Online Master's Degree Programs in Maine
Residents of Maine who are interested in pursuing academic and/or professional advancement through post-baccalaureate studies at the master’s degree level can do so in online master’s programs that do not require students to relocate or to commute to a college or university campus. There are a number of schools in the state of Maine that are active in offering online master’s programs, and many more schools located outside of Maine that are authorized to enroll students who reside out-of-state.
This page provides an overview of public and private colleges and universities in Maine that offer online master’s programs in many of the state’s most common fields of study, including business administration, education, health administration, nursing, public health, and social work. In addition, the sections below provide details on master’s programs offered online by out-of-state schools in the Maine region that admit applicants from Maine.
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Schools in Maine That Offer Online Master’s Programs
The University of Maine System is the state’s largest provider of higher education services and degree programs. It encompasses seven campuses located throughout the state, including the University of Maine’s flagship campus in Orono and additional campuses in Augusta, Farmington, Fort Kent, and Machias, as well as the University of Maine Law School in Portland, and the University of Southern Maine in Portland. These schools comprise all of the publicly funded institutions of higher education in Maine that have bachelor’s and/or graduate degree programs. Most of these schools offer online degree programs, including online master’s programs.
The table below lists the five largest schools in the University of Maine System, based on an analysis of enrollment numbers collected by the US Department of Education for its Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). The location of each school’s main campus and whether or not the school has online degree program is also noted in the table.
|School||Location||Online Degree Programs|
|University of Maine||Orono||Yes|
|University of Southern Maine||Portland||Yes|
|University of Maine at Augusta||Augusta||Yes|
|University of Maine at Farmington||Farmington||Yes|
|University of Maine at Fort Kent||Fort Kent||Yes|
In addition to Maine’s public colleges and universities, there are a number of private, non-profit schools in the state that are accredited to confer degrees at the bachelor’s and graduate levels. Some of these schools are active in offering online programs, including online master’s programs. The table below lists the seven largest private, non-profit schools in Maine, the location of each school’s main campus, and whether or not the school currently offers online degree programs.
|School||Location||Online Degree Programs|
|University of New England||Biddeford||Yes|
|Saint Joseph's College of Maine||Standish||Yes|
Regional Out-of-State Schools That Offer Online Master’s Programs
One of the advantages of online degree programs is that they extend the reach of a school’s academic offerings to students who cannot or would prefer not to attend campus-based classes. This can be especially advantageous for students who are interested in earning a particular type of degree that is not offered by a nearby school. For Maine residents who want to pursue graduate studies via an online master’s program, there are many out-of-state options, including programs that are offered by out-of-state schools in the New England region.
For example, there are two large universities in the neighboring state of New Hampshire that offer online master’s programs in many common fields of study. The University of New Hampshire (UNH) in Durham offers online graduate programs through its UNH Online initiative. Among the master’s programs offered through UNH Online are programs in business administration, cybersecurity, education, heath data science, intellectual property, international criminal law, and social work. Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU), a large private, non-profit university located in Manchester, offers online master’s programs in accounting, counseling, communication, criminal justice, information technology, management, marketing, nursing, psychology, public health, and other fields.
The neighboring state of Vermont is home to several schools that are active in offering online master’s programs, including The University of Vermont (UVM) and Norwich University. UVM, which is located in the city of Burlington, has online master’s programs in public health and sustainability leadership. Norwich University, a private non-profit school located in Northfield, offers online master’s programs in accounting, business, civil engineering, criminal justice, cybersecurity, history, leadership, nursing, public administration, and strategic studies.
Maine residents may also want to explore online master’s programs offered by schools in the New England state of Massachusetts. Northeastern University, a private non-profit school located in the Boston area, is active in offering online master’s programs. Among the programs offered online by Northeastern are master’s programs in: analytics; bioinformatics; biotechnology; computer science; criminology; cybersecurity; data analytics; engineering management; finance; homeland security; human resource management (HRM); leadership; and public health.
