According to Saint Joseph’s University:
|“The online Master of Science in Health Administration (HAD) from Saint Joseph’s University is a competency-based program designed to give you the skills and experience necessary to immediately improve the performance of your organization and advance your own career. Professionals with organizational skills and technical abilities specific to health systems are in demand, as health care organizations incorporate electronic health records, move to effectively serve an influx of new patients, and reorganize to focus on patient-centered care and prevention while managing costs. The online MS in Health Administration provides you with vital skills in research, laws, and industry practices to ensure you have the specialized knowledge to help health care organizations.”|
|Total credit hours||36-42 (depending on area of concentration)|
|Tuition per credit||Tuition and fees|
|Concentrations||Saint Joseph’s University’s online Master of Science in Health Administration gives students a choice between concentrations in Informatics or Organizational Development and Leadership, or a General concentration, which allows students to have more flexibility in their coursework.
1. General: This concentration explores the complex moral and ethical health care considerations that often dominate executive-level decision-making. By examining issues from genetic testing before birth to end-of-life care and euthanasia, students will gain new perspective on proper health care administration at an individual and policy-making level.
2. Informatics: Coursework in this concentration focuses on effective management, development, and evaluation of electronic medical records and other emerging health care technologies. Built for today’s rapidly changing digital health care environment, the Informatics concentration covers issues related to IT infrastructure and applications with emphasis on improving the quality of care through enhanced data management.
3. Organizational Development and Leadership: This concentration is designed to enhance your skills in managing and developing healthy organizational cultures in healthcare environments. Coursework explores group dynamics and team leadership, organizational theories and systems thinking, leadership competencies for guiding organizations, and implementing successful change management throughout complex healthcare systems.
|Time to complete||2-3 years|
|Admission requirements||According to Saint Joseph’s University, to be eligible for admission to the Master of Health Administration program, applicants must fulfill the following requirements: