M.A. in Health and Human Services Administration

Health and human services administration is a dynamic, growing field that needs capable, empathetic leaders.

The health sector offers engaged individuals the opportunity to put their talents to use by improving the lives of those who need it the most. Organizational leaders are charged with balancing regulatory requirements, mission-fulfillment, multifaceted funding streams, and addressing shortages of qualified staff, all while improving the quality of care and services.
 
The Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota Master of Arts in Health and Human Services Administration program is intended for both new and more experienced professionals, and delivers practical and theoretical coursework in quality and performance improvement, strategic leadership, finance, policy, health and human services administration and systems, human resources, research, writing and communication, and a thorough overview of aging, illness and the continuum of care. New perspectives are provided to lead and advance organizations successfully in the challenging and complex healthcare, long-term care, and human services fields.

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Post-degree Opportunities

The M.A. in Health and Human Services Administration program prepares graduates for leadership positions in a variety of healthcare or human service settings, such as multi-specialty medical groups, health systems and hospitals, health plans, device manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies, long term care centers, home care and hospice agencies, federally qualified clinics and veterans services, not-for-profit health related agencies and organizations, and more.

Program Accreditation and State Licensure

Minnesota: The M.A. in Health and Human Services Administration program is accredited by the Minnesota Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators (MN BENHA) as meeting education requirements for Nursing Home Administrator licensure in the State of Minnesota. The program is designed to prepare students to take the Minnesota Nursing Home Administrators licensing exam. Students who wish to pursue licensure as a Nursing Home Administrator in Minnesota must complete the appropriate program pathway, meet the state’s practicum requirements, and pass state and national exams.

Other States: This program is not intended or designed to meet educational requirements for any professional licensure in states outside of Minnesota. Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota does not offer practicum credits for out-of-state students to complete hours for long term care or health facility licensure. It is always the responsibility of individual students to verify requirements with their state licensing board and with the National Association of Examiners of Long Term Care Administrators Board (NAB) http://www.nabweb.org/state-licensure-requirements.

Connect With Us

Daniel Lawrence

SGPP Admission - Enrollment Counselor Graduate School of Health and Human Services

LaSalle Hall-TC Campus, LSH116

Campus Box: # 28

(612) 238-4529

dlawren@smumn.edu

Connect with Daniel for programs offered by the School of Health and Human Services.

Daniel Lawrence
Carlie Derouin

SGPP Admission - Enrollment Counselor, Graduate School of Business and Technology

LaSalle Hall-TC Campus, LSH112

Campus Box: # 28

(612) 728-5198

cderouin@smumn.edu

Connect with Carlie to learn more about programs offered by the School of Business and Technology as well as MA in Counseling & Psychological Services, MA in Health and Human Services Administration, MA in Marriage and Family Therapy and the Master of Public Health (MPH) from the School of Health and Human Services

Carlie Derouin
Molly Bigelow

Director of Rochester Partnerships and Enrollment Counselor

Rochester Campus, RC

Campus Box: # 12

(507) 457-8602

mbigelow@smumn.edu

Connect with Molly for programs offered by the Schools of Business and Technology and Health and Human Services at Saint Mary’s Rochester Campus.

Serving Rochester and Southeastern Minnesota.

Molly Bigelow

Faculty

Amy Heinz, M.A.

Program Director - MA in Health & Human Services Administration

Brother Louis Hall, BLH04

Campus Box: # 28

(612) 238-4549

aheinz@smumn.edu

Amy Heinz M.A.
Justin Bell, J.D.

M A in Health Administration - Adjunct Assistant Professor

Becky Brodin, M.A.

Health & Human Services - Adjunct Assistant Professor

Brother Louis Hall, BLH04

Campus Box: # 28

bbrodin@smumn.edu

Becky Brodin M.A.
Karen Casper-Robeson, M.S.

MA in Health & Human Services Admin Program - Adjunct Instructor

Jean Cole, M.A.

Health & Human Services Program - Adjunct Instructor

David Cranmer, Ph.D.

MA in Human Resource Management Program - Adjunct Associate Professor

Gloria Drake, M.S.

Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia - Adjunct Instructor

William Fenske, D.B.A.

MA in Health & Human Services Program - Adjunct Assistant Professor

Scott Gifford, M.B.A.

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Marcia Hines-Colvin, M.A.L.S.

Integrated Studies + Writing - Adjunct Assistant Professor

Ryan Johnson, M.B.A.

MA in Health & Human Services Admin - Adjunct Instructor

Megan Kleinsasser, M.S.

MA Health & Human Services Admin. - Adjunct Instructor

Megan Kleinsasser M.S.
Michael Lee, M.S.

MA in Health & Human Services - Adjunct Associate Professor

Jerome Lovrien, M.A.

MA in Health & Human Services - Adjunct Instructor

Michael O'Brien, M.S.S.W.

MA in Health and Human Services - Adjunct Instructor

Michael O'Brien M.S.S.W.
James Randle, M.A.

BS Business Program - Adjunct Instructor

Eric Reeve, M.B.A.

Arts & Cultural Management Program - Adjunct Instructor

Pamela Richey, M.B.A.

Human Services - Adjunct Program Instructor

Pamela Richey M.B.A.
Nicole Schell

M A in HHSA - Adjunct Instructor

Daniel Strittmater

MA Health & Human Services Administration - Practicum Director, MA in Health and Human Services Admin - Adjunct Instructor

Justin Swearingen, D.P.H.

MA in Health & Human Services Program - Adjunct Assistant Professor

Scott Walston, M.A.

M.A. in Health and Human Services - Adjunct Instructor

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