Hall University announced on March 7, 2014, that its Master of Healthcare Administration (M.H.A.) program will be
administered by the University's School of Health and Medical Sciences (SHMS), effective July 1,
2014. Currently, the M.H.A. program is administered by the College of Arts and
Sciences. The SHMS Department of Interprofessional Health Sciences and Health
Administration (to be re-named as such effective July 1, currently it is the
Department of Graduate Programs in Health Sciences) will house the M.H.A.
program, in addition to its current Ph.D. in Health Sciences program.
Master of Healthcare Administration degree program at Seton Hall University is
a thriving program that educates present and future healthcare leaders on the
complexities of our modern healthcare industry," said Dr. Larry A. Robinson, Provost
and Executive Vice President. "The M.H.A. program's new academic home in the
School of Health and Medical Sciences will be the springboard for growth and
progress, thus adding to the value of the degrees our graduate students
receive, while also complementing our University's vision to be a home for the
mind, the heart and the spirit."
transition of the M.H.A. program, which offers both on-campus and online delivery formats, to the School of Health
and Medical Sciences will enhance student learning opportunities and outcomes,
as well as foster interprofessional collaborations throughout the School's two
divisions. The Division of Health Sciences includes professional graduate
education programs in Athletic Training, Occupational Therapy, Physical
Therapy, Physician Assistant and Speech-Language Pathology and the
post-professional PhD in Health Sciences program. The Division of Medical Residencies
and Fellowships offers educational opportunities for post-medical school physicians
in specialty areas at several regional hospitals.
response to the ever-changing landscape of healthcare, the acquisition of the M.H.A.
program is a natural fit within our current health sciences graduate program
inventory and our plans to increase and enhance our degree offerings in the
future," said Brian B. Shulman, Ph.D., Dean of the School of Health and Medical
Sciences. The 42-credit program is the
only Master of Healthcare Administration program in New Jersey, enrolling more
than 100 students each year in its online and on-campus formats. Key topics of
study include healthcare finance, healthcare ethics, healthcare economics,
healthcare management and legal issues in healthcare. Faculty collaborate with
seasoned healthcare executives and practitioners to add real-word experiences
into the curriculum, and students complete rigorous internships. The M.H.A.
program is a candidate for initial national accreditation by the Commission on
Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME).
the transition of the M.H.A. program, the SHMS Department of Interprofessional
Health Sciences and Health Administration will become one of New Jersey's
foremost providers of comprehensive healthcare leadership education. Many
alumni from the M.H.A. and Ph.D. programs already hold senior leadership
positions throughout the region. For example, Daniel Messina, Ph.D., a 2005
graduate, is the Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of
CentraState Healthcare System in Freehold, NJ, and Lydia Stockman, M.H.A., a 2011 graduate, is the
Assistant Vice President of Operations at Robert Wood Johnson University
Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ. The department also regularly hosts hospital
CEOs on the South Orange campus for networking events in partnership with the
American College of Healthcare Executives–New Jersey.
School of Health and Medical Sciences is accepting applications for the M.H.A.
program for the upcoming Fall 2014 semester. More information is available here »
About the School of Health and
In response to society's
rapidly-changing healthcare needs, the School of Health and Medical Sciences
combines the expertise of Seton Hall University with the resources of affiliate
hospitals and clinical sites to provide exemplary academic and clinical education
in two distinct divisions: graduate education in health sciences and
post-medical school residencies and fellowships. The School's emphasis on
interprofessional education prepares healthcare leaders of tomorrow to focus on
patient-centered care and to make a difference in patients' lives and their
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