Brenda Stevenson Marshall, PhD, of the Cleveland State University College of Business Administration, and Anne M. Hewitt, PhD, of Seton Hall University, developed a national profile of Master of Public Administration programs with a health care concentration based on a 2003–04 survey they conducted of representatives of 78 members of the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA).
In a 2006 article titled "A National Profile of NASPAA Programs with Health Specialty Tracks," in the Journal of Public Affairs Education, which is published by NASPAA, Marshall and Hewitt presented the following key findings of their 2003–04 study:
- NASPAA programs with a health care concentration were housed in approximately 16 different colleges and departments.
- The programs varied widely in size, structure and resources.
- The programs offered a variety of degrees, including 15 joint degrees.