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M.A. in Health & Human Services Administration

In the health and human services field, administrators work to advance their organizations in today’s challenging and complex environment. These leaders are charged with balancing multifaceted funding streams and addressing an increasing shortage of qualified personnel while improving the quality of services.

An M.A. in Health and Human Services Administration prepares graduates for leadership positions in a variety of healthcare or human service settings:

  • Home health agencies
  • Behavioral health institutions
  • Single and multi-centered hospitals
  • Hospitals, clinics, and long-term care centers
  • Nursing homes and assisted living facilities
  • Governmental health and human service agencies
  • Nonprofit agencies and clinics

The program is intended for both new and seasoned professionals, and delivers practical and theoretical coursework in general management, financial management, and health or long-term care/human service administration, providing new perspectives to lead and advance organizations successfully in today’s challenging and complex health, long-term care, and human services fields.

Students choose between two specialization tracks, Healthcare Administration or Human Services Administration, or they may pursue a non-specialized degree, which combines coursework from both tracks. There is also an option to prepare for a Minnesota licensed Nursing Home Administrator.

Program delivery incorporates both practical and theoretical coursework delivered by current professionals in the field.

Degree Requirements

Locations & Admission Contacts

This program is offered at the following locations. Please contact the Admission representative at the campus or center you wish to attend.

Rochester Center  |  Kate Utterback  |  kconnor@smumn.edu  |  (507) 285-1410

Twin Cities  | Jackie Austin | jaustin@smumn.edu | 612-238-4570

Online Program

Saint Mary's University now offers an Online Health & Human Services Administration program.

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