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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 completing the academic core of coursework, students may concentrate on either health promotion or administration for health and human service professions.

Youngstown State University Website – Master of Health and Human Services

Program Curriculum

Course selection/order may vary. All pathways are subject to change. Always review with your LCCC/Partner advisor.

Disclaimer: The fluidity of these pathways is acknowledged. At each level, changes are possible as requirements, courses, course numbers, etc. may change. All efforts have been made to confirm the accuracy of the pathway by each institution. Always be aware of the date of review on the document. Always seek the assistance of an Academic Advisor or Counselor.

The online Master of Health and Human Services program consists of 30-36 semester hours (SH) of graduate coursework. There are two areas of coursework in the MHHS: an academic core and a specialty track. A thesis or non-thesis option is available with each track.

The academic core consists of 18 semester hours distributed among the following course areas: tools (6 semester hours), management skills (6 semester hours), and issues in health and human services (12 semester hours). A total of 13-16 semester hours of coursework is devoted to a specialty track in health promotion, health care administration, and health informatics. Each track offers a thesis or non-thesis option.

The non-thesis option in the health promotion, health care administration, and health informatics track requires the student to complete an internship, which is called a practicum. The thesis must be submitted according to the general requirements established by the School of Graduate Studies and Research. The student is required to defend the thesis in an oral presentation before a committee of graduate faculty from a minimum of two academic disciplines. Students selecting the non-thesis option must successfully complete a comprehensive examination and additional courses for graduation.

Academic Core: 18 Semester Hours

CourseSemester Hours
HHS 6962: Health Care Reform3
HHS 6922: Planning and Fiscal Management3
HHS 6960: Health Education and Promotion3
HHS 6930: Health Informatics3
HHS 6989: Health Research Methods3
HHS 6958: Health Services Issues3

Student will select one of the following tracks: Health Promotion Track, Health Care Administration Track, or Health Informatics Track.

Health Promotion Track

CourseSemester Hours
HHS 6949: Community Health Practice3
HHS 6918: Program Planning and Evaluation3
HHS 6953: Health Behavior3
HHS 6990: Internship  
HHS 6999: Thesis

Health Care Administration Track

CourseSemester Hours
HHS 6918: Program Planning and Evaluation3
HHS 6932: Health Care Administration3
HHS 6971: Optimizing Performance and Commitment3
HH2 7002: Long Term Care3
HHS 6990: Internship  
HHS 6999: Thesis

Health Informatics Track

CourseSemester Hours
HHS 6935: Clinical Informatics3
HHS 6945: Health Care Systems Analysis3
HHS 6955: Health Care Quality in the Electronic Health Record3
HHS 6990: Internship  
HHS 6999: Thesis

Transfer pathway updated 8/11/2023

Admission Requirements

In addition to the minimum School of Graduate Studies admission requirement, applicants must complete the following:

  • Undergraduate courses in methodology, statistics, Accounting 2602, and Management 3725 or 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 completing 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, 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 a satisfactory GRE (general test) score only by request of the Academic Advisory Committee. Students seeking provisional admission must follow the requirements listed in the Graduate Bulletin under “Provisional Admissions.”

Application Procedures

  1. Complete an online graduate application.
    • When selecting your degree, make sure  the degree linked to the campus is LCCC/or Lorain
  2. Submit the application fee.
  3. Request all colleges and universities you have attended to send official transcripts directly to YSU.
  4. In certain master’s programs, test results must be submitted as part of the admission procedure. Check with YSU Graduate Admissions.
  5. Once your materials are in, check your email for an admission decision.
  6. Schedule an advising appointment with your assigned YSU graduate advisor.

Submit transcripts to:
Youngstown State University
Attn:  Office of Admissions
One University Plaza
Youngstown, OH 44555

How do I know if I am in the University Partnership?

  • You are following the UP Curriculum Pathway from the associate to the bachelor’s degree.
  • For 2:2 degrees, you have been admitted to the partner institution and have registered for your first classes the upcoming semester, 3rd year of partner classes.  The first day of the 3rd year class, you are officially a UP student.
  • For 3:1 degrees, you are a UP student if you are registered for the 3rd year in either bridgework LCCC classes or UP partner classes. You may not be necessarily admitted with the UP partner just yet.  The first day of the 3rd year of UP or LCCC bridgework class, you are officially a UP student.
  • UP Office will use the email address your partner institution shares with us, which is once a semester, to email out a reminder to you about the UP program supports and services.
  • If you are unsure if you are in the UP, you are welcome to email or call the UP Office to verify your status.

How do I show proof I am a UP student to receive benefits and supports offered at LCCC

  • Go to the Circulation Desk on the 2nd floor of the LCCC Bass Library  (440) 366-4026.
  • Show your class registration for UP classes with the partner institution or LCCC bridgework classes.
  • Bass Library staff will place a color coded sticker on the back of your LCCC or partner institution ID card.  If you have no LCCC or UP ID card, a UP ID card will be issued to you.
  • You will need to get a new sticker (date specific) each semester that you are registered for UP partner classes.
  • An ID card is not required but would be needed if you are seeking benefits and supports at LCCC while in the partnership.
  • Supports and services are for Elyria Campus and the Learning Centers (Community Learning  Center at Lorain High School, Lorain Learning Center at City Center, LCCC Wellington Center, and University Partnership Ridge Campus).

For More Information

Dr. Daniel Van Dussen
Graduate Program Director, Associate Professor 

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