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MS in Organizational Leadership - Health Care Administration

Northcentral University's Master of Science in Organizational Leadership with a Health Care Administration program is designed to help aspiring or current health care managers strengthen their organizational knowledge and leadership skills. Read on to find out more about this master's degree program.

Official Program Name:

Master of Science in Organizational Leadership with a specialization in Health Care Administration

School Offering Program:

Northcentral University

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Program Prerequisites:

Students considering NCU's Master of Science in Organizational Leadership program with a Health Care Administration specialization may already have some knowledge or experience of the health care industry. Strong communication, problem-solving, and leadership skills are also beneficial. Applicants to Northcentral University's online graduate programs should already possess a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

The curriculum of Northcentral University's Master of Science in Organizational Leadership in Health Care Administration program provides students with the opportunity to develop the leadership knowledge and skills that are essential for health care administration positions. Course topics are likely to include comparing the health systems of various countries around the world and current legal and ethical issues affecting health care systems and service in the U.S. Students will also be able to study the process for developing health care policies and the impact of these polices on various groups, such as the disabled or elderly. In the capstone course, students will conduct a research project where they identify an organizational problem and recommend a solution.

Learning Format:


Program Length/Total Credits Required:

30 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Financial aid is available to qualifying students. Graduate students may apply for Federal Stafford Loans or the Federal Graduate PLUS Loan. Military personnel and veterans may qualify for special assistance or tuition reduction.

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Required Courses for a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership with a specialization in Health Care Administration:

Program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Northcentral University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Foundation Requirements (21 credits)

  • MSOL 5000: Leadership Development and Practice
  • MSOL 5102: Ethics and Decision Making
  • MSOL 5103: People, Processes, and Organizational Health
  • MSOL 5104: Leadership: Change, Crises, and Communication
  • MSOL 5105: Leadership and Organization Strategy
  • MSOL 5106: Understanding Data
  • MSOL 5110: Capstone Professional Project

Health Care Administration Specialization Courses (9 credits)

  • MSOL 5301: Health Care Legal and Ethical Issues
  • MSOL 5302: Health Care Policy Analysis and Development
  • MSOL 5303: Comparative Health Care Systems

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Graduates who wish to prepare for postsecondary teaching positions or want to further develop their leadership skills could consider pursuing a related doctoral-level degree. Doctorate programs can also help student further their research skills. Some examples of programs graduates could consider include:

  • Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership
  • Ph.D. in Business Administration - Organizational Leadership
  • Ph.D. in Business Administration - Health Care Administration
  • Doctor of Business Administration - Organizational Leadership
  • Doctor of Business Administration - Health Care Administration

Career Paths:

Once students have completed the Master of Science in Organizational Leadership program in Health Care Administration, they could have the skills to seek leadership positions within a variety of health organizations. For instance, positions could be found in hospitals, insurance companies, public health agencies, non-profit organizations, or social service agencies. Examples of job titles they could consider include:

  • Hospital Administrator
  • Managed Care Director
  • Health Services Manager
  • Public Health Administrator
  • Director of Patient Care

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