Public Service is an interdisciplinary program administered by Marquette University’s Graduate School. Within the program, students may pursue focused study in one of the two specializations listed above.
The health care administration specialization seeks to prepare working professionals to meet the leadership challenges of today's health care system. As managed care and the integration of health care delivery continue to evolve, new skills and knowledge are needed to keep pace with current health care demands. The program provides a foundation in finance, economics, policy, leadership, systems and outcome planning and evaluation, specifically related to the changing health care system. Through the many elective offerings (informatics, case management, marketing, program development, administrative practicum, conflict resolution, long-term care and more), students may explore a wide range of special interests.
The nonprofit sector specialization seeks to provide training for individuals who plan a career in the third sector. Students learn about budgets, board memberships, personnel oversight, corporate statuses, program development, and relations between government and the nonprofit sector. This specialization also focuses on the study of topics crucial to urban and international nonprofits, including: inequality; race, ethnicity, and language; social movements; and political participation.
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
International Student Requirements:
(For international applicants only) a TOEFL score or other acceptable proof of English proficiency.