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Master of Science in Health Services Administration

Program Summary

  • Rolling Admission
  • Two-year, 36-credit, part-time program
  • Blended format: Face-to-face and online combination
  • Classes at Northpointe near Pittsburgh

Join the Master’s in Health Services Administration Program

Our program prepares you for leadership positions in the ever-changing health services environment. Pursue courses designed to provide you with marketable skills in human resources, health care delivery, and health care administration that will lead you into leadership positions in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, insurance companies, health organizations (nonprofit and for-profit), etc.

Why a Master’s in Health Services Administration at IUP?

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.

  • A one-of-a-kind program; our program is not a health policy nor a health care administration program, but rather it offers a unique combination of health policy, health care administration, and employment relations all in a single program.
  • Flexible delivery; our courses are offered part-time, weekday evenings, and online to accommodate working professionals.

Program Outcomes

  • Use financial systems, organizational structures, and market strategies to achieve optimum performance in health care organizations.
  • Analyze legislative, regulatory, and political processes and their impact on health services.
  • Analyze ethical and legal imperatives influencing health care.
  • Exhibit leadership skills in conflict resolution, human resource management, change theory, interpersonal relations, and effective negotiations.
  • Manage information resources (statistical and nonstatistical analysis) to assist in effective decision making.
  • Conduct research addressing health care issues and focusing on outcome measurements.
  • Analyze the health of populations, determinants of health, health risks, and behaviors in diverse populations.

Contact the Program Coordinator

Dr. Scott Decker

Employment and Labor Relations
Keith Hall 4-B

Phone: (724) 357-4423


  • IUP at Northpointe
  • 167 Northpointe Boulevard
    Freeport, PA 16229
  • Phone: 724-294-3300
  • Fax: 724-294-3310
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m.– 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m.– 4:30 p.m.