The Master of Science (MS) in Healthcare Administration degree is designed to prepare professionals to serve in leadership and management positions in hospitals, healthcare systems, medical practices, and other healthcare businesses. This program of study provides students with knowledge, skills, and attitudes in the three competency domains of leadership and management, business acumen, and healthcare organizations and systems.

Degree Program Objectives

In addition to the institutional and degree level learning objectives, graduates of this program are expected to achieve these learning outcomes:

  • Evaluate ethical and effective leadership and management skills relevant to successful health administration practice.
  • Advocate for the importance of policies, issues, and trends that shape healthcare and healthcare delivery in the United States.
  • Apply the concepts of business to the health care environment.
  • Support the importance of professional and social responsibility in health administration practice.
  • Demonstrate communication and relationship management skills required for successful practice at the mid management level and beyond.

Degree at a Glance

Core Requirements37
Final Program Requirements3
Total Semester Hours40

Degree Program Requirements

Core Requirements (37 semester hours)

HCAD500Healthcare and Healthcare Systems 13
HCAD501Technology Applications in Healthcare Organizations3
NURS505Healthcare Systems and Health Policy3
HCAD510Leadership and Management in Healthcare Organizations3
HCAD520Legal and Ethical Aspects of Healthcare Administration3
HCAD530Operational Management in Healthcare3
MGMT601Organizational Behavior3
HCAD605Human Resource Management in Healthcare3
HCAD650The Business of Healthcare3
HCAD651Healthcare Finance3
HCAD652Operational Quality in Healthcare3
HCAD698Situational Experiences for Healthcare Administrators4
Total Semester Hours37

Final Program Requirements (3 semester hours)

HCAD699Healthcare Administration Capstone 13
Total Semester Hours3