Health Administration M.S.
Louis D. Horvath, MA
Graduate Director Campus and Online Programs
Department of Health Services
100 Post Hall
The M.S. in Health Administration curriculum is designed to enhance knowledge, technical skills and professional competencies for those seeking advancement or entry into management of health care organizations. Program goals and objectives reflect the professional competencies defined by the American College of Healthcare Executives. The M.S. Health Administration offers concentrations in Health Informatics, and Organizational Development and Leadership.
Learning Goals and Objectives
Goal 1: Graduates of the HAD MS Program will understand and apply the principles of public policy, effective governance, management and leadership to healthcare systems.
Objective 1.1: Graduates will demonstrate an understanding of healthcare systems and effective healthcare systems management, including the history, structuring, marketing, and positioning.
Objective 1.2: Graduates will adhere to sound financial principles of health organizations; will utilize data analysis to support decision-making; and will commit to the stability, health and well-being of an organization.
Objective 1.3: Graduates will be able to manage human resources in diverse environments such as hospitals, long term care institutions, behavioral health organizations, home care agencies, clinics, insurance companies, government agencies, and pharmaceutical companies.
Objective 1.4: Graduates will be able to demonstrate conflict and change management in diverse communities by applying principles of the social and behavioral sciences.
Goal 2: Graduates of the HAD MS Program will demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills (application).
Objective 2.1: Graduates will be able to develop and present reports and proposals using the medical, technical, and business language of the healthcare field.
Objective 2.2: Graduates will convey confidence, poise, presence, maturity and empathy in professional interactions with others.
Goal 3: Graduates of the HAD MS Program will critically evaluate health information in order to identify and apply best practices in health services administration.
Objective 3.1: Graduates will demonstrate the ability to manage information including the collection of data, qualitative and quantitative analysis, evaluation of the validity of data, and to summarize the information for effective decision making.
Objective 3.2: Graduates will understand, critically evaluate and apply current research in health services administration to professional practice.
Objective 3.3: Graduates will employ quality assessment of business practices and health care delivery focusing on outcomes measurement, processes, outcomes, and methods for process improvement.
Goal 4: Graduates of the HAD MS Program will understand the legal principles applicable to the US Health Care Delivery System, follow ethical codes of conduct of the health professions, and model Jesuit values serving those in need.
Objective 4.1: Graduates will operationalize legal principles in health management, follow honest and ethical business conduct, and adhere to the best practices of the health professions.
Objective 4.2: Graduates will demonstrate the maturity to make decisions and to take responsibility for those decisions.
Objective 4.3: Graduates will act as global citizens, holding personal and career objectives that honor and serve communities and people in need.
General Health Administration Curricular Requirements
|HAD 552||Health Administration||3|
|HAD 553||Health Care Organization||3|
|HAD 600||Ethics of Health Care||3|
|HSV 550||Health Services Research||3|
|HSV 551||Managed Health Care||3|
|HAD 554||Health Care Law||3|
|HAD 555||Acc for Health Care Organiztns||3|
|HAD 556||Fin Manag of Health Care Org.||3|
|HAD 560||Health Care Informatics||3|
|HSV 700||Integ Capstne Crs in Hlth Serv||3|
|Health Care Administration Electives|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Health Care Strat Plan & Mktg|
|Health Care and the Internet|
|Computer-Based Patient Record|
|Community Health Education Electives|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Psyc Aspects Chrnc Ill & Disb|
|Directed Resrch in Health Serv|
|Employee Asst & Occup Health|
|Epidemiology and Com Health|
|Stress and Crisis Management|
|Fieldwork in Health Admin|
Other HAD/HED/GRG/ODL/SOC courses as approved by the Director
Health Informatics Concentration
The Informatics Concentration trains health care professionals in the strategic use of information technology (IT) so they may lead planning, design, integration, implementation, and evaluation of clinical, financial and administrative information systems in various healthcare organizations. The Informatics concentration consists of 14 courses (42 credits): the required courses from the HAD curriculum (10 courses) plus Health Informatics courses (4 courses).
Health Informatics Courses
|HAD 561||Health Care and the Internet||3|
|HAD 562||Hlth Info Mgt Sys Data & Infra||3|
|HAD 563||Hlth Info Mgt Syst Appl||3|
|HAD 564||Computer-Based Patient Record||3|
Organization Development and Leadership Concentration
The concentration in Organization Development and Leadership (ODL) is designed to enhance skills in managing and developing healthy organizational culture. The Organization Development and Leadership Concentration requires completion of 14 courses (42 credits): the required courses from the HAD curriculum (10 courses) plus ODL courses (4 courses). .
Organization Development and Leadership Courses
|ODL 650||Organizational Leadership||3|
|ODL 655||Org Change & Culture||3|
|ODL 665||Leading Teams||3|
|ODL 700||Org Dev Theory & App||3|