The Health Systems Administration program within the Department of Health Sciences offers online-based bachelor and master degrees to prepare graduates for career advancement within the ever-growing and competitive health care industry.
Why choose a Health Systems Administration degree at UMMC?
Employment of health care occupations is projected to grow 18 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 2.4 million new jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2018. Health care occupations are projected to add more jobs than any of the other occupational groups.
The online bachelor degree program provide students with a firm foundation for understanding leadership principles, health education, and the role of health care in a today's society. The program provides students with opportunities for career advancement when the bachelor's degree is required for promotion into management and leadership positions.
The online master degree program offers an advanced educational opportunity in health care leadership. It provides graduates an opportunity to assume upper-level managerial and leadership roles within the health care system.
The online Health Systems Administration coursework easily lends itself to the busy schedules of part-time or non-traditional students continuing their education. One-on-one support is provided throughout the program.
This program is designed for, but not limited to, part-time, non-traditional students. Therefore, there is not a minimum amount of hours required per semester; however, students should develop a plan of study with their advisor at the start of the degree program. After admission, students are expected to maintain continuous enrollment each semester.
Applicants admitted to the Health Care Practitioner Track must complete 10 courses within the curriculum. Applicants admitted to the Health Care Operation Track must complete 20 courses.
This program also is designed for but not limited to, part-time, non-traditional students. Students may be admitted in the summer semester. The application deadline for the summer admission period is March 1. Students who successfully complete two three-hour courses per semester can generally expect to complete the program in two years.
SHRP hosts two open house events each year for prospective students. Program Focus Day is held in the fall, and Program Awareness Day is in the spring. Click the link below for more open house information and event registration.
The bachelor program is proud to participate in Complete to Compete, a statewide initiative to help Mississippi adults who have completed some college go on to earn their degrees.
Health Systems Administration is one of the many programs offered at UMMC's School of Health Related Professions. Health Systems Administration degrees are available as online learning experiences.