Josh Vest teaching a classThis year has brought a lot of exciting changes. After receiving full accreditation as a School of Public Health, and moving to our new location on campus in the Health Sciences building, we have positioned our programs for many more decades of success.

Two students working on classworkIn the past 18 months, we have hired eight new faculty members, including an incoming Master of Health Administration director. Our new faculty, recruited from top programs nationally, were selected to greatly strengthen our capacity and offerings in change management, leadership, big data, analytics, and population health. Our curriculums have been updated to reflect the skills that employers are seeking.

For more than 45 years, we have led the way in educating Indiana’s health administration workforce. Our Bachelor of Science in Health Services Management has become an increasingly popular major and rigorously prepares students for entry level administrative positions in Indiana and beyond. Our Master of Health Administration (MHA) degree continues to be the only CAHME accredited program in the state and has served as the talent pipeline to many organizations over the years. Given that health administration jobs are expect to grow by more than 17% over the next decade, we are ready to continue our role in preparing the health care leaders of tomorrow.

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