The Master of Science in Health Sciences (*accreditation pending designation) is designed to develop leaders and advanced practitioners in diverse healthcare fields. The program core focuses on the complexity of healthcare delivery in the United States and the core knowledge necessary to be a successful leader, including healthcare business and finance, statistics, and a survey of the unique legal and ethical issues that confront healthcare leaders. The first track will be Healthcare Education and Training.
Designed for those with a bachelor’s degree and an interest or experience in healthcare.
- Offers a nonclinical path to advance in the healthcare field.
- Health professions education focus distinguishes this program from other graduate degrees (e.g., MHA or MEd).
- Offers work/life balance for working professionals:
- Courses taught in seven-week blocks.
- Online, asynchronous instruction (recorded lectures can be viewed on your schedule at your own pace).
- 30 credit hours: Can be completed in as little as one year.
- Practicum can be done anywhere in the country.
- Affordable: Highly competitive price per credit hour.
- Prepares you for a high-demand field: The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 11 to 17% growth in job openings for health educators through 2030.
- Articulate the increasingly complex system of healthcare delivery in the United States.
- Demonstrate managerial business and finance knowledge for healthcare.
- Utilize applied statistics to analyze data with a healthcare organization.
- Apply legal and ethical principles in complex healthcare systems.
- Develop enhanced knowledge within a specific healthcare environment.
- Conduct field-based research that identifies and addresses current issues in an existing healthcare setting.