The Master of Science in Health Services Administration degree will consist of 36 credits; 39 if the student completes a thesis. Courses will be offered by the Employment and Labor Relations, Nursing and Allied Health Professions, the MBA program, and
other departments. 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 that would enable them to excel in this role.
Total: 36 credits (or 39 cr. with Thesis option)
Students enrolled in the Master of Science in HSAD will complete 39 credits (with thesis) or 36 credits (without thesis) for the degree. All students will complete 33 graduate credits in HSAD core courses. They may finish out the program either with a
three-credit elective or with a six-credit thesis option. Students may choose electives from IUP courses that are appropriate for their needs and interests as they work toward meeting the program objectives. Advisors will approve elective choices.