Program Overview

The online Master of Science in Health Care Administration - Long Term Care focuses on the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in a variety of health care leadership positions and offers areas of emphasis in acute care, service organizations, and nursing home administration. The Health Care environment provides aspiring managers an exceptional opportunity to offer meaningful and valued contributions in guiding health care transformation and reform. This unique accelerated program offers applied research and best practices to develop students into competent and articulate change agents. Through integrating management, applied theory, and continuum of care best practices the experienced faculty guide your leadership development through meaningful case studies, valued project work, learning forums, critical thinking and analysis of best practices.

This 36-credit online master’s program prepares mid-level professionals for some of the most challenging new roles in today's rapidly changing managed care environment.  The Long Term Care specialization teaches the skills to manage nursing care facilities overseeing daily operations such as patient admissions, staffing and medical billing.

Please note: In some states such as New York, the curriculum meets the course requirements for Nursing Home Administrator licensure. Potential applicants should check with their states' licensing agency or contact an Admissions Representative to verify the necessary coursework. Faculty advisers are available to work with students to offer guidance, and help students meet the academic requirements of this field.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Middle States Commission on Higher Education

    Requirements

    The Health Care Administration Program requires online attendance in four Synchronous Residencies.

    • Must hold a bachelor’s degree or equivalent
    • GPA of 3.0 or above (Applicants with below the 3.0 GPA may be admitted at the discretion of the department.)
    • Official transcripts
    • Resume
    • Personal statement
    • 3 letters of recommendation

    School Overview

    Utica College, founded in 1946, is a comprehensive private institution located in upstate central New York approximately 90 miles west of Albany and 50 miles east of Syracuse, and currently enrolls more than 5,000 students in more than 30 undergraduate majors, 20+ graduate programs and a number of pre-professional and special programs.

    The College offers regionally accredited online certificates, bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees in healthcare, cybersecurity, financial crime, nursing, physical therapy, business, criminal justice, and data science.  All courses are taught by credentialed, highly experienced faculty with significant and ongoing accomplishments in their respective fields.

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