2020-2021 Graduate & Continuing Education Catalog 
    
    Jul 31, 2021  
2020-2021 Graduate & Continuing Education Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Healthcare Administration (M.S.)


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Twelve courses (36 credits) must be completed successfully to qualify for the Master of Science degree in Healthcare Administration and Management.

Internships are required for students in the Joint Bachelor’s/Master’s Program and for other students who do not have healthcare experience. Internships are pursued in fields where students are likely to direct their future activities or where they may develop expertise in supplementary areas for policy or consulting. Students discuss possibilities with the graduate program director, assess their suitability to career plans, and develop specific proposals for placement. A three-credit internship of 120 hours may be taken in a variety of administrative settings, such as hospitals, homecare facilities, mental health facilities, long-term care facilities, regulatory agencies, third-party payers, proprietary and nonproprietary systems, state and national associations.

Possible Electives


Students must also complete three elective courses (9 credits). Possible elective courses follow. With the graduate program director’s approval, other graduate level courses may be substituted.

  • The Cybersecurity courses listed in the Certificate program below
  • The Healthcare Leadership courses listed in the Certificate program below

Degree Plan


 

Degree Plan for M.S. in Healthcare Administration

 
Fall
Spring
Summer
First Year
 
 
 
HCA Elective (3 credits)
X
 
 
HCA501: Introduction to Health Care (3 credits)
X
 
 
HCA505: Health Care Marketing (3 credits)
X
 
 
HCA509: Human Resources Management (3 credits)
 
X
 
HCA519: Health Care Finance (3 credits)
 
X
 
HCA525: Ethics for Health Professionals (3 credits)
 
X
 
HCA543: Public Health Administration (3 credits)
 
 
X
Second Year
 
 
 
HCA528: Health Policy (3 credits)
X
 
 
HCA533: Health Law (3 credits)
X
 
 
HCA Elective (3 credits)
X
 
 
HCA547: Application of Health Care Management Theory (3 credits)
 
X
 
HCA Elective (3 credits)

 

X

 

The plan above is a suggested or recommended plan for students to consider. HCA501, Introduction to Health Care should be taken in the student’s first semester, if possible, as it serves as an introduction to the program. Most courses do not have prerequisites so may be taken in any order. HCA547, Application of Health Care Management Theory, is essentially the capstone course for the degree, and as such students should have taken at least 15 credits prior to this course, and ideally this course will be taken in the last semester. 

*Suggested Plan to Complete Degree Requirements


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