Health Administration Program

Degree Requirements and Curriculum

The M.S. in Health Administration includes five core courses, five administrative courses (4 required, 1 elective), one health services elective component, and an integrative capstone course. Two graduate courses (6 credits) may be transferred with the approval of the Director as long as they meet program and University standards.

The requirements include the following twelve courses:

Core Component (five required)

HSV 550 Health Services Research
HAD 552 Health Administration
HAD 553 Health Care Organization
HAD 600 Ethics of Health Care
HSV 551 Managed Health Care

Administrative Component (four required)
HAD 554 Health Care Law
HAD 560 Health Care Informatics
HAD 555 Accounting for Health Care Organizations
HAD 556 Financial Management of Health Care Organizations

plus one course from the following:
HAD 561 Health Care and the Internet
HAD 557 Health Care Strategic Planning and Marketing
HAD 558 Hospital Administration
HAD 559 Health Policy

Health Services Component (one required):
HAD 570 Psychosocial Aspects of Chronic Illness and Disability
HAD 600 Directed Research in Health Services
HED 571 Employee Assistance and Occupational Health
HED 552 Epidemiology and Community Health
HED 575 Stress and Crisis Management
HAD 601 Fieldwork in Health Administration
*Other HAD/HED/GRG/SOC courses as approved by the Director

Research Component (one required):
HS 700 Integrative Capstone Course in Health Services

The Health Administration program also offers degrees or concentrations in the following areas (click on the links for degree or certificate requirements):

Joint Program with Health Education
Master of Science in Long Term Care Administration
Certificate Program in Health Administration
Master of Science in Health Administration with a Concentration in Training and Organization Development