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M.A. in Health and Human Services Administration Curriculum and Course Descriptions

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 cr.

Required Capstone Course: 3 cr.

Nursing Home Practicum (Optional)(MN Only)

1 Minnesota Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators (BENHA)
2 National 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 can Request More Information.

*Program Accreditation and Minnesota State Licensure

Minnesota: As of July 24, 2013, the M.A. in Health and Human Services Administration program has been accredited by the Minnesota Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators (MN BENHA) as meeting education requirements for Nursing Home Administrator to prepare students to take the Minnesota Nursing Home Administrators licensing exam in the state of Minnesota. Students who wish to pursue licensure as a Nursing Home Administrator in Minnesota must complete the appropriate program pathway and meet the state’s practicum requirements and pass state and national exams.

Other States: Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota does not offer credits for out-of-state students to complete hours for their state’s nursing home administrator licensure, but does make available referral information. It is 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) http://www.nabweb.org/state-licensure-requirements.