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If students are interested in continuing their education past the undergraduate level, they may work toward a Master in Science (MSc) in a particular concentration. This degree will provide more in-depth knowledge and detailed information in order to obtain expertise or mastery in a field of study.

What is an MSc in Health? This type of program focuses on general health sciences and may span across more specific health specialties. A biology or chemistry background may be helpful for students who enter this program. Classroom instruction, lectures, seminars, and clinical training may all be a part of the coursework for this degree. Anatomy and physiology, disease control, medicine, ethics and law, and many other health-related courses may be required.

With a master’s degree in health, students may learn skills beyond practical knowledge, strengthen capability in management, and develop critical thinking and problem-solving. They can also gain greater proficiency in communication and analytical thinking.

The costs incurred for this program depends on location and education facility. Students should contact the admissions office of the school they wish to attend for more information on expenses.

With a degree in health, candidates may be able to find work in both the public and private sector. Positions can be in clinical and research settings, working directly with health care providers and patients, or even in a managerial or administrative capacity. Some students may continue on to earn a doctorate degree for even more specialized knowledge. Often, graduates specialize in patient advocacy or disease control and are able to find employment with government health agencies.

The nice part about obtaining a degree today is that students have more options than ever. If you would like more information about this type of degree program, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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MSc Public Health

University of South Wales Online Programmes through UNICAF
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time September 2017 Cyprus Larnaca USA New York Greece Athens Romania Bucharest United Kingdom London Egypt Cairo Ghana Accra Malawi Lilongwe Mauritius Port Louis Nigeria Lagos State Somalia Mogadishu Zambia Lusaka Jordan Irbid Cyprus Online + 25 more

The MSc Public Health creates professionals who can lead and implement change in public health across the world stage. This Masters course supports the development of public health practitioners through enabling them to negotiate, plan, implement and evaluate policy and practice initiatives. [+]

MSc 2017/2018. MSc Public Health The MSc Public Health creates professionals who can lead and implement change in public health across the world stage. This Masters course supports the development of public health practitioners through enabling them to negotiate, plan, implement and evaluate policy and practice initiatives. It also addresses wide-ranging public health issues that arise in diverse cultures, settings and environment. Educational Aim A critical understanding of how quantitative / qualitative research methods and epidemiological investigation are used to create and interpret public health knowledge. An in-depth knowledge and understanding of public health informed by current scholarship and research. Critically evaluate current research and advanced scholarship in the discipline. Use expertise in independent learning using the exploration of knowledge and enquiry to underpin practice. Demonstrate creativity and innovation in tackling and solving public health related problems with diverse populations. Independently design, assess and evaluate intervention strategies for the promotion of health or prevention of disease. In-depth knowledge and the development of advanced skills to prepare students to lead in the field of public health. The application of knowledge and research to professional practice (in theory and practice) to meet the changing and multi-disciplinary demands of public health. The ability to exercise initiative in creative programme planning, leading a change and decision-making. Fees £12,635 UNICAF offers a number of scholarships to eligible students. For more information, please contact a UNICAF student adviser Pathway Required Credits/Units: 180 Core Modules PE4S106 - Sustainable Public Health PE4S108 - Evidence Based Public Health PE4S107... [-]

MSc in International Health Management

Imperial College Business School
Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 United Kingdom London

A unique programme designed to springboard you into a management career in the global healthcare sector. [+]

MSc International Health Management is a one-year, full-time programme that provides the essential skills needed to springboard you into a management career in the global healthcare sector.

The programme uniquely combines business-focused teaching and cutting-edge research. You will learn from internationally recognised faculty at the forefront of health management research, to gain an overview of the UK health system and its application in a global context. Imperial College London is a world leading university in healthcare research and teaching, and studying here will open doors for you across the world.

