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Department of Health Administration & Policy

Message from the Chair, Dale Bratzler, D.O., MPH

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About the Department

The Department of Health Administration and Policy prepares 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 Health Administration (MHA) and a Master of Public Health (MPH).

Discover our administrative degrees, the Master of Health Administration (MHA) and the Master of Public Health (MPH).

Choose the right program

Choose a certified and accredited Health Administration program – one that has proven it meets rigorous standards and has earned respect among healthcare organizations looking to recruit new management talent

The Only CAHME-Accredited and AUPHA-Certified Program in Oklahoma


Career opportunities in Health Administration

Career opportunities include:
Hospital and Health
Systems management
Medical groups
Pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies
Care management organizations
Health information technology firms
Supply chain companies
Government/policy organizations
Marketing firms
Health insurers
Healthcare management consulting firms

Reasons to choose a career in Health Administration

Healthcare is a growing industry

Healthcare is a growing industry
 with a workforce expected to grow 22.2% by 2026. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Health Administration is one of the top ten fastest growing jobs in the healthcare industry

Excellent earning potential

Excellent earning potential Health Administration is also one of the top ten highest paying jobs in the healthcare industry — medical and health services managers earned a median annual salary of $98,250 in 2017, much higher than the average median salary of $31,786 

Make a difference Decisions made by healthcare executives can impact life for hundreds, even thousands, of people every day. Hospitals and other healthcare organizations work to improve the health of the populations they serve and the wellbeing of their community. 

Career and personal growth Healthcare management requires ongoing education and most employers encourage continued professional development. Many organizations provide tuition assistance or in-service training for new skills. Innovation and continuous learning will be a part of the job from day one.