Program Overview

As America’s population continues to age, the demand for health care services is expected to grow rapidly. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that jobs in the field will grow 23 percent by 2022, significantly faster than average. That job growth includes not only those on the front lines, but also those who work behind the scenes to ensure that systems run smoothly and navigate the complicated regulations and insurance needs. Now, earn the credential you need to be a part of this dynamic industry with an online Master of Science in Health Care Administration and Management degree from Point Park University.

Curriculum Overview

Our fully online program focuses on topics critical to health care management, including health economics, health care policy and health care informatics. Courses are created by professionals for professionals and are focused on developing career preparedness. Professors have years of real-world experience, so students gain relevant, practical experience that can be immediately applied to the workforce. And since we care about student success, we offer a personalized education experience, with support from application to graduation.

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  • Next Start Date:August 20, 2017
  • Est. Program Length:2-3 Years
  • Credit Hours:36
  • Course Length:8 Weeks
  • Cost Per Credit:$595

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Departmental Major Requirements (36 credits)
  • MHA 510 Health Systems Administration and Management
  • MHA 515 Accounting for Health Care Managers
  • MHA 520 Quantitative Methods and Data Analysis for Health Care
  • MHA 525 Marketing and Strategic Planning in Health Care
  • MHA 530 Health Economics
  • MHA 535 Health Care Policy Analysis
  • MHA 540 Financial Management of Health Systems
  • MHA 545 Ethics and Leadership for Health Care Managers
  • MHA 550 Health Care Quality and Evidence-Based Medicine
  • MHA 555 Health Care Law
  • MHA 560 Health Care Informatics
  • MHA 565 Global Health Care Administration and Management (capstone)

Students applying for entry into Point Park University’s Master of Health Care Administration and Management online program must meet the following requirements:

  1. Complete and sign application form.
  2. Submit current resume.
  3. Submit two reference letters from current or former employers, professors, and teachers (reference letters from family and/or friends are not acceptable).
  4. Students must have completed a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with 2.75 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
  5. Students must have one or more years of professional experience in a business or health care field. Submit curriculum vitae with names and address of employers, dates of employment and short description of responsibilities.
  6. If candidate does not have professional experience as outlined in the requirement above, they may present Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) scores.
  7. International students must have a bachelor’s degree from a four-year institution that may be accredited based on each country requirements. Official transcripts must be submitted. If transcripts are in local languages, they must be evaluated and submitted directly by the World Education Services. For further information, please contact World Education Services.
  8. Official TOEFL or IELTS results must be submitted if applicable (Point Park University TOEFL institutional code is 2676).

Career Outcomes

The BLS reports that the median annual pay for health care administrators in 2014 was $92,810 annually. A degree in health care administration and management can help you start a future in this rewarding field, and many opportunities are available, including:

  • Nursing Home Administrator
  • Clinical Manager
  • Health Information Manager
  • Nurse Administrator
  • Community Health Manager
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