M.S. in Healthcare Management
The Master of Science in Healthcare Management degree offered by Stevenson University is a hybrid on-campus and online program intended for individuals who wish to advance their careers in the healthcare management field. This program seeks to prepare its students for careers in medical and health administration. A goal of this program is to turn out graduates who have competencies in leadership, business, marketing, communications, and organizational development.
This program is specifically designed for adults who work and want to continue their education in order to lead to career advancements as healthcare managers, administrators, and consultants. The focus of this program is to produce graduates who can take on leadership positions in their field of interest. These leadership positions require the ability to plan, direct, and / or coordinate medical and health services in hospitals, clinics, managed care organizations, public health agencies, or similar organizations.
This program has two concentrations: Quality Management and Patient Safety and Project Management. This program forces its students to draw upon, apply, and synthesize knowledge and skills that have been covered over the course of the program. Courses are taught in eight-week sessions and can be taken one at a time.
This program requires students to experience some face-to-face learning with faculty members. These components include: a three-day Introduction and Orientation weekend during the first semester of a student’s enrollment in the program; a three-day weekend mid-way through the program after a student has taken courses concerning Conflict and Diversity; a three-day weekend in which the student focuses on Teamwork and Team Building; finally, a capstone residency that requires students to come in for a six-day summer Capstone, wherein a student presents projects and team work from the work completed in a student’s course of study.
The Master of Science in Health Care Management requires its students to complete 48 credit hours of courses. This includes ten core courses that amount to 33 credit hours. These courses include: Managerial Epidemiology and Statistics, Healthcare Management and Administration, Healthcare Policy and Law, Organizational Behavior in Healthcare, Healthcare Finance: Challenges, Legal and Ethical Issues in healthcare, Human Resource Development in healthcare, Strategic Planning and Marketing in healthcare, Professional Skills Development Seminar, and a Capstone in Healthcare Management.
Students also take an additional 15 credit hours in courses that relate to their concentrations. These concentrations are: Quality Management and Patient Safety or Project Management in Healthcare.
There are some admissions requirements for students wishing to matriculate into this program. A student must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited program. An individual must submit an official transcript from all previous academic work, which conveys that the student earned a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. They must also submit three professional letters of recommendation, a personal statement (250-300 words), and a resume of professional experience.
Students must have a cumulative GPA of a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in past academic work.
Stevenson University’s online programs are not available to residents of Alabama, Minnesota, Oregon, and Wisconsin.
Accreditation & Licensing
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
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