Pictured: Heather Purcell, Kendra Snyder, Lindsay Hepburn, Sami Lane, Brandy Carroll

Master of Health Science (MHS)

About the program

Our Master of Health Science (MHS) is an advanced degree in the area of health science which focuses on the study and research of health and healthcare in areas such as health promotion/education, healthcare administration and leadership, as well as current issues in health science. Graduates of the MHS will be prepared to function independently as health education professionals and administrators within healthcare.Mr. Steven Davis, MBA, FACHE, Chief Executive Officer of Lock Haven University and Dr. Michael Porter, Ph.D. tape classes for the Master of Health Science Program

The Master of Health Science:

Students enrolled in the Master of Health Science will complete five core classes that will provide a foundation for the study of health science. Students then choose one of two concentrations:

Healthcare Management

In addition to the five core classes, students in this Healthcare Management concentration will complete an additional 15 required credits which will include 1 elective course. The program course work will conclude with an Internship/Capstone/Thesis (6 credits).

Students who successfully complete the Healthcare Management concentration will gain knowledge and improve in areas of leadership, organizational behavior, finance, ethics, in-formatics. Graduates will be equipped to enter management positions in a variety of healthcare settings in this fast-growing and evolving industry.

Health Promotion/ Education

In addition to the five core classes, students in this concentration will complete an additional 15 required credits which will include 2 elective courses. The program course work will conclude with an Internship/Capstone/Thesis (6 credits).

Students who successfully complete the Health Promotion/ Education concentration will become specialized in areas of contemporary health issues, leadership skills, epidemiology, ethics, assessment, program planning and evaluation and research that will enhance the graduate's advance knowledge and skills in order to promote optimal health and strengthen communities.

Admissions RequirementsMHS student Laura Crawford and Beth McMahon presenting at PA Public Health/PA Office of Rural Health 2016 Annual Conference

Successful admission to the MHS program will be determined based on several factors including successful completion of academic prerequisites, academic ability, evidence of ability to work with people, and letters of recommendation.

Applicants must have achieved a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution and must complete the Graduate Record Examination. In addition, they must complete an application for admission to the program which include official transcripts from all institutions attended, letters of recommendations, and a personal mission statement. Completed applications will be reviewed by the admissions committee of the program. Applicants will be required to complete an interview with the admissions committee prior to selection into the program.

Admittance to Program

  • Complete an Online applicationMHS student Kelci Killian presenting a poster at PA Public Health/PA Office of Rural Health 2016 Annual Conference
  • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Official college transcripts
  • Graduate Record Examination (you may apply without the GRE)
  • Three professional letters of recommendation
  • Personal mission statement – one page in length

Requirements for Candidacy

To earn candidacy into the MHS degree students must successfully complete 12 credits, maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.0/4.0 and successfully complete program requirements within each concentration. 

  • Successfully complete 12 credits within the MHS Program
  • Grade point average of 3.0/4.0
  • Successful completion of program requirements/ artifacts within selected concentration
  • Successful completion of a degree plan

 

Contact Information:

Dr. Beth McMahon
Coordinator
129 Willis Health Professions Building
Phone: (570) 484-2214
Email: bmcmahon@lhup.edu

Dr. Beth McMahon
Laura Crawford
Graduate Assistant, Master of Health Science
Phone: (570) 484-2214
Email: lec8448@lhup.edu
Laura Crawford, Graduate Assistant

 

 

 

 

 

 

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