The application deadline for enrolling in the Master of Science in Healthcare Administration program for the fall semester at the University of Arkansas Fort Smith has been set for June 15.
The program, which is offered fully online, offers students the opportunity to learn all aspects of healthcare administration, including policy and governance, law and ethics, financial management and information systems.
Graduates of the master’s degree program in healthcare administration can pursue administrative careers across the healthcare field, including hospitals, assisted living centers, community clinics, insurance providers and nonprofit organizations. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for healthcare administrators in 2012 was more than $88,000 nationally.
Requirements for admission to the program are a bachelor’s degree in healthcare administration, business administration, nursing or other related healthcare field with at least a 3.0 GPA and a minimum combined Verbal and Quantitative Reasoning score of 294 on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or a score of 410 on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT). The GRE/MAT requirement is waived for applicants who have earned an advanced degree from a regionally accredited university. A student failing to meet one or more of the standards required for admission as a regular student may be eligible for provisional admission, if space in the program is available.
For more information about the program, visit http://health.uafs.edu/ms-healthadmin or contact Dr. Wittney Jones, executive director of the healthcare administration program, at 479-788-7399 or Wittney.firstname.lastname@example.org.