Program Director: Tonya Benedict, PhD

Graduate Study in Healthcare Administration

From hospitals to public policy arenas, healthcare management is needed to influence the delivery of healthcare services and lead the interprofessional approach to healthcare. This program provides formal academic training through online courses as well as practical experience to face the changing landscape of healthcare and to grow the industry.

Program Goals

1. Demonstrate the disciplinary competence and/or professional proficiency with a global perspective in service to others;
2. Demonstrate an ability to combine critical thinking, disciplined research, and effective problem-solving in their field of study;
3. Demonstrate ethical decision making, service, and civic responsibility in accordance with the Judeo-Christian tradition and Ignatian values;
4. Respectfully and effectively communicate information through all modes of expression;
5. Demonstrate deliberative reflection for lifelong personal and professional formation; and
6. Demonstrate an ability to work effectively and in solidarity across the distinctions of human diversity.

Admission Requirements

•    Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university;
•    Completed application form with application fee;
•    Undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0
•    Official transcripts from all educational institutions attended;
•    Current resume;
•    *Statement of purpose (2-3 pages, double-spaced) out-lining the reasons for applying for admission and the intended goals;
•    *Three recommendations by persons familiar with the applicant’s academic background, achievements and personal qualities;
•    Minimum TOEFL of 90 for students for whom English is not their first language (Graduate School, 2016).
•    Proof of regular access to the technology needed to take online courses;
•    GRE scores (possible elimination)

(*Not required for admission to the Certificate programs.)

Graduate Certificate in:

Healthcare Management