Program Overview

The United States is going through a drastic increasing in dollars spent in the field of health care due to the aging of the baby boomer population, the increase in costs for medical services, and legal and government regulations increasing costs by mandating certain levels of service and quality. As part of the expansion of health care services in the United States, industries are developing to find ways to lower costs and improve care as health care grows. The health care industry and related fields are in need of knowledgeable and experienced professionals who are capable of taking on the responsibilities of leaders in the field. 

Saint Francis University offers an Online Master of Health Science degree for those seeking greater roles of responsibilities in the healthcare setting, and to expand their knowledge and career opportunities. The program is available entirely online, for the sake of the professionals seeking the degree. The schedule can be set entirely at the pace of the student, allowing for greater flexibility in the curriculum and the ability to complete the program without sacrificing their personal or professional schedules in order to do so, as would be required of the traditional classroom setting. 

The curriculum includes courses in research methodology, ethical issues in practice, health care systems management, a clinical residency project, leadership, strategies in health policy, issues in clinical practice, introduction to pharmacology, advanced pharmacology, communication for health care professionals, practicum for underserved, and persity in health care. The program does not end with a master’s thesis, but students will be required to take part in a capstone class which will test students on material from the entire curriculum.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree:

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Middle States Commission on Higher Education

    Requirements

    Completed bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with cumulative GPA of 2.5

    School Overview

    Saint Francis University is a private, not-for-profit, four-year, Catholic liberal arts institution located in Loretto, Pennsylvania, that was founded in 1847. Six Franciscan Friars that came to the states from Ireland in order to establish this school. Shortly thereafter, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania approved the granting of degrees. One of the first Catholic universities established in the nation and the first Franciscan college, Saint Francis continued to expand curriculum and the physical campus throughout the twentieth century. In 2001, the school gained university status and was renamed Saint Francis University.

    The university offers online programs and maintains a campus in Ambialet, France. Students can pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees ranging from associate’s to doctorate degrees. Degrees are housed in the

    • School of Arts & Letters,
    • School of Business,
    • School of Health Sciences, and the
    • School of Sciences.

    Several master's degrees are available in fully online formats.

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