The Center for Online Education has recognized Seton Hall University for having one of the best online Master of Healthcare Administration degree programs (M.H.A.) in the nation.Seton Hall’s online M.H.A. program was ranked #7 in the United States; the 42-credit program is the only M.H.A. program in New Jersey accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education.
M.H.A. Program Director Anne Hewitt noted, “We are pleased to have been, again, named one of the best M.H.A. programs in the country. We are, as might be expected, extremely proud of our program and the various rankings that have numbered it among the nation’s finest. We are even prouder of our student outcomes. At Seton Hall, our M.H.A. program is focused on career development and advancement— in the past five years, our graduate placement rate has been near or above 95% (this last year, for example, 96% of our graduates had job offers within three months) and our alumni hold positions of great importance throughout the healthcare industry. Those are our key metrics.”
The ranking by the Center for Online Education was based on metrics of Academic Quality, Online Offerings and Cost/Student Aid and Support.
For the Online Offerings portion, according to the Center, in addition to looking at the number and variety of classes available to students, schools “with a longer history of success in online education earned a higher score.”
Educating leaders in the healthcare industry for almost two decades, Seton Hall recently graduated the online M.H.A.’s 37th learning team, and enrolled one of the largest cohorts in its history with its 41st learning team. The M.H.A. program, based within the School of Health and Medical Sciences (SHMS), is one of Seton Hall’s many health-focused programs that will be co-located at a new interprofessional health sciences campus. In 2016, the University signed an agreement for a long-term lease for 16 acres and two buildings on the former Hoffmann-La Roche biomedical campus in Nutley and Clifton, New Jersey. SHMS, the College of Nursing and the new School of Medicine, which is expected to enroll its first class of students in 2018, will be co-located at the site.
The co-location of the three schools is designed to mirror how healthcare is delivered. This team-based approach will prepare students from medicine, nursing, occupational and physical therapy, and other related fields, such as healthcare administration, together to improve patient care and offer students greater opportunities for collaborative learning.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook, employment of healthcare administrators is expected to grow by 23% from 2012-2022.According to the Center for Online Education:
By 2020, one in five jobs in the U.S. will be in the healthcare industry. Of the total job growth predicted for 2012-2022, the healthcare sector accounts for nearly one-third of job increases. For those pursuing graduate studies in this field, career prospects are good. As healthcare continues to expand, organizations need greater leadership in administrative roles. These positions will increasingly require higher levels of education as the trend continues upwards. An online master’s in healthcare administration is a great investment to launch a career in this growing industry.
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