The Master of Science in Health Care Administration degree requires 32 graduate credit hours which includes a thesis or creative component project.
|HCA 5013||3||Survey of Health Care Administration|
|HCA 5093||3||Leadership Methods and Styles in Health Care|
|HCA 5123||3||Research and Evaluation Methods in Health Care|
|HCA 5033||3||Legal Issues in Health Care|
|HCA 5163||3||Health Care Accounting and Auditing*|
|HCA 5113||3||Entrepreneurship and the Health Sciences*|
|HCA 5043||3||Organizational Leadership in Healthcare*|
|HCA 5023||3||Human Resources in Healthcare and Public Administration|
|GLHE 5103||3||Intro to Global Health|
|HCA 5063||3||Health Care Compliance|
|HCA 5083||3||Financial Structures in Health Care Organizations|
|HCA 5010||3||Health Care Administration Internship|
|HCA 5223||3||Ethics in Health Care|
|GLHE 5173||3||Emerging Global Infectious Diseases|
|GLHE 5143||3||Relief Development in Global Health|
|GLHE 5153||3||International Health Systems|
|HCA 5040||3||Advanced Cases in Health Care Finance|
|HCA 5233||3||Advanced Leadership Methods and Styles in Health Care|
|HCA 5133||3||Health Care Informatics|
|HCA 5263||3||Patient Safety, Quality Measurement and Improvement|
|HCA 5993||3||Clinical Operations Management|
|HCA 5010||3||Special Topics in Health Care Administration|
|HCA 5052||2||Directed Readings in Healthcare Administration|
Other Management, MBA, Operations or Marketing courses from the Spears School of Business may be utilized with advisor approval.
A research thesis is required for students pursuing a thesis option M.S. degree. Students pursuing this option will conduct original research, culminating in a written thesis that is presented as a seminar and publicly defended.
The creative component option is fulfilled by enrolling in HCA 5052 Directed Readings. If the thesis option isn’t chosen, the creative component option must be chosen.
There are two options HCA students can choose: Administration or Leadership and Entrepreneurship.
Administration Option: geared toward students who have goals towards working in the Healthcare industry. The required courses for this option are the 4 required courses for the HCA program.
Leadership and Entrepreneurship option: geared toward high-level executive leadership. Student must complete the 4 required courses for the program in addition to HCA 5113. The classes with (*) are courses suggested for this option.
Transfer Credit Hours Eligibility
- Up to nine credit hours of transfer coursework may be considered after admission into the program and with development of the Plan of Study with an advisor.
- Transfer coursework is considered only if it is graduate level, assigned a letter grade of B or better, and will be less than 10 years old at the time of graduation with the M.S. in HCA.
- For more details on transfer credits, review policy 5.0 in the Graduate College Catalog.