Statement issued Thursday:
May 3, 2012 FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The University of Saint Francis will offer a new online option for its Master of Healthcare Administration degree in the fall semester.
The online Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) in the Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership (KBSoBEL) prepares graduates for professions in the constantly evolving healthcare field, in an online format that adapts to their schedules. Administration careers in hospital, nursing home, outpatient centers, home healthcare, risk management, clinics, patient safety and group physician practice settings typify the positions for which such graduates will qualify.
Lectures, discussions and presentations will be delivered in scheduled sessions during evening and weekend hours. Students will receive real-time class experience and immediate feedback to questions in an online format that encourages fruitful discussions. Business and healthcare undergraduate degrees segue advantageously into the online MHA.
The 42-45 semester-hour degree can be completed in two years or less in the school of business, which has earned accreditation by the Association for the Accreditation of College Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) to certify the high standard of its business programs. KBSoBEL has simplified admission to the online MHA by offering it without the graduate management admission test (GMAT) requirement for those with a minimum GPA.
The business school has established business partnerships to assist with the placement of graduates in their areas of expertise. USF alumni can receive a substantial tuition discount. Students with years of work experience in the health field may also earn credit hours for life experience by taking the Prior Learning Assessment (PLA).
Fall semester begins Aug. 27 at the University of Saint Francis. For more information or to enroll for the online MHA, visit sf.edu/sf/graduate-studies or sf.edu/sf/graduate-studies/admissions.
The University of Saint Francis, founded in 1890 as a comprehensive university in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, offers more than 60 undergraduate and 14 graduate programs in five schools: The School of Health Sciences, School of Arts and Sciences, Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership, School of Professional Studies and School of Creative Arts. More than 2,300 students from a broad geographic region attend USF for its academic excellence. The university has a regional campus in Crown Point, Ind.