Master of Healthcare Leadership
Considering the focus on healthcare reform, rapid advances in pharmacology, technology, and healthcare delivery practices, the leadership of healthcare organizations is a challenging and ever-changing task. Today's healthcare organizations need administrators who can not only manage the current components of healthcare but lead the healthcare sector in new directions.
The Master of Healthcare Leadership (MHL) program offers students an exclusive opportunity to understand and master the organizational, legal, financial, political, and managerial elements of healthcare.
Park University's Master of Healthcare Leadership program offers a unique curriculum that is designed specifically to fulfill your personal goals and career needs.Completion of an internship with a healthcare administrator will give the graduate a competitive advantage in pursuing administrative positions in a variety of healthcare organizations. The program (Master of Healthcare Leadership) is accredited by the North Central Association / Higher Learning Commission and is an associate member of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA).
Graduates of the MHL program will have a vast array of career opportunities open to them, including hospitals, long-term care systems, and healthcare consulting organizations, non-profit healthcare associations, public health administration, government healthcare agencies, and community health agencies.
Each applicant must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited United States institution of higher learning or four years of equivalent full-time college work from an accredited international institution.
The minimum undergraduate grade point average (GPA) required for admission is 3.00 on a 4.00 scale. Students with a GPA between 2.75 and 3.0 may be considered for admission if they provide an acceptable GRE or GMAT score taken within the past five years of application date, or meet other requirements per the program director’s discretion. In some circumstances, a probationary status may be granted to those who do not meet minimum admission standards. Applicants who hold a master's degree are not required to submit scores on GRE or GMAT.
Admission may be withdrawn if it was granted on the basis of substantially incorrect information or on the omission of relevant facts, which, if known at the time of the admission, would have resulted in denial.
In order to complete the application process, applicants must submit to the Graduate School the following documents unless otherwise indicated by policy:
- An application for graduate admission.
- An application fee.
- An official transcript of the bachelor's degree sent to the Graduate School by the issuing institution.
- An official record of the score on the aptitude portions of the GRE or GMAT, whichever is appropriate, and when required, sent directly to the Graduate School by the testing agency.
- Three letters of recommendation sent to the Graduate School from people who can attest to the student’s qualifications, interests, and talents, such as employers, former professors, or professionals in the healthcare field.
- An admission essay detailing how the MHL degree will enable the applicant to reach chosen career, civic and professional goals.