Program Details

The MS in Health Care Management program is designed for mid-level
managers from the local and regional private and non-profit hospital and
health care sectors for whom leadership and organizational knowledge
and skills are necessary components of professional success and personal
advancement in their respective health care industries.

Mode of Delivery

The Master of Science in Health Care Administration requires a minimum
of 30 credit hours and may be completed with a part-time or full-time
schedule in a hybrid (online and NetPlus!) format.


A minimum of 30 credit hours as follows:

A. Managment Courses (12 credits)

  • ACC 521 - Accounting for Managers (3).
  • FIN 551 - Business Economics (3).
  • MGT 541 - Organizational Behavior (3).
  • SCM 512 - Applied Quantitative Analysis (3).

B. Health Care Administration Courses (18 credits)

  • HCR 509 - Healthcare Strategic Planning (3).
  • HCR 564 - Healthcare Marketing Strategies (3).
  • HCR 577 - Financial Management in Health Care (3).
  • HCR 578 - Healthcare Quality Management (3).
  • HCR 587 - Legal Issues in Health Care (3).
  • PHS 567 - Health Information Management (3).


Admission to the program is not granted until the following
materials are submitted and reviewed:

1. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited university, supported by
    transcripts of all completed college work.

2. A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.00.

3. A minimum of 2 years of post-baccalaureate, professional
    work experience.

4. A current resume.

5. Two (2) letters of recommendation: If timeframe of degree
    completion was greater than 5 years, one professional letter
    and one letter from employer are required. If timeframe of
    degree completion was less than 5 years or less, one academic
    and one professional letter are required.

6. Statement of Purpose.

International Students

International students must also provide independent
and accredited evaluation of their degree and courses
for admission and comply with other international student
admission requirements such as English language
proficiency (TOEFL or IELTS scores).

Application Deadlines

The program has rolling admissions and reviews completed
applications each month. Application deadlines are as follows:

  • Fall (early deadline*) - May 1
  • Fall (final deadline) - August 1
  • Winter - November 15
  • Spring - March 15

*You must apply for admission by the early deadline to be
eligible for scholarships, grants, and research assistantships.

International students are required to apply earlier than
the deadlines posted here. The final deadlines for international
students are May 1 for the fall semester, September 1 for the
winter semester, and January 1 for the spring term.


To be considered for admission, submit the following
o the Office of Graduate Programs, 251 Thompson Library:

  • Application for Graduate Admission
  • $55 application fee (non-refundable)
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Two letters of recommendation:  If timeframe of degree
    completion was greater than 5 years, one professional letter
    and one letter from employer are required.  If timeframe of
    degree completion was less than 5 years or less, one academic
    and one professional letter are required.
  • Statement of Purpose