The 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 successfully lead and advance organizations in the challenging and complex healthcare, long-term care, and human services fields.
The M.A. in Health and Human Services Administration program prepares graduates for leadership positions in a variety of healthcare and 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, nonprofit 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.
|Minnesota BENHA Requirements
||MAHHSA 2016-17 courses
Effective August 1, 2018
|1. Organization Management
|2. Managerial Accounting
||HS662 & HS711
|4. Health Care and Medical Needs
|5. Nursing Facility Services
|6. Human Resources
|7. Regulatory Management
|8. Information Uses
||HS693, HS693, HS694, HS695
||HS750, HS751, HS752, HS753
Graduates of the Master of Arts in Health and Human Services Administration Program are expected to be able to do the following:
- Provide operational leadership and management to promote organizational quality and sustainability.
- Provide effective human resource management skills to enhance organizational performance.
- Develop financial acumen to contribute to the vitality and viability of health care or long-term care/human services organizations.
- Integrate knowledge of organizational design, governance, and public policy into health care or long-term care/human services administration.
- Develop ethical leadership skills and dispositional attitudes to manage projects and collaborations, with a focus on system redesign and application of advanced technologies.
- Implement plans, partnerships, and policies that address related local and national regulations and community needs.
Program Structure and Delivery
The M.A. in Health and Human Services Administration program is delivered fully online or in a blended format at the Minneapolis or Rochester locations. Courses delivered in the blended format integrate face-to-face classroom meetings and online activities or interactions in a planned, instructionally valuable manner.