ACADEMICS

  • Master of Science Health Care Administration

    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 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)