In our master’s program in Health Services Administration, you’ll pursue courses designed to provide you with marketable skills in human resources, health care delivery, and health care administration. This degree can lead you into leadership positions in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, insurance companies, and health organizations (nonprofit and for-profit).
The role of a health services administrator includes the specialized application of employment relations knowledge, the improvement of individual and public health, and the enhancement of health delivery systems. This program provides students with an effective balance of coursework in health services, employee relations, and research methodology that will enable them to excel in this role.
The Master of Science in Health Services Administration degree consists of 36 credits. The Department of Nursing and Allied Health Professions will offer 18 credits and the Department of Employment and Labor Relations will offer 15.
Students choose one three-credit elective from IUP courses that are appropriate for their needs and interests and meet the program objectives. Courses offered by the Employment and Labor Relations, Sociology, and Psychology departments might be of particular interest to students for this elective.
Students that anticipate continuing their education in a doctoral program could choose to complete a thesis instead of an elective course. The thesis would require six credit hours, bringing their degree total to 39 credits.
With four campus sites as well as online learning options,
you can make academic arrangements that suit your situation. Our main
campus is in Indiana, Pennsylvania. We also offer these degrees through
three other campus locations in the state: Harrisburg, Monroeville, and
at our Northpointe campus (between Kittanning and Pittsburgh).
can complete the master’s degree in one year full-time, take the option
of one online course and one evening course over two years, or spread
the courses out over as many as five years. Choose what works best for
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