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School of Allied Health
334 Palmer Ave
Lewis-Beck Building Suite 306
Tallahassee, Florida 32307
 
 

Division of Health Care Management

 

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 – By the year 2014 health services employment is projected to increase dramatically with over 4,700,000 new health care jobs. The increased demand for health care services, fed by the growing proportion of elderly in the population is expected to continue for a full 50 years! Health care jobs are in demand (Healthcarejobs.com, 2014).

 

Career Flexibility – A degree in healthcare management can open many doors for you.  Graduates find exciting careers in hospitals, managed care organizations, federal and state agencies, long-term care facilities, health insurance companies, home health agencies, medical group practices, consulting firms, pharmaceutical companies, and community health centers.

 

Great Earning Potential – in 2012 medical and health services managers earned an average annual salary of $88,580, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

 

Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management (BSHCM) Program Description

 

 

The mission of the Program is to prepare traditional students, especially racial and ethnic minority students for 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 is required for internship placement. The program is a full certified undergraduate member of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA).

BSHCM Program Admission Requirements
- Admission to the University and declaration of Pre-Healthcare Management as a major.
- To enter the professional curriculum a 2.0 grade point average (GPA) or higher is required in required pre-professional courses. Application submission and successful interview by the Admissions Committee is necessary for progression to the professional program.

Transfer Students
- Admission to the University and successful completion of the University requirements for computer literacy (CGS2060C) and African American History (AMH2090).
- Entrance into the professional curriculum requires successful completion of the required pre-requisite courses with a grade of “C” or better before submission of an application.

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 PM – 9:00 PM, Monday – Thursday, 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 fifty-five (55) credit hours, distributed among the core and capstone/residency requirement, is required.

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, and
- A satisfactory score on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT).
- Applicants are required to submit, in addition to the University application, a resume, three letters of recommendation, academic transcripts, and autobiographical essay and GRE/GMAT scores. Selected candidates may be interviewed by the Admissions Committee.


Program Mission
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.
 
Program Vision
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.
 
Program Values
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.
 
Program Goals
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.