ABILENE, Texas — Abilene Christian University is launching a new online degree program - Master of Healthcare Administration - beginning in August.
The degree is offered through ACU Online and is designed for professionals working in healthcare settings who want to enhance their leadership and administrative skills.
“This is a great opportunity for ACU to expand our degree offerings in the growing healthcare sector. This program will provide healthcare professionals with the ability to gain new expertise and achieve their career and educational goals,” Dr. Stephen Johnson, vice president and chief administrative officer for ACU Online, said in a press release.
The M.H.A. is completed entirely online, consisting of short seven-week courses with multiple start dates throughout the year. The curriculum focuses on leadership, relationship management, knowledge of the healthcare environment and administrative skills specific to the evolving industry.
“The breadth of roles available to healthcare managers is extensive and the need for talented individuals in the industry continues to grow,” Dr. Meghan Hope, program director for ACU’s M.H.A., said in the release. “The addition of an online master’s degree provides a new avenue for ACU to prepare community leaders to face modern-day challenges in healthcare."
Upon program completion, healthcare administrators, also called medical and health services managers or healthcare executives, will plan, direct and coordinate medical and health services.
ACU’s baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral programs are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
For more information on the M.H.A., visit acu.edu/master-of-healthcare-administration.