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Graduate programs in Health Policy and Administration

Penn State’s graduate programs in Health Policy and Administration (HPA) provide a solid foundation for students who want to profoundly shape health policy, make vital future changes to global health-related organizations, and successfully navigate our increasingly complex health care environment — including managing the facilities, services, programs, staff, and budgets that providers rely on.

HPA offers two flexible graduate programs

The esteemed faculty members in both programs train graduates to meet the fast-growing demand for health care administrators that play crucial roles in today’s hospitals, health systems, and related organizations, as well as policymakers and health service researchers in government, private industry, and academia. Synergies among our diverse degree programs provide the foundation for our ever-growing curriculum, outreach programs, and a body of cutting-edge research that often receives recognition on a national stage.

Alaina Burns
Student Spotlight
Alaina Burns named student marshal for spring 2024 commencement

Alaina Burns served as student marshal for the Department of Health Policy and Administration during spring 2024 commencement. Burns served as donor and alumni relations chair for Apollo Benefitting THON, and as treasurer of the College of Health and Human Development Ambassadors. She was also a College of Health and Human Development peer assistant. Congrats, Alaina!