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Master of Science in Health Care Administration - Accelerated Program

**The below information has been altered from the published version of the catalog. This program information has reverted to its 2013-2014 listing. A list of differences in the online and published version of the catalog is available. **

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: None.

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/Corequisite: HCA 502.
  • 6. HCA 515 Adv Financial Management in Health Care (3)
    Prerequisites: ACCT 201 or ACCT 500
    Prerequisite/Co-requisite: HCA 502

Fourth Quarter-Summer

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

YEAR II

First Quarter-Fall

  • 9. HCA 517 Advanced Healthcare Info Systems Management (3)
    Prerequisites: HCA 502.
  • 10. HCA 698A Project Part I (3)
    Prerequisites: Completion of HCA 502, 535, advancement to candidacy and consent of instructor.

Second Quarter-Winter

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

Third Quarter-Spring

  • 13. HCA 698B Project Part II (3)
    Prerequisites: Completion of HCA 698A and consent of the instructor.
  • 14. HCA 536 Hospital Management (3)
    Prerequisites: HCA 502.

Fourth Quarter-Summer

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

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