M.S. in Health Care Administration and Management

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To earn the master's degree in health care administration and management, students take a minimum of 12 courses (36 credits).

Required courses:

  • HCA500: Research Methods
  • HCA501: Introduction to Health Care
  • HCA505: Health Care Marketing
  • HCA509: Human Resources Management
  • HCA519: Health Care Finance
  • HCA525: Ethics for Health Professionals
  • HCA528: Health Policy
  • HCA533: Health Law
  • HCA543: Public Health Administration
  • HCA547: Application of Health Care Management Theory
  • HCA570: Internship and Seminar in Health Care Administration and Management

Students also take one elective course. Suggested courses include:

  • HCA540: Health Care and the Older Citizen
  • HCA581: Special Topics in Health Care Administration and Management
  • HCA591: Independent Study
  • HLC505: Interpersonal Helping Skills
  • HLC516: Group Process
  • MGT555: Organizational Transformation and Change
  • MGT567: Creative Problem-Solving

Students pursue internships in fields where they are likely to direct their future activities or where they may develop expertise in supplementary areas for policy or consulting. An elective course may be substituted for the internship if the program director determines that a student already possesses sufficient administrative experience.

Concentration in Cybersecurity

The concentration in cybersecurity prepares professionals with either clinical or business backgrounds for the challenges of management in the rapidly changing field of health. The regular occurrence of cybersecurity incidents has led health care organizations to treat cybersecurity as a risk that needs to be actively managed, rather than just an issue that technology alone can solve.

The curriculum allows students to tailor the program to meet their individual educational, professional and personal goals while providing an in-depth understanding of cybersecurity threats, threat actors, cybersecurity risk management best practices, laws and regulations applicable to electronic health records, and techniques to build enterprise-wide cybersecurity awareness.

Required courses:

  • HCA500: Research Methods
  • HCA501: Introduction to Health Care
  • HCA505: Health Care Marketing
  • HCA509: Human Resources Management
  • HCA519: Health Care Finance
  • HCA525: Ethics for Health Professionals
  • HCA530: Cybersecurity and Resiliency in Health Care Administration
  • HCA538: Cybersecurity and Health Care Policy
  • HCA542: Cybersecurity and Health Care Law
  • HCA543: Public Health Administration
  • HCA547: Application of Health Care Management Theory

Students also choose one elective. Suggested courses include:

  • HCA540: Health Care and the Older Citizen
  • HCA551: Hacking the Future of Health Care Administration
  • HCA552: Digital Health, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Health Care Administration
  • HCA570: Internship and Seminar in Health Care Administration and Management
  • HCA581: Special Topics in Health Care Administration and Management
  • HCA591: Independent Study