The 15 Most Common Areas for Master’s Degree Studies in Maine
OnlineEducation.com analyzed IPEDS data on the number of students graduating from master’s programs at colleges and universities in Maine in order to determine the most common areas for master’s degree studies in the state. These areas of study are:
- Social Work
- Business Administration and Management
- Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
- Public Health
- Occupational Therapy/Therapist
- Family Practice Nurse/Nursing
- Education, General
- Nursing Administration
- Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
- Physician Assistant
- Educational Leadership and Administration
- Creative Writing
- Health Services Administration
- Special Education and Teaching
- Reading Teacher Education
While IPEDS classifications do not align precisely with specific master’s programs, an analysis of IPEDS data does provide a representative overview of the most common subject areas for master’s degree studies by students in Maine. The sections below offer details about schools in Maine and the Maine region that offer online master’s programs in most of the fields listed above.
- Online Master’s in Social Work (MSW) Program in Maine
- Online Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) Programs in Maine
- Online Master’s in Teaching and Education Programs in Maine
- Online Master’s in Public Health (MPH) Programs in Maine
- Online Master’s in Nursing (MSN) Programs in Maine
- Online Master’s in Counseling Programs in Maine
- Online Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies Programs in Maine
- Online Master’s in Creative Writing Programs in Maine
- Online Master’s in Health Administration (MHA) Programs in Maine
Online Master’s in Social Work (MSW) Program in Maine
The University of New England (UNE) is one school in Maine that offers an online Master of Social Work (MSW) program with no required campus visits. UNE’s online MSW program has an advanced generalist curriculum that provides training and instruction in clinical and macro practice social work. Traditional students can complete the 64-credit program is three years, including an advanced generalist social work foundations practicum and a specialization practicum in either a clinical or a macro practice setting. UNE has an Advanced Standing MSW track for students who hold a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree from an undergraduate program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). The 35-credit Advanced Standing track, which includes one 550-hour field practicum, can be completed in less than two years.
The University of Maine (UMaine) has an MSW program that it offers through UMaine Online. This program uses a blended/hybrid format that combines online instruction with campus-based Saturday classes that meet twice per semester. The program has an advanced generalist curriculum and a three-year completion plan for traditional students who do not hold a BSW degree. In addition, the program offers a two-year Advanced Standing track for students who hold a BSW degree from a CSWE-accredited undergraduate program.
The University of New Hampshire (UNH) is one of the out-of-state schools in the Maine region that offers an online MSW program. The 62-credit UNH program has an advanced generalist curriculum that includes two fieldwork practicums. Students without a BSW degree can complete the UNH program in 28 months. In addition to the program’s advanced generalist core requirements, students choose three electives from among the program’s four specializations: Health and Mental Health; Addictions and Substance Abuse; Children, Youth, and Families; and Disabilities. The UNH program has a 35-credit Advanced Standing track for qualified applicants who hold a BSW degree from a CSWE-accredited undergraduate program.
Boston University (BU) is another school in the New England region that offers an online MSW program that Maine residents may want to explore. The BU School of Social Work’s online program has two MSW specialization tracks: Clinical Practice; and Macro Practice. The 65-credit program offered by BU has two required fieldwork internships and a three-year completion plan. BU has an Advanced Standing track that requires one fieldwork internship and can be completed in two years.
Note: All MSW programs require field education, which typically takes place at social work organizations and agencies in a student’s geographical locale. However, Maine residents who are considering online programs offered by out-of-state schools may want to contact a program administrator regarding potential field education sites prior to initiating the application process. Students who intend to apply for a license to practice clinical social work in Maine after completing an online MSW program offered by an out-of-state school should review Maine’s licensing requirements, as licensing requirements for clinical social workers vary by state.
Online Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) Programs in Maine
There are five schools in Maine that offer online Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs: the University of Maine (UMaine); Husson University; Saint Joseph’s College of Maine; Thomas College; and Unity College. UMaine’s Graduate School of Business has a 30-credit online MBA program with four optional concentrations: Accounting; Business Analytics; Finance; and Sustainability. The program has a ten-course curriculum that can be completed in one year of full-time enrollment, although students can choose to enroll part-time, take fewer courses per term, and thereby extend their time to completion.
Husson’s online MBA program consists of 12 courses and offers students the option of completing specializations in: Athletic Administration; Biotechnology & Innovation; Data Analytics; Healthcare Management; Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Organizational Management; and Risk Management. Saint Joseph’s College of Maine offers a 39-credit foundational MBA program for recent college graduates and a 42-credit MBA in Leadership program for business professionals with at least two years of managerial experience. Both programs are offered online. The foundational MBA program has concentrations in: Health Sector Management; Human Resources; and Accounting.
