Master of Science in Healthcare Administration

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.

Applicants must either have:

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.


Applicants whose undergraduate GPA is below a 3.0 from a regionally accredited institution may be eligible for provisional admission to the program. If an applicant’s GPA is below a 3.0, they can include letters of recommendation, statement of purpose, resume, or any other material that could help make your case to the Admissions Committee. While provisionally admitted, the applicant must maintain a G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher would be placed on academic probation or even face dismissal from the program.

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

Curriculum for Program

MKT 511* 3 Marketing and Management
MGT 620 3 Human Resource Management (PR: GSM Admission/Permission)
MGT 672 3 Organizational Behavior (PR: MKT 5111 and GSM Admission)
HCA 600 3 The Health Care System (PR: GSM Admission or Permission)
HCA 610 3 Health Care Financial Management (PR: HCA 600)
HCA 615 3 Health Care Economics (PR: HCA 600)
HCA 630 3 Legal Issues in Health Care Management (PR: HCA 600)
HCA 653 3 Integrated Health Care Delivery Systems (PR: HCA 600)
HCA 655 3 Health Care Marketing (PR: HCA 600)
HCA 656 3 Management of Medical Technology and Information Systems (PR: HCA 600)
HCA 695** 3 Field Research in Health Care Management (PR: Permission of GSM Academic Advisor)
Elective(s) (GSM Academic Advisor Approval)
*** 3
If MKT511 Waived (3)

* This course is waivable by the GSM Academic Advisor, but if waived second elective of 3 hours must be submitted.

** This course should be taken in the last 9 hours of the program.

*** At least one elective must be HCA course

Download the Healthcare Administration Plan of Study PDF

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