Scranton’s Graduate Health Administration Program Ranked Top in Country for Full-time Enrollment

April 19, 2017

The University of Scranton’s master’s in health administration (MHA) program ranked No. 1 in the nation for full-time enrolled students in a list published by Modern Healthcare, a health care business weekly magazine. Scranton, with 153 full-time students, was the only Pennsylvania school in the ranking of just 26 U.S. colleges. Two other Jesuit schools were ranked: Xavier University at No. 13 and Georgetown University at No. 15.

The ranking is based on information reported in Modern Healthcare’s 2017 Master’s Programs in Health Administration Survey and was published in its March 27 issue.

The University’s graduate health administration program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME). The program is based on Healthcare Leadership Competencies and provides students with a comprehensive, practical and interdisciplinary set of core competencies, knowledge, skills and values for health-administration jobs in a variety of health organizations. The program emphasizes applied research, publications and presentations and strives to satisfy the interests of multiple stakeholders while reflecting Jesuit ideals.

The University also offers an online MHA that is fully accredited by CAHME. The University’s program was the first online MHA program in the nation to be accredited by CAHME.

An accelerated MHA also is available to University undergraduates who meet specific requirements, and a 15-credit-hour certificate is available for students seeking advanced education in health care management but not a full graduate degree.

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