Gannon University Launches New Master of Healthcare Administration Program
Posted: January 16, 2018
Gannon University will launch a new Master of Healthcare
Administration program in 2018, an effort to meet the pressing need
for qualified healthcare administrators who can help their
institutions navigate an increasingly complex healthcare
The part-time program, to be housed within the Dahlkemper School
of Business located in Gannon's new Center for Business Ingenuity,
offers a blend of face-to-face evening courses and online
instruction, making it ideal for working healthcare professions who
wish to continue working while pursuing a degree to advance their
Students will learn from faculty experts who have served as
administrators and executives in hospitals, nursing homes,
physician-based practices and other health care organizations. The
program includes 36 credits of coursework; students will typically
take two seven-week courses per semester. The first students will
be admitted in the summer of 2018.
Healthcare is big business, accounting for 17 percent of the
U.S. economy, and it is changing rapidly in how and where care is
delivered, who is providing those services, and how that care is
financed, said George Couch, assistant professor of Healthcare
Management at Gannon and director of the MHA program.
Changes include the integration of healthcare delivery
organizations, continual advances in medical technology, increased
emphasis on disease prevention and wellness promotion, and
"Healthcare management requires talented people to manage these
changes taking place," Couch said. "In their roles, healthcare
executives have an opportunity to make a significant contribution
to improving the health of the communities their organizations
More than 100,000 people serve in healthcare administration, a
field the Bureau of Labor Statistics expects to grow by 17 percent
- or an additional 56,000 jobs - over the next eight years.
Healthcare administrators work in varied settings, including
hospitals and health systems, community health agencies, managed
care organizations, and long-term care facilities, earning on
average close to $100,000 annually.
Prospective students interested in applying for the Masters of
Healthcare Administration program will find more detailed
information about the program at www.gannon.edu/graudate or
can contact Dr/ George Couch at firstname.lastname@example.org.