The interdisciplinary Master of Science in Health Science program is designed to provide advanced opportunities for baccalaureate graduates.
Graduates are prepared to serve as health care leaders in advanced professional roles within the diverse current and dynamic health services delivery system. In addition, graduates acquire skills and expertise in planning, developing, and implementing innovative and quality health care services.
Coursework for this degree program is offered by distance learning. This program includes 12 credits of core courses and 24 credits of electives courses. Total program length is 36 credit hours.
The Master of Science in Health Science program offers elective courses addressing topics such as health education and health administration.
Electives addressing health education are designed to provide the knowledge and skills necessary to teach and train students, clients, patients, and health care consumers in the health care setting. Different teaching strategies are presented for the delivery of instruction in the classroom, clinical sites, and the community. Students learn how to develop curriculum, courses, lesson plans to deliver instruction and how to construct assessment instruments such as tests and observation tools for evaluation of performance. These elective courses will prepare students to become either didactic or clinical educators of health professionals at community colleges, universities, health care organizations, technical schools, community health organizations, and diagnostic corporations.
Electives addressing health administration are designed to prepare individuals who seek specialized education in health services
administration. The flexibility of the program offers baccalaureate degree graduates
the opportunity to acquire expertise and specialization in line with their interest,
needs and career applications in health services administration. Students learn practical
managerial and organizational knowledge and skills to address financial and economic
issues, balance human resources needs, utilize the health information technology,
and streamline the health care delivery system to improve its quality, safety, efficiency
and effectiveness. These elective courses will prepare students to become managers
or leadership roles in health care organizations.
The program embraces different backgrounds and interests and is appropriate for individuals who wish to gain further interdisciplinary education in health administration and health education.
All of the courses necessary to complete this program are available by web based distance learning.