Master of Health Science

Master of Health Science Program at LHU is a 36-credit, 100% online  degree for experienced,  bachelor’s-prepared health professionals.  Our mission is to admit health professionals with diverse backgrounds and life experiences and provide training for advancement in leadership, management, and/or teaching positions within health and human services and healthcare professions.

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Program Coordinator
Dr. Beth McMahon
129 Willis Health Professions Building, Lock Haven University
(570) 484-2214

What You'll Study

Health Care Management Concentration

The Healthcare Management concentration focuses on areas of leadership, organizational behavior, finance, ethics, and informatics. As a graduate you will be equipped to enter management positions in a variety of health-care settings in this fast-growing and evolving industry.

In addition to the five core classes, you will complete an additional 15 required credits which will include one elective course. Course sequence can be customized to match your unique needs . You may transfer up to 9 related graduate credits into the Master of Health Science Program. The program course work concludes with an Advanced Field Experience/Capstone/Thesis (6 credits). Topics covered include:

  • Applied Leadership in Healthcare 
  • Ethical Trends in Healthcare
  • Assessment, Planning, Implementation, Evaluation and Management of Health Programs

HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT CONCENTRATION FULL-TIME COURSE SEQUENCE

HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT CONCENTRATION PART-TIME COURSE SEQUENCE

Health Promotion/Education Concentration

The Health Promotion/Education concentration focuses on advancing skills in assessment program planning and evaluation, research, leadership skills, epidemiology, ethic  and grant writing.  As a graduate you will be equipped to enter or advance in a variety of education and health and human service settings.

In addition to five core classes, you will complete an additional 15 required credits which will include two elective courses. Course sequence can be customized to match your unique needs . You may transfer up to 9 related graduate credits into the Master of Health Science Program. The program course work will conclude with an Advanced Field Experience/Capstone/Thesis (6 credits). Topics covered include:

  • Assessment, Planning, Implementation, Evaluation and Management of Health Programs
  • Epidemiology in Community Health Practice
  • Grant Writing

 

HEALTH PROMOTION/EDUCATION CONCENTRATION FULL-TIME COURSE SEQUENCE

HEALTH PROMOTION/EDUCATION CONCENTRATION PART-TIME COURSE SEQUENCE

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Program Highlights

  • 100% Online Delivery: LHU’s distance instructional methods are designed to maintain a personal, one-to-one mentoring and supervisory relationship with degree candidates while making it possible to create active and engaged learning communities. No campus visits or on-campus residencies are required; however, you will be invited to campus to attend special MHS events and to present your research throughout your program.

The majority of the coursework is completed via virtual classrooms utilizing the latest technology in online instruction.

  • Advanced Field Experiences: a culminating experience that demands an advanced degree of preparation, initiative and responsibility.  Supervision is provided by both university faculty and a professional in the field of healthcare or health education.  Field work is completed within hospitals and health and human service agencies.
  • Capstone Project: serves to verify the candidate’s ability to demonstrate skill in research development, as well as the collection, management, analysis, interpretation and dissemination of data. All capstone projects are designed and completed under the supervision of a capstone supervisor.
  • Careers: Recent graduates are employed in the following careers:
    • Department Director
    • Hospital Administrator
    • Clinic Manager
    • Healthcare Policy Directors
    • Health Educator

Meet Our Faculty

THIS PROGRAM’S FACULTY

 

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Dr. Fay Cook
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Dr. Michael Porter
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Dr. Yvette Ingram
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Dr. Kathleen Allison

Want to Know More?

Master of Health Science

Dr. Beth McMahon
129 Willis Health Professions Building, Lock Haven University
(570) 484-2214

Contact our Admissions Office

8:00am to 4:00pm Monday-Friday
admissions@lockhaven.edu
(570) 484-2027

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