The Department of Health Administration and Policy
The Department of Health Administration and Policy (HAP) provides students with education, service, and research opportunities to improve the quality of care and delivery of health care services. Our innovative curriculum—recognized both nationally and internationally—prepares students to pursue careers as executives and managers in acute and ambulatory care and senior housing/assisted living organizations, as well as specialists in health informatics, health care risk management, and health policy and research.
The Power of Partnership: Preparing the Next Generation of Health Care Leaders Is a Shared Responsibility
Preparing aspiring health care providers is no small task and requires a true partnership between academic instructors and internship preceptors. The value of partnership to successfully prepare students for a career in health administration is exemplified by the relationship between Anastasia (Stacey) Schaab, senior director of nursing rehabilitation at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital, and John (Jay) Shiver and Virginia (Ginny) Blair, associate professors in the Health Administration program in Mason’s Department of Health Administration and Policy.