School of Health Sciences
The School of Health Sciences is committed to preparing our students to become contributing members of the rapidly evolving health professions and the communities they serve. The knowledge, skills, and abilities gained through the health sciences programs prepare students to become effective and professional communicators, analytical problem solvers, and to embrace the challenges of a diverse community. The curriculum combines these skills with industry-specific standards that enable graduates to excel in this honorable field of service.
You must meet the below admissions requirements in addition to Kaplan University's general requirements.
If you are an international student, you cannot enroll in a School of Health Sciences program that requires a clinical placement without prior approval of the Dean. In addition, you must have an approved criminal background check from the Kaplan University-approved vendor on file prior to the first day of your first term. Please refer to the Additional Requirements for Graduate Programs section under Admissions Requirements for detailed information. A second background check will be required prior to fieldwork. You are responsible for the cost of the background check.
Accelerated Master's Degree Options
If you are a graduate of a School of Health Sciences bachelor's degree program, are granted admission to a School of Health Sciences master’s degree program, and meet the requirements for the associated accelerated option, you may transfer in up to five graduate-level courses completed as part of the undergraduate program and will matriculate into a shortened version of the master's degree program.
Online Programs With a Required Clinical, Externship, or Practicum Experience
- In the event that the University is unable to schedule you into the required externship, practicum, or clinical experience, there may be a delay between the time you end classes and begin the externship, practicum, or clinical experience. In this case, the Dean of the School of Health Sciences may grant an administrative leave of absence.
- At the discretion of the University, externship, practicum, or clinical sites may be secured outside of your immediate residential area. You will be responsible for costs associated with transportation to the externship, practicum, or clinical site.
- In the event that you have not met preclinical placement requirements, a one-term clinical leave of absence may be granted. The School of Health Sciences Clinical Placement Team must approve the request for a clinical leave of absence.
- If you fail to meet the requirements of an arranged clinical placement after two attempts, you will be withdrawn from your academic program at the end of the current term.
Oregon Health Professions Requirements
Effective July 1, 2014, students completing certain types of clinical training in the state of Oregon are required to complete a standardized set of administrative requirements prior to beginning the clinical experience. These requirements include, but are not limited to, immunizations, screenings, and trainings listed by the Oregon Health Authority. Students are responsible for the costs associated with completion of these requirements. Additional information can be found on the Oregon Health Authority website. Health sciences students should work with the Health Sciences Clinical Placement Team to determine what requirements will need to be completed. Nursing students should work with the Practicum Manager to determine what requirements will need to be completed.
Master of Health Care Administration
The Master of Health Care Administration program could prepare you to pursue a variety of career opportunities within the health care industry. Core curriculum topics include: health care administration; organizational development; leadership; health care finance and economics, law, and statistics; human resources; health care operations and quality assessment; health policy, ethics, and marketing; health information management; and community health assessment.
Master of Health Informatics
In this program, you will study how to use health informatics to support data-driven improvements in clinical, financial, and public health outcomes. The program includes graduate-level courses on health informatics, health information systems, public policy, laws and legal issues, clinical taxonomies, data analysis, analytics and optimization, project management, organizational development, leadership, innovation, and research.
Master of Health Information Management
In this program, you will study how to manage health information to support data-driven improvements in clinical, financial, and public health outcomes. The program includes graduate-level courses on senior-level health information management; global health information systems design, selection, implementation, support, and maintenance; epidemiology; quality indicators; systems testing and evaluation; privacy; and decision support and outcome analysis.
Master of Public Health
The Master of Public Health curriculum is designed to provide you with core knowledge and skills in the foundational areas of public health. The program focuses on the public health core knowledge areas and practical skills to prepare you to enter the public health field.
Master of Science in Health Education
The Master of Science in Health Education program helps prepare you to pursue a variety of career opportunities within the health education and promotion industry. You will study concepts, values, research methods, and applications that could help you prepare for leadership positions in health education organizations at the local, state, regional, and national levels.