Friends University

Master of Health Care Leadership (MHCL)

The Master of Health Care Leadership (MHCL) is a 36 credit-hour program designed to prepare students for responsible positions of professional leadership in the health care environment. The purpose of the program is to develop students' knowledge base of the current health care environment as well as their decision-making skills within the functional areas of health care organizations.

Skills: The MHCL program will give you a combination of leadership and business management skills as they relate to the health care industry. Although appropriate for the CEO career track, it is designed to help you achieve a director level position in a health care setting.

Quality and Convenience: The program course work can be completed in approximately 24 months which puts you on the path to completing a graduate education that will put you at the top of your game. Plus, the convenience of online learning allows you to complete your course work from any place and at any time of the day, thus giving you the ability to continue working while earning your degree.

Job Opportunities: The MHCL program will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to obtain a director-level career at a healthcare facility. Healthcare directors plan, direct, coordinate, and supervise the delivery of healthcare services. Healthcare directors are typically either specialists in charge of a specific clinical department or generalists who manage an entire facility or system. According to the US Bureau of Labor and Statistics, employment of medical and health services directors is expected to grow 16 percent from 2008 to 2018, which is faster than the average for all occupations.

Program Details: For the past 20 years, the Friends University Graduate School has offered an education that is designed to fully prepare you for the career you are building. The MHCL is a 36-credit hour, 24-month degree program lead by instructors who have years of industry experience in the field. You will receive the most up-to-date, practical education possible.

The Admissions Requirements for this program include:

  • A signed, completed application and a $45 application fee.
  • Submit official transcripts sent to the following address:
    Friends University
    Attn: Admissions Processing
    2100 W. University Ave.
    Wichita, KS 67213
  • Completion of a baccalaureate or higher degree with a 2.75 GPA from an accredited institution.
  • Letter of recommendation from employer or professional reference.
  • Completion of program interview process.
  • Written approval of admission by the program director.

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