M State partners with MSUM for health administration program

March 5, 2020

A partnership between Minnesota State Community and Technical College and Minnesota State University now makes it possible for graduates of nearly a dozen M State programs to transfer seamlessly into the online Health Services Administration bachelor’s degree at MSUM.

The 11 M State associate degree programs that transfer into the BS degree in HSAD are:

“That so many of the M State AAS degrees articulate into MSUM’s HSAD degree is a great benefit to M State students who are looking to further their education,” said Jennifer Jacobson, dean of health care programs at M State.

Because the MSUM degree can be completed entirely online, she said, M State students who have graduated with one of the 10 partner degrees are able to work in their field while pursuing their bachelor’s degree. The Health Services Administration degree program provides students a background in management, quality improvement, informatics, marketing and finance.

Dr. Jitendra Singh, associate professor and co-chair of the School of Nursing & Healthcare Leadership at MSUM, said the HSAD program is designed to prepare students to take a variety of positions in healthcare, including acute care organizations, academic medical centers, clinics, long-term care, healthcare consulting, government and community health organizations.

“The program serves a variety of students including non-traditional students, traditional students, students who plan to take the nursing home administrator examination to practice in Minnesota and North Dakota, and students seeking coursework to gain expertise in the broad field of health services administration,” Singh said.

For more information, contact M State’s director of admissions, Alyssa Campion.