and Professional Development1.0
UNIV NH101The Drexel Experience1.0
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
Business Courses
ACCT 110Accounting for Professionals4.0
Complete 1 of the following ECON courses4.0
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics
Economics of Health Care Systems
ORGB 300 [WI] Organizational Behavior4.0
HSCI 345Statistics for Health Sciences4.0-4.5
or STAT 201 Introduction to Business Statistics
Humanities and Social Sciences Courses
PSCI 110American Government4.0
SOC 101Introduction to Sociology3.0
Health Services Administration (HSAD) Electives (choose any HSAD 100-499 course except those required above)27.0
Humanities and Social Sciences Electives *29.0
Free Electives39.0
MPH Core Requirements17.0
Introduction to Biostatistics
Introduction to Epidemiology
Qualitative Data and Mixed Methods Analysis
Practical Experience for the Master of Public Health
Public Health Foundations and Systems I
Public Health Foundations and Systems II
MPH Discipline Specific Courses 16.0
MPH Integrated Learning Experience 6.0
MPH Electives/Graduate Minor Courses18.0
Total Credits237.0-237.5

Students may select from Biology (BIO), Chemistry (CHEM) or Anatomy (ANAT) courses. However, any course selected must include a laboratory component.  Additional natural science subject options may be considered with the approval of the student's advisor.


Humanities (courses at the 100-499 level in ANTH, ECON, HIST, HUM, PHIL, SOC or PSY) or language electives (courses at 100-499 level in ARBC, CHIN, FREN, GERM, HBRW, JAPN, KOR, SPAN) for a minimum of 29.0 credits.

Students will follow the required curriculum of their chosen MPH major.

Integrated Learning Experience courses depend on the MPH major. Community Health & Prevention: CHP 750 and CHP 751. Environmental and Occupational Health: EOH 750 and EOH 751; Epidemiology: EOH 750 and EOH 751; Health Management & Policy: HMP 750 and HMP 751.

Writing-Intensive Course Requirements

In order to graduate, all students must pass three writing-intensive courses after their freshman year. Two writing-intensive courses must be in a student's major. The third can be in any discipline. Students are advised to take one writing-intensive class each year, beginning with the sophomore year, and to avoid “clustering” these courses near the end of their matriculation. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.

A "WI" next to a course in this catalog may indicate that this course can fulfill a writing-intensive requirement. For the most up-to-date list of writing-intensive courses being offered, students should check the Writing Intensive Course List at the University Writing Program. Students scheduling their courses can also conduct a search for courses with the attribute "WI" to bring up a list of all writing-intensive courses available that term.

Sample Plan of Study

First Year
ACCT 1104.0ENGL 1023.0CIVC 1011.0VACATION
ENGL 1013.0MATH 1713.0ENGL 1033.0 
SOC 1013.0PSCI 1104.0HSAD 2103.0 
UNIV NH1011.0(UG) Humanities & Soc Science Electives3.0HSAD 3103.0 
(UG) Natural Science course w/laboratory4.0(UG) Natural Science course w/laboratory4.0MATH 1723.0 
  (UG) Humanities/Soc Science Elective3.0 
 15 17 16 0
Second Year
CS 1503.0ECON 2404.0HSAD 3353.0COOP 101*1.0
HSAD 3223.0HSAD 3213.0HSAD 3403.0HSCI 345 or STAT 2014.0-4.5
HSAD 3343.0HSAD 3303.0HSAD 3453.0(UG) HSAD Electives6.0
(UG) Humanities/Soc Science Elective3.0(UG) HSAD Elective3.0(UG) Free Electives7.0(UG) Free Electives6.0
(UG) Free Electives6.0(UG) Humanities/Soc Science Elective4.0  
 18 17 16 17-17.5
Third Year
ORGB 3004.0HSAD 3323.0COOP Experience*COOP Experience*
(UG) HSAD Elective3.0(UG) Humanities & Soc Science Elective3.0HMP 5053.0 
(UG) Humanities & Soc Science Elective3.0(UG) Free Electives7.0  
(UG) Free Elective4.0BST 5713.0  
EPI 5703.0   
 17 16 3 0
Fourth Year
HSAD 3313.0(UG) HSAD Electives6.0(UG) HSAD Elective3.0Students convert to Grad Status
(UG) Humanities & Soc Science Elective3.0(UG) Humanities & Soc Science Elective4.0(UG) Free Electives6.0 
(UG) HSAD Electives6.0(UG) Free Electives3.0(UG) Humanities & Soc Science Elective3.0 
PBHL 5104.0PBHL 5114.0PBHL 5000.0 
  (GR) Discipline MPH4.0 
  (GR) MPH Elective3.0 
 16 17 19 0
Fifth Year
(GR) Discipline Specific MPH Course3.0(GR) Discipline Specific MPH Course3.0(GR) Discipline Specific MPH Course6.0 
(GR) Integrated Learning Experience I**3.0(GR) Integrated Learning Experience II**3.0(GR) MPH Elective3.0 
(GR) MPH Elective6.0(GR) MPH Elective6.0  
 12 12 9 
Total Credits 237-237.5

Students may be registered in a later term based on their co-op program (4-year or 5-year) and cycle. Select students may be eligible to replace COOP 101 with COOP 001.


Integrated Learning Experience courses depend on the MPH major. Community Health & Prevention: CHP 750 and CHP 751. Environmental and Occupational Health: EOH 750 and EOH 751; Epidemiology: EOH 750 and EOH 751; Health Management & Policy: HMP 750 and HMP 751.

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