The class contains a mix of recent graduates and experienced healthcare professionals from across the world, giving your experience a truly international perspective. Together, through a mixture of modules, applied modules and projects, you will learn how to put the latest academic thinking and business strategies into practice using real-life case studies.... [-]


Online MS in Health Administration

Saint Joseph's University Online
Online Full time Part time September 2017 USA Philadelphia

Our online Master’s in Health Administration is designed for healthcare professionals in the health delivery system who want to advance their career in the management and administrative aspects of health organizations and the health system. [+]

MSc 2017/2018. Online MS in Health Administration - Health Care Ethics Concentration Our online Master’s in Health Administration with a concentration in Health Care Ethics is designed for healthcare professionals who want to advance their career in the management and administrative aspects of health organizations and the health system. Saint Joseph’s provides the necessary framework for dealing with issues such as euthanasia; the use of medical technologies to prolong life; abortion; genetic screening for birth defects; experimentation and informed consent; distribution of scarce medical resources; the right to healthcare and its implications for the healthcare delivery system. The program also offers a background in moral philosophy, which will be included within the scope of the coursework. Online MS in Health Administration - Informatics Concentration Our online Master’s in Health Administration with a concentration in Informatics is designed for healthcare professionals in the health delivery system who want to advance their career in the management and administrative aspects of health organizations and the health system. With a concentration in Informatics, you will gain expertise in information resources management, clinical care, and programming, enabling you to become the communications conduit linking diverse health care professionals. Additional coursework focuses on health information management systems data and infrastructure, providing the case study of IT networks, internets, data interchange, data access, and data management. [-]

Master’s in Nursing

Sacred Heart University Online
Online Full time Open Enrollment USA Fairfield

Leadership, commitment and a compassionate human connection with each patient we know you’ve excelled as a Registered Nurse, now it’s time to take your career to a more influential level. [+]

Earn a degree that provides you more opportunities for nursing leadership with three different specializations available. You’ll develop the superior clinical, educational, and managerial competencies needed to thrive as a clinical nurse leader, nurse educator or nurse manager. Our nursing degrees are accredited by the CCNE, and are highly recognized and respected because they integrate science and care. SHU is consistently ranked among the top master’s colleges in the United States and offers working nurses the ability to advance their career in a flexible environment to balance their work and life demands. No residency on campus is required; practicum and clinical hours may be completed locally. Three Specializations: Clinical Nurse Leader: This specialization focuses on the skills and knowledge needed to fulfill this new and evolving role, such as evaluating patient outcomes, assessing risk, and coordinating with other health care professionals to ensure high quality care. The program prepares students to sit for the American Association of Colleges of Nursing CNL Certification Exam. Even those students who are not interested in the CNL position can benefit from the integrated knowledge offered in this specialization. Nursing Education: The Nursing education specialization is designed to complement your clinical experience with skills in teaching and learning. The curriculum is designed to provide you with an understanding of issues in nursing education, application of curriculum design and evaluation theory, and experience in the role of the faculty. Nurse educators are found in both schools of nursing along with hospitals and related healthcare organizations. This... [-]

Master of Science in Nursing (Online)

University of Saint Mary Online
Online Full time Part time Open Enrollment USA Des Moines Leavenworth USA Online + 2 more

The online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from the University of Saint Mary is built on the new Essentials of Master's Education in Nursing from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). [+]

MSc 2017/2018. Master of Science in Nursing - Nurse Administrator (Online) New Career Opportunity Today – More Flexibility Tomorrow The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree from University of Saint Mary is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and integrates the Essentials of Master's Education in Nursing (2011) from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). With these new essentials, the online MSN not only prepares you for advanced career opportunities, it prepares you for a doctorate-level program, which would unlock even more career options. Degree Highlights: Two Concentrations Offered: Nurse Educator: Coursework prepares you with the credentials to teach nursing at the undergraduate level or pursue a doctorate. Nurse Administrator: Coursework prepares you with the skills for a nurse administrator or health care leadership role. 100% convenient online format Complete clinical hours at work Accredited by the CCNE No residency required Eligibility Requirements: U.S. licensed, registered nurse Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from a CCNE or ACEN accredited program from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning Minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale [-]

Master of Science in Public Health

Kaplan University Online
Online Part time September 2017 USA USA Online

The Master of Public Health could prepare you to seek leadership and managerial positions in governmental, nonprofit, and private organizations in the public health industry. [+]

The Master of Public Health could prepare you to seek leadership and managerial positions in governmental, nonprofit, and private organizations in the public health industry.* Kaplan University’s Master of Public Health could help you develop the administrative, ethical, and professional skills to apply public health principles to health education and communication programs. *Kaplan University cannot guarantee employment or career advancement. Additional training or certification may be required. [-]

