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Program Benefits

  • Healthcare Administration Certificate Offered
  • Gain Ethical Standards and Leadership Knowledge
  • MN BELTSS Accredited
  • Diverse Course Topics

Targeted Courses to Suit Your Career Goals

The curriculum for the online Master of Arts in 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 courses totaling 36 credit hours which can be completed in about 24 months given continuous enrollment.

Students have the option to take four additional practicum courses to fulfill hours for the Minnesota Nursing Home Administrator licensure.

Required Core Courses: 33 credits

Required Capstone Course: 3 cr.

Nursing Home Practicum (Optional)(MN Only)

Students who have completed the Healthcare Administration Certificate may use all the credits toward the M.A. in Health and Human Services Administration.


1Minnesota Board of Executives for Long Term Services and Support (MN BELTSS)
2National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB)


To learn more about these courses and what they can do for your career, call 877-308-9954 to speak with an enrollment counselor, or you canRequest More Information.


*Program Accreditation and Minnesota State Licensure


Minnesota: The M.A. in Health and Human Services Administration program is accredited by the Minnesota Board of Executives for Long Term Services and Support (MN BELTSS) as meeting education requirements for Nursing Home Administrator licensure in the State of Minnesota. The program is designed to prepare students to take the Minnesota Nursing Home Administrators licensing exam. Students who wish to pursue licensure as a Nursing Home Administrator in Minnesota must complete the appropriate program pathway, meet the state’s practicum requirements, and pass state and national exams.
Other States: This program is not intended or designed to meet educational requirements for any professional licensure in states outside of Minnesota. Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota does not offer practicum credits for out-of-state students to complete hours for long term care or health facility licensure. It is always the responsibility of individual students to verify requirements with their state licensing board and with the National Association of Examiners of Long Term Care Administrators Board (NAB)

Current Degree Requirements

For current degree requirements, visit the Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Course Catalog.