The Master of Science in Healthcare Administration program
seeks to develop professionals who understand how to manage
non-profit, for-profit, and voluntary health care organizations
in effective and innovative ways. The program focuses on
the need for health care administrators to be continuous
learners, critical thinkers, and ethical practitioners by
recognizing the multiply-constructed nature of human, social,
and organizational realities and the complex relationships
between the system of health providers and the needs of
the community. Students will analyze the role of health
care in society, the managed care model, the need for client-centered
models, alternative paradigms, and the development of health
organizations in a broad array of communities. Courses integrate
theoretical concepts with practical applications. The program
is designed with effective professional leadership skills
and the ability to develop and implement solid, creative
solutions as its central objectives.
- Incorporate health science concepts into health administration
management planning, analysis, development and execution.
- Develop an expansive knowledge of regulations and policies
relating to healthcare and delivery, updated regularly,
and applied to all polices and procedures implemented
- Oversee or monitor marketing principles relative to
health services and promotion.
- Evidence the ability to apply managerial concepts and
technological advances to the effective administration
of healthcare facilities.
- Demonstrate a significant knowledge of quality management
theories and techniques in the health administration arena.
- Develop advanced research and analytical skills which
allow one to investigate issues pertinent to the current
U.S. healthcare system.
- Develop a rather far-reaching understanding of other
healthcare systems (via a comparative and contrastive
understanding of other systems in other cultures).
- Apply the principles of health administration, education
and promotion so as to promote effective operations of
healthcare organizations and facilities.
- Identify principles of economics, leadership, marketing,
planning, and legal considerations as these impact healthcare
as a system and as an organizational structure, particularly
at the professional (managerial and leadership) levels.
- Apply advanced knowledge in statistical analysis, among
others, so that data can be generated and serve the contextual
needs of the healthcare process and the organizational
- Further hone communicative skills, which underpin the
ability to conduct independent research and to formulate
documents, reports, and publications that manifest mastery
of content and execution.
Career Opportunities: The program prepares graduates
to assume increasingly responsible management and leadership
roles in a wide range of healthcare settings, including
health and hospital systems; service provider organizations;
insurers and managed care companies; consulting firms; pharmaceutical
companies; public health organizations; and medical device
and biotechnology firms. Graduates are prepared to function
with equal high-level competence in the private and public
sectors alike and in any relevant, consultative capacity.