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The Master of Science in Health Services Administration is a skills-based graduate program focused on the development and practical application of all the leadership skills essential to health services administrators in today’s competitive marketplace. We are pursuing program accreditation by CAHME (the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education), and the program is based on a model of 26 specific leadership competencies identified by the National Center for Healthcare Leadership. Each of the core courses in the program has an applied project that gives you the chance to practice essential management skills under faculty supervision.
The program is designed to provide a broad foundation in health care delivery systems; management strategies; ethical and legal issues in the healthcare environment; the role of information systems and technology in high-quality and efficient care delivery; marketing health services; and in the principles of solid financial management.
The program is available entirely online. Within the virtual environment, you will find a high level of interaction with faculty and your classmates. The program is comprised of 45 credit hours or 15 courses. There are 13 core courses and the remaining two courses are electives. This is intended to give you the chance to explore areas that interest you most. Talk to the program advisor for ways to optimize your time to degree completion. We have a holistic admissions policy--taking into consideration the whole person and not simply your academic record. Also, there is no GRE requirement. We are invested in your success and in helping you reach your personal goals as you earn your master's degree!