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Degree Requirements | MS in Health Administration

When you get your MS degree in Health Administration, you complete a curriculum that is a synthesis of management concepts, techniques and tools that can be specifically applied to health and health services systems.

Your Master's program emphasizes the analytical and decision-making processes used in healthcare organizations.

Common Body of Knowledge

The Common Body of Knowledge is designed to give you a general business foundation upon which your graduate Health Administration degree will be built. Courses may include subjects such as:

  • Managing Individuals and Teams
  • Data Analysis for Managers 
  • Analyzing and Interpreting Accounting Information
  • Marketing Management 
  • Management of Operations 
  • Financial Management 

Core Healthcare Courses

Core Healthcare course may include subjects such as:

  • Healthcare Systems
  • Healthcare Financial Management
  • Legal and Ethical Environment of Business 
  • Applied Economics for Managers
  • Strategic Management 
  • Quality and Process Improvement


You will be able to specialize your degree through elective choices. Course may include subjects such as:

  • Transformational Leadership
  • Profiles in Healthcare
  • Visionary Leadership
  • International Health Travel Study
  • International Health Policy and Management
  • Health Information Technology

Management Residency

An administrative residency is not required but is highly recommended for students with limited health care experience. Program faculty can help assist you in securing a residency.

See an advisor for more details.


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