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Health Services Administration

Phoenix and Tucson Campuses

The Master of Public Health, Health Services Administration is an accredited interdisciplinary College-wide program that prepares students to develop the skills needed to work in a variety of health related organizations such as health systems, health agencies, third party payers and/or health care supply chain organizations in both governmental and non-governmental settings.

The unique combination of public health and health care administration classes in this accredited curriculum will provide students with the tools they need to understand the multifaceted administrative and business aspects of health care. The Health Services Administration curriculum is comprised of specifically targeted courses, with a goal to graduate highly qualified health care administrators.

The accredited program is geared toward students who are excited to enroll in courses that utilize a combination of on line and classroom style teaching modalities. Students selecting this program should possess some background in a public health or a health care related field, and/or have experience working or volunteering with at least one public health program or health care organization. In some circumstances, working students can perform their internship project at their worksite.

Course work includes subject matter in the core areas of public health:

  • Epidemiology
  • Biostatistics
  • Environmental and occupational health
  • Public health policy and management
  • Socio-cultural and behavioral aspects of public health

Students obtain additional skills in the administration and fiscal management of programs that address the health beliefs in a variety of cultures.

Program Co-Directors

Amanda E. Sokan, Ph.D., MHA, LL.B

Program Director, Assistant Professor


Terry Urbine

Terry Urbine, Ph.D.

Program Director, Senior Lecturer




Download Health Services Administration MPH Concentration Competencies


Required Core Courses (16 units)


Required Health Services Administration Courses (21 units)


Required Health Services Administration Internship (5 units)

  • PHP 909 Master's Report "Internship" (5)


Total Minimum Credit Requirement = 42 units

Download Recommended Course Sequencing for HSA Tucson Students

Download Recommended Course Sequencing for HSA Phoenix Students


Phoenix Office


Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health - Phoenix Campus
550 E. Van Buren Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85006


Contact Kim Barnes, MPH, Director of Student Affairs, Phoenix at (602) 827-2070 or for more information regarding the Master of Public Health in Health Services Administration program.


Application Deadlines

Fall Application Deadlines

Priority:  January 5

Secondary:  April 1

Final: June 1 for US applicants only

Students who apply by the priority deadline will be given the highest priority for admissions and consideration for scholarships and assistantships.

Admissions Criteria

Admissions Criteria

  • Bachelor's degree with 3.0 GPA
  • One course in college-level introductory, human, or general biology
  • One course in college algebra or calculus
  • Two letters of recommendation (up to five letters can be submitted)
  • Resume or CV
  • Statement of purpose and objectives
  • Mission and values statement
  • GRE or MCAT scores are waived for Fall 2022 admissions
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores are required for international applicants
  • Relevant work/volunteer experience strengthens all applications
  • Detailed admissions criteria

How to Apply

Apply online through SOPHAS, the centralized application service for all of the accredited schools and programs of public health.

View more details on the steps to our application process.

Additional Information

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Typical time to completion: 2 years full-time students, 3-4 years part-time students.

Average time to completion: 2.07

Program Steps to Completion (Full-time student timeline):

  • Attend mandatory new student orientation
  • First year is devoted to course work
  • Attend fall and spring semester MPH Internship Conference
  • Each Spring, complete an Annual Progress Report with Faculty Mentor
  • Second year is devoted to coursework and Internship project
  • 3rd semester, determine internship project, form Internship Committee and complete all planning items
  • Complete two interprofessional education (IPE) activities before graduation
  • Fourth semester, successfully complete and present internship project at Internship Conference, and submit final internship and graduation items.

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