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Program Benefits

  • Certificate Offerings
  • Gain Ethical Standards and Leadership Knowledge
  • 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. The Minnesota licensure pathway is no longer open to students as of Fall 2022.

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: Effective August 31, 2024 the MA in Health and Human Services Administration program will no longer be accredited by the MN Board of Executives for Long Term Services and Supports (BELTSS) accreditation as meeting state educational requirements for Nursing Home Administrator (NHA) licensure in Minnesota. Due to this, we will no longer be accepting new students into the licensure pathway track of the MA HHSA program after the Fall 2022 semester. Contact Dr. Amy Heinz, at, with any questions.
This program is not intended or designed to meet educational requirements for long term care or nursing home administrator licensure in any jurisdiction.

Current Degree Requirements

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