Master of Science in Healthcare Administration

MUST University
Campus or Online Full time September 2017 USA Fort Lauderdale

The Master of Science in Healthcare Management (MS-HCM) provides healthcare professionals with the knowledge, skill sets, and abilities needed to be effective healthcare administrators and managers. Healthcare delivery is undergoing rapid growth and change in the United States and around the world, a change that has accelerated in the 21st century. [+]

MSc 2017/2018. The Master of Science in Healthcare Management (MS-HCM) provides healthcare professionals with the knowledge, skill sets, and abilities needed to be effective healthcare administrators and managers. Healthcare delivery is undergoing rapid growth and change in the United States and around the world, a change that has accelerated in the 21st century. Thus, the responsibilities of healthcare administrators and managers are continuously being redefined. In this dynamic environment, organizations must manage for continuous improvement and maintain flexibility to respond to the latest challenges. This underscores the constant need for healthcare professionals to keep pace with new knowledge and gain new skills. This program develops professionals who understand how to manage non-profit, for-profit, and voluntary Healthcare organizations in effective and innovative ways and who can help healthcare organizations successfully meet the challenges of a rapidly changing environment. Students in the MS-HCM program acquire the analytical skills needed to explore new models of healthcare delivery and organizational design. They also develop the leadership skills needed to discover and implement creative solutions to problems in the current healthcare system. [-]

MS in Clinical Research Administration

Walden University
Online Full time Part time September 2017 USA USA Online Minneapolis + 1 more

Throughout the history of clinical trials, research professionals have been a critical part of medical breakthroughs that have improved the lives of millions of people. [+]

Prepare for a key role managing and monitoring life-changing clinical research phases and processes. Walden University’s MS in Clinical Research Administration program addresses the latest technologies, safest methods for testing, protection of human subjects, and the hope that drives all medical advancements. Broaden your understanding of the legal, regulatory, and ethical concerns that govern clinical research, as well as past medical controversies and triumphs. [-]

MSc in Public Health (Part-Time)

Glasgow Caledonian University, London (GCU London)
Online & Campus Combined Part time 2 - 5 years January 2018 United Kingdom London

Develop your knowledge & professional skills for safe & effective public health practice. Our programme is underpinned by a framework of social action & content is aligned to UK Public Health Skills & Career Framework & WHO international standards. [+]

MSc 2017/2018. This Master’s programme provides practitioners from a wide range of backgrounds the opportunity to enhance their knowledge, understanding and professional skills for safe and effective public health practice. Our programme is underpinned by world-leading research and a framework of social action, which is increasingly accepted as a means to reduce the enduring and currently widening inequalities in the experience of health, illness and wellbeing within and between countries. This framework aims to redress the balance between asset based approaches and the more traditional deficit approach. The programme is aligned to the UK Public Health Skills and Career Framework which in turn maps to WHO international standards. Practitioners will consider modern theory and research alongside of current global strategies for health and development to improve the health and well-being of the population, prevent disease and minimise its consequences, prolong life and reduce inequalities in health. Supported with a variety of teaching and learning approaches, our students engage in taught content through guided study, lectures from public health experts and participation in group work and seminars to encourage interaction. Lectures and seminars are also supported with online activity. Why Choose this Programme? An internationally unique curriculum which is strongly influenced by the theme of social action. It fits in with global strategies for health and development including the Rio Political Declaration 2013, the World Health Organisations’ ongoing programme to take action on the social determinants of health and the UN’s Post 2015 Development Agenda GCU’s Research in Public Health featured... [-]

MSc. in Dementia

Trinity College Dublin
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 Ireland Dublin + 1 more

The Masters programme in Dementia is open to a wide range of professionals who have experience in delivering a dementia care approach within practice in the last two years. Interdisciplinary input to the design, development and delivery of this programme stems from a variety of dementia experts... [+]

MSc/Postgraduate Diploma/Postgraduate Certificate in Dementia The Masters programme in Dementia is open to a wide range of professionals who have experience in delivering a dementia care approach within practice in the last two years. Interdisciplinary input to the design, development and delivery of this programme stems from a variety of dementia experts. Students on this programme will come from a variety of backgrounds including for example: nursing, medicine, occupational therapy, social work, physiotherapy, chaplaincy and other disciplines. For the duration of the programme, students will be employed in an area where the principles of dementia care are applied in caring for individuals with dementia and their families / significant others. Upon successful completion of this programme, students will obtain an M. Sc. (Dementia) from the University of Dublin; there are P.Grad.Dip and P.Grad.Cert. exit options.The learning outcomes have been developed in accordance with the NQAI and IUQB frameworks at level 9. These also satisfy some of the educational requirements of the CNS framework and the programme also has Category 2 approval from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland. The overall aim of the programme is to strengthen and develop the knowledge, skills, competencies and attitudes of the students, thus enabling them to fulfil their highest potential in the personal, professional and practice arena of dementia care. This programme also aims to make a valuable contribution to the development of dementia care knowledge, research and practice. The design is such that it will promote collaboration between disciplines of nursing, medicine,... [-]