Thomas College offers a 36-credit online MBA program with a general business curriculum that can be completed in as few as 12 months, although the program has a flexible enrollment format that allows students to enroll part-time and earn their degree in two years. Unity College offers an online MBA in Sustainable Business program that consists of 12 courses that can be completed in as few as 14 months by students who enroll in two courses per term.
There are many out-of-state schools that offer online MBA programs that accept applicants from Maine, including several schools in neighboring and regional states. For example, the University of New Hampshire (UNH) offers an online MBA program through its Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics. The 48-credit program can be completed in two years and has six concentration options: Finance; Information Systems and Business Analytics; Marketing; Global Business; Growth and Innovation; and Hospitality Management.
Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) is another school in the neighboring state of New Hampshire that has an online MBA program that Maine residents may want to explore. The SNHU program offers numerous specialization options, including: Accounting; Business Intelligence; Engineering Management; Entrepreneurship; Finance; Healthcare Management; Human Resources; Information Technology Management; International Business; International Finance; International Supply Chain Management; Leadership; Marketing; Music Business; Operations & Supply Chain Management; Project Management; Public Administration; Quantitative Analysis; Sport Management; and Sustainability & Environmental Compliance.
Champlain College and Norwich University are two Vermont schools that offer online MBA programs. Champlain’s online MBA program has eight concentrations: Advanced Management; Employment Law; Health Care Administration; Human Resource Management; Information Security; Leadership; Positive Organization Development; and Supply Chain Management. Norwich’s online MBA program has seven concentrations: Energy Management; Organizational Leadership; Supply Chain Management; Construction Management; Finance; Project Management; and Technology Management.
Online Master’s in Teaching and Education Programs in Maine
Teachers and educators in Maine can choose from several in-state schools that offer online master’s programs in teaching and education, including the University of Maine (UMaine), the University of Southern Maine (USM), the University of New England, and Saint Joseph’s College of Maine.
UMaine Online has an online Master of Education (MEd) program in Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction for Elementary and Secondary teachers that offers seven specialization options: Classroom Technology; Computational Thinking; Early Childhood Education; Inclusion; Instructional Design; Library and Media Specialist; and Positive Behavior Intervention. UMaine Online also offers online MEd programs in Educational Leadership, Instructional Technology, Literacy, and Special Education. Finally, residents of Maine who hold a bachelor’s degree in a field other than education and who are interested in qualifying for initial certification and a state teaching license can do so via a blended Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) in Secondary Education program offered by UMaine. The blended program combines online instruction with traditional campus-based classes.
The School of Education and Human Development at USM has a number of online master’s in teaching and education programs that are offered online, including a Master of Science in Education (MSE) in Educational Leadership program, and an MSE in Teacher Leadership program with a concentration in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment. Both of these programs are designed for licensed teachers, and the Educational Leadership program requires a minimum of two years of prior K-12 teaching experience. USM also offers an online Master of Science (MS) in Adult and Higher Education program that does not require a teaching license but that does include a required internship in an adult education setting.
For teachers who are interested in working with special needs students, USM offers three online MS in Special Education program options: an MS in Special Education with a Concentration in Effective Instruction and Assessment for Students with Suspected and Identified Disabilities; an MS in Special Education In-Service program designed to prepare students for initial certification for teaching gifted and talented students and students with mild to moderate disabilities; and an MS in Special Education – Integrated General Education and Special Education program for teachers interested in qualifying for Maine’s K-8 or 7-12 Teacher of Students with Disabilities certifications. Finally, USM has an online MS in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) program that does not require applicants to hold a teaching license.
UNE has an online MSE program that is designed for students who are employed as K-12 teachers. The program has a five-course core, four designated concentrations, and an individualized study option that allows students to take electives in two or more of the program’s areas of concentration, which include: Curriculum & Instructional Strategy; Literacy (K-12); Inclusion Education; and Educational Leadership. UNE also offers an online MSE – Reading Specialist program that requires students to have a minimum of one year of prior K-12 teaching experience.
