The M.S. Degree in Health Care Administration requires 36 hours of specified coursework. The twelve courses are normally taken in the following sequence, but are subject to change.
|HCAD||5301||Health Care Administration I|
|MANA||5340||Strategic Human Resource Management|
|HCAD||5310||Health Care Law|
|FINA||5315||Health Care Financial Management|
|MARK||5330||Service Marketing Management|
|ECON||5333||Economics of Health|
|INSY||5350||Health Care Information Systems|
|STAT||5325||Data Analysis for Managers|
|HCAD||5390||Seminar in Health Care Administration|
Together these courses provide the student with a general background in business and economics and industry relevant knowledge in all of the fundamental areas of managing health care organizations. The residence or internship course requirement can be satisfied in either of two methods. The residence options are as follows:
Working Residence/Internship. The completion of a residence/Internship is a primary component of the program for students who do not have prior appropriate professional work experience in a health-related organization. The residence provides students the opportunity to acquire firsthand professional knowledge of and experience with the functioning of a health-related organization. The working residence requires the completion of 240 hours of approved work experience in a professional capacity and a final written report, related to the student's residence, supervised by a member of the faculty of the degree program. The Graduate Advisor will provide overall supervision and coordination of the residence.
Residence/Internship Substitute. A student who has substantial and acceptable work experience in a supervisory or professional position may qualify for the residence substitute. Work experience is approved by the Graduate Advisor. Accordingly, a student may request: