Health care is an evolving and complex practice. Healthcare needs leaders who are visionaries and positive change agents that inspire and empower others to do their best. The MSHA program incorporates professional, effective leadership skills within the foundations of financial and strategic planning, organizational management, and quality initiatives. Students graduate with the knowledge and skills to make an impact in healthcare today.
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MPH, MSHA alums are on the front line of the pandemic battle
Graduates of the Master of Public Health degree program in the College of Applied Health Sciences are finding themselves on the front line in the battle against COVID-19. Read about their efforts to fight the pandemic.
MPH, MSHA alum featured on WCIA for their COVID19 work
Alumni of the Master of Public Health and Master of Science in Health Administration programs at the College of Applied Health Sciences were featured Saturday by WCIA-TV for their intervention work during the COVID-19 pandemic.
MPH alum Zain Nayani, Kaitlin Krumwiede and Bianca Mulaikal and MSHA alum Chandler Eggleston told reporter Karina Rubio about being a healthcare provider during a crisis. Nayani and Mulaikal are now med students at the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (CCOM), while Krumwiede and Eggleston work for a health IT firm called Wolters Kluwer.
Health administration degrees are modeled after general business administration curriculum, giving students experiences in finance, leadership/management, quality and strategic planning. Coursework, internship, and capstone experiences prepare students to work in healthcare institutions such as hospitals, medical offices, insurance groups and pharmaceutical companies. People with health administration degrees have the skills to manage staff, programs, and service lines within the complex and ever-changing healthcare arena.
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign MSHA program combines the benefits of a small program with the resources and opportunities of a leading research university. This newer program allows students to be at the cutting edge of newly developed classes and curriculum. The curriculum was developed based on industry trends to ensure students are prepared for a career in health administration. Our small program size allows students to easily connect with the supportive faculty and be surrounded by a tight-knit cohort of peers. We welcome students from a wide variety of disciplines and training to join our diverse cohort of MSHA students.
Bureau of Labor Statistics: Medical and Health Services Managers
$99,730 per year
Job Outlook: 20%
(compared to 7% growth for all other occupations) from 2016 to 2026
100% of our students were employed within 3 months of graduation