Health Services Administration


  • Manage/administer health care facilities
  • Improve delivery of health services to the community
  • Career improvement and development

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The MHSA provides graduate education in health care administration for persons seeking careers in the management and administration of health care facilities/organizations. This degree also provides opportunities for individuals in health services to seek career improvement and development.

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Alice Elaine McDonnell, Program Director and Professor of Public Administration, Health Services Administration and Gerontology, Gerontology; long-term care, role of hospice and other community resources in treatment of older cancer patients, Alzheimer’s disease, quality assurance, and geriatric Health Services Administration.

Alexander Dawoody, Assistant Professor of Public Administration, Ph.D., Western Michigan University. Public policy, complexity theory, organizational dynamics.

The Nursing and Public Administration programs are located in the Center for Natural and Health Sciences. You'll find specialized computerized programs, including CAI (computer-assisted instruction) and NCLEX preparation software, and interactive video capability. General word processing and statistical software is available in the lab as well.

Graduate Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • “B” average during undergraduate study or demonstrated potential for graduate work
  • Completed application
  • Essay
  • Official, sealed transcripts
  • Two or three letters of recommendation

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