Saint Joseph's University

Online Master’s in Health Administration

Time to completion:

2-3 Years
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Superior patient care begins and ends with effective administration of the complex and ever-evolving health care delivery system. The online Master of Science in Health Administration (HAD) from Saint Joseph’s University is a competency-based program designed to give you the skills and experience necessary to immediately improve the performance of your organization and advance your own career.

Professionals with organizational skills and technical abilities specific to health systems are in demand as health care organizations incorporate electronic health records (EHRs), move to effectively serve an influx of new patients, and reorganize to focus on patient-centered care and prevention while managing costs. The online MS in Health Administration provides you with vital skills in research, laws, and industry practices to ensure you have the specialized knowledge to help health care organizations in a time of constant change and growing complexity.

17%

Between 2014 and 2024, 17 % job growth is expected for medical and health-service managers.2

25.9B

In 2009, $25.9 billion was released to the United States Department of Health and Human Services to spend towards the advancement and expansion of health information technology.3

Taught by a faculty of experience-rich professors assembled from various segments of the health care industry, the online Master of Science in Health Administration from Saint Joseph’s University goes beyond theories and generalities of health administration to deliver practical lessons specific to today’s industry challenges. From courses in health care law taught by working attorneys, to ethics classes led by key executives in the non-profit industry, the online Health Administration curriculum is developed for the modern health care marketplace and delivered by experts in the field.

To learn more about what to expect in the Health Administration field, read A Day in the Life of a Health Care Administrator: What to Expect.

Career-focused Concentrations

Saint Joseph’s University’s online Master of Science in Health Administration gives students a choice between in-demand, career-oriented concentrations in Informatics or Organizational Development and Leadership, or a General concentration which allows students to have more flexibility in their coursework.

  • General – This concentration explores the complex moral and ethical health care considerations that often dominate executive-level decision making. By examining issues from genetic testing before birth to end-of-life care and euthanasia, students will gain new perspective on proper health care administration at an individual and policy-making level.
  • Informatics – Coursework in this concentration focuses on effective management, development, and evaluation of electronic medical records and other emerging health care technologies. Built for today’s rapidly changing digital health care environment, the Informatics concentration covers issues related to IT infrastructure and applications with emphasis on improving the quality of care through enhanced data management.
  • Organizational Development and Leadership - This concentration is designed to enhance your skills in managing and developing healthy organizational cultures in healthcare environments. Coursework explores group dynamics and team leadership, organizational theories and systems thinking, leadership competencies for guiding organizations, and implementing successful change management throughout complex healthcare systems.

We understand how important it is to have a college education, not just any education, but a Saint Joseph's education. This university produces some of the finest men and women professionals.

Waltina White-Brown

The Saint Joseph’s University Difference

Alumni from the Saint Joseph’s University’s online Master of Science in Health Administration program include Fortune 500 executives from the private sector and administrators of some of America’s top hospitals, including Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Frequent, dynamic interaction with fellow students and industry-sourced faculty give Saint Joseph’s University HAD graduates distinct insight into the health care administration marketplace and a tangible advantage in their career pursuits.

Take a moment to gain more insight on this growing field by visiting Saint Joseph’s University’s content resource center where you will find articles, blogs, and student testimonials specific to Health Administration.

To learn more about the Master of Science in Health Administration from Saint Joseph’s University, call (866) 758-7670 to speak with a Program Manager or request more information below.

2https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/medical-and-health-services-managers.htm
3https://www.healthit.gov/sites/default/files/hitech_act_excerpt_from_arra_with_index.pdf

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