Type of Degree
MHA Degree, Long Term Care Certification
Type of Program
General University Information
Saint Joseph’s College of Maine is a Catholic liberal arts college in Standish, Maine that grants bachelor’s degrees in a traditional on-campus setting, as well as bachelor’s and master’s degrees via online education. The college’s 350-acre (1.4 km2) campus in southern Maine is located on the shores of Sebago Lake, just 18 miles (29 km) from Maine’s largest city. It is the only Catholic college in Maine.<
Saint Joseph’s was founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1912 as an institution for women. The college, run by a lay and religious Board of Trustees, was located on the convent grounds in nearby Portland until 1956 when it moved to its lakeside location in Standish. In 1970, Saint Joseph’s became coeducational and six years later began a distance education program for working adults. The Division of Graduate & Professional Studies now offers its online programs to 2,400 students in 49 states and nine countries.
Many top management positions in health care organizations today require a master’s degree. Leaders in health services work in a variety of health care settings, including clinics, hospitals, outpatient care centers, diagnostic laboratories, and home health care and long-term care centers, as well as managed care and public health organizations. This 42 credit program equips individuals to oversee the full range of possible services and may be completed in as little as two years, depending on how much time you spend working on it. This program was designed for individuals juggling career, family and education. The tuition is affordable and the program is flexible.
This master’s degree program is one of the few in the country accredited by the National Association of Boards of Examiners of Long-Term Care Administrators (NAB), and the only NAB-accredited program available online. The summer programs help accelerate the completion of this degree, as well as providing opportunities for networking with leaders in health care and building collaboration skills. Students tell us that the summer programs are the highlight of their experience and many return for summer sessions to complete their degree or even earn continuing education credits after they have completed their degree.
You may apply for and be granted admission status at any time during the year.
You are not required to complete graduate tests such as the GRE.
Applicants are required to have a baccalaureate degree from an institution of higher learning accredited or accepted as accredited in the United States, with a cumulative grade point of 2.5 or better. Students who do not meet the cumulative grade point standard may be conditionally accepted and required to take specific introductory course work and complete it with a grade of 3.0 or better, prior to consideration of formal acceptance.