Saint Joseph’s College of Maine has an online MSE program with 33-credit School Educator, Health Care Educator, and Adult Education & Training tracks, and 36-credit School Leadership and Catholic School Leadership tracks. Saint Joseph’s online MSE programs do not require students to be licensed. However, non-licensed teachers can fulfill Maine’s Alternative Route to Certification by completing a 15-week student-teaching internship in addition to the program’s coursework requirements.
The University of New Hampshire (UNH), Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU), New England College (NEC), and Franklin Pierce University are four schools in the neighboring state of New Hampshire that offer master’s programs in teaching and education. UNH has an online MEd in Educational Studies program with a 12-credit core that covers contemporary issues in education, teaching assessment methods, and educational research methods, and additional requirements that include a research-based final project and four elective courses. The program is designed for professional teachers and educators but does not require applicants to hold a teaching certification.
SHNU offers an online MEd in Curriculum & Instruction program that has five designated concentrations: Dyslexia Studies & Language-Based Learning Disabilities; Education Leadership; Reading; Special Education; and Technology Integration. The program does not require applicants to hold a teaching license. Students in the program complete a nine-course Curriculum & Instruction core, followed by three concentration courses.
NEC has an online MEd program with a 32-credit core that includes a research practicum. Students in the program then take three courses in one of the program’s more than 20 concentrations, which include, but are not limited to: Alternative Education; Digital and Media Literacy; English; History; Math; Social Studies; Special Education; and STEM Education.
The School of Education at Franklin Pierce University has an online MEd program designed to combine teacher certification training with graduate instruction in one of six specializations: Curriculum & Instruction; Special Education; Elementary Education; Middle/Secondary Social Studies; Middle/Secondary English; or Secondary Life Sciences. Students in the program take their didactic courses online and complete student teaching assignments at schools approved by the program.
There are two schools in the neighboring state of Vermont that have online master’s programs for teachers and educators. Northern Vermont University (NVU) is one such school. NVU offers an online Master of Arts in Education (MAE) in Digital Media Instruction program for K-12 teachers. The NVU program requires two student teaching assignments at approved schools. Finally, Castleton University offers an online MA in Educational Leadership program with a curriculum that provides training and instruction in the knowledge and skills required to become a school principal or district administrator. The program requires students to attend a limited number of campus-based intensives and to complete field education hours an at approved educational institution.
Note: Requirements for the licensing and certification of teachers and educators vary by state. Maine residents who are considering online master’s programs in education/teaching offered by out-of-state schools should review Maine’s licensing requirements in order to ensure that a program’s curriculum meets those requirements. In addition, potential applicants should be aware that, while some online master’s in teaching/education programs are designed to prepare students for initial licensure, other programs require applicants to have already attained licensure. Finally, some online programs have student teaching and/or other site-based internship requirements. Applicants to out-of-state programs should contact program representatives in advance regarding the placement process for these site-based requirements.
Online Master’s in Public Health (MPH) Programs in Maine
Currently, the University of New England (UNE) is the only school in Maine that offers an online Master of Public Health (MPH) program. The 46-credit program provides training and instruction in health advocacy, health program analysis, health communication, epidemiology, global health, healthcare law and ethics, and leadership and planning in public health policy. The program is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) and has an Applied Practice Experience that requires students to work at a public health agency in their community. The program can be completed in 18 months.
Maine residents who are interested in exploring out-of-state options for enrolling in an online MPH program offered by an accredited, non-profit school may want to begin with three programs offered by schools in the nearby state of Massachusetts: Harvard University; Simmons University; and Tufts University. The T.H. Chan School of Public Health at Harvard offers a CEPH-accredited online MPH in Epidemiology program that incorporate two campus-based intensives, including a symposium at which students deliver presentation on a year-long practicum experience required by the program. The Harvard program is designed for students who meet one of the following three criteria: a doctoral degree in a health profession; a master’s degree in a health field plus three years of health-related professional experience; or a bachelor’s degree with a minimum of five years of professional experience in healthcare or a health-related field.
