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MA in Government - Healthcare Policy and Ethics

Regent University's Master of Arts in Government with a concentration in Healthcare Policy & Ethics is designed to help students make a difference in healthcare through policymaking and ethical advocacy. Learn more about this online graduate program here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Arts in Government with a concentration in Healthcare Policy & Ethics

School Offering Program:

Regent University

Degree Level:

Master's

Program Prerequisites:

Students who are interested in the M.A. in Government - Healthcare Policy & Ethics program should have some prior leadership experience, well-developed problem-solving skills, and a desire to make a difference in healthcare. All applicants to a graduate program at Regent University should have at least a bachelor's degree; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

Regent University's Master of Arts in Government with a concentration in Healthcare Policy & Ethics program is designed to teach students how to make a positive impact on healthcare in the U.S. and around the world. The curriculum not only touches on policymaking and healthcare research but also on ethical considerations and ways to affect change withing organizations. Students have the chance to understand the rights and responsibilities of patients, delve into healthcare law, and look at philosophies of care.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

30 credits.

Financial Aid:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Regent University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the Master of Arts in Government with a concentration in Healthcare Policy & Ethics:

The Master of Arts in Government with a concentration in Healthcare Policy & Ethics program requires students to complete a minimum of 30 credit hours. These courses include 15 credits of core courses and another 15 credits are in the concentration. Students may also opt to do a thesis project or an internship. Contact Regent University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Required Core Courses (15 credits)

  • Research Methods
  • Christian Foundations of Government
  • American Politics
  • International Relations Theory
  • American Political Thought

Concentration Courses (12 credits)

  • Healthcare Policy & Ethics
  • Health Care Law
  • Managing Change in Healthcare Organizations
  • Healthcare Finance

Elective/Internship Course (3 credits)

  • Students choose one of the following:
    • Elective course
    • Internship

Optional Thesis (6 credits)

  • Preparing a Thesis Proposal
  • Thesis

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

The understanding of policymaking and the healthcare system that this MA in Government program is designed to teach could give students the foundation they need to continue their studies at the doctoral level. Pursuing a doctorate might open more doors for careers in upper-level administration, policy development, education, or research.

Here are a few potential degrees related to this program:

  • Ph.D. in Public Health
  • Doctor of Healthcare Administration
  • Ph.D. in Government

Career Paths:

Graduates of the Master of Arts in Government with a concentration in Healthcare Policy & Ethics program might be ready to apply their leadership and public advocacy skills to a professional environment. They might work in healthcare facilities, government agencies, or lobbying groups.

These positions might be a good fit:

  • State and federal agency staff
  • Hospital, health systems & clinic manager
  • Healthcare advocate & policymaker

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