Youngstown State University Master's Degree Programs

Youngstown State University

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Health and Human Services
  • Certificate in Health Care Management
  • Master of Respiratory Care 
  • Master of Social Work

Master of Business Administration

The Williamson MBA program is more professionally-oriented than ever.  It is designed for working professionals and is  structured around the development of a core set of capabilities that will allow students to become  better leaders, decision makers, managers, and strategic thinkers.  Courses are conveniently offered in business-friendly concentrated formats that meet on alternating Saturdays and rare Friday evenings.  The program will position students to succeed not only in the classroom, but more importantly, in the performance of their current responsibilities, their workplace, and achieving their career goals.

Admission requirements for Master of Business Administration Degree
In addition to the minimum requirements for admission to the YSU School of Graduate Studies and Research, regular admission to the MBA program is based on an applicant’s:
a. years of relevant, full-time, managerial and/or professional work experience*,
b. cumulative GPA, and
c. if needed, cumulative score on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or its Graduate Record Examination (GRE) equivalence. 
* Applicants may apply for a waiver for the GMAT requirement. 

Applicants are automatically admitted into the MBA program with regular status if they have earned a: terminal degree (PhD, MD, or JD) in any discipline, or a master’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university.
Admission Criteria for Working Professionals:  New admission criteria have been developed that value the importance of work experience.  For those with appropriate professional work experience, a standardized test (GMAT/GRE equivalent) may no longer be required (applicants may apply for a waiver).

For more information
Please contact the MBA Coordinator
     mba@ysu.edu    |    330.941.3069

Master of Health and Human Services

The Master of Health and Human Services and Certificate in Health Care Management programs accommodate students from health and human service professions who require the skills and abilities for supervisory/managerial positions or who desire competence in health promotion. After completion of an academic core of course work, students may concentrate in either health promotion or administration for health and human service professions.

Admission Requirements for Master of Health and Human Services Degree
In addition to the minimum School of Graduate Studies admission requirement, applicants must complete undergraduate courses in methodology, statistics, Accounting 2602, and Management 3725 or their equivalent (LCCC's ACTG 151 & BADM 251). Prerequisite graduate classes MGMT 6900 and ACCT 6900 can be used in place of the accounting and management undergraduate courses. Deficiencies in any of these courses must be eliminated before completion of the second semester of graduate work. Along with the YSU Graduate Application, students must submit three letters of reference: one from a faculty member, one from an employer, and one from another source, or two from faculty members and one from another source. Regular admission requires an unrecalculated cumulative undergraduate grade-point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) and submission of satisfactory GRE (general test) score only by request of Academic Advisory Committee. Students seeking provisional admission must follow the requirements listed in the Graduate Bulletin under "Provisional Admissions."

For More Information
Students interested in this program should contact Dr. Joseph Lyons, Graduate Program Director at (330) 941-3658 or via email at jplyons@ysu.edu. Non-payment of tuition and fees by the payment-due date will result in schedule cancelation.

Certificate in Health Care Management

The Certificate in Health Care Management is a collaborative program between the College of Health and Human Services and the Williamson College of Business Administration. The program accommodates students from health and human service professions who require the skills and abilities for supervisory/managerial positions or who desire competence in health promotion. After completion of an academic core of course work, students may concentrate in either health promotion or administration for health and human service professions.

Admission Requirements for the Certificate in Health Care Management
A bachelor's degree is required for this certificate. Applications should be processed through the School of Graduate Studies. Courses can be applied to the Master of Health and Human Services degree.

For More Information
Students interested in this program should contact Dr. Joseph Lyons, Graduate Program Director at (330) 941-3658 or via email at jplyons@ysu.edu. Non-payment of tuition and fees by the payment-due date will result in schedule cancelation.

Master of Respiratory Care

The Master of Respiratory Care is an online program which has been designed specifically for respiratory therapists who desire to enhance their career options in clinical and/or leadership roles within the respiratory care profession. The many resources available to respiratory care practitioners through key professional organizations are also integrated throughout the program. The core of the program builds on skills related to clinical research, grant writing, leadership development and technology applications related to educational/administrative settings.
Specialty tracks encourage the student to further develop their skills in: Education Management, Therapeutic and Monitoring Applications.

Admission Requirements for Master of Respiratory Care Degree
In addition to the minimum School of Graduate Studies admission requirements, applicants must meet the following requirements: Regular admission requires an un-recalculated cumulative undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) Current state license as a respiratory care practitioner National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) professional RRT (advanced practitioner) credential Membership in the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) in order to access data/projects that will be needed in academic coursework An (optional) personal interview and/or additional information as requested by the program’s admission committee
NOTE: Students not meeting regular admission requirements may be provisionally admitted.
Applicants must submit the following items to the School of Graduate Studies and Research: Official transcripts from each college or institution of higher learning attended (other than YSU) An official report of Graduate Record Examination (General Test) scores completed within the past five years Three letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with the applicant’s academic or professional background A letter of intent stating one’s professional goal and how graduate education in respiratory care will help fulfill said goals

  • For more information
    http://web.ysu.edu/bchhs/mrc
    Students interested in this program should contact:
    Ms Kristen Dugan
    Phone: 330-941-2009
    Email: kldugan@ysu.edu
  • Master of Social Work

    The 60 semester hour CSWE accredited MSW program includes theoretical and applied courses in social work and internship engagements under the supervision of professional social workers in regional social service agencies.  The program emphasizes advanced social work practice with individuals and families, the client strengths perspective, and social services leadership.  Courses are available at the Lorain University Center Saturdays.  One online course is offered each semester to accommodate employed students.  The three year curriculum includes course work only the first year and course work and internship engagements the second and third years of the program.

    Admission Requirements for Master of Social Work Degree

    • An undergraduate degree, preferably in a social science from an accredited college or university
    • A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above in all undergraduate coursework
    • Work or volunteer experience related to preparation for professional social work practice
    • Three letters of recommendation
    • Professional Statement

    For More Information
    Contact: Dr. Dennis Morawski
    Department Chair
    (330) 941-3774
    dpmorawski@ysu.edu

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