The U.S. health care system is in a period of fl ux. The program, therefore, focuses on system design and redesign. The program’s mission is to further student knowledge and skills in a continuous learning cycle. Students are expected not only to know the existing health care system but also to identify the potential impact of current changes on system design. Also addressed are system demands related to access to care, management and control of costs, and quality of care delivery. The program consists of eight required core courses that define the foundation of health care administration, as well as elective courses, in a 36-credit curriculum.