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Program Benefits

  • Certificate Offerings
  • Gain Ethical Standards and Leadership Knowledge
  • MN BELTSS Accredited
  • Diverse Course Topics

The Compassion to Care. The Confidence to Lead.

Health and human services administration is a dynamic, growing field that needs highly capable, empathetic leaders. It offers skilled individuals the opportunity to put their talents to use by improving the lives of those who need it most. An online Master of Arts in Health and Human Services Administration from Saint Mary’s will help you channel your passion and develop your skills to meet this urgent demand. Accredited by the Minnesota Board of Executives for Long Term Services and Support (MN BELTSS), the program prepares today’s nursing home administrators for the administrative duties that help ensure the quality and effectiveness of care.

Learn leadership skills and the intricacies of the health services operations in this 36-credit program, which can be completed in 2 years. Prepare to lead in a variety of healthcare and human service settings, including:

  • Home health agencies
  • Behavioral health institutions
  • Single and multi-centered hospitals
  • Hospitals, clinics, and long-term care centers
  • Nursing homes and assisted living facilities
  • Governmental health and human service agencies
  • Non-profit agencies and clinics

Why Choose a Master’s in Health and Human Services Degree from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota?

  • Understand effective human resource management to maximize performance and ensure quality care
  • Comprehend the variety of regulations and policies as they impact quality
  • Students who have completed the Healthcare Administration Certificate may use all the credits toward the M.A. in Health and Human Services Administration.

“I was really impressed with the instructor engagement and student participation. I enjoyed the way the classes were structured, which helped me to keep on track and participate so that I could get the most out of the class and the experience.”

– Kristen McCoy, Saint Mary’s M.A. in Health and Human Services Administration online student

Graduate Certificate Options to Deepen Your Knowledge

Saint Mary's offers graduate certificate programs that students may stack with their degrees to accelerate their education and career advancement. Saint Mary's Accelerators include the following focus areas:

Gain the Knowledge to Succeed in a Shifting Industry with a Health and Human Services Degree Program


Healthcare is the fastest growing industry in America, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.1


Whether you are a new or seasoned professional, you will build the skills and perspectives to lead organizations successfully and deliver quality care amid fast-changing regulations. In this program, you will:

  • Develop the leadership and management skills to promote quality and sustainability in a variety of healthcare and human services settings
  • Understand effective human resource management to maximize performance and ensure quality care
  • Learn regulations and policies and their impact on quality
  • Master financial management to keep your health and human services organization successful amid rapid change

Learning at Your Fingertips

A Saint Mary’s education puts knowledge and opportunity in your hands. Our programs give you the flexibility that fits your professional and personal schedule as you build skills and knowledge to develop, explore, and advance your career. It’s the freedom you need to grow with a vibrant, supportive community that understands the needs of your education, your career, and your day-to-day life.

Request a free brochure or call 877-308-9954 to speak with an enrollment counselor today about pursuing an online Master of Arts in Health and Human Services from Saint Mary’s.


1Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Healthcare Occupations. Retrieved from