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St. Thomas University launches healthcare master's degree

MIAMI GARDENS | A new master of science degree in health care, with special emphasis on ethics and activism, has been launched this fall at St. Thomas University.

David Armstrong, STU president

Photographer: James Dwight Davis

David Armstrong, STU president

Titled the Master of Science Degree in Healthcare Quality, Innovation, and Strategy, the program will advance three fundamentals: health care access, quality and cost. Allocation based on need and prioritization on a framework of ethical values in incorporated into the program.

The program was developed to mesh with the values of the university’s patron, St. Thomas of Villanova, as well as the school’s concern for material needs and health resources for the poor.

“St. Thomas University has a commitment to engage the contemporary issues of our time, and in a particular way, engagement with those who are poor and marginalized,” according to STU’s Catholic identity statement.

Salaries for the health care profession make it an attractive study field, according to STU president David Armstrong. Citing the Bureau of Labor Statistics, he said that the field offers a median salary of $104,000 for graduates, with a growth rate of 32 percent over the next decade.

“These combine to make this a fantastic choice for those interested in a forward-looking career of helping others,” Armstrong said.

For more information on the new master’s program, contact Danny Valdes at the admissions office, [email protected]

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