Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

Graduate School of Health and Human Services

M.A. in Health and Human Services


700 Terrace Heights #77

2500 Park Ave

Winona, MN 55987

United States


1-800-635-5987 ext.



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.A. - Health and Human Services Administration

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Whether you are new to the field or an experienced professional, the M.A. in Health and Human Services Administration empowers you to lead in a variety of health and human service settings. You'll be ready to meet the challenges of this complex field ethically, and use your diverse skill set to solve any number of patient or system issues when you graduate in as little as 24 months.

The program has been accredited by the Minnesota Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators (MN BENHA) in meeting the education requirements that prepare students to take the Minnesota Nursing Home Administrators licensing exam.
Program Highlights

·    Integrated, Real-World Coursework. Gain practical and theoretical perspectives on the myriad of business and healthcare issues in areas such as strategic leadership, finance, and health and human services systems, as well as aging, illness, and the continuum of care.

·Advance Your Career Quickly. Graduate with your M.A. in Health and Human Services Administration in just 24 months.

·Licensure Prep. This program provides you with the knowledge and skills you need to sit for the Minnesota Nursing Home Administrators licensing exam.

·Accredited. The Minnesota Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators (MN BENHA) accredits this program.

·Convenient Start Schedule. There are six starts per year — apply now!

·Previous Experience Not Required. Professionals who are passionate about improving healthcare are needed. No previous healthcare experience is required to be successful in the program.
Career Outlook

Demand for health and human services administrators, also known as healthcare administrators, is on the rise. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, positions in this field are expected to increase by 20 percent between 2016 and 2026.

When you graduate with the M.A. in Health and Human Services Administration, you're poised to meet leadership challenges head on in senior-level positions in healthcare or human service settings, including:

·Medical groups

·Health systems and hospitals

·Device manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies

·Long-term care centers

·Home care and hospice agencies

·Not-for-profit health-related agencies and organizations

And, in addition to being rewarding roles, these positions are lucrative as well. In 2017, the median salary for a healthcare administrator was $98,350.(Bureau of Labor Statistics)


Students choose between two specialization tracks, Healthcare Administration or Human Services Administration, or they may pursue a non-specialized degree, which combines coursework from both tracks. There is also an option to prepare for a Minnesota licensed Nursing Home Administrator.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 36

Classification: Master's College or University I

Loans Offered: Applicants may apply for loans by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). FAFSA Code: 002380

Locale: Distant Town

Size & Settings: 0-999

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