Stony Brook University’s School of Health Technology and Management has announced it will now offer a master’s degree in health administration at the Stony Brook Southampton campus.
The 50-credit program is now accepting applications for the fall 2017 semester. The curriculum will be delivered in a blended format, including online course work, complimented by face-to-face programs, mentoring and networking opportunities.
Officials have long said that the expansion of health-related educational offerings at the Southampton campus would be one of the benefits of the merger of Southampton Hospital with Stony Brook University Hospital.
“This new program provides students from eastern Long Island and beyond with the opportunity to pursue an advanced degree that has the potential to transform their career path and create real opportunities for professional growth,” said Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, in a release. “It will also create a pipeline to the next generation of healthcare administrators who will need to navigate an incredibly volatile landscape.”
As part of a mentorship program built into the curriculum, students will receive one-on-one career advice from health care managers and executives who will work directly with them to assist them in setting a course to reach their goals in the health management field.
In a release, the program said it would welcome applications from members of the community who may be considering for the first time a career in health management or health system employees with an interest becoming managers.
“Gaining sound competency in the health management field is a critical component toward the goal of delivering high quality care to patients,” said Dr. Julie Agris, the director of the program. “This new program will support those aspiring to work in the healthcare field as providers, managers or both.”