Health Services Administration

MHSA

  • Manage/administer health care facilities
  • Improve delivery of health services to the community
  • Career improvement and development

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

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Dr. Alexander R. Dawoody
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The Nursing and Public Administration programs are located in the Center for Natural and Health Sciences. You'll find specialized computerized programs, including CAI (computer-assisted instruction) and NCLEX preparation software, and interactive video capability. General word processing and statistical software is available in the lab as well.

Graduate Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • “B” average during undergraduate study or demonstrated potential for graduate work
  • Completed application
  • Essay
  • Official, sealed transcripts
  • Two or three letters of recommendation

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Master of Health Services Administration (M.H.S.A.) Overview

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 M.H.S.A. provides graduate education in health care administration for persons seeking careers in the management and administration of health care facilities/organizations and other healthcare settings. This degree also provides opportunities for individuals in health services to seek career improvement and development.

The M.H.S.A. provides health care managers with a framework for decision-making in the constantly changing health care environment. At the same time the degree provides a background of operational resources for managers in the field.

This program course will enhance the administrative training of students concerned with the provision of health care and the current health care reform. Students’ needs and goals are met, bringing the application of management skills from a theoretical model. This degree will be a step in meeting the needs of those professionals currently practicing and also will prepare the health service administrators of tomorrow.

Master of Health Services Administration (M.H.S.A.)

36 semester hours

I. CORE COURSES

24 semester hours

HSA 506 Research Theory 3
OR  
HSA 533 Research Methods (ND 590) 3
HSA 507 Organizational Dynamics 3
HSA 518 Policy and Program Analysis 3
HSA 520 Introduction to Health Services Administration 3
HSA 532 Legal Aspects of Clinical and Health Care Organizations 3
HSA 537 Managerial Decision-Making in Health Care Organizations 3
HSA 538 Institutional Budgeting and Planning 3
HSA 555 Professional Contribution/Research Design 0
HSA 597 Management Project/Internship 3

II. ELECTIVES (12 semester hours)

HSA 510 Concepts and Issues in Gerontology 3
HSA 524 Health Care Systems Analysis 3
HSA 525 Health Care Economics 3
HSA 527 Gerontological Services Administration 3
HSA 528 Administration of Long-Term Care 3
HSA 529 Planning Health Care Services for the Elderly 3
HSA 539 Overview of Managed Care 3
HSA 580 Epidemiology/Environmental Health 3
HSA 583 Marketing and Strategic Planning 3
GER 525 Aging Changes and Health Problems 3