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Acquire the knowledge you need to join the rapidly growing healthcare field with an MS in Health Services Administration from D’Youville.
The US Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that demand for qualified managers and administrators is growing "much faster than average for all occupations." And for good reason: rapid changes in the health insurance industry coupled with an aging population in the US has created an unprecedented demand for healthcare services, services which require qualified administrators and managers who have the skills and knowledge they need to improve both quality and efficiency of services.
An MS degree in Health Services Administration can give you the credential you need to succeed whether you’re currently an administrator or aspire to be one.
Our flexible, affordable program is designed to accommodate the demands of working professionals while providing the real-world skills you’ll need to sharpen your skills in management, finance, decision-making, research, and leadership whether you're attending part or full-time.
You'll learn from a diverse range of professionals who bring their expertise in research, leadership, administration, and management to the classroom, combining their own deep knowledge with their extensive experience to help you not only acquire the knowledge you'll need but also apply it to real-world issues.
Once you graduate with your master's degree in Health Services Administration from D'Youville you'll:
Graduates of D'Youville's MS in Health Services Administration program have found employment in a wide range of industries in an equally-wide variety of roles. D'Youville graduates can be found in:
While a bachelor's degree may be sufficient to find an entry-level position, most mid-to-upper level healthcare administration and management positions now require a master's degree, preferably one that incorporates instruction in management, business practices, finance, leadership, communication, ethics, healthcare law, and patient privacy practices. With an MS in Health Services Administration you’ll be prepared with knowledge on all these topics and more, ready to enter into a management or more senior administrative roles such as:
Health services managers include people who supervise, direct, plan, and coordinate healthcare. Generalist manager positions supervise entire systems and facilities while specialist positions focus on the management of particular services or clinical departments.
The world of healthcare is changing fast and health services managers must navigate a complex environment with a growing focus on preventative care. The fast-paced nature of the industry is driven by healthcare facilities restructuring to meet new demands, ever-evolving healthcare delivery systems, and the ongoing pace of technological innovation. As an essential element of this environment, managers are responsible for improving the efficiency and quality of healthcare delivery as well as developing strategies and policies to optimize the efficiency of healthcare delivery.
In large facilities, the top administrator generally works with several assistant administrators in order to assist with a wide variety of critical areas such as medical records, surgery, health information, nursing, therapy, and billing. In smaller facilities, top administrators often perform a variety of functions themselves with some administrative support.
The three credit practicum portion of the graduate curriculum gives you the opportunity to put what you've learned into practice in real-world situations with support and supervision from faculty and your preceptor.
One of the most important benefits of a graduate education in Health Services Administration at D'Youville is that we have a long and successful history of building relationships with regional health providers and other health-related businesses. These relationships allow us to provide you with a seamless transition into the practicum portion of your degree and the confidence that comes from knowing that your experience will be a valuable part of your education.
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Managed Care Organizations
|Course Number||Course Name||Credits|
|HSA 615||Health Systems Organization and Management||3|
|HSA 616||Human Resource Management in Health Care Organizations||3|
|HSA 648||Financial Management in Health Care Organizations||3|
|HSA 649||Financial Analysis and Strategic Management of Health Care Organizations||3|
|HSA 653||Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Care Organizations||3|
|HSA 669||Improving Performance of Health Systems||3|
|HSA 652||Health Care Economics and Public Policy Making||3|
|HSA 660||Statistics for Healthcare Administrators and Managers||3|
|HSA 671||Information Technology in Health Care||3|
|HSA 682||Managerial Epidemiology||3|
|HSA 608||Research Methodology and Design||3|
|HSA 610||Thesis Seminar||3|
|HSA 629||Thesis Advisement (minimum)||3|
Total Minimum Required for M.S.: 42 credits
Admission to the HSA master's degree program is based on the qualifications of each individual student. A GPA of 3.0 (equivalent to a B) or better is the minimum requirement for acceptance into the program. Students with a lower GPA may be considered for provisional acceptance into the program based upon personal and professional qualifications. In addition to the general admission requirements, applicants must present the following:
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