NKU MS in Health Science to Help Meet Growing Need for Highly Skilled Allied Healthcare Workers

Northern Kentucky University announced today the creation of a new online graduate degree program designed to meet the region’s need for highly skilled allied healthcare workers. The Master of Science in Health Science will enroll its first students in January, and the degree is available in a fully online format.


Andrea Cornuelle, Director of Health Science, College of Health Professions

 “Our students who completed their bachelor’s degrees have asked us for a master’s program,” said Andrea Cornuelle, NKU director of health sciences. “There is a need for allied healthcare workers with the higher skills gained through a master’s program.”

The master’s degree is an interdisciplinary program which prepares graduates to serve as health care leaders. Students will come from a wide range of specialties in the healthcare industry. Cornuelle said the variety of backgrounds will bring rich perspectives to course discussions, allowing the students to learn from each other.

tom baxter

Dr. Tom Baxter, Program Director, MS in Health Science

The program provides the skills needed across a broad spectrum of allied health professions. Graduates who earn their NKU MS in health science might pursue careers in education and training in respiratory care, radiologic technology, or other allied health disciplines; management and leadership positions or; or application specialists for vendors servicing the healthcare industry. In addition, graduates will have acquired the skills and expertise to plan, develop and implement innovative and quality healthcare services. In keeping with NKU’s focus of an applied degree, students will be required to take a semester-long internship in their geographic area and discipline that focuses on developing useable best practices for the industry.

For more information on the Master of Science in Health Science, contact NKU Educational Outreach at (859) 392-2400 or nkuonline@nku.edu.  

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