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One-of-a-kind health care leadership degree gives health professionals essential skills to lead in today's growing health care field.
TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing its 150-year tradition of educating and training dynamic leaders, Valparaiso University - ranked in the top 10 by U.S. News & World Report as a Best Midwestern Regional College - will now set the standard for health care graduate programs with its Master of Science in Health Management and Policy – 100% online.
Via streaming, video-based lectures and an interactive virtual community, Valpo's program will allow health professionals to add graduate credentials with an in-demand specialization to their resumes in as little as 24 months. Graduate students will explore complex policy, business, management, and information issues with a focus on ethical leadership and process improvement.
"Unlike traditional business degrees, Valpo is the only graduate school that offers a blending of policy, management and values-based ethics with four in-demand specializations to choose from: Strategic Decision Making, Health Informatics, Forensic Health and Gerontology," said David Rowland, Ph.D., Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate School.
In today's changing health care environment, Valpo's highly relevant and ground-breaking graduate program will give students the skills, credentials and expertise to lead the change in health care, in their careers and on a policy level, explained Adrian Marrullier, Executive Vice President of Enrollment Services and Marketing for the University Alliance.
"We are excited to be working with such a distinguished university and pleased to offer a targeted program that prepares students for leadership roles that include, Medical Care Administrator, Public Policy Director and many more," Marrullier said.
Valpo's graduate program is powered by University Alliance, a leading facilitator of e-learning in the United States. Graduate students and instructors will communicate, share ideas and network online through state-of-the-art technology. Instructor-led audio and video lectures allow students to interact via computer, tablet or other mobile device anytime, anywhere. Students can discuss issues using interactive group tools and online discussion boards. No campus attendance is required, so coursework never has to interfere with work, family and other commitments.
Enrollment for Valpo's Online MS in Health Management and Policy degree begins Oct. 1, 2013, with the spring session starting Jan. 6, 2014. To learn more or enroll, visit www.ValpoOnline.com or call 855.582.8047.
About Valparaiso University
Valparaiso University is a comprehensive independent Lutheran university with more than 4,000 students on its campus located in Northwest Indiana, an hour from Chicago. Valpo is a community of purpose-driven, service-minded and ethical individuals who embrace the pursuit of truth with freedom, humility and compassion. Valpo has been identified as one of the top master's-level institutions in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report magazine for the past 22 years. Valparaiso University offers more than 110 undergraduate academic programs through the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering and Nursing. Valpo also has a distinguished honors college, a Law School, and more than 40 degree and certificate programs in its Graduate School and Continuing Studies. Valpo has been recognized for its commitment to outstanding teaching, preparing thoughtful leaders with strong cross-cultural skills and global awareness and dedication to serving others.
About University Alliance
The University Alliance (UA) facilitates the promotion and online delivery of associate's, bachelor's and master's degrees as well as professional certificate programs from the nation's leading traditional universities and institutions. Powered by UA's technology and support services, its university partners have surpassed 450,000 online enrollments – making UA the largest facilitator of e-learning in the country. University partners include Villanova University, the University of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business, Florida Institute of Technology, Michigan State University, University of Florida, University of South Florida, Valparaiso University, New England College, University of St. Thomas, University of San Francisco, Jacksonville University, University of Vermont, The University of Scranton, and Dominican University.
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