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Health Administration and Policy

Welcome to the Department of Health Administration and Policy. Our objective is to prepare students to be highly skilled professionals who will become exemplary leaders in hospitals, health care systems, and public health organizations.


The department offers two administrative degrees, the Master of Public Health (MPH) and the Master of Health Administration (MHA).


The MPH Program

The MPH is a 44-credit hour program of study that prepares graduates for careers in the development, implementation and evaluation of programmatic activity in health services organizations. The College of Public Health and the MPH program offered by the Department are accredited by the Council on Education in Public Health (CEPH). The MPH program may be completed by full or part-time students and is offered in Oklahoma City and Tulsa. Graduates of the program are placed in fellowships or appointed to administrative positions in health organizations and state or county health departments. Graduates also occupy positions such as program directors, administrators, consultants, quality officers, department heads, systems and policy analysts, compliance officers and project directors.

The MHA Program

The MHA is a 60-credit hour program that prepares the graduate for a career as a senior administrator of a health service organization. All students are required to complete an internship and a defense of the internship report. The MHA Program is accredited by CEPH (through the College’s accreditation) and the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME). Following graduation, most of our students are placed in a fellowship, a post graduate activity that enables the individual to gain administrative experience.

Students in both programs are evaluated according to examinations, class participations, papers, classroom projects, simulation and role-playing exercises, team activities, sensitivity analysis, case studies, and consulting projects. Continued participation in the program is contingent on the student’s ability to earn a grade of A or B in required courses.

For more information, contact:

Steven E. Mattachione, J.D., CPA, FHFMA
Chair, Department of Health Administration and Policy
Director, Master of Health Administration Program
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
College of Public Health
Department of Health Administration & Policy
P.O. Box 26901
Oklahoma City, OK 73190
Email:  Steven-mattachione@ouhsc.edu
Phone: (405) 271-2114

The University of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity institution.

Helpful Links:

MPH in Health Administration and Policy Curriculum
Dual Degree: MPH-JD

MHA in Health Administration and Policy Mission, Vision and Values
Dual Degree: MHA-JD
Graduation and Placement Rates
Post-Graduate Fellowships
Alumni Employment
Executive Advisory Board
2015 MHA Internships

Other Links: Current Students
Faculty Publications