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Master of Science in Health Care Administration - Accelerated Program

The Master in Health Care Administration Accelerated Program (MSHCA-AP) is designed to prepare working professionals for administrative positions in health care organizations which requires a minimum three years of work experience and combines online and weekend courses. The MSHCA-AP program requires 45 credit hours consisting of 15 core courses. The program offers foundation courses early and more advanced healthcare specific courses later in the program.

Accelerated Education Model

YEAR I

First Quarter-Fall

Orientation - No Credit

  • 1. HCA 503 Health Care Economics (3)
    Prerequisites: ECON 101 or ECON 300.
  • 2. HCA 505 Organization and Systems of Health Care (3)
    Prerequisites: Health Care Administration majors only.

Second Quarter-Winter

  • 3. HCA 502 The Health Care System (3)
    Prerequisites: None.
  • 4. HSC 500 Principles of Epidemiology (3)
    Prerequisites: HSC 301 and HSC 403.

Third Quarter-Spring

  • 5. HCA 524 Advanced Legal and Ethical Aspects of Health Administration (3)
    Prerequisite: Health Care Administration majors only, HCA 502.
  • 6. HCA 515 Advanced Financial Management in Health Care (3)
    Prerequisite: ACCT 201 or ACCT 500; HCA 502; Health Care Administration majors only.

Fourth Quarter-Summer

  • 7. HCA 535 Quantitative Methods for Health Admin (3)
    Prerequisites: Health Care Administration majors only, HCA 502
  • 8. HCA 510 Human Resources Management in Health Care (3)
    Prerequisite(s): Health Care Administration majors only.
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: HCA 502

YEAR II

First Quarter-Fall

  • 9. HCA 517 Advanced Healthcare Info Systems Management (3)
    Prerequisites: Health Care Administration majors only, HCA 502.
  • 10. HCA 527 Research Methods in Health Care Management (3)
    Prerequisites: SOC 250 or equivalent statistics course, Health Care Administration majors only, HCA 502 and advancement to candidacy.

Second Quarter-Winter

  • 11. HCA 537 Managed Care (3)
    Prerequisite: Health Care Administration majors only, HCA 502.
  • 12. HCA 550 Continuous Quality Improvement in Health Services (3)
    Prerequisites:Health Care Administration majors only, HCA 502.

Third Quarter-Spring

  • 13. HCA 698 Project (3)
    Prerequisites: Health Care Administration Majors only, Advancement to candidacy and completion of a minimum 27 graduate units in the major.
  • 14. HCA 536 Hospital Management (3)
    Prerequisites: Health Care Administration majors only, HCA 502.

Fourth Quarter-Summer

  • 15. HCA 530 Strategic Planning/Marketing in Health Care (3)
    Prerequisites/Corequisites: HCA 502.

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