April 30, 2015
OSU-CHS online health care administration program ranks 4th in the nation
The Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences online master’s program in health care administration was recently ranked fourth in the country by Public Health Online, a national resource for individuals in public health.
Last year, the program was ranked fifth by TheBestSchools.org, a website devoted to empowering students with information to select the best schools and degree programs.
“The ranking shows that our health care administration program is growing in both quality and value and continues to move us forward in our mission to ensure Oklahomans have access to quality health care,” said OSU-CHS President Kayse Shrum. “The master’s program enables students to become administrators who are prepared to meet the challenge of managing complex health care systems in a constantly changing environment.”
The online master’s program was ranked with 46 other graduate programs in health care administration nationwide.
“A master’s degree is necessary for a successful career in health care administration because it exposes students to management concepts and processes that are vital to success in the industry,” said Jim Hess, Ed.D., chair and director of OSU School of Health Care Administration. “Our curriculum provides knowledge about innovations in health care delivery and technology that is necessary for students to become outstanding health care administrators.”
As a growing and popular field of graduate study, health care administration offers both medical and non-medical professionals an opportunity to develop advanced organizational and management skills to assume leadership positions within health care organizations.
The OSU Master of Science in Health Care Administration program offers options in leadership and entrepreneurship or administration. Students are also provided a foundation in organizational theory, marketing, compliance and research.
To develop the rankings, Public Health Online analyzed data gathered from the universities, the Carnegie Foundation and the Integrated Post-Secondary Education Data System.