Personalized, career-focused education on campus or online.
top management positions in health care organizations today require a
master's degree. Leaders in health services work in a variety of
health care settings, including clinics, hospitals, outpatient care
centers, diagnostic laboratories, and home health care and long-term
care centers, as well as managed care and public health
program equips individuals to oversee the full range of possible
services and may be completed in as little as two years. This program
was designed for individuals juggling career, family and education.
The tuition is affordable and the program is flexible.
master's degree program is one of the few in the country accredited
by the National Association of Boards of Examiners of Long-Term Care
Administrators (NAB), and the only NAB-accredited program available
online. Accreditation of this
program by the Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Management
Education (CAHME) is anticipated, and is driving some of the curriculum changes
noted below. The American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) recommends
students attend CAHME accredited graduate programs.
At a Glance
Successful completion of this online program will enable you to:
a systematic body of knowledge related to the management of health
acquired knowledge and skills to the effective management of health
and internalize appropriate standards of professional and ethical
effective leadership competencies
effective skills for independent scholarship and goal-directed
value of this program is built on the relevance of the course
material and instructors that are currently working in the field,
providing students with a solid foundation for future career growth.
This 42-credit program consists of a core curriculum of ten courses, three elective courses, and a capstone course. For the capstone, students may choose an applied research paper, project, or an applied management project.
Master of Health Administration program integrates learning and experience. It emphasizes the key areas of organizational and financial management, human resources, ethical behavior, and leadership skills so important to developing effective health care
managers for today and tomorrow. Courses are designed to build upon the foundation of experience students bring to the program. Students have flexibility in tailoring their programs by supplementing core curriculum courses with a selection of relevant elective courses that
reflect their own needs and interests. A specialized concentration is also available for managers and supervisors in Catholic health care organizations.
1. All graduate health administration courses (HA 500 and above) will be offered in 12-week terms four times per year.
2. Courses will start four times a year in January, April, July, and October.
3. Courses will require weekly assignments and live interaction with the instructor and/or other students (video call).
4. Students can complete their entire degree in just two years, if they take two courses per term and enroll in every term.
This format will benefit students greatly and will assure alignment of the curriculum with the best-practices in the industry. In addition to the course structure and delivery, case studies will be incorporated through most of the core courses. Students will also be required to become
student members of ACHE, ACHCA, CCHCL, or other industry association. Finally, students will be required to participate in mentorship programs in these associations and we will include a request for evaluation by the mentor. Applicants are required to have a bachelor's degree with a cumulative grade
point of 2.5 or better and a minimum of two years of relevant and substantive experience in a health related field. Submission of GMAT or GRE scores is not required.
MHA Fast Track OptionThe Fast Track program allows students in specific Saint Joseph’s College undergraduate health administration programs to substitute certain courses from the Master of Health Administration (MHA) program in lieu of comparable undergraduate courses. Students will then be
allowed to count these graduate courses toward their graduate degree requirements.
MBA, Syracuse University
BS, Syracuse University
AAS, State University of New York
California College for Health Sciences
California State University, Fresno
Health Administration, Saint Joseph's College
is imperative to me to have the flexibility and time needed to
complete courses while working a full time, professional and highly
demanding job along with managing a home and family. Saint Joseph's
has allowed me to work towards accomplishing that goal.
experience with Saint Joseph's College has been excellent. As a busy
professional with multiple priorities - work, family, Army Reserve
duty, church - I've still been able to pursue a another graduate
One of my best college experiences.
to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job opportunities will be good for
medical and health services managers, especially for applicants with
work experience in healthcare and strong business and management
master's degree is the standard credential, although a bachelor's
degree may be adequate for some entry-level positions. Employment is
projected to grow faster than the average.
active in industry associations helps to strengthen the curriculum in
our health, long-term care, and radiologic science administration
programs. These professional memberships (either at the
organizational level or by the individual program director) provide
opportunities for us to understand more precisely the changes in the
industry in order to better prepare our students.
College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA)
College of Health Care Executives (ACHE)
Association of Long-Term Care Administrator Boards
for Higher Education Accreditation
of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA)
of Radiologic Technologists
Find your place at our 474-acre campus on the shore of Sebago Lake. With more than 40 academic programs to choose from, and a robust extracurricular club and athletics environment, Saint Joseph’s home on the lake is the perfect place to prepare for your future.
Offering distance education for learners of all ages since 1976, Saint Joseph’s online programs include certificates, associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees—academic levels that suit your level.
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Advance your career with our online programs—from certificates on up to master’s degrees. We have provided distance learning for 40 years, so you can count on our expertise to prepare you for your future.
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