Lawrence Tech adds online Master of Science in Healthcare Administration degree program
May 6, 2021
SOUTHFIELD—Rapid growth in the health care industry has prompted Lawrence Technological University to offer a new graduate degree, the Master of Science in Healthcare Administration.
The fully online degree program will be offered by the LTU College of Business and Information Technology.
“Lawrence Tech continues its expansion into the life sciences with this new degree, where graduates will have ample opportunities to earn high salaries while improving the healthcare system, a career goal that is admirable and worthwhile,” LTU President Virinder Moudgil said.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, healthcare administration employment is predicted to grow 32 percent between 2019 and 2029, much faster than other occupations. And the median annual salary for healthcare administration graduates in 2019 was $100,980.
Healthcare administration is a growing field that allows administrators to tackle today’s complex and exciting challenges in an expanding healthcare industry. Students will learn the essential knowledge required for senior managerial and planning careers in the health services and systems sectors. Opportunities in healthcare administration exist locally, nationally, and globally.
The program consists of three nine-credit-hour modules: accounting, finance, and marketing for healthcare; healthcare administration fundamentals; and information technology in healthcare and the global healthcare system. Because the modules focus on different aspects of the industry, graduates can have a successful career in a variety of organizations, such as hospitals, nursing homes, physician group practices, as well as with insurance providers and other health-related companies.
Dedicated scholarships are available to employees of Ascension Michigan, LTU’s partner in its Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in physician assistant studies programs—but financial aid is available to all applicants.
Lawrence Technological University, www.ltu.edu, is a private university founded in 1932 that offers nearly 100 programs through the doctoral level in its Colleges of Architecture and Design, Arts and Sciences, Business and Information Technology, and Engineering. PayScale lists Lawrence Tech among the nation’s top 11 percent of universities for the salaries of its graduates, and U.S. News and World Report lists it in the top tier of best Midwestern universities. Students benefit from small class sizes and a real-world, hands-on, “theory and practice” education with an emphasis on leadership. Activities on Lawrence Tech’s 107-acre campus include more than 60 student organizations and NAIA varsity sports.