Program Overview

The Master of Health Care Leadership degree offered by Friends University is designed to help students prepare for positions of professional and responsible leadership in the environment and field of Health Care. An objective of this program is to help develop a student’s knowledge base concerning the current health care environment. A student’s decision-making skills relating to the functional areas of health care organizational may also be honed during the course of this program. This program’s curriculum was designed with consideration from health care providers some of whom reflect a leading edge of trends relating to all aspects of this industry.

Individuals who are wishing to acquire employment in director level positions in the Health Care industry are an appropriate fit for this program. This program requires students to complete 36 credit hours of courses in order to graduate. These courses are offered in eight-week time frames. Students earn three credit hours of credit when each course is completed. The required courses for this program include, but are not limited to the following: Leadership Excellence, Management Information Systems in Health Care, and Health Care Law and Ethics. This program culminates in a capstone project, which aims to provide these students with the opportunity to synthesize what they have learned in order to become successful in the field of Health Care Leadership.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission


    A student must have completed their baccalaureate degree from an accredited university or college. A prospective student must have earned a minimum grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale. Students must provide Friends University with official transcripts from the institution that granted them their Bachelor’s or other Graduate degree and two letters of recommendation (one personal and one professional).

    School Overview

    Founded in 1898, Friends University, a Christian University of Quaker heritage, equips students to honor God and serve others by integrating their intellectual, spiritual and professional lives. In 1985, Friends University began offering a new degree completion program for adults wishing to complete their bachelor’s degree while maintaining their busy lives. In 1986, the University received approval to offer two new master’s programs. Throughout its history, Friends University has remained committed to its central core: the arts and sciences.

    Friends University is a leader in adult education. And with Friends online learning programs, students can take advantage of convenient scheduling and self-pacing without sacrificing academic success while pursuing bachelor's and master's degrees.


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