Online master’s degree in Health Care Leadership ranks No. 22 in nation

The Master of Health Care Leadership degree at Friends University has been named one of the nation’s top 25 online master’s degree programs in health care administration by

Friends University’s program was ranked at No. 22 and was the only program in Kansas to be included on the list. ranked universities across the nation based upon academic quality, online offerings and cost and student aid support.

“This recognition serves as a testament to the quality of our full-time and adjunct faculty who are very student-centric in their approach,” said Dr. David Hofmeister, dean of the graduate school. “Our faculty members do a wonderful job of creating learning-conversation environments.”

The Master of Health Care Leadership degree began in 2008 as an on-campus program and an online option was added in 2010. The 36-credit-hour degree prepares students for a variety of health care industry leadership positions and covers a wide range of subjects including management, leadership, law/ethics and marketing. Students come from a variety of health care areas, including allied health, emergency medical services, health care administration, hospital non-nursing, nursing and pharmaceutical.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, health care occupations and industries are expected to have the fastest employment growth and to add the most jobs of any other occupation group between 2014 and 2024.

Friends University, a Christian University of Quaker heritage, equips students to honor God and serve others by integrating their intellectual, spiritual and professional lives.