Master of Science in Administration Health Services Administration Concentration

Degree objective: The interdisciplinary Master of Science in Administration (MSA) Program is designed for students pursuing administrative careers. The program offers insight into human and organizational relationships; develops skills in oral and written communication; enhances the capacity for sound analytical judgment; and encourages the ability to see the "big picture" as it relates to an organization and its environment. Course work focuses on applied action grounded in theory and embraces the fundamental educational principles applicable to administrative issues in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors, and stresses the ethical responsibilities of administrators. Concentration objective: Designed to provide the knowledge and skills required for directors, administrators and supervisors in health services.

As an MSA student,​ you are eligible to join the American ​College of Healthcare Exe​cutivies (ACHE) organization.

http://www.ache.org/Faculty_Students/students.cfm​

 

  • ​​​​​​​​​Decrease your tuition costs
  • Reduce the time to complete your degree
  • Minimize redundancy in learning

The Certification-to-Credit Program at Central Michigan University is the perfect way to use a professional certification you have earned and apply it to the degree you want – saving you time and money.

Certification-to-Credit Program Details

  • This program​ applies only to newly admitted students to Central Michigan University. The certification will be evaluated at the time of your initial application.
  • You must have completed your certification and be in good standing at the time you apply to the program.
  • You must contact CMU’s Prior Learning Office to verify your eligibility and determine eligible credits.
  • Credits will be applied to your degree after you complete 6 credits (2 courses) of your program at CMU with a 3.0 or higher GPA.
  • There is no cost for the credits you are awarded in the Certification-to-Credit Program.​

6 credits awarded 

The CMPE certification can be applied toward the Master of Science in Administration degree with a concentration in Health Services Administration*. 

 *The CMPE cannot be used toward the Graduate Certificate in Health Services Administration.​​

9 credits awarded 

The FACMPE certification can be applied toward the Master of Science in Administration degree with a concentration in Health Services Administration*. 

 *The FACMPE cannot be used toward the Graduate Certificate in Health Services Administration.



Degree Requirements

 

36 credits

Core Requirements

 

18 credits

MSA 600

Foundations of Research Methods in Administration

3

MSA 601

Organizational Dynamics and Human Behavior

3

MSA 602

Financial Analysis, Planning and Control

3

MSA 603

Strategic Planning for the Administrator

3

MSA 604

Administration, Globalization and Multiculturalism

3

MSA 699

Applied Research Project in Administration

3

​OR MSA 698​Directed Administrative Portfolio​3

Concentration Requirements

 

12 credits

HSC 507

Introduction to Health Services Organizations & Systems

3

HSC 520

Health Services Administration

3

HSC 570

Financial Aspects of Health Services Organizations

3

HSC 571

Legal Aspects of Health Services Organizations

3

Concentration Electives

 

3-6 credits

​HSC 516 ​Travel Course in Health Education

​3

HSC 538

Development of Proposals and Reports in Health Administration

3

HSC 544

 Biostatistics

3

HSC 545

Health Planning

3

​HSC 552 ​International Health Systems, Organizations and Policy

​3

HSC 572

Quality Improvement in Health Services

3

HSC 581

Managed Care: Origins, Organizations, and Operations

3

HSC 617

Community and Public Health

3

HSC 700

Program Evaluation in the Health Fields

3

Cognate Course

Selected in consultation with academic advisor

0-3 credits

 

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