You need advanced skills to manage today's health systems. And you need to develop them on your schedule.
This 36- to 45-credit (dependent on your professional experience and transfer credits) Master of Science program:
- is offered Saturdays, enabling you to balance professional, family and school commitments and complete your degree in two years
- can be completed through a combination of traditional classroom classes and online courses
- is also offered at the Universities at Shady Grove
in Rockville, Md., along Montgomery County's expanding "high-tech" corridor, highly diversified with advanced professional, research and tech services at its core; it's also close to Shady Grove Adventist Hospital and other medical facilities.
This program is designed to help you become a highly effective administrator in a health-related environment and is an ideal fit if you are:
- a health-care manager or program administrator in search of professional advancement
- a nurse or technician needing a master's degree to move up the earnings scale
- a supervisor seeking the in-depth strategic knowledge that a master's-level education provides.
Why Health Systems Management at the Universities at Shady Grove?
Universities at Shady Grove
campus in Rockville, Md., lies along Montgomery County's expanding "high-tech" corridor, highly diversified with advanced professional, research and tech services at its core; it's also close to Shady Grove Adventist Hospital and other medical facilities.
Need more reasons? Check out these stats (all from Gazette.net):
- About 64,000 people work in the education and health services industry in Montgomery County—the second largest industry in the county, according to 2011 state employment estimates.
- Providers such as Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Adventist Healthcare and Holy Cross Hospital together employ nearly 20,000 workers in the county, according to county data from April 2012.
- In one year, from third quarter 2010 to third quarter 2011, general medical and surgical hospitals in Montgomery County added 800 jobs.
- Employers in Montgomery County advertised in July 2012 more openings in health care—about 787—than they did in any other field besides professional, scientific and technical services, according to state labor data.
Personalized flexibility to fit your career.
Depending on your previous work experience, you can take advantage of this program's distinct flexibility:
- If you have prior professional experience in the field, you can complete the degree with 6 fewer credits (39 instead of 45), saving you time and money.
- If you need professional experience, you can supplement your coursework with with an internship in an administrative role in a health-care organization.
Since health systems managers require an interdisciplinary background to lead effectively, you'll delve into a wide range of professional subject areas, including:
- qualitative methods
- organizational behavior
- and information systems.
The curriculum addresses the 10 critical content areas recommended by the Association of University Programs in Health Administration.
Faculty who bring experience to the classroom.
Housed in the College of Public Affairs—which also has a nationally accredited Master of Public Administration program—this master's program offers the resources of faculty members with decades of experience and who are leaders in their disciplines, including the former assistant secretary of management and budget for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Classes are offered Saturdays during the day and online in a 10-week session.