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Master of Science Health Services Administration
The Master of Science in Health Services Administration builds on the health related preparation and work experience that students bring to the program, and develops advanced competencies in management and research techniques, as well as current knowledge of the health care delivery system, health law, program planning and evaluation and health care policy issues. Courses are offered in formats designed for the working person.

Admissions Requirements

Admission to the graduate program in Health Services Administration is granted to applicants whose academic, professional, and personal qualifications give promise of success in graduate study.

Admission requirements include:

  • 1. A baccalaureate or advanced degree from a regionally-accredited college or university with a grade point average (GPA) of B (3.0). The requirement may be satisfied by a 3.0 in the most recent 60 credits of the applicant's baccalaureate record. The quality of academic work taken beyond the bachelor's degree, either as post-baccalaureate (non-graduate credit) courses or graduate credit courses, can be included with the most recent 60 credits to determine the student's academic average. In both cases the applicant must satisfactorily meet all additional admission requirements for the program. Conditional admission may be granted to students whose GPA is less than 3.0. Students considered for conditional admission may be required to submit scores on the general aptitude portion of the Graduate Record Examination. Where conditional admission is recommended, the student is required to complete a list of courses specified by the program chair with a grade of B or better in each of the courses. These courses may not be repeated.
  • 2. A minimum one year of work experience in a health care setting.
  • 3. Three letters of recommendation from professional and academic acquaintances, including one from a direct supervisor.
  • 4. Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
  • 5. A well-formulated career plan articulated in a brief essay; and
  • 6. A personal interview with the admissions committee.


PYC 503
PYC 503 is a prerequisite to admission.

Grading Policies

Academic standards are set to ensure the degree in Health Services Administration signifies that student work meets or exceeds a particular level of excellence. In order to remain in good academic standing and to graduate from the program, a student must maintain a grade point average of 3.0 (B) or better. Students whose grades fall below a 3.0 average in any semester will be placed on probation. Students on probation will be expected to return to good academic standing within the next six credit hours of course work. Failure to do so will result in dismissal from the program unless the student is able to demonstrate unusual or extraordinary circumstances that are responsible for his/her performance.

Health Services Administration Curriculum Plan - 5 Terms

Term I Fall (3 cr. each)
HSA 500 Theory and Practice of HS Management
HSA 501 Accounting Principles for HS Professionals
HSA 506 Health Economics

Term 2 Winter (3 cr. each)
HSA 510 Leadership and Human Resource Management in Health Care
HSA 502 Financial Management of Health Services
ETH 552 Ethical Perspectives in HS Administration

Term 3 Summer (3 cr. each)
PYC 503 Statistics
HLH 570 Health Care Delivery and Policy Issues
HLH 532 Health Promotion and Risk Reduction

Term 4 Fall (3 cr. each)
HSA 512 Quality Planning and Management in HS Administration
HSA 550 Information Systems for HS Administrators
HLH 550 Research Methods in Health Care

Term 5 Winter (3 cr. each)
HSA 505 Legal Aspects of HS Administration
HSA 590 Internship in HSA (or Field Research Project)
HSA 580 Seminar in HS Administration
Total credits required for MS in Health Services Administration 42 cr.

Changes in this plan of study require the approval of the program chair. Part time study may be arranged.

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