You need advanced skills to manage today's health systems. And you need to develop them on your schedule.
42-45 credit program (dependent on your professional experience and transfer credits).
Fall: Rolling; Spring: Dec. 1.
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Offered Saturdays and as a combination of traditional classroom classes and online courses.
See tuition and fees. Regional students pay in-state tuition.
- University of Baltimore (Baltimore)
- Universities at Shady Grove (Rockville)
Personalized flexibility to fit your career.
Depending on your previous work experience, you can take advantage of this program's distinct flexibility:
- If you have prior professional experience in the field, you can complete the degree with 6 fewer credits (39 instead of 45), saving you time and money.
- If you need professional experience, you can supplement your coursework with with an internship in an administrative role in a health-care organization. Since health systems managers require an interdisciplinary background to lead effectively, you'll delve into a wide range of professional subject areas, including: finance, epidemiology, qualitative methods, organizational behavior, ethics, law, and information systems.
Classes are offered Saturdays during the day and online in a 10-week session.
Parisa Damadi, M.S. '21
Parisa Damadi, M.S. '21, who was a student in UBalt's M.S. in Health Administration program at The Universities at Shady Grove (USG), was the winner of the 2020-2021 Graduate Student Academic and Community Excellence Award. These awards are presented to one student from each of the graduate/professional programs at USG, and celebrate students who have made outstanding contributions to their community in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership and involvement.
"Parisa has exhibited qualities that will make her successful in achieving her career goals as evidenced by her coursework and her GPA. Her interest in serving the elderly was piqued when she volunteered at the Shady Grove Medical Center as a Patient Care Representative. In that volunteer role, she was able to gain an understanding of the need for additional support to this group. She recognized that many of those she served did not have a clear understanding of the process of navigating through our complex health care system, which caused them to forgo medical care at times. Recognizing the dire need for support, she has found her niche." - Tina DiFranco, UBalt School of Health and Human Services executive director
Parisa intends to apply the knowledge gained in the Health Administration program towards achieving a management-level position that will provide support to the elderly population. Her overarching goal is to actively contribute her knowledge towards improving access to quality healthcare for the elderly.
Sara Bravo, M.S. '19
Sara Bravo, M.S. '19, graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 2008 with a B.A. in Mass Communications with an emphasis in public relations. For the past five years she has worked at the Johns Hopkins Pain Treatment Center in various roles. She started off at as an entry-level patient services coordinator, which afforded her the chance to learn about healthcare in an outpatient setting from the ground up. She was eventually promoted to supervisor, which helped her realize what career path she wanted to take, so she decided to enroll in UBalt’s Health Systems Management (now Health Administration) master’s program. Through her classes, she was able to hear about what other managers in the program experienced and the lessons they learned. Upon completing the master's program, Sara was promoted to manager of the pain treatment clinic at JHH. This past May, she was again promoted to operations manager of the Emergency Department at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
"I wanted to take this opportunity working in emergency medicine because I like the fast paced environment. In the emergency department, we unfortunately meet patients on some of their worst days. Although I cannot help clinically, I take great pride in working behind the scenes, making sure our clinical and administrative staff can deliver the fastest care at the highest quality."
Tiffany Cover, M.S. '18
Tiffany Cover, M.S. ’18, began her academic career at the University of Florida and earned her B.S. in Health Science in 2012. She also obtained her master’s in occupational therapy from the University of Florida in 2013. She is a board certified and licensed occupational therapist who has been practicing for the past five years in the acute care hospital setting. Tiffany decided to return to school during her clinical career and completed her Master of Science in Health Systems Management (now Health Administration) at the University of Baltimore.
She currently works at the Baltimore Veterans Affairs Medical Center as an Associate Group Practice Manager. In this new career path, the overarching goal is to promote access to care for our nation’s veterans using face-to-face discussions with healthcare providers and administrative staff, data analytics, administrative policies, and legislature/health policy to name a few areas. Through team collaboration, ensuring access to care strives towards the Veterans Health Administration’s top priority to provide quality care for our Veterans.
Rebecca Yobouet, B.S. '17, M.S. ‘19
Rebecca Yobouet, B.S. '17, M.S. '19, wanted a healthcare career where she could make an impact by setting policy. Her program, offered at UBalt's Baltimore campus and the Universities at Shady Grove in Rockville, Maryland, is giving her the skills she needs to be a leader and help individuals get the resources they need. Learn more about UBalt at the Universities at Shady Grove.
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