The CEPH-accredited online MPH program offered by Simmons has a health equity and social justice focus, a curriculum that includes coursework in epidemiology, biostatistics, health policy and health services, environmental health, and social and behavioral health, and two required on-campus immersion sessions. The 14-course program has a 21-month completion time. Finally, the Tufts School of Medicine offers a CEPH-accredited online MPH program with a Concentration in Biostatistics and Epidemiology that has a 42-credit curriculum, a 160-hour practicum, and a 20-month completion time.
Note: Online MPH programs commonly require students to complete fieldwork practicums at program-approved public health agencies and organizations. Maine residents who are considering online programs offered by out-of-state schools may want to contact a program administrator regarding potential practicum sites prior to submitting an application.
Online Master’s in Nursing (MSN) Programs in Maine
Registered Nurses (RNs) in Maine can earn a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree online through two in-state schools: Saint Joseph’s College of Maine; and Husson University. The program offered by Saint Joseph’s College of Maine has four MSN specializations that it offers online: Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP); Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)/Individual Across the Lifespan Nurse Practitioner; Administration; and Education. The program is designed for RNs who hold a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. It has a two to three years completion time for full-time students. All four specializations require clinical internships at program-approved sites, and the AGACNP specialization requires students to attend one campus-based clinical skills session.
Husson University has an online MSN program with an FNP specialization that requires students to complete a clinical internship and to attend two week-long campus-based instructional sessions. It too is designed for RNs who hold a BSN degree.
Among the out-of-state schools in the Maine region that offer online MSN programs are Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) and Vermont’s Norwich University. SNHU offers three online MSN specializations: Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL); Nursing Education; and Patient Safety & Quality. All three specializations require a clinical practicum and a capstone project in addition to online coursework.
Norwich University’s online MSN program has specializations in Health Systems Leadership, Nursing Education, Nursing Informatics, and three Nurse Practitioner (NP) specializations: ACACNP; FNP; and Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP). The Norwich program requires students to attend a one-week culminating experience on the school’s Northfield campus and to complete a supervised clinical internship.
Note: Most MSN programs require RNs to complete supervised clinical practice hours at program-approved sites. RNs who intend to remain in Maine while earning their MSN degree via an online program offered by an out-of-state school may want to contact a program administrator regarding potential clinical practice sites prior to applying to the program. In addition, licensing requirements for NPs and other Advance Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) vary by state. Thus, it is advisable to review Maine’s licensing requirements prior to applying to an MSN program in a specialization for which licensing is required, particularly if the program is offered by an out-of-state school in order to ensure the program will prepare students for licensure in Maine.
Online Master’s in Counseling Programs in Maine
The University of Southern Maine (USM) has two online master’s programs that may be of interest to Maine residents interested in pursuing a career in counseling: an online Master of Science (MS) in Counseling with a Concentration in Rehabilitation Counseling program; and an online MS in Educational Psychology with a Concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) program. USM’s MS in Counseling program has a 54-credit Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling track that offers all of its required coursework online.
USM’s online MS in Educational Psychology program with an ABA concentration is designed to prepare students to become Board Certified Behavioral Analysts (BACBs) provided they arrange to complete supervised ABA clinical experiences independently of the program. Students in the program complete 36-credits of coursework that align with BACB eligibility requirements and can simultaneously accrue practicum hours in order to qualify for BACB certification, or they can wait until they have completed the program to begin accruing practicum hours.
The University of Massachusetts Boston (UMass Boston) is one school in the Maine region that offers two online master’s programs in counseling. The programs offered by UMass Boston are an online MS in Mental Health program with a clinical mental health counseling curriculum, and an online MS in Rehabilitation counseling program. Both programs are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP) and require a limited number of campus visits in addition to clinical practicum and internship hours. The MS in Mental Health program has a two-week immersion session that students attend at the start of the program. The MS in Rehabilitation Counseling program has a one-week campus residency.
Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) is another school in the Maine region that offers an online master’s in counseling program. SNHU’s online Master of Arts (MA) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program requires the completion of 60 credits of graduate coursework, including a clinical practicum and a counseling internship.
Note: Online master’s in counseling programs typically require students to complete clinical practicums and in-person supervised internships at program-approved sites. Maine residents who are considering online programs offered by out-of-state schools should contact a representative from each program to ensure that a convenient site for clinical hours can be found. Maine residents should also be aware that mental health and rehabilitation counselors require a state license to practice in clinical settings. Licensing requirements vary by state, so it is advisable to review Maine’s requirements prior to applying to a program offered by an out-of-state school.
