The students in the health services administration program learn to solve health care business problems using technology, management, marketing, law, and finance with a focus on current and future issues in the discipline.
At the conclusion of this program students will be able to:
- apply the theory of various business disciplines to health care settings.
- assess health care information systems to allocate resources more efficiently.
- examine health care legal issues relating to the delivery of patient care.
- balance patient care needs with the financial restraints of the organization.
- evaluate the effectiveness of quality measurement techniques on patient satisfaction and care.
- integrate organizational change techniques in order to offer safe, efficient, timely, and patient-centered care.
Admission to the MS program in health services administration is determined on the basis of the following:
- Possession of a bachelor degree from a regionally- accredited institution, with an overall undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. (An average of less than a 3.0 will be reviewed for conditional admission.)
- Two letters of recommendation from current employer or professional associates, one a health care provider supervisor, familiar with the applicant’s work or college performance.
- Interview with a School of Business faculty advisor. International students unable to visit the campus for an interview will submit an autobiographical essay focusing on the questions in the application packet.
- Full-time employment at least three out of the last five years including at least one year in a health care organization working in a supervisory position. International students unable to pursue full-time employment in the United States while completing a graduate degree may be admitted to the program if the student has prior substantive full-time work experience.
- Current résumé.
Students may transfer up to 6 semester hours of credit, with department approval.
Program Requirements (36 s.h.)
Prerequisites (9 s.h.)
These courses may be waived if undergraduate equivalents have been completed at an accredited institution.
Foundation Sequence (10 s.h.)
Core Curriculum (21 s.h.)
Capstone (5 s.h.)
- August 1 for overseas applicants, September 1 for applicants transferring within the US (To start: Fall Semester)
- December 1 for overseas applicants (To start: Winter semester)
- April 1 for overseas applicants, May 1 for applicants transferring within the US (To start: Spring/Summer semester)
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Last updated February 1, 2016