Master of Science in Health Care Administration
The Master of Science in Health Care Administration degree at LeTourneau University offers many ways for students to customize their degree to fit their particular interests and career paths. Program curriculum focuses on enhancing professional knowledge in terms of management and administration in the health care field. Additionally, leadership and business classes offered prepare students to become leaders in health care management.
Students are able to choose between taking an internship in health care administration or work on an applied research project while taking courses. The Health Care Administration program at LeTourneau University offers courses that give students the opportunity to shadow a health care leader, research and discuss issues in the health care industry as well as learn how to implement faith into the workplace.
Required program courses offered include Health Care Organization and Administration, Service Marketing Management, Health Care Finance, Law, Ethics and Values in Health Care Settings, and Health Care Policy. Students are also able to choose between courses such as Analyzing Data and Trends or Quantitative Methods, Human Resource Management or Dynamics of Teams and Communities, and Health Care, Business or Leadership elective courses. Additional courses include Current Issues in Health Care, Observations in Health Care Leadership (Shadowing Experience), Self-Leadership Assessment and Development Work-Life Balance, Spiritual Elements of Leadership, Developing an Ethical Climate and Integrating Faith and Work.
In total, 35 credit hours are needed in order to complete degree requirements. On average, students complete all credit hours in 20 months. In addition to completing all 35 credit hours, students must have a cumulative 3.0 grade point average with no more than seven credit hours with a C grade. Students must also complete at least 24 hours of residency from LeTourneau University.
Students are able to take all courses 100 percent online or at the Dallas or Houston locations in Texas. Evening courses are offered at Dallas and Houston for the Master of Science in Health Care Administration degree.
Degree Level: Master
Delivery Format: 100% Online
Accreditation & Licensing
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Applicants must have a bachelors degree with a minimum grade point average of 2.8 on a 4.0 grading scale. Applicants are able to be accepted into the program on academic probation if their grade point average for the last 60 credit hours taken is at least a 2.8
LeTourneau begins its faith statement by declaring “a deep faith in God is the cornerstone of LeTourneau University.” This private not-for-profit university began as an all male college in 1956 by R.G. and Evelyn LeTourneau in Longview, Texas. It transitioned to a co-educational facility by 1961. It is an interdenominational Christian-based organization that welcomes students from all denominations.
LeTourneau University offers almost 100 academic programs at both graduate and undergraduate levels in a variety of fields, from engineering and air traffic control, to teacher education and business. LeTourneau University offers many degrees online, delivering the same the prestige and quality of an LETU education through the convenience of being able to complete your classes from anywhere. They also offer many stand-alone classes that can be taken in an accelerated online format.
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