Why Earn an MHSA degree?

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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. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in healthcare occupations is projected to grow 15 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 2.4 million new jobs. This projected growth is mainly due to an aging population, leading to greater demand for healthcare services. Healthcare occupations are projected to add more jobs than any of the other occupational groups. As our population grows and ages, so will the demand for exceptional administrators. The LECOM School of Health Services Administration will prepare you to fill that need when you enroll in the Masters in Health Services Administration (MHSA) program.

The knowledge gained from the MHSA program is essential and provides students with the skills required to plan, direct, and lead medical and health service organizations as administrators in hospitals or other acute and subacute healthcare facilities, public health care organizations, pharmacies, and private practice groups. The knowledge gained from the MHSA program is essential for fiscal, planning, and managerial work in healthcare organizations and the establishment and management of clinical practices.

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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 is vital to the understanding, planning, and implementation of sound fiscal policy, strategic planning, industry compliance, ethics, and responsible governance.

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MHSA Program Structure

This program is primarily a distance education program with only 8 days of either In-Person or Virtual Synchronous training at the Bradenton, Florida, or Erie, PA campuses. The MHSA program is specifically designed to meet the scheduling demands of busy working professionals or full-time students. 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.

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Curriculum

The knowledge gained from the MHSA program is essential and provides students with the skills required to plan, direct, and lead medical and health service organizations as administrators in hospitals or other acute and subacute healthcare facilities, public health care organizations, pharmacies, and private practice groups. The knowledge gained from the MHSA program is essential for fiscal, planning, and managerial work in healthcare organizations and the establishment and management of clinical practices.