Description

The Master of Science in Health Care Administration is designed to provide individuals with a comprehensive perspective of the health care environment.  The growing complexity and rapid pace of change in the health care system have created an urgent need for professionals who have knowledge and skills in finance, management information systems, strategy and law.  Emphasis is placed on a global view of health care rather than a targeted sector (such as hospitals, nursing homes, etc.) of the industry. Students completing the program frequently pursue employment opportunities in environments ranging from hospitals to medical practices to health insurers/buyers. While the program attracts individuals from all undergraduate disciplines, many of the students have strong clinical backgrounds and are interested in building their management skills with a focus toward their clinical expertise.  This specialized business degree provides a firm foundation for the understanding of and leadership within the health care field.

 

Admission Requirements

Applicants should follow the admissions process described in this catalog or at the Graduate Admissions website: http://www.marshall.edu/graduate/admissions/admission-requirements-for-degree-seeking-students/

Applicants must either have:

1. An undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution with an undergraduate Grade Point Average CGPA) of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale for all previously completed undergraduate coursework.

OR

2. A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale for all previously completed undergraduate university work; and Completed the GRE or GMAT and submit official scores OR have a doctoral degree from a regionally accredited institution.

Note: Applicants may be asked to submit additional material if needed before an admission decision is made.

 

 

Curriculum for Program

Course Number Course Title  Hours
MKT 511 Marketing and Management 3
HCA 600 The Health Care System 3
HCA 610 Health Care Financial Management 3
HCA 615 Health Care Economics 3
HCA 653 Integrated Delivery Systems 3
HCA 630 Legal Issues in Health Care Management 3
HCA 656 Management of Health Care Technology and Information Systems 3
MGT 620 Human Resource Management 3
HCA 655 Health Care Marketing 3
MGT 672 Organizational Behavior 3
HCA 695 Field Research in Health Care Management 3
MGT 699 Business Policy and Strategy 3
Total Hours 36


Click here for the Plan of Study

 

Jobs in Field 

Management Analyst

Health Care Executive

Medical and Health Services Managers

Medical Records and Health Information Technician

 

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For additional information, contact

Wes Spradlin, MBA, MS
Marshall University
Graduate School of Management
Assistant Director
Phone: 304-746-8964
Fax: 304-746-2063
Spradlin2@marshall.edu