Graduate Health Sciences
The Master of Science in Health Sciences degree is a 36 credit hour program designed to prepare students for a wide range of careers in the healthcare industry. Our students will develop and refine problem-solving and decision-making skills needed to respond to critical needs in various healthcare settings, and improve quality care and educational outcomes.
The rigor of the program, with its grounding in the health sciences, will demand academic excellence of the students. Instilling the ideals of ethical and compassionate care in our students directly aligns with our mission of serving compassionately and promoting justice in healthcare. Through courses in ethics and leadership, the program will strengthen the students’ leadership skills so they are able to ethically and effectively work within, lead, or educate interprofessional healthcare teams and improve overall health-related outcomes.
The program will be offered online and is designed for both full-time and part-time study designed for maximum flexibility, allowing students to work around their own needs and schedules.
The degree requires 36 semester hours.
Saint Peter’s University assigns an academic advisor from the Health Sciences Department to every candidate.
Students are expected to enroll continuously until their programs are completed. Students are required to maintain satisfactory academic progress by maintaining the required grade point average and accumulating sufficient credits within the stipulated time frame of five years.
|HL-505||Research Methods and Design||3|
|HL-520||Legal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare||3|
|HL-530||Cultural Diversity and Disparities in Healthcare||3|
|HL-595||Health Services, Issues and Trends||3|
|HL-685||Capstone Project (Capstone)||3|
|Electives (Select 2 courses)||6|
|Community Mental Health and Wellness|
|Specialty Track (Chose 3 courses from one track or any 3 from any track for "General Studies"||9|
Track I: Health Education
|Curriculum Design and Development|
|Styles of Teaching and Learning|
|Health Promotion and Education|
Track II: Health Leadership
|Health Care Financing and Risk Management|
|Current Issues and Policies in Health Care|
|Health Care Administration|
|Health Care Administration II|