Valparaiso University, a private, independent Lutheran institution, commemorated the 50th anniversary of its graduate school this spring.
The U.S. News and World & Report-ranked university’s celebration featured a panel of graduate school deans and directors and a reception with university president Mark Heckler.
The 50th anniversary also marked the launch of a new 100% online program. The graduate school recently introduced a Master of Science in Health Management and Policy program, which offers six eight-week sessions available 100% online.
The Master of Science in Health Management and Policy degree requires 36 graduate credit hours, including 27 credits of core courses and a three-course specialization track. Unlike some traditional business degrees, this degree provides a combination of policy, management and values-based ethics in four high-demand specializations: Strategic Decision Making, Health Informatics, Gerontology and Forensic Health.
Core courses include Understanding Health Care Organizations, Project Management, Financial Management, Ethics in Health Care and Legal Issues and Compliance in Health Care, among others.
“We are proud of the high level of academic excellence that Valparaiso University’s graduate school has sustained over the past 50 years,” Dean David Rowland said. “Our students not only have strong academic credentials, they value the university’s learning community experience.”
The Master of Science in Health Management and Policy program is powered by University Alliance, a leading e-learning facilitator. University Alliance gives students anytime, anywhere access to streaming and downloadable lectures, professor-led live chat rooms and interactive discussion boards.
With no campus attendance requirement, working professionals can meet career, family and other obligations while earning their degrees.
The next session, Summer II, begins June 30. Applications are due June 17.