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Master of Science in Health Care Administration 

Program Coordinator:Dr. Robert Holmes
Tel: 508-929-8343
email: rholmes3@worcester.edu

Health Care Administration Courses

Admissions Tests

The M.S. in Health Care Administration requires students to take either the GMAT (preferred) or GRE. Typical scores of accepted students should be near the 50th percentile in all areas.

Applicants can be accepted to this program on a rolling admissions policy. Applicants may take up to 6 credits (typically 2 classes) before being accepted into this program.

Core Courses
Required: 9-courses, 27 credit hours. Students who demonstrate equivalent academic background may be allowed to substitute electives for one or more core courses with the permission of the coordinator.
            HC 900             Health Care Systems
            HC 901             Management and Organizational Behavior for   
                                    Health Care Professionals
            HC 902             Statistical Methods and Inference for Health  
                                    Care Professionals
            HC 903             Accounting and Budgeting for Health Care   
                                    Professionals
            HC 904             Financial Management in the Health Care
                                    Organization
            HC 905             Marketing the Health Care Organization
            HC 906             Health Care Management Information Systems
            HC 907             Operations and Quality Management in the  
                                    Health Care Organization
            HC 908             Legal, Regulatory and Ethical Issues in Health  
                                    Care

Electives
6 credit hours, choose 2 of the following:
            HC 926             Human Resources Management in the Health   
                                    Care Organization
            HC 936             Economics of Health Care
            HC 946             Epidemiology
            HC 956             Politics and Policies in Health Care
            HC 956             Politics and Policies in Health Care  
                                    Reimbursement
            HC 976             Seminar: Current Issues in Health Care
Note: Students may choose non-health care courses as electives with the prior approval of the coordinator.

Capstone
3 credit hours, choose 1 of the following
            HC 986             Internship in Health Care
            HC 996             Health Care Action/Research Project

Total Program: 12 courses, 36 credit hours

Suggested Sequence of Courses for a Typical Student
(Please note: course schedules may vary each year.)

First Year
 
Fall: (6 credits)
   
HC 900  Health Care Systems
   
HC 901  Management/Organizational Behavior for Health Care 
                 Professionals

Spring: (6 credits)
    HC 902  Statistical Methods and Inference for Health Care
                 Professionals
    HC 906  Health Care Management Information Systems

Summer: (6 credits)
    HC 903  Accounting and Budgeting for Health Care Professionals
    HC 904  Financial Management in the Health Care Organization

Second Year

Fall: (6 credits)
   HC 905  Marketing the Health Care Organization Elective

Spring: (6 credits)
    HC 907  Operations and Quality Management in the Health Care
                 Organization
    Elective
  
Summer: (6 credits)
    HC 908  Legal, Regulatory and Ethical Issues in Health Care   
                 Capstone course of experience (HC 986 or 996)

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