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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 gives you the skills and experience necessary to immediately improve your organization's performance and advance your career.
Professionals with organizational skills and technical abilities specific to health systems are in demand as 86.9 percent of health care organizations incorporate electronic health records (EHRs)1 and make changes to effectively serve an influx of new patients, provide patient-centered care and prevention, and manage 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.
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Between 2016 and 2026, 20% job growth is expected for medical and health-service managers.2
Between 2016 and 2026, 2.4 million new jobs will open in health care,3 meaning professionals with leadership and administration skills will continue to be in high demand.
Taught by a faculty of experienced professors assembled from across the health care industry, this comprehensive online degree 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 everyday life in the Health Administration field, read A Day in the Life of a Health Care Administrator: What to Expect.
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 Organization Development and Leadership, or a General concentration that allows students to have more flexibility in their coursework.
- General: Explore the complex moral and ethical health care considerations that often dominate executive-level decision-making. Examine issues ranging from genetic testing before birth to end-of-life care and euthanasia as you gain new perspectives on proper health care administration at an individual and policy-making level.
- Informatics: Develop skills to effectively manage and evaluate electronic medical records and employ other emerging health care technologies. This specialization is built for today's rapidly changing digital health care environment, and you'll cover issues related to IT infrastructure and applications with emphasis on improving quality of care through enhanced data management.
- Organization Development and Leadership: Learn to lead an effective health care organization by instilling team values, managing change as your organization grows, and fostering an organizational culture that enables and empowers employees to succeed—ultimately driving better patient care and improved health in the community.
Saint Joseph's University offered me an open-ended opportunity to advance my career.Jesus Kain
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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 (215) 473-2695 to speak with a Program Manager or request more information using the form on this page.
*No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. To be eligible for the application fee waiver, you must complete your application file, including all supporting documentation outlined in the Admissions Checklists or requested by the University, within 20 days of your appointment with a Program Manager. Call 215.473.2695 for more information.