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More About the Master of Science in Health Services Administration Program

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, the Department of Employment and Labor Relations will offer 15, and students would also 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. These requirements meet the minimum master’s degree requirements of the School of Graduate Studies and Research.

The Master in Health Services Administration would prepare students for a wide variety of leadership positions within health services organizations in not-for-profit, for-profit, and government settings. The role of a health services administrator includes the specialized application of employment relations knowledge, the improvement of individual and public health, and the improvement of health delivery systems. The program would provide students with an effective balance of coursework in health services, employee relations, and research methodology to enable them to excel in this role.

Program Features

  • Course emphasis on human resources and health care delivery
  • Program designed for students from a variety of professional and educational backgrounds
  • Program focus on preparing leaders for an ever-changing health service environment
  • Courses offered part-time, weekday evenings to accomodate working professionals
  • Coursework delivered by doctoral-level IUP faculty members and practitioners from two departments: Nursing and Allied Health Professions and Employment and Labor Relations
  • Employment and Labor Relations Department
  • Keith Hall, Room 3-E
    390 Pratt Drive
    Indiana, PA 15705-1087
  • Phone: 724-357-4470
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.