The healthcare industry is always in need of knowledgeable leaders whose education and experience set them apart from the rest.
With a master of science degree in healthcare administration from Lindenwood University-Belleville, you will find the outstanding coursework, faculty, and support you need to jump-start your career as a manager or director in the healthcare field.
Like many of our graduate students, you may already be a full-time employee, parent, spouse, or caretaker and wonder if you can add “full-time student” to your list of roles. At Lindenwood, going back to school doesn’t mean putting the rest of your life on hold. We understand your busy schedule and work with you one-on-one to meet your academic goals conveniently.
The master’s degree in healthcare administration is one of our accelerated degree programs, which means you can earn your degree in as little as 18 months by attending class only one night a week. Our unique cluster format for classes allows you to earn credits at a faster rate while still gaining relevant, in-depth knowledge from real professionals in the field. You will get the quality education to take your career to the next level without sacrificing important family and personal time!
Lindenwood University-Belleville Healthcare Administration Faculty
The healthcare administration faculty at Lindenwood Belleville are skilled medical professionals and health managers with years of real world experience and management roles in the healthcare industry. They understand your academic needs and career goals because they have been in your position before as healthcare professionals seeking greater opportunities through advanced education. You’ll benefit from their connections to area hospitals and healthcare facilities, as well as their dedication to helping you succeed.
Earning a Master of Science in Healthcare Administration
When you choose to earn your master’s in healthcare administration, you will take a broad scope of courses in everything from legal issues and finance to information systems and statistical analysis, all as it relates to the healthcare industry. Our innovative curriculum is based upon content recommended by the Accrediting Commission on Education for Health Services Administration.
Some of your core classes will include ethical challenges in the management of health information, accounting for healthcare organizations, and strategic management in healthcare. You will also be encouraged to participate in a healthcare internship, where you will receive course credit, as well as on-the-job experience in an administrative role.
What to do with a Graduate Degree in Healthcare Administration
Graduates with their MS in healthcare administration often find executive management careers within hospitals, clinics, diagnostics/laboratory facilities, mental health organizations, and elder-care centers. You will also be equipped with the skills to succeed as a leader in any number of pharmaceutical organizations, healthcare supply companies, and health insurance organizations.
An advanced degree often leads to higher salaries and access to top-level management jobs. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that medical and health services managers earn a median annual wage of $94,500. The number of jobs in this field is expected to rise much faster than the national average through 2024, making healthcare administration a highly sought-after occupation.