Ole Miss Launches New Online Master in Health Care Administration

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The University of Mississippi seeks talented candidates for a new online master degree program in health care administration for the fall.

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“The job outlook and earnings potential of health care administrators is very good. The mean annual wage for all health care managers in 2009 was $90,970. Hospital executives may earn considerably more with a mean salary exceeding $400,000.”

The University of Mississippi seeks talented candidates for a new online master degree program in health care administration starting in the fall. The program is designed for full-time students, with online instruction the primary method of content delivery.

“The program will include an internship to ensure that graduates are ready to meet the demands of the workplace upon graduation,” said Clyde Deschamp, professor and chair of general health professions. “The job outlook and earnings potential of health care administrators is very good. The mean annual wage for all health care managers in 2009 was $90,970. Hospital executives may earn considerably more with a mean salary exceeding $400,000.”

“This is a great collaboration between the UMMC and the School of Business,” said Bethany Cooper, director of corporate relations and MBA services. “We are excited to combine our collective faculty expertise to deliver a program that will graduate future leaders in the health care administration industry.” New graduates and mid-career professionals are encouraged to pursue the program, Cooper said. “The industry is growing and changing rapidly and there is a need for bright creative talent,” she said. “This is a new, cutting-edge online program designed to provide graduates an opportunity to assume upper-level managerial and leadership roles within the health care delivery system.”

Administrators and faculty on both campuses expressed their support for the new program. “Faculty from our health science campus, along with faculty from the School of Business Administration, provide a powerful team approach to instruction,” said Chancellor Dan Jones. “I am pleased the University of Mississippi will offer opportunities for people interested in the field of health administration. This offering should be a valuable opportunity for individuals seeking to make a difference in the world.”

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