The Department of Health Systems Administration offers a broad systems approach to the management of health care organizations and to the understanding of the social, professional, technical, and political forces that is essential for leadership in the health care industry.
The department offers a bachelor of science degree in health care management & policy and a nationally ranked master of science degree in health systems administration. The core emphases of the programs are quality of care, the hospital as the central resource, and critical thinking.
Located in Washington, D.C., the department offers students a close-up view of health law and policy at the federal level, as well as diverse health care delivery systems throughout the surrounding region.
Students learn from a faculty with diverse areas of scholarly interest including veterans health, health literacy, health care finance, emergency preparedness, and long-term care finance. The department also provides students with opportunities to participate in innovative experiential learning opportunities, such as internships, residencies, and executive mentorship.