The Department of Health Policy and Administration at Penn State
Interested in health management, health policy, or health services research? The Department of Health Policy and Administration (HPA) at Penn State prepares students to be the health care leaders of tomorrow.
- Undergraduate Program
- Our undergraduate program develops graduates with the knowledge, skills, and values appropriate for beginning a career in health management or health policy or for graduate education in public health, health policy, health law, health services research, and other health-related and clinical fields.
- Master of Health Administration (M.H.A.)
- Our Master of Health Administration (M.H.A.) degree prepares students for the complexities they will face in health services management, one of the fastest growing management occupations. The M.H.A. program is available via resident and online instruction options.
- Ph.D. program
- Our Ph.D. program develops intellectual leaders who will produce important new insights through research on health policy, health care organizations, and population health.
Dennis Scanlon receives $7.3 million to examine community health care reform
Dennis Scanlon, professor of health policy and administration in the Penn State College of Health and Human Development, has been awarded a $7.3 million renewal grant from theRobert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). Read more about Dennis Scanlon's grant.
Nathaniel Bastian receives NSF Fellowship
Nathaniel D. Bastian, a master's student in health policy and administration and a doctoral student industrial and manufacturing engineering, is the recipient of a 2013 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship. Bastian will use the fellowship to study industrial engineering and operations research with a concentration in health care systems engineering. Read more about Nathaniel Bastian and his NSF Fellowship.
Careerists in aging share insights with health and human development students
College of Health and Human Development students majoring in human development and family studies; nutritional sciences; health policy and administration; and/or the School of Nursing were recently introduced to a panel of professionals whose careers focus on aging and issues that affect seniors.In recognition of Penn State Careers in Aging Week 2013, the panel discussion allowed speakers to share information about their jobs, as well as “celebrate their expertise and knowledge to allow students the opportunity to learn from those whose daily work directly impacts our aging communities,” said Diane Spokus, instructor of Health Policy and Administration and one of the event organizers. Read more about the presentation by a panel of professionals whose careers focus on aging and issues that affect seniors.
Undergraduates win awards at research exhibition
Three health and human development undergraduate students have received awards for the posters they presented on their research at the 2013 Undergraduate Exhibition. Read more about Undergraduates win awards at research exhibition.
Department of Health Policy and Administration
604 Ford Building
University Park, PA 16802-6500