Master - Health Administration Ethics

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Build a career in health care ethics by enrolling in the online Master's of Science in Health Administration program at Saint Joseph's University and specializing in Health Care Ethics. Some facts about this program immediately follow.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

The online Master of Science in Health Administration is designed for health care professionals who want to advance their careers and develop the skills and knowledge that will allow them to positively affect the health of the communities and facilities they network in. The program focuses heavily on current ethical concerns in health care, medical research, and policy. You'll have opportunities to examine topics such as screening for birth defects, abortion, euthanasia, and prolonging life through the use of medical technology. The Saint Joseph's University program is offered entirely online to accommodate schedules of working professionals.

What Are the Prerequisites?

Ideally, you should aspire to work or be currently employed in the field of health care if you're considering enrollment in this Saint Joseph's University program. You should also be interested in analyzing the moral implications of various health care issues. Applicants to Saint Joseph University's programs should have earned a bachelor's degree; some programs may have additional requirements.

What Are the Course Requirements?

This Saint Joseph's University program consists of 36 credits. You may earn 30 credits through ten (10) core courses and the remaining six (6) credits through two (2) specialization courses.

Master of Science in Health Administration Core Course Requirements (30 credits)

Course Code Course Name
HSV 550 Health Services Research (3 credits)
HAD 552 Health Administration (3 credits)
HAD 553 Health Care Organization (3 credits)
HAD 554 Health Care Law (3 credits)
HAD 555 Accounting for Health Care Organizations (3 credits)
HAD 556 Financial Management of Health Care Organizations (3 credits)
HAD 560 Health Care Informatics (3 credits)
HAD 600 Ethics of Health Care (3 credits)
HAD 700 Integrative Capstone Course in Health Services (3 credits)
HSV 551 Managed Health Care (3 credits)

Health Care Ethics Specialization Requirements (6 credits)

Course Code Course Name
HED 552 Epidemiology and Community Health (3 credits)
HAD 559 Health Policy (3 credits)

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

When you have gained the skills that can guide you in assisting health care organizations in taking an ethical approach to medical issues, you may be ready to take on increased job responsibilities. Following the completion of the Saint Joseph's University program, and depending upon the scope of your prior health care educational training, some of the following careers in health care ethics might be right for you:

  • Health Administrator
  • Staff Bioethicist
  • Medical Journalist
  • Health Inspector
  • Ethics Program Coordinator
  • Scientific Researcher
  • Health Educator