Master Health Services Administration

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Master of Health Services Administration (MHSA) 

[For Accreditation Review and Approval]

The M.H.S.A. program provides graduate education in healthcare administration for persons seeking careers in the management and administration of health care organizations and facilities. This degree is also a career development opportunity for individuals in the health services field. Read more about health services administration.

Dual Degree Program: MSW/ MHSA

The dual degree program is designed for those who wish to combine the development of administrative and managerial expertise in defined service areas with the knowledge, skills, and values of the social work profession. The joint focus prepares students for a range of professional options and opportunities. Participation in dual degree program permits the student to earn M.S.W. degree with the MHSA in a manner that expedites the time required, by crediting work earned for one degree to the requirements of the other.

Professional Contribution

  • The Professional Contribution is a closure requirement which provides the student with an opportunity to work with faculty on a research project.
  • The Professional Contribution applies theoretical knowledge to a practical situation. 
  • The Professional Contribution is a component of the Capstone Course.

Departmental Admission Requirements

  • The admissions application, two references and official transcript from previous educational programs, along with an essay describing the reasons why the applicant wishes to pursue a particular program.
  • The GRE is recommended but not required.


Visit the Graduate Admissions page for more information.

Master's in Health Services Administration (MHSA) 

[For Accreditation Review and Approval]

A management career in Health Services Administration allows students to gain proficiency in management skills and can improve the delivery of health services in a community. This proficiency contributes to highly successful health care delivery committed to quality. In turn, the consumers benefit from effective and efficient health care services.

The MHSA provides graduate education in healthcare administration for persons seeking careers in the management and administration of health care facilities and organizations. This degree also provides opportunities for individuals in health services to seek career improvement and development.

The MHSA provides healthcare managers with a framework for decision-making in the constantly changing healthcare environment. At the same time, the degree provides a background of operational resources for managers in the field.

36 SEMESTER HOURS

1. CORE COURSES (24 Semester Hours)

BUS 590 RESEARCH METHODS
HSA 518 POLICY AND PROGRAM ANALYSIS
HSA 520 INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH SERVICE ADMINISTRATION
HSA532 LEGAL ASPECTS OF CLINICAL AND HEALTH CARE ORGANIZATIONS
HSA537 MANAGERIAL DECISION MAKING IN HEALTH CARE
HSA538 INSTITUTIONAL BUDGETING AND PLANNING
HSA 556 CAPSTONE CONTRIBUTION
HSA 597 MANAGEMENT PROJECT/INTERNSHIP

* May substitute courses with the permission of the program director


2.
ELECTIVES (12 Semester Hours)
HSA 524 HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS ANALYSIS
HSA 525 HEALTH CARE ECONOMICS
HSA/GER 527 GERONTOLOGICAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION
HSA/GER 528 ADMINISTRATION OF LONG TERM CARE
HSA/GER 529 PLANNING HEALTH CARE SERVICES FOR THE ELDERLY
HSA 539 OVERVIEW OF MANAGED CARE
HSA 580 EPIDEMIOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
HSA 570/BUS 570 MARKETING AND STRATEGIC PLANNING
HSA 511 ETHICS IN MANAGEMENT
BUS 541 ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR AND DEVELOPMENT