The School of Health Care Administration at OSU Center for Health Sciences trains
leaders to guide hospitals, clinics, nursing homes and other health organizations. A
Master of Science in Health Care Administration (HCA) is ideal for those want to move
into management or executive positions in health care. The program is offered in person
or online, and no prior health care experience is required.
The Master of Science in Health Care Administration degree requires 32 graduate credit
hours which includes a thesis or creative component project. There are two options HCA students can choose: Administration or Leadership and Entrepreneurship.
The Administration option is geared toward students who have goals of working in the
health care industry. The Leadership and Entrepreneurship option is geared toward
high-level executive leadership.
Admission requirements include a 3.0 GPA in the last 60 hours of undergraduate work. While
not required, outline any health care experience, if any, and how you see the program
benefitting your career in the goal statement. Prepare a one to two page typed double-spaced essay that includes the following: • Description of current job • Description of current and past health care experience, if any • What are your career goals? • How will the HCA program help achieve these goals? • Why are you applying to OSU’s HCA program? • What personal strengths will help you attain your goals? • What personal challenges do you face in achieving your goals?
Cost & Assistance
Oklahoma resident and non-resident tuition rates are applicable to students in the
School of Health Care Administration. Students who take online courses are charged a supplemental off-campus fee. Online courses require computer skills,
computer equipment, and Internet access for full participation.