Health Care Administration

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  • 39 credits needed
  • Courses are taught in cohort format

Health Care Administration trains leaders to adapt to rapid changes in the health care industry, respond to increasing competitive and legal pressures in hospitals and clinics and effectively integrate information about quality and cost into the delivery of services.

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  • Courses offered in the evenings for working professionals.
  • Specialized training for leaders in the Health Care Industry.
  • Trained by experts in Health Care and Business


UTA has separate HCAD cohorts that are accessible and convenient in downtown Dallas and downtown Fort Worth. Every Fall Semester new cohorts begin in Fort Worth and every Spring Semester new cohorts begin in Dallas.

UTA Fort Worth

University Center Dallas (UCD)


  • Health Care Administration - MS

Admissions Requirements

  • 3.0 or higher in the last 60 undergraduate hours
  • Qualification for Testing Waiver of the GMAT or GRE
  • Completion of a graduate degree in an appropriate area
  • Current Health Care employees with five or more years of management experience plus GPA of 3.0
  • UTA alumni with 3.2 GPA in the last three years
    • Quantitative: 30th percentile or greater
    • Verbal: 30th percentile or greater
    Submit the following to:
  • Current resume
  • Personal statement and
  • Three letters of recommendations.

What Will I Learn?

  • Evidence-based management
  • Public health care structures
  • Management of cost and quality of care
  • How to handle legal and ethical issues
  • Types of health care delivery systems
  • Reimbursement systems
  • Advances in research and technology

Example Courses

  • Health Care Law
  • Ethics, Leadership, and Teamwork
  • Economics of Health
  • Strategic Management for Health Care Organizations
  • Health Care Finance

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Career Opportunities

  • Charge Nurse and Nurse Manager
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Chief Nursing Officer
  • Clinical Research Manager
  • Customer Service Manager
  • Health Information Director
  • Hospital Business Office Manager
  • Hospital Vice President of Managed Care
  • Managed Care Information Systems Administrator
  • Medical Records Administrator
  • Pharmaceutical Company Manager
  • Quality and Utilization Director
  • Vice President of Operations



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The business field of study components changed effective Fall 2019. Please check with your advisor if you have questions about which catalog year is more appropriate for you.

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