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Health and Human Services Curriculum and Course Descriptions

Targeted Courses to Suit Your Career Goals

The curriculum for the online Master of Health and Human Services Administration at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota is built on a foundation of core competencies that give you the skills and confidence to pursue your career goals.

The degree program consists of 13 courses totaling 36 credit hours which can be completed in 24 months given continuous enrollment. If you choose to take the dual specialization option, the total credit hours will increase to 48. The practicum course options are for those seeking Nursing Home Administrator Licensure in their state. Each student must register with the state and determine what the requirements are to take the licensing exam. This program is designed to meet the needs for Nursing Home Administrator licensure for the state of Minnesota. Other states may accept this program as well.

The program can be completed entirely online, if you wish, in about two years. There is also an optional Practicum that grants you credit for work at your current health and human services organization or for volunteer hours at an approved agency. The Practicum is required for licensure as a Long Term Care Administrator.

Choose either the Healthcare or Human Services Administration Specializations, or you can also take our non-specialization track and customize your program plan by choosing one course A, one course B, one course C, and one course D.

Healthcare Specialization

Human Services Administration Specialization

A HS602 Healthcare Administration

A HS601 Human Services Administration

B HS652 Healthcare Policy

B HS651 Policy for Human Services

C HS672 Healthcare Systems

C HS671 Human Services Systems

D GM600 Management Principles

D HS604 Lifespan Development Perspectives

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Core Courses

Health Care Administration Courses

Human Services Administration Courses

Practicum Courses