Division of Health Care Management
Welcome to the Division of Health Care Management (HCM) where the faculty are dedicated to excellence in the pursuit of knowledge and discovery, respect for diversity and the professional development of students in the health care management field. The primary mission of the division is to provide comprehensive undergraduate and graduate education in health care management, thereby increasing the pool of qualified minorities in this discipline.
Why Pursue a Career in Healthcare Management?
Career Opportunities – Healthcare is the largest industry in the U.S. and the second largest employer with more than 11 million jobs. Virtually all new private sector jobs over the past five years came from healthcare, and the sector continues to grow faster than most other segments (Business Week, September 2006).Career Flexibility – A degree in healthcare management can open many doors for you. Graduates find exciting careers in medical group practices, consulting firms, pharmaceutical companies, community health centers, long-term care facilities, health insurance companies, home health agencies, federal and state agencies, hospitals, and managed care organizations.Great Earning Potential – in 2007 medical and health services managers earned an average annual salary of $84,980, according to the U.A. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management (BSHCM) Program Description
The mission of the program is to provide traditional students, especially racial and ethnic minorities, entry-level management positions in the health care field and to equip students for graduate and professional school.
* This is a 120-credit hour curriculum that includes a 12-week administrative internship.
* Successful clearance of a criminal background check and drug screen are required for internship placement. *The program is a fully certified undergraduate member of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (www.AUPHA.org).
BSHCM Program Admission Requirements
* Admission to the University and declaration of Pre-Healthcare Management as a major.
* To enter the professional curriculum, a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher is required in program pre-requisite courses. Application submission and successful interview by the Admissions Committee is necessary for progression to the professional program.
Master of Science in Health Administration (MSHA) Program Description
The Master of Science in Health Administration (MSHA) degree program is designed to meet the educational needs of both traditional and nontraditional students. Since classes are offered primarily during the evening hours, 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Monday – Friday, this program is ideal for those individuals who wish to maintain their full-time employment while pursuing a graduate degree in health administration. A minimum of 55 credit hours is distributed among the core, capstone and residency requirement.
Through excellence in teaching, research, and service to the community, the Division of Health Care Management provides a comprehensive graduate education in health care management preparing students to apply their knowledge, critical thinking skills, and creativity in their service to society.
The program is designed to meet the educational needs of both traditional and nontraditional students. With classes offeredprimarily in the evening hours, the program is ideal for those individuals who wish to maintain their full-time employment while pursuing a graduate degree in health care administration.
The Division of Health Care Management will be recognized as a leader in producing transformational health care managers with high ethical values dedicated to solving complex issues impacting the local, state, national, and global society to improve the health status of the communities they serve.
The Division of Health Care Management holds the following core values essential to the achievement of the stated mission: Excellence;Accountability; Integrity/Ethics; Respect; Service; Collaboration.
To provide comprehensive graduate education in health care management and thereby increase the diversity of excellent leaders for service to a global society, program goals in the following areas have been developed: education, research and service.
MSHA Program Admission Requirements
Applicants to the program must meet the minimum requirements for admission including:
*A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
*A grade-point average of 3.0 or better in the last 60 semester hours (or equivalent) of undergraduate work completed or a GRE score of 1000 or higher
*Applicants are required to submit, in addition to the university application, a resume, three letters of recommendation, academic transcripts, autobiographical essay, and GRE/GMAT scores. Selected candidates may be interviewed by the Admissions Committee.