Department of Public Administration and Health Management
I started as an intern at Chrysler, and was hired full time as a people development specialist. If it wasn’t for the partnership between IU Kokomo and Chrysler, I wouldn’t have found my full time job.
Joanna Gonzalez
B.S. '13, Health Administration

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Welcome to the Department of Public Administration and Health Management. We provide a Bachelor of Science in Public Administration and Health Management and a Master of Public Management. A degree in public administration prepares you for a career in public and nonprofit management. Both public and nonprofit organizations need individuals to oversee and lead their operations. If you are interested in creating change and making a difference through your leadership skills, a degree in public administration is for you.

Undergraduate Program

Graduate Program

Areas of Practice

  • Government Community Affairs/PR • Financial Administration • Budget Analysis • Social Services • Research • Sales/Marketing • Community Development • Human Resources • Patient Care Services • Health Care Administration • Policy Development • Health Delivery Systems • Government Relations • Marketing and Public Affairs • Government Relations
  • Medical Staff Relations • Planning and Development • Finance • Data Analysis and Maintaining Patient Records • Patient Health Information Management • Medical Records Administration • Computer Information Systems Management • Diagnosis and Procedure Coding • Personnel and Budget Administration • Quality Improvement Research

Types of Employers

  • School Districts • Non-profit Organizations • Consulting Firms • Hospitals • Universities and Research Institutions • Nursing Homes • Churches • Health Care Facilities • Health Maintenance Organizations • Insurance companies • Social Services and Community Organizations
  • U.S. Department of Education • Environmental Protection Agency • Nursing Care Facilities • Insurance Agencies • Government Agencies • Behavioral Health Facilities • Information Systems • Vendors • Rehabilitation Centers • Pharmaceutical Companies

the foundation you need to succeed

A leap of faith paid off for Weipan Le. Nearly two years ago, he enrolled in Indiana University Kokomo’s Master of Public Management (M.P.M.) program, believing it would propel his career forward. In November, six months before his anticipated graduation date, Le garnered a job offer from Amazon, based on completing his degree.
Indiana University Kokomo celebrates the academic achievements of its students and faculty, with the annual master’s hooding ceremony and honors convocation Monday (May 9). Thirty-two students in the Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), Master of Public Management (M.P.M.), and Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) programs received the cream and crimson lined hoods that denote their status as earning advanced degrees during the hooding ceremony, while undergraduates received honors for the dean’s list, completing the honors program, or as outstanding students in degree programs.
Joanna Gonzalez
Joanna Gonzalez, who began her current job with the Chrysler Group as an IU Kokomo intern, shared her story as an example of why Clark and Harlow received the awards. She earned a degree in health administration, and then enrolled in the Master of Business Administration program, planning a career in hospital administration. When she heard about the Chrysler internship program, which started in 2013, she saw it as an opportunity to grow her skills in a different way.
Medical School
Oluwatimilehin Soyoola left her home in Nigeria at age 17, pursuing her dreams of becoming a doctor. She moved halfway across the world to enroll at Indiana University Kokomo, where family friends assured her she would earn a respected degree, while having hands on research opportunities.