The health administration and policy program is designed for career-oriented students who recognize that health and health care in America are major public concerns. Health administration and policy students typically seek employment in one of a variety of administrative, supportive, planning and policy positions. Students may choose an undergraduate emphasis in health services administration or public and community health.
Upon completion of the health administration and policy program, students are prepared for careers in managed-care settings; long-term care; hospitals; federal, state and community health agencies and other health-related organizations. After graduation, health administration and policy majors have found employment with such organizations as the Health Care Financing Administration, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, the University of Maryland Medical Center and Prudential Health Plan.
Students also have gone on to graduate study at Johns Hopkins University, George Washington University and University of North Carolina. Alumni of UMBC's health administration and policy program remain actively involved with the program, providing current students with internship placements and job opportunities in HMOs, hospitals, nursing homes and voluntary health organizations.