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Master's degree targets health care professionals


January 19, 2007

Beginning next summer, physicians, nurses, health care administrators and those planning a career move to health care will have expanded opportunities to earn a master's degree in health sector management from ASU.

The School of Health Management and Policy at the W. P. Carey School of Business will offer the degree in day and evening programs, with concentrations in management, policy management and managerial epidemiology. A 16-month concentrated program and a 22-month program are designed to provide working professionals with choice and flexibility that will enable them to update and expand their skills and prepare for leadership positions in the health industry.

Students with undergraduate degrees in business, health sciences or other fields can go directly into the master's programs and earn a graduate degree in as little as 16 months.

The 16-month program offers a combination of day and evening classes, while classes for the 22-month program are taught in the evening. It is the only accredited health sector management program in Arizona.

According to Marjorie Baldwin, director of the School of Health Management and Policy, 100 percent of the program's graduates are placed in jobs within three months of graduation.

More information on the programs can be found at the Web site (http://wpcarey.asu.edu/shmp/mhsm.cfm).