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2015-2016 Graduate Catalog 
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Administration MS

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Program Director: Errol L. Biggs
Telephone: 303-315-8851

The goal of the master of science in health administration degree is to prepare men and women who, after appropriate practical experience in responsible managerial positions, are capable of assuming positions as chief executive officers or senior administrators in complex, multi-service healthcare organizations or in organizations’ purchasing health services.

The curriculum is a synthesis of management concepts and techniques that are applicable to any economic organization and tools that can be specifically applied to health and health services systems. The program emphasizes skills that heighten basic analytical and decision-making processes used by top-level managers in selecting broad strategies for the institutions and by junior managers in administering subunits of health care organizations. The faculty guide the students in their mastery of theoretical, conceptual and quantitative topics.

The program has enjoyed continuous accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education since 1970.

B. Health Administration Core: ( 21 hours)

C. Health Administration Information Technology Elective: (3 hours)

Select one of the following courses:

D. Health Administration Electives: (6 hours)

Select two of the following courses:

Notes and Restrictions

Management Residency. A management residency is optional, but recommended for all students, especially those with limited health care experience. The faculty of the program provide assistance to students in securing the residency, as well as regular consultation during the residency period. Information on the full range of local, regional, and national residencies is available in the program office.

Length of Program. The didactic portion of the degree will take at least two academic years, since most HA courses are offered only once each year and many have prerequisites. Part-time study is facilitated by courses being scheduled for late afternoon and evening hours.

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