Health Care Administration

Health care is a rapidly changing industry with a constant demand for innovative and dynamic professionals. Our master’s degree in health care administration and management prepares motivated individuals for management positions in hospitals, health systems, mental health facilities, physician practices, and government and non-government agencies.

Our Program

Our curriculum is designed so that students can tailor the program to meet their educational, professional and personal goals. Courses are taught by respected professionals who blend theoretical foundations with personal experiences from their areas of health care management expertise, all while respecting the University’s commitment to the mercy tradition. 

Accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education, our program explores the latest trends and instructs students on how to develop the professional competencies expected by top health care organizations. While this degree may be completed entirely online, select courses are offered at our Newport campus and in a hybrid classroom/online format.

Program Spotlight: Meet Your Goals

 National and state agencies all predict continued rapid growth in the health care field for the next decade and beyond. Taught by experienced professionals, our health care administration and management program prepares individuals for the challenges of leading this dynamic industry. 

Mark Hough, lecturer

Our Faculty

While our program is designed for busy working professionals, it also makes room for personal time with faculty. The small online and in-class settings create a learning environment focused on networking opportunities and provocative group discussions. Students receive individual advisement from faculty with personalized, one-on-one sessions.

 

Meet our faculty

Health Care Administration and Management (M.S.)

12 courses | 36 credits

Required courses:

  • HCA500: Research Methods
  • HCA501: Introduction to Health Care
  • HCA505: Health Care Marketing
  • HCA509: Human Resources Management
  • HCA519: Health Care Finance
  • HCA525: Ethics for Health Professionals
  • HCA528: Health Policy
  • HCA533: Health Law
  • HCA543: Public Health Administration
  • HCA547: Application of Health Care Management Theory
  • HCA570: Internship and Seminar in Health Care Administration and Management

Students also choose one elective from a list of suggested courses in holistic studies and management.

Students pursue internships in fields where they are likely to direct their future activities or where they may develop expertise in supplementary areas for policy or consulting. An elective course may be substituted for the internship if the program director determines that a student already possesses sufficient administrative experience.

Concentrations in Health Care Administration and Management

Cybersecurity

The concentration in cybersecurity prepares professionals with clinical or business backgrounds for the challenges of management in the rapidly changing field of health. The curriculum provides an in-depth understanding of cybersecurity threats, threat actors, cybersecurity risk management best practices, laws and regulations applicable to electronic health records, and techniques to build enterprise-wide cybersecurity awareness.

Required courses:

  • HCA500: Research Methods
  • HCA501: Introduction to Health Care
  • HCA505: Health Care Marketing
  • HCA509: Human Resources Management
  • HCA519: Health Care Finance
  • HCA525: Ethics for Health Professionals
  • HCA530: Cybersecurity and Resiliency in Health Care Administration
  • HCA538: Cybersecurity and Health Care Policy
  • HCA542: Cybersecurity and Health Care Law
  • HCA543: Public Health Administration
  • HCA547: Application of Health Care Management Theory

Students also choose one elective course in health care administration and management.