Online Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies Programs in Maine
While there are currently no schools in Maine that offer online master’s programs in physician assistant studies, there are several physician assistant (PA) master’s programs offered online by schools in the Northeast. Yale University’s School of Medicine has an online Master of Medical Science (MMSc) program for PAs that requires applicants to hold or be working toward a four-year bachelor’s degree or a two-year master’s degree in a healthcare field, and to have completed a minimum of 500 hours of patient-care experience. The program consists of online didactic coursework, 120 hours of first-year clinical training, 48 weeks of mandatory clinical rotations, 12 weeks of elective clinical rotations, and three weeklong immersion sessions held at the Yale School of Medicine campus in New Haven, CT.
Sacred Heart University, another private university located in the state of Connecticut, offers a hybrid online Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) program, which provides 12 months of didactic instruction and 15 months of clinical rotations that must be completed at sites in Connecticut and/or New York. The program culminates with a capstone project in one of four areas of concentration: Clinical; Global Health; Community Outreach; or PA Education.
Note: Licensing requirements for PAs vary by state. Prior to applying to an online master’s program in PA studies, Maine residents should review their state’s licensing policies to ensure that the program they choose meets those requirements. Students should also be aware that online master’s in physician assistant studies programs require clinical rotations that are completed in-person at program-approved sites. Therefore, students may want to contact a program administrator to ensure that a convenient clinical site can be found prior to applying to a program, particularly if the program is offered by an out-of-state school.
Online Master’s in Creative Writing Programs in Maine
Maine does not currently have any master’s in creative writing programs that are offered online by in-state schools. However, there are schools in neighboring states that offer online master’s in creative writing programs, including Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU), Vermont College of Fine Arts (VCFA), and New England College (NEC). SNHU has an online Master of Arts (MA) in English and Creative Writing program that gives students a choice of four concentrations: Fiction; Non-Fiction; Screenwriting; and Poetry. The program is 100% online and does not require any campus visits. SNHU also offers a 100% online Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Creative writing program that accepts applicants from Maine.
VCFA offers a low-residency MFA in Creative Writing program that requires students to attend two campus residency session per year, one in the summer and one in the winter. NEC, which is located in Henniker, NH, also offers a low-residency MFA in Creative Writing program with a similar structure. Students in the NEC program are required to attend two campus-based residency sessions per year but receive all other instruction and mentorship via distance learning.
Online Master’s in Health Administration (MHA) Programs in Maine
There are two online master’s programs in health administration fields offered by schools in Maine. Saint Joseph’s College of Maine has a 42-credit online Master of Health Administration (MHA) program that provides broad training and instruction in the management and administration of health organizations, the structure of the US healthcare system, and health organization finance, human resource, and project management. The program can be completed in two years by students who enroll in two courses per 12-week term. The Saint Joseph’s program has an optional Catholic Health Leadership concentration for students who intend to work in Catholic healthcare organizations.
The University of New England (UNE) offers a 36-credit online Master of Science (MS) in Health Informatics program that includes coursework in health administration, healthcare quality and project management, and healthcare privacy laws and regulations. However, the primary focus of the UNE program is on the collection, storage, protection, and analysis of healthcare data, including technical aspects of database design and data mining.
Granite State University in the neighboring state of New Hampshire offers a 30-credit online MS in Healthcare Management program that is similar to an MHA program. Students in the program learn about healthcare policy, healthcare delivery systems, healthcare finance, health communication, and other topics central to managing healthcare organizations. Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) has a 36-credit online MS in Healthcare Administration program with a curriculum that is similar to the Granite State program curriculum.
New England College (NEC) in New Hampshire offers an online Master of Science in Management (MSM) program with a Healthcare Management concentration. The NEC program consists of five general management courses and five specialization courses that focus on managing organizations in the healthcare sector. Finally, the University of New Hampshire (UNH) offers an online MS in Health Data Science program that focuses on the collection, storage, protection, and analysis of health data, and the design of statistical models to improve outcomes and increase efficiency in the management of healthcare organizations and delivery of healthcare services.