1086 Cushwa Hall
The Master of Health and Human Services is a collaborative degree between The Bitonte College of Health and Human Services and the Warren P. Williamson, Jr. College of Business Administration. The program accommodates students from health and human services professions who require the skills and abilities for supervisory/managerial positions or who desire competence in health promotion and methods in the community. The program is structured as a completely online or evening college program. After completion of an academic core of coursework, students may concentrate in health promotion, health care administration or health informatics for health and human service professions.
In addition to the minimum College of Graduate Studies admission requirements, applicants must complete the following undergraduate courses or their equivalent:
|ACCT 2602||Financial Accounting||3|
|AHLT 4810||Management Skills for Health Professionals||3|
|MGT 3725||Fundamentals of Management||3|
Students should complete any undergraduate deficiency coursework before completion of the third semester of graduate work and must complete it prior to enrolling in related graduate-level courses. Also, students must submit three letters of reference:
- one from a faculty member,
- one from an employer, and
- one from another source, or
- two from faculty members and one from another source.
Regular admission requires a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale).
Ronald K. Chordas, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
John M. Hazy, Ph.D., Professor
Community health; life course issues; teaching effectiveness
Joseph P. Lyons, Sc.D., Associate Professor
Health informatics; voice recognition; electronic medical records
Salvatore Sanders, Ph.D., Professor
Technology applications for health care, education and management; student and faculty attributes related to learning; instructional design; distance learning
There are two areas of coursework in the MHHS: an academic core and a specialty track. A thesis or non-thesis option is available with each track.
The academic core consists of 23-24 semester hours distributed among the following course areas:
- tools (six semester hours),
- management skills (six semester hours), and
- issues in health and human services (12 semester hours).
A total of 12 to 13 semester hours of coursework is devoted to a specialty track in health promotion, administration for health and human service professions, and health informatics. Each track offers a thesis or non-thesis option. The non-thesis option in the health promotion, administration for health and human service professions, and health informatics track requires the student to complete an internship, which is called a practicum. The thesis must be submitted according to the general requirements established by the College of Graduate Studies. The student is required to defend the thesis in an oral presentation before a committee of graduate faculty from a minimum of two academic disciplines. Students selecting the non-thesis option must successfully complete a comprehensive examination and additional courses for graduation.
|CJFS 6942||Research and Statistics in Health and Human Services||3|
|HHS 6930||Health Informatics||3|
|or HHS 6981||Grant Writing|
|Select 5-6 hours from the following: 2||5-6|
|Managing and Leading in Organizations|
|Optimizing Performance and Commitment|
|Consumer & Product Management|
|Managing Business Processes|
|Issues in Health and Human Services|
|HHS 6949||Community Health Practice||3|
|HHS 6953||Health Behavior||3|
|HHS 6958||Health Services Issues||3|
|HHS 6962||Health Care Reform||3|
|Select a concentration area from the following options:||10-14|
|Foundation and Planning|
|Implementation and Evaluation|
|Administration for Health and Human Services Professions|
|Program Planning and Evaluation|
|Planning and Fiscal Management|
|Health Care System Analysis|
|Planning and Fiscal Management|
|Total Semester Hours||34-37|
Prerequisites for the tools courses include undergraduate research methodology, a statistics course, and ACCT 2602 Financial Accounting or equivalent.
- The student will demonstrate skills to access and integrate important facts, concepts, principles, and theories in the field of management when developing solutions to problems.
- The student will utilize current technologies such as, computer and online systems/services, to access and communicate information.
- The student will demonstrate effective research skills.
- The student will produce a manuscript in a style suitable for publication.
- The student will demonstrate skills to critically analyze health and human services issues.