Health Services Administration Specialist

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The Health Services Administration Specialist degree will develop leaders who possess the values, knowledge, and skills to achieve optimal delivery of healthcare.  The degree is designed for individuals who have earned a post-baccalaureate degree and wish to either change careers by gaining knowledge and skills in health services administration or to upgrade their formal knowledge and skills in healthcare administration to include the latest advancements in the field.

Applicants must hold a post-baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.


Course Requirements

All Health Services Administration Specialist degree candidates complete 30 graduate credits of approved coursework.

  1. Thirty graduate credits are required.  The Specialist has one required course: HSML 6270 Research-Health Services Admin (Independent Study).  All other courses are chosen in consultation with the program director.
  2. The program director must pre-approve all course selections and sequencing by developing a “program of study” with the student prior to initial registration.  Specialist candidates must meet with the program director each semester before registration; all changes to the program of study must be approved.
  3. The program director may approve up to eight graduate credits that have not been applied to a previous graduate degree as transfer credit into the Specialist degree program. Course(s) must be relevant to the Specialist degree; credit must have been earned from an accredited institution within the past three years with a grade of B, or better.
  4. Grade Point Requirement: A 3.0 (B average) overall grade point average, or better, is required.
  5. Time Limit Requirement: The degree must be completed within four years.

Program Requirements

Required course (2-3 credits):  
HSML 6270 Research-Health Services Admin  
HSML courses that may be taken for the specialist (27-28 credits):  
PUBH 6004 Env/Occ Hlth-Sustainable World  
HSML 6202 Intro/Health Services Delivery  
HSML 6203 Intro to Health Management  
HSML 6204 Quality&PerformanceImprovement  
HSML 6206 QuanMethds&Epid/HealthServices  
HSML 6207 HealthServicesInfoApplications  
HSML 6208 Medical Informatics  
HSML 6209 Health Services Finance  
HSML 6210 Hlth Serv Financl Applications  
HSML 6211 Health Economics  
HSML 6212 CommunityHealth Mgt & Advocacy  
HSML 6213 HealthServicesMrktng&Planning  
HSML 6215 Health Law for Managers  
HSML 6216 HumanResourcesMgt&OrgBehavior  
HSML 6218 Sem-HlthServicesMgt&Leadership  
HSML 6221 TransLdrshp/HealthServDelivery  
HSML 6222 GroupLdrship&TeamFacilitation  
HSML 6231 Management-Acute Care Hospital  
HSML 6232 Institution & Systems Mgt Apps  
HSML 6233 Delivery-Behav Health Services  
HSML 6234 Physician Practice Management  
HSML 6236 Aging&Disability:Needs&Srvcs  
HSML 6237 Managing/SkilledNursngFacility  
HSML 6238 Ambulatory Care Management  
HSML 6239 Managed Care  
HSML 6241 Cmpl&RiskMgt/HlthSrvcsDelivery  
HSML 6244 SupplyChainMgt/HealthServices  
HSML 6246 Service Line & Project Mgt  
HSML 6247 Consulting in Health Care  
HSML 6254 Sem:Ethics-Health Services Mgt  
HSML 6285 Readings-Health Services Mgt  
HSML 6286 Readings-Health Services Mgt  
HSML 6299 Topics in HSML