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Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Launches New Online Master of Arts in Health and Human Services Administration Degree Program

Program answers demand for qualified health and human services professionals.

Minneapolis, MN (October 30, 2013) - Healthcare is America's fastest-growing employment sector, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and the explosive growth of the workforce has demand for qualified health and human services leaders and administrators at an all-time high. To meet the need, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota is making its popular Master of Arts in Health and Human Services Administration degree program – and the optional Human Services specialization – available entirely online, giving students anywhere in the world the opportunity to receive advanced leadership and management training customized to the needs of the healthcare and human services industry.

"The online Master of Arts in Health and Human Services Administration is built on a foundation of leadership for a rapidly changing industry," says Merri Moody, Dean of the Graduate School of Health and Human Services. "Our students will develop strong administrative skills rooted in practical and theoretical competence to lead wonderfully diverse teams to success. Our graduates will have the resource management skills to help build and maintain an organization that is sound and sustainable. These skills can be immediately applied to healthcare and human services organizations, extended care facilities, government, and in many other healthcare and human services settings.”

The online Master of Arts in Health and Human Services Administration offers a career-building specialization in Human Services for students whose professional goals lie in that particular field.

Master of Arts in Health and Human Services Administration coursework will be delivered via the Internet and through Saint Mary's custom iPad coursework app. The app provides online students the opportunity to complete assignments, compile research and collaborate and communicate with professors and fellow learners in ways never before possible with virtual education. Every online Master of Arts in Health and Human Services Administration student will be issued an iPad and provided with the app.

Applications for admission into the new online Master of Arts in Health and Human Services Administration program are being accepted now with online courses set to begin in January 2014.

For more information, or to arrange a scheduled interview, call 877-308-9954 or visit onlineprograms.smumn.edu.

About Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota (established in 1912) is a private, Lasallian Catholic institution offering comprehensive undergraduate and graduate programs. About 1,400 students are enrolled in the residential undergraduate College at the Winona campus. Approximately 4,300 students are enrolled in the Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs (SGPP), which offers certificate, bachelor's degree completion, master’s degree and specialist and doctoral programs. SGPP will be celebrating it 30th anniversary in 2014 The university delivers education to its adult learners through campuses in Minneapolis, Winona and Nairobi, Kenya; centers in Apple Valley, Rochester, Oakdale and Minnetonka; and at numerous other locations in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Jamaica.