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Are you considering a career in healthcare? You’ve heard of the Affordable Care Act and you know our population is aging. So where to start making a difference in this fast-growing field without going to medical school? Check out SPEA’s undergraduate degree program in Healthcare Management and Policy.

This is not a new program but rather a renaming of the respected program in health administration that SPEA has offered for more than 30 years. The focus is on the business of healthcare and the complex issues of healthcare reform. You’ll develop organizational, managerial and leadership skills to prepare you to take roles in the public, private or nonprofit sectors of healthcare policy and planning. Our graduates launch careers with a variety of employers including IU Health, Cook Medical, SIHO (health insurance), Huron Consulting, and Epic.

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Classes are taught by top-notch faculty.

Our faculty at SPEA understand the issues firsthand. Some are conducting pioneering research. Others bring years of professional healthcare experience. Our healthcare law class is taught by two practicing attorneys. Long-term care is taught by a practicing administrator who runs a 300-bed facility. Strategic planning is taught by a hospital CEO. All of our faculty have a real commitment to helping you succeed.

Health Management Policy Faculty

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mapIndiana Health Student Association (IHSA)
The IHSA is open to any IU student interested in the trends and issues surrounding the healthcare industry. The group meets regularly, sponsors events and advances the professional career development and leadership skills of its members.

Go here for more information on IHSA

image of D.C. areaWashington Leadership Program
The IU in DC Washington Leadership Program provides IU undergraduate students a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the fastpaced world of Washington, D.C. politics, policy, public affairs, and more. In the classroom and through exciting internships, students participate fully in the city’s workaday world, conducting research, preparing briefings, and honing a wide range of other professional skills.



Sign up for our gateway class, Healthcare Management and Policy. If you’ve already taken that class – the choices may include National and International Health Policy, Management Concepts and Applications, Community Health Education, Healthcare Finance I, Healthcare Economics, Human Resources Management in the Public Sector, and Legal Aspects of Healthcare Administration

Course requirements click here.


If you’re not sure what to take or how it will fit into your academic and career plans, our faculty and advisors have the answers.


Kosali Simon
Dr. Kosali Simon by email
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