Public Administration and Health Management

A Lifetime of Success

Are you a dynamic leader looking for a career in public or nonprofit management? You can gain everything you need in the Department of Public Administration and Health Management at Indiana University Kokomo! Get personalized attention from experienced faculty in small classes, gain hands-on internship experience, and make friends who share your same passions!

In the Department of Public Administration and Health Management, you’ll fit right in as you learn the ins and outs of how to oversee and lead future teams and operations. When you graduate, you’ll be primed and ready to go forward and create change and make a difference in your community and in the world.

From undergraduate programs to graduate work to minors, get the skills and knowledge you need at IU Kokomo.

If this sounds like the route you want to take, we can’t wait to meet you! Reach out to someone in our department for more information.

What can you do with a degree in Public Administration and Health Management?

If you’re looking for a way to get involved in government or the healthcare industry, you’re in the right place! Your career options with a degree in public administration and health management from IU Kokomo are endless!

Whether you want to work for non-profit organizations, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, school districts, or social services and communications, your degree will take you wherever you want to go!

Graduates of this program have gone on to work as:

  • Human resources specialists
  • Private consultants
  • State government administrators
  • Grant writers
  • Hospital administrators
  • And more!
  • Account managers
  • City managers
  • County government officials
  • Directors of economic development
  • Federal government administrators
  • Federal environmental specialists

Graduates are also well prepared to go on and continue their studies, by enrolling in our Master of Public Management program.

If you have more questions about how to prepare for your life and career after graduation, our Career Center is here to help with your resume, finding an internship, or conducting a mock interview!

The School of Business is accredited by The  Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), 777 South Harbour Island Blvd., Suite 750 Tampa, FL 33602 on both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The next scheduled visit is 2021.

Please note that while the Department of Public Administration and Health Management is housed alongside the School of Business, the department is not accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International which accredits the School of Business programs. The P.A.H.M. program is excluded from such accreditation given the relatively low level of business content.

The Department of Public Administration and Health Management (PAHM) is a multidisciplinary unit of Indiana University Kokomo and it is organized as a professional division. It is the mission of PAHM to prepare tomorrow’s leaders through innovative education, to solve complex problems through interdisciplinary research, and to enrich society through professional service. The Department of Public Administration and Health Management at Indiana University Kokomo defines the mission of both undergraduate and graduate programs in terms of its responsibility to the profession of public administration and health management; to the public, non-profit, and community organizations which the field supports; to the university and its diverse students; and to the national and international communities they all serve. PAHM’s teaching mission is defined in terms of the role the department plays in enabling current and future public servants to develop skills necessary to address challenges posed in public management, health management, and administration in nonprofit organizations, governance, policy-making, implementation, and organizational effectiveness. PAHM strives to orient its students to the public interest, humanistic acumen, personal contribution and to the client/citizens, not merely to technical outcomes. In its service mission role, PAHM strives to fulfill the ideal of public service as an example to the profession and to its students as a means to continued personal development as faculty, to provide leadership, technical support, and mentoring in a manner that recognizes social interdependence, democratic ideals, and the needs of social justice. Through its research mission, PAHM strives to meaningfully address the body of social knowledge and experience through interpretation, re-interpretation, and creative insight. We accept the responsibility for helping to create standards of excellence and conduct for the profession of public administration both nationally and internationally. We are especially concerned with knowledge that promotes a functional and responsible praxis of thought and action in the classroom, in the work environment, and in the society within which they co-exist. Overall, PAHM strives to develop student sensibilities to a wide variety of human, social and organizational realities, which assist public and nonprofit organizations in formulating and achieving responsible social change.

Ready to begin your journey?