Master of Health Services Administration, MHSA

Master of Health Services Administration (MHSA) Program Overview

A management career in Health Services Administration allows students to gain proficiency in management skills and can improve the delivery of health services in a community. This proficiency contributes to highly successful health care delivery committed to quality. In turn, the consumers benefit from effective and efficient health care services.

The MHSA provides graduate education in health care administration for persons seeking careers in the management and administration of health care facilities/ organizations and other healthcare settings. This degree also provides opportunities for individuals in health services to seek career improvement and development.

The MHSA provides health care managers with a framework for decision-making in the constantly changing health care environment. At the same time the degree provides a background of operational resources for managers in the field.

This program course will enhance the administrative training of students concerned with the provision of health care and the current health care reform. Students’ needs and goals are met, bringing the application of management skills from a theoretical model. This degree will be a step in meeting the needs of those professionals currently practicing and also will prepare the health service administrators of tomorrow.

(36 semester hours)

Core Courses 24 semester hours

HSA 506Research Theory

3

Or

HSA 533Research Methods

3

 

HSA 507Organizational Dynamics

3

HSA 518Policy and Program Analysis

3

HSA 520Introduction to Health Services?Administration

3

HSA 532Legal Aspects Clinical & Health Care Org?Care Organizations

3

HSA 537Managerial Decision Making in Health?Care Organizations

3

HSA 538Institutional Budget and Planning

3

HSA 555Professional Contribution

0

HSA 597Management Project

3

Electives (12 semester hours)

HSA 510Concepts and Issues in Gerontology

3

HSA 524Health Care Systems Analysis

3

HSA 525Health Care Economics

3

HSA 527Gerontological Services Administration

3

HSA 528Administration of Long-Term Care

3

HSA 529Planning Health Care Services for the?Elderly

3

HSA 539Overview of Managed Care

3

HSA 580Epidemiology/Environmental Health

3

HSA 583Marketing and Strategic Planning

3

GER 525

3