The Master of Science in Health Administration and Leadership provides interdisciplinary preparation for students pursuing a career in administration and leadership of health or human services organizations. The program includes theoretical and experiential learning opportunities. Core courses provide a sound foundation in health and organizational management leadership, with electives providing an opportunity to meet individualized learning needs based on career goals.
Graduates of this program will acquire knowledge and skill in:
1. Implementation and transforming improvements within health and human services systems at the macro and microsystem levels.
2. The art and science of management and leadership of health or human services organizations.
3. Capacity building of communities and organizations.
4. Processes and project planning
5. Ethical, legal, and regulatory aspects of leadership practice in health and human services.
6. Research utilization in health and human services.
7. Managerial finance and healthcare reimbursement methodologies
Most core courses are delivered in a hybrid format consisting of a blend of on-campus and online/technologybased courses that can be completed in a part time or full time schedule. Customization of curriculum
electives can be accomplished to meet desired venue of learning (face to face, hybrid, or on-line).
1. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, with a cumulative GPA of 3.00.
2. A completed graduate application, including:
a. Official copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts.
b. At least 3 credits of undergraduate statistics or research.
c. Resume which includes education, employment, scholarship, and service.
d. One or two page statement of academic and career goals.
e. Two letters of reference, preferably from educators or employers.
3. International students must complete the international application for student admission, including all items listed above
as well as:
a. A score of 580 or better on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for applicants whose native
language is not English, or a grade of “B” or better for at least one year of English composition or its equivalent in an accredited U.S. college or university.
b. Evidence of financial support.
Full admission—all admission requirements have been completed successfully.
Provisional admission—student’s file is missing certain admission requirements. Students may take two graduate courses while fulfilling admission requirements.
Students must earn an overall GPA of 3.0 to graduate from the program. The minimum credits that must be completed at SVSU within the MSHL program curriculum is 24.