The Clayton State University Master of Health Administration (MHA) program, and Program Director Dr. Thomas McIlwain, have been honored for their collective and individual accomplishments and excellence.
MastersDegreeOnline.org, the leading resource for graduate education, has included the Clayton State MHA program on its annual college program rankings released on June 19, 2013. Described on the MastersDegreeOnline.org website (www.mastersdegreeonline.org
) as encompassing “the best schools and programs in the nation,” the Clayton State MHA is one of 41 MHA programs to be so honored. MastersDegreeOnline.org describes its listing as being, “a tool for students to utilize when they are looking to apply to only the best of the best.”
Overall, the MastersDegreeOnline.org directory features more than 90,000 program listings to allow individuals to determine which program features are most important with the goal of identifying programs that best match personal interests and career goals. Search results can be filtered by institution size, geographic area, tuition cost, and school type. While the primary focus of MastersDegreeOnline.org is online master degree programs, they acknowledge that on-campus programs at traditional brick-and-mortar schools are the best options for some students.
According to McIlwain, “we are a hybrid; a partially seated, partially online program.”
At the same time, McIlwain has been identified by MHA Guide as one of the nation’s 100 Great Health Administration Professors (http://mhaguide.com/100-great-health-administration-professors/
In a specific fashion to similar to the general information on MastersDegreeOnline.org, MHAGuide.com provides a free service to help prospective students identify high-quality programs in one field – health administration. Nearly 50,000 students and professionals visit the site annually to seek advice on healthcare administration degree programs and careers. MHA Guide is an independent publishing company focused on healthcare administration careers and degrees, and also a directory of healthcare administration programs on the web. In addition to degree programs, MHA Guide focuses on providing information for future and current health administration careerists.
“Hopefully this list will help others recognize the impact these professors have on all of us,” reads MHAGuide.com. “In particular, these professionals continue to strengthen students, alumni, and their own schools. The criteria for our 100 Great Health Administration Professors and Leaders
was based on the personal achievements and leadership positions of these individuals as well as the reputation of their respective institutions.”