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M.S. in Health Services Administration

Master's in Health Service Administration

The thriving healthcare industry provides some of the nation’s best job opportunities. For instance, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) forecasts jobs for medical and health services managers to grow 23% between 2012 and 2022—considerably faster than the average percentage increase for most other occupations.

Leaders in the current healthcare delivery environment seek employees with a broad-based graduate education. The Masters of Science in Health Services Administration offers the opportunity for graduates to assume leadership roles in healthcare delivery settings that serve a larger spectrum of the population. This program provides a foundation in health services administration while offering options for a specialized area of expertise. At the master's level, we currently offer concentrations in applied gerontology, health data analytics, long term care administration and rehabilitation services.  

Degree Requirements

The Master of Science in Health Services Administration requires completion of 36 graduate hours. These 36 hours include an 24-hour core curriculum and 12 concentration hours. Students must complete a capstone course prior to completion of the program. The capstone requires a comprehensive research project covering the student’s field of specialization. The project is designed to demonstrate the student's mastery of the discipline and ability to apply knowledge acquired throughout the program to solve a real world problem in the student's area of specialization under faculty supervision.

  • AGER 5300 - Health Information Systems
  • AGER 5450 - Health Services Administration
  • AGER 5400 - Health Delivery Systems
  • AGER 5740 - Financial Issues in Health Care Administration 
  • AGER 5710 - Theories and Measures for Health and Wellness
  • AGER 5820 - Marketing
  • AGER 5880 - Ethical Issues in Aging Society
  • AGER 5940 - Capstone

Students will also choose a concentration in one of the following areas. 

Applied Gerontology Concentration

  • AGER 5600 - Housing for the Elderly: Planning, Public Policy and Research 
  • AGER 5750 - Processes of Aging 
  • AGER 5780 - Federal, State, and Local Programs in Aging 
  • AGER 5790 - Needs Assessment, Program Planning and Evaluation in Services for the Elderly

Health Data Analytics Concentration

  • INSD 5120 - Introduction to Data Science 
  • INSD 5130 - Data Analytics I
  • INSD 5140 - Data Analytics II 
  • INSD 5150 - Data Visualization and Communication 

Long Term Care Concentration

  • AGER 5810 - Seminar on Administration of Programs in Aging 
  • AGER 5600 - Housing for the Elderly: Planning, Public Policy and Research 
  • AGER 5840 - Internship in Administration of Programs in Aging 
  • AGER 5850 - Internship in Administration of Programs in Aging 

Rehabilitation Services Concentration

  • RHAB 5700 - Introduction to Rehabilitation 
  • RHAB 5710 - Multicultural Rehabilitation
  • RHAB 5730 - Medical Aspects of Disability
  • RHAB 5770 - Rehabilitation Research & Program Evaluation