Hodges to offer Master of Science in Health Administration degree

Hodges University announced today that it will add a Master’s degree program to its ever-growing health studies curricula. The Master in Health Administration program will launch in the fall 2008 term, which begins on September 8.   

The program is designed to provide graduate level education to individuals who are capable of assuming leadership positions in a variety of health service organizations. The degree is also designed for experienced healthcare managers seeking to further develop their administrative knowledge, skills and abilities to enhance their contributions to the healthcare industry.

“The demand of healthcare professionals continues to remain strong,” said Dr. Carlene Harrison, Dean of the School of Allied Health at Hodges. ”This program will help students gain the needed education that will help them face the ever-growing complexity of management in the healthcare industry,” she said.

Students must have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, official transcripts, a GPA of 3.0 or higher in the last 60 credits of college-level courses and two letters of recommendation. The program will be offered at both the Naples and Ft. Myers campuses of Hodges University. 

According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, the healthcare industry continues to be the largest in the country, providing over14 million jobs. Healthcare will generate 3 million new wage and salary jobs between 2008 and 2016, more than any other industry. Seven of the twenty fastest growing occupations are healthcare related. Closer to home, Florida is one of the top five states in the country where the largest concentration of healthcare jobs exists.

Hodges University is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Associate, Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. Additional information can be obtained by calling Hodges University at (239) 513-1122 in Naples, or (239) 482-0019 in Ft. Myers.

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