Masters in Health Services Administration

LECOM launches new distance-learning degree program

Healthcare is a major business; one that requires talented administrators to manage the growing demands of medical services, technological advancement and compliance with regulatory actions. Health services administrators are poised at the forefront of these demands.

The US Department of Labor Bureau of Labor and Statistics estimates that by 2020 employment of health service administrators will grow by 22 percent, faster than the average for all occupations, with median annual pay that could approach $100,000. As our population grows and ages, so will the demand for exceptional administrators.  The LECOM School of Graduate Studies will prepare you to fill that need when you enroll in the Master in Health Services Administration (MHSA) program.

Preparing Your Future

The LECOM MHSA Program provides students with the knowledge and skills required to plan, direct, and coordinate medical and health services while working as administrators in hospital or other healthcare facilities, public health care organizations, and private practice groups. The knowledge gained from the MHSA is essential for fiscal, planning and managerial work in healthcare organizations and the establishment and management of clinical practices

Tailored Curriculum

This program is primarily a distance education program requiring 120 hours of in-person training at the Bradenton, FLA campus. The MHSA Program is designed to meet the demands of both the working professional or a full time student.  The January cohort complete the curriculum in 18 months - Applications must be submitted no later than Dec. 1. The June cohort completes the curriculum in 24 months - Applications must be submitted no later than May 1.

Click here to learn how you may apply for the MHSA degree.

Accreditation

The Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools; 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104; (267) 284-5000, msche.org. The Commission on Higher Education is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. The Commission has included the LECOM School of Graduate Studies MHSA within the scope of the institution’s accreditation.  To further assure the quality of the LECOM MHSA, The School of Graduate Studies will apply for membership in the Association of University Programs in Healthcare Administration (AUPHA) and will seek accreditation with Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME) when the program becomes eligible.

Licensure

The Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine is chartered by the Department of Education of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and licensed by the Commission for Independent Education of the Florida Department of Education.   Additional information regarding this institution may be obtained by contacting the Commission at 325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1414, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400, toll-free telephone number (888) 224-6684.

Distance Education Complaint Process for Out-of-State Students
Out-of-state distance learning students who would like to file a complaint with a state agency may do so with the state in which they reside.  The State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO) provides individual state contact information.  See the SHEEO website located at www.sheeo.org or click here to view a PDF copy of the Student Complaint Information by State and Agency.