Master in Bioscience and Health Policy

Rice University | Wiess School of Natural Sciences
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA Houston

This degree is geared to train students in bioscience and health policy with the intent of creating new options for science students interested in working in health care management, for the government, or in governmental relations positions at non-profit organizations, industry, and academic institutions. As an interdisciplinary program it aims to equip students with advanced bioscience skills; to teach quantitative skills and data analysis; to equip students with communication and research skills to conduct independent studies enabling them to understand, and formulate public policy recommendations; and to train students how to integrate their science knowledge into creating better policies and practices. [+]

MSc 2017/2018. “Science impacts public policy in all important areas and is directly impacted by policies created at the local, state, and national levels. Funding and regulation of science, technology, engineering and math education have a major influence on the quality of the science and engineering workforce. Science is also critically needed to inform policies in areas such as energy and climate change, threats to the environment, and dealing with biological pandemics, to name a few. Sound policy making depends on the policy makers having access to current understanding of science and technology. Thus, graduates from this program who understand science and technology are vital to the policy making process at all levels in government. While scientists are often called upon to testify at hearings, that is no substitute for having technically competent staff and officials who interact with the creation of policies daily. Since government policies influence the business world, companies will need graduates from this program who understand the technical issues as well as the policy-making process.” “The Bioscience and Health Policy track will give students a deep background in biological sciences complemented by courses in sociology, economics and policy studies to foster their understanding of the role of science in policymaking and the role of public policy in science. In addition to science courses, students will take an overview course in Science Policy and Ethics, a management course and a seminar jointly with the students involved in the other tracks. Furthermore direct access to the James A.... [-]

MSc Infection Control

University of Essex Online
Online Part time 24 months Open Enrollment United Kingdom Colchester

The MSc Infection Control online has been designed for nurses and other health professionals who have an infection control role in their workplace but is open to anyone with an interest in this area. The course aligns with the framework of competencies outlined by the Infection Prevention Society and will develop your expertise in several key areas of best practice. Delivered as an online course, the MSc Infection Control course gives you the... [+]

MSc Infection Control The MSc Infection Control online has been designed for nurses and other health professionals who have an infection control role in their workplace but is open to anyone with an interest in this area. The course aligns with the framework of competencies outlined by the Infection Prevention Society and will develop your expertise in several key areas of best practice. Delivered as an online course, the MSc Infection Control course gives you the flexibility to study whilst you continue to work full-time. It also allows you to interact with other infection control specialists spread throughout the UK and internationally. Why study this subject? The demand for Infection Control courses has increased in recent years due to super-bug and contagious illness outbreaks such as SMRA, swine flu and Ebola highlighting the need for more effective infection control. The fundamental underpinning of the MSc is that prevention is better than the cure and it is this mentality that will hopefully make outbreaks a thing of the past. Preventing and controlling the spread of infection is one of the key priorities for hospital staff, environmental health officers and healthcare professionals not only in the UK but throughout the world. This advanced-level health masters course has been designed to provide you with the latest knowledge and understanding of infection control practice, giving you the ability to develop and implement strategies to reduce the spread of hospital acquired infection and respond appropriately to an outbreak of infection within a community. You will... [-]

Master of Public Health

New England Institute of Technology
Online Full time 2 years September 2017 USA East Greenwich

The Master of Public Health (MPH) program at NEIT applies an interdisciplinary approach to prepare professionals in public health science with a foundation of management and leadership skills to successfully practice public health in a supervisory/management role to oversee, plan, evaluate and improve population health programs and initiatives. [+]

