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Healthcare Administration & Management

About the program

Are you interested in a business career with opportunity for advancement in one of the fastest growing business sectors in the U.S. economy? Our degree in Healthcare Administration will prepare you for successful and rewarding careers in healthcare business, management, and administration.

Healthcare is a huge business and Healthcare Administration is one of the fastest growing and highest paid careers in the healthcare industry.

The MSSU Healthcare Administration program supported by the MSSU Gipson Center for Healthcare Leadership offers unique and special opportunities. Scholarships dedicated for Healthcare Administration majors, support for research, leadership development, and dedicated staff, faculty, and advisors all working together in the Gipson Center.  

The Healthcare Administration Department offers these career tracts:

  1. Baccalaureate Degree in Healthcare Administration
  2. Masters Degree in Healthcare Administration.


Your Future with Our Health Care Administration Degree


 As a graduate of Missouri Southern's healthcare administration program, you will harness your passion for business and healthcare into a fulfilling, life-long career. Picture yourself in one of these positions:

  • Work in business, management, or administrative position in hospitals, physician offices and clinics, outpatient surgery or therapy centers, or nursing homes and senior citizen facilities
  • You could work in medical retail businesses, Public Health agencies, the insurance industry, governmental health agencies, and many other areas of the healthcare industry.

What You'll Learn

With our degree in Healthcare Administration, you'll be equip with:

  • a strong foundation in general education, communication, business and management.
  • an 8-week internship in a chosen field.
  • a strong understanding and knowledge of business and healthcare.
  • insight and understanding of the clinical side of healthcare.
  • leadership ability and skills to innovate.


Contact the Department

Melinda Brown, MHA
Director, Gipson Center for Healthcare Leadership
Office: Health Science Building 153A
Phone: 417-625-9720