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Seton Hall University (Master of Healthcare Administration)

SETON HALL UNIVERSITY

Master of Healthcare Administration
South Orange, New Jersey

Founded in 1856, Seton Hall is a private coeducational Catholic institution—the oldest diocesan institution of higher education in the United States. One of the nation's most prestigious academic institutions and a recognized leader in online education, the University enrolls about 10,000 students.

Seton Hall University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. A member of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA), a national association of university-based educational programs dedicated to continuously improving the field of health management and practice, the Seton Hall University Master of Healthcare Administration Program is ranked seventh among AUPHA's survey of the nation's twenty-five largest M.H.A. programs in the nation.

Distance Learning Program

SetonWorldWide, Seton Hall's online campus, provides learners with the opportunity to earn a Seton Hall University degree in an e-learning environment that allows the working professional to fit their education into their busy lifestyle.

Delivery Media

Learners access their online course rooms using any Internet connection—anytime, anywhere. This 24/7 access allows course study and interaction in a flexible user-friendly environment.

Programs of Study

The Seton Hall University Online Master of Healthcare Administration (M.H.A.) and Online Certificate in Healthcare Administration programs prepare managers for leadership roles within the health-care industry. Providing a rigorous and thorough understanding of the health-care environment, the programs address "real-world" strategies and skills that help health-care managers make significant contributions to their organizations.

Using state-of-the-art learning technologies in a highly interactive learning environment, the program is designed around an applied-focused, rigorous curriculum. The 39-credit, twenty-three-month program consists of six competency areas: Understanding the Environment, Managing Change, Financial Competencies, Decision Making, Strategic Leadership, and Analysis as well as a capstone project. All course work is completed online. There are three required on-campus weekend residencies. Learners begin the program with an orientation residency, followed by a midprogram residency, and a final residency at the end of the program.

Special Programs

The 15-credit online Graduate Certificate Program in Healthcare Administration is designed for individuals who might wish to pursue a career in health-care administration, those who already have a graduate degree but need to develop specific management skills, or individuals who would like to enroll in a selected set of graduate health-care administration courses but choose not to commit to an entire graduate degree program.

Student Services

Seton Hall provides online support and assistance throughout the program, and learners have access to Seton Hall University's extensive library resources.

Credit Options

Learners enroll in a cohort class and follow a prescribed sequential course of study. In most cases previously earned academic course credits are not accepted toward fulfilling the degree requirements.

Faculty

The faculty is composed of full-time Seton Hall faculty members as well as experienced practitioners with extensive knowledge in their respective fields. The SetonWorldwide Online M.H.A. program faculty members provide an in-depth theoretical and real-world practice knowledge base.

Admission

Candidates should have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 or equivalent and health-care managerial experience.

Tuition and Fees

The cost for the six-semester program is $29,500 and includes all fees and expenses, tuition, books and other materials, room and meals for the on-campus residencies, and graduation costs. Travel expenses to the residencies, the application fee, computer equipment, software, and Internet access are not included in this figure.

Financial Aid

Many learners fund their tuition through employer tuition-reimbursement benefits or through federal and private institutional loan programs. The University does not offer financial aid in the form of scholarships or grants for online M.H.A. students.

Applying

Application to the program can be submitted online. The application process includes submission of a completed online application, a $50 nonrefundable application fee, transcripts from all universities at tended, a letter of intent, a current resume, and three letters of recommendation from academic or professional references. In addition, individuals who have graduated from a baccalaureate program within the last five years must submit test scores from the GRE (aptitude), GMAT, or LSAT.

CONTACT

James J. Howard, Ph.D., Program Director
SetonWorldWide Online Master of Healthcare Administration Program
Presidents Hall, Room 328
Seton Hall University
400 South Orange Avenue
South Orange, New Jersey 07079
Phone: 973-275-2559
Fax: 973-761-9325
E-mail: [email protected]
Web site: http://www.setonworldwide.net

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