Masters in Health Services Administration
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. Formally trained health services administrators are poised at the forefront of these demands, exceptionally prepared to provide the skills and leadership needed to solve the most complex industry issues.
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. 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 lead medical and health service organizations as administrators in hospital or other acute and subacute healthcare facilities, public health care organizations, pharmacies 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.
This program is primarily a distance education program requiring only 8 days of in-person training at the Bradenton, Florida campus. On-site visits are scheduled Thursday-Sunday so only 4 workdays are utilized for the entire program. The MHSA Program is specifically designed to meet the demands of busy working professional or a full time student. The January cohort classes are 6 weeks in length and the program is completed in 18 months - Applications must be submitted no later than Dec. 1st. The June cohort classes are 8 weeks in length and the program is completed in 24 months - Applications must be submitted no later than May 1st.
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.
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.
LECOM is in the process of registering its distance education program in Maryland.