BRADENTON, Fla. (Jan. 28, 2021) — The Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) Masters in Health Services Administration (MHSA) program has been ranked one of the top online master’s in healthcare administration degree programs in the U.S., according to a study by Intelligent.com. Intelligent.com, a website dedicated to helping students connect with the best, easy-to understand resources and advice, analyzed 334 regionally accredited programs at 159 colleges and universities. Each program was evaluated for its reputation in the field, course strength, flexibility and cost. LECOM’s MHSA program ranked No. 5 overall while also being recognized for having the Best Alumni Network.
LECOM’s MHSA program is part of the School of Health Services Administration (SHSA). The program launched in 2014 to develop clinicians and graduate students into executive healthcare administrators armed with the critical knowledge, leadership skills and confidence required to fully manage the growing demands and complex issues of the healthcare industry. All of the SHSA graduate programs, including the Masters in Public Health, Master of Science in Biomedical Ethics and Doctor of Healthcare Administration, are designed specifically to accommodate busy students and working professionals; 98% of the curriculum is delivered
through a distance education online platform led by a dynamic team of faculty experts with deep industry experience.
“Our Masters in Health Services Administration degree program teaches students the ‘business of healthcare’ as part of the largest medical college in the U.S., creating a unique educational setting where clinicians and administrators can develop into future healthcare industry leaders,” said Timothy Novak, D.B.A., SHSA dean. “This recognition by Intelligent.com is a testament to the synergy and effectiveness of the interprofessional alumni relationships created through our programs.” Healthcare administrators are integral to the operation of a healthcare system or organization, often overseeing human resources, financial management, strategic planning, day-to-day procedures and patient advocacy. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates employment of medical and health services managers is expected to grow 32% between 2019 and 2029, much faster than the average of all occupations and due in large part to the sizable aging
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Founded in 1992, the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) has grown to become the largest medical school in the country. Enrollment in the College of Osteopathic Medicine, School of Pharmacy, School of Dental Medicine, School of Health Services Administration and School of Graduate Studies has surpassed 4,400 students at campuses in Erie and Greensburg, Pennsylvania, Bradenton, Florida, and Elmira, New York. LECOM consistently graduates more primary care physicians than any other U.S. medical college while maintaining one of the lowest tuitions of any private medical school in the country. The college is the core of the nation’s only osteopathic academic health center, LECOM Health, a highly innovative, multi-faceted health care and education system. Today nearly 14,000 LECOM alumni are providing health care to patients across the U.S.