School of Health Services Administration
Teaching the Business of Health Care
Welcome to the LECOM School of Health Services Administration.
Health care is big business. Bloomberg reports that by 2021, spending in medical services will approach 20% of the U.S. gross domestic product. Talented, motivated, and skilled leaders are needed in the health care sector to manage these ever-growing requirements for medical services that align with rapid technological advancements, patient centered ethical compliance requirements and regulatory actions. Expertly trained health services administrators are essential to meet these demands effectively.
Preparing Your Future
The LECOM SHSA Programs provide students with indispensable knowledge, leadership, and communication skills required to plan, direct, and coordinate medical and health service organizations such as hospitals, health care facilities, public health care organizations, pharmacies, private practice groups and senior living centers. The knowledge gained from these programs are vital to the understanding, planning, and implementation of sound fiscal policy, strategic planning, industry compliance, and responsible governance.
Master of Science in Biomedical Ethics (MSBE): The healthcare industry is beset with ethical issues on a daily basis – beginning and end of life issues, medical marijuana, Medicare insolvency projected by 2028, and advances in medical technology able to sustain life under extraordinary circumstances. LECOM’s MSBE program fills this need by preparing formally trained ethicists ready to advise and lead. This program’s applied ethics education strives to move learners beyond knowledge acquisition and skills development; to teach behavioral changes that result in a higher level of professionalism and the delivery of top-quality, patient-centered care.
Masters in Health Services Administration (MHSA): The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that by 2020, employment of health service administrators will increase by 22 percent; faster than the average growth for all occupations. As our population increases and ages, so too will the demand for exceptional administrators. The LECOM MHSA program prepares students for these fiscal, businesses and compliance challenges of today and the future health care demands in both public and private healthcare settings.
Masters in Public Health (MPH): The LECOM Masters in Public Health program ensures that all graduates are grounded in foundational public health knowledge. Administrative skills critical to improve and enhance the health, health care, and well-being of individuals, families, and communities in North America by applying the philosophy of osteopathic medicine that seeks to treat the whole person, mind, body and spirit.
Our graduate degree programs are designed to meet the demands of busy working professionals and fulltime students. Over 98% of our master’s degree program’s didactic curriculum are delivered through a dynamic, web-based, distance education (DE) platform offered by an expert team of faculty who possess health care industry experience. MSHA candidates are required to attend only eight days of on-campus in Bradenton Florida or Erie Pennsylvania during the entire program. MPH & MSBE come to campus for only 3 days just prior to commencement. The MHSA, MPH & MSBE degrees are completed in 24 months, enrolling student in cohorts starting in May each year. The MHSA also offers an 18 month compressed program cohort starting in January. The GMAT is not required.
LECOM is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, (267) 2845000. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. The Commission has included the LECOM School of School of Health Services Administration programs within the scope of the institution’s accreditation. To further assure the quality of the LECOM MHSA program, the School of Health Services Administration is a member of the Association of University Programs in Healthcare Administration (AUPHA).5