MSc 2017/2018. The Master of Public Health (MPH) program at NEIT applies an interdisciplinary approach to prepare professionals in public health science with a foundation of management and leadership skills to successfully practice public health in a supervisory/management role to oversee, plan, evaluate and improve population health programs and initiatives. The MPH program trains the professional in the essential public health services along with critical management principles, giving graduates a balanced view of public health science with a foundation on leadership, budgeting, supervision and project management to lead public health efforts. This program uses a hybrid modality of online and on-ground weekend classes designed to meet the needs of the working professional. With an innovative use of technology and student participation, professionals will be introduced to public health science as well as other emerging topics including informatics, emergency preparedness, quality improvement and global health through lectures, lab work and seminar-style courses. The program also offers ample opportunities for students’ interaction and exposure to the public health field through lectures, materials review and assigned work to learn more about the challenges faced in the field and to apply the tools learned through the program. Students can complete this interdisciplinary MPH program in as little as two years (eight quarters), taking 2 classes in each quarter. To meet graduation requirements, a minimum of 48 academic credits is required, including a 120-hour field experience in a public health or closely aligned entity, where students would work with a preceptor in a pre-determined project,... [-]

Master of Science in Global Health

Duke Kunshan University
Campus Full time 3 - 4 semesters September 2017 China Kunshan

The Duke Kunshan University Master of Science in Global Health (MSc-GH) students come from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds including medicine, public health, biology, engineering, law, economics, policy, business and more. Emphasizing interdisciplinary collaboration, a research experience, and mentorship from expert faculty, the program prepares graduates to make an impact in their world. [+]

Global Health is an area of study, research and practice that places a priority on improving health and achieving equity in health for all people worldwide. Recognizing that many global health problems stem from economic, social, environmental, political, and health care inequalities, the global health program brings together interdisciplinary teams to solve complex health problems and to train the next generation of global health leaders. The Duke Kunshan University Master of Science in Global Health (MSc-GH) students come from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds including medicine, public health, biology, engineering, law, economics, policy, business and more. Emphasizing interdisciplinary collaboration, a research experience, and mentorship from expert faculty, the program prepares graduates to make an impact in their world. Students successfully completing the requirements of the program receive a Master of Science degree from Duke University in Durham, NC USA. The Duke Kunshan MSc-GH program is modeled after the highly successful program pioneered at Duke University. Now in its sixth year, the MSc-GH at Duke has trained over 100 global health leaders who now hold rewarding positions with academic, non-governmental and corporate organizations. Many graduates are also pursuing medical or Ph.D.-level training at the top universities in the world. SCHOLARSHIPS Students are automatically considered for scholarships based on their Graduate School application – no additional application is required. Program Requirements The MSc-GH program requires that students complete a minimum of 33 credits of coursework, and a minimum of 5 credits of research (i.e., thesis preparation), for a total of 38 credits.... [-]

MSc in Advancing Healthcare Practice

The Open University
Online Full time Part time 1 - 8 years August 2018 United Kingdom Buckingham Milton Keynes + 2 more

This MSc course is designed to equip practitioners with the knowledge, skills and insights to act as a confident, successful, independent and collegiate change agent. It facilitates an exploration of your personal aptitudes and skills. Through the combination of constituent courses and project work completed in service, skill or healthcare systems improvement you will be enabled to lead others on initiatives that can transform healthcare practice. You will learn how... [+]

MSc 2017/2018. MSc in Advancing Healthcare Practice This MSc course is designed to equip practitioners with the knowledge, skills and insights to act as a confident, successful, independent and collegiate change agent. It facilitates an exploration of your personal aptitudes and skills. Through the combination of constituent courses and project work completed in service, skill or healthcare systems improvement you will be enabled to lead others on initiatives that can transform healthcare practice. You will learn how to analyse and facilitate healthcare improvement and to disseminate their discoveries to others, making best use of the available avenues. The qualification comprises a series of modules, each with its own investigations that enable you to explore your work as a place of learning and to further your enquiries using the study group, print and online resources of the qualification. As a graduate of the MSc in Advancing Healthcare Practice you will be equipped to lead others in measures designed to improve practice, to conduct your own or group practice projects and to make cogent recommendations for practice improvement, based upon evidence, practice experience, skill analysis, policy and a close attention to the objectives and mission of the health or social care organisation or team. Your MSc studies consist of an extended project, one that centres on skill, service or system improvement and which works with the needs and the priorities where you work. With your tutor and supported by the study group you will plan your project, conduct investigations within the narratives... [-]