Public Health Management & Administration Programs

Program Offered at:

Center City Site
1500 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA

The purpose of the Master of Science (MS) and Certificates in Public Health Management and Administration (PHMA) programs is to provide leaders and high potential individuals with competency-based master degree level coursework that prepares participants to more effectively lead organizations in the evolving landscape of public health and its expanding portfolio of practice. Included in the curriculum is a better understanding of how to successfully manage change in order to support organizations as they continue to change and grow. The program’s action learning orientation develops leaders who: have an understanding of public health management systems and ideology; embrace collaboration to achieve desired results; have the ability to lead organizational change; and, engage in reflective practice to continually develop and enhance their performance as practitioner-scholars.

Philosophy and Practice

The philosophy and practice of the PHMA program is to teach learners to take a “whole systems” approach to public health management and administration, including applied principles of innovation and styles of inquiry, data collection and utilization, and evidence-based practice to inform decision making. The program leverages action learning in a unique combination of organizational theory and individual self-discovery that lend to a perspective that points to essential principles of public health management and administration. Intentionally designed as a cohort-based learning experience for the working professional, the program prepares learners to better understand organizations as dynamic systems. The integration of “theory-in-practice” supports intentional inquiry, discovery and intervention design processes necessary to support the development and sustainability of the organization at individual, program and system levels.

The Master of Science is a 36 credit program and the certificates require 12 – 18 credits.