MS Health Administration Curriculum

The mission of the Health Administration program is to provide quality educational experiences for health care professionals in management and to develop a broad range of administrative knowledge and skills.

Graduates of the program will be able to demonstrate:
Outcome 1: apply business principles and information technology planning to the health care environment
Outcome 2: analyze health care delivery and management issues using sociological concepts
Outcome 3: apply ethical and legal principles to health care management decision making

The program is offered on a three-semester (year-round) basis and is designed to serve the health-care professional. Classes meet at times and locations convenient to adult students. Students taking four courses (12 semester hours) per year may complete the program in three years. The entire Health Administration program is also available online. In addition, courses include curricular emphasis in general management, the social sciences, and quantitative and analytical skills for the health care delivery system.

Curriculum (36 semester hours)
Required Courses: 15 semester hours
HSAD 603 Organizational and Human Resource Management 3
HSAD 607 Medical Sociology 3
HSAD 630 Health Care Finance 3
HSAD 637 Health Care Law and Compliance 3
HSAD 650 Health Care Ethics & Decision Making 3
HSAD 695 Comprehensive Exam 0

Electives: 9 semester hours
HSAD 610 Health Economics and Policy 3
HSAD 623 Health Information and Analytics 3
HSAD 640 Health Services Marketing 3
HSAD 681 Research Methods 3
HSAD 685 Topics in Health Services 3
MBAD 647 Risk Management 3
MGMT 617 Developing Personal Leadership 3
MGMT 629 Organization & Team Leadership 3
MGMT 645 Leading Continuous Improvement 3
TDEV 624 Managing Training & Development 3
TDEV 632 Program Development 3

Concentration Courses: 12 semester hours choose one of the following concentrations
Leadership in Health Care Self Design: 12 semester hours
Select 4 courses from any of the MS in Health Administration concentrations

Data Science in Health Care: 12 semester hours
HSAD 615 Health Care Quality Management 3
HSAD 623 Health Information and Analytics 3
HSAD 681 Research Methods 3
HSAD 685 Topics in Health Services 3

Management of Long-Term Care: 12 semester hours
HSAD 671 Health Policy 3
HSAD 657 Physiological and Psycho-Social Issues in Long-Term Care 3
HSAD 659 The Continuum of Care and Services in Long-Term Care Patients 3
HSAD 685 Topics in Health Services 3

Population Health: 12 semester hours
HSAD 685 Topics in Health Services 3
HSAD 685 Topics in Health Services 3
HSAD 685 Topics in Health Services 3
HSAD 685 Topics in Health Services 3

Quality Improvement in Health Care: 12 semester hours
HSAD 604 Strategic Management Health Care 3
HSAD 615 Health Care Quality Management 3
HSAD 623 Health Information and Analytics 3
HSAD 647 Risk Management 3