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University of Texas Arlington Masters In Health Care Administration
University of Texas Arlington

Masters In Health Care Administration

Arlington, USA

18 Months

English

Full time

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USD 11,044 **

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* The priority deadline for a fall start is March 15. However, some doctoral programs may have earlier application priority dates. Applications are still accepted after the priority date for each term but submitting your application before the priority deadline increases your chances for being accepted into your program of choice.

** For the 2022-2023 academic year.

Introduction

Overview

The MS in Health Care Administration program is designed to provide an understanding of the modern health industry. Graduates of this program gain the knowledge, skills, and abilities to assume administrative roles in various health organizations, interact with diverse specialists, and evaluate and resolve administrative problems.

About The Program

This 39-credit hour cohort-style program prepares leaders to meet the administrative demands of the fast-paced and ever-changing health care industry. Featuring evening courses in Fort Worth and Dallas, Health Care Administration students complete a comprehensive curriculum lead by faculty members who have joined the University after years of patient care and administrative hospital experience.

With a national median wage of $99,730 (2018), the Health Care Administration industry offers strong earning potential with an expected job growth rate of 20% by 2026.

Career Opportunities

  • Health Information Director
  • Medical Records Manager
  • Quality and Utilization Director
  • Chief Nursing Officer

Degree Options

Health Care Administration - Fort Worth Cohort

  • Available beginning each fall semester in downtown Fort Worth
  • Lock-step sequence consisting of five- and eight-week courses taken one at a time
  • Tuesday and Thursday evening course schedule designed for the working professional
  • Cohort format offering career networking and natural study groups

Health Care Administration - Dallas Cohort

  • Available beginning each spring semester at University Center Dallas
  • Lock-step sequence consisting of five- and eight-week courses taken one at a time
  • Monday and Wednesday evening course schedule designed for the working professional
  • Convenient location adjacent to the Medical District and accessible via DART
  • Face-to-Face instruction allows direct access to experienced faculty
  • Cohort format offering career networking and natural study groups

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Curriculum

The M.S. Degree in Health Care Administration requires 39 hours of specified coursework. The thirteen courses are normally taken in the following sequence.

  • HCAD 5301 -- HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATION I -- 3
  • HCAD 5337 -- ETHICS, LEADERSHIP, AND TEAMWORK -- 3
  • HCAD 5305 -- FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING FOR HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY -- 3
  • HCAD 5306 -- MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING FOR HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY -- 3
  • HCAD 5316 -- HEALTHCARE FINANCE -- 3
  • HCAD 5310 -- HEALTH CARE LAW -- 3
  • HCAD 5350 -- HEALTH CARE INFORMATION SYSTEMS -- 3
  • HCAD 5315 -- STATISTICAL METHODS FOR HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATORS -- 3
  • HCAD 5377 -- HEALTH CARE QUALITY ASSESSMENT -- 3
  • HCAD 5330 -- SERVICES MARKETING MANAGEMENT -- 3
  • HCAD 5333 -- ECONOMICS OF HEALTH -- 3
  • HCAD 5390 -- STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT FOR HEALTH CARE ORGANIZATIONS -- 3
  • HCAD 5399 -- GRADUATE HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATION INTERNSHIP -- 3

Total Hours -- 39

Why Choose Us?

  • Member of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA)
  • The cohort model allows students to start and finish with a core group of students
  • Convenient locations in downtown Dallas and Fort Worth
  • Industry experienced faculty
  • College of Business alumni network of over 55,000 and counting

Admission Requirements

Admission to the M.S. in Health Care Administration (HCAD) program is based upon the completion of the general admission requirements of Graduate Admissions. For HCAD program admission a score on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and a record of one’s undergraduate academic performance are required. Students for whom English is not their native language must achieve a TOEFL score of at least 575 (paper-based) or 230 (computer-based). Applicants are encouraged to submit with their application a resume that highlights professional and personal accomplishments, linguistic abilities, computer expertise, and leadership experience. A standardized test score (GMAT or GRE) will not be used as the sole criterion for admitting applicants or the primary criterion for denying an applicant’s admission to the HCAD program.

Multiple criteria are used to make admission decisions. Quantitative measures include an applicant’s GMAT or GRE scores and grade point average as calculated by Graduate Admissions. These measures are integrated into a formula, or index, that multiplies the grade point average by 200 and adds the total GMAT score. Index factors are weighed equally at the outset of applicant evaluation. A graduate grade point average is used in the index when it is 3.0 or above and is based on at least 24 semester hours. For unconditional admission, the applicant’s composite total from the index must be 1050 or higher and items 1 through 5 above should strongly indicate the potential for successful academic performance as a graduate health care administration student.

Along with grade point average and GMAT or GRE scores, admission criteria include the following:

  1. GMAT or GRE sub-scores (verbal and quantitative)
  2. GMAT or GRE writing sample
  3. Grades in specified undergraduate business and non-business courses (math, accounting, economics, statistics, for example)
  4. Educational objectives and quality of written expression of the application essay
  5. Letters of recommendation from three persons familiar with the applicant’s academic background and/or work experience
  6. Undergraduate Major
  7. General and specific program accreditation status of degree-granting institution
  8. Professional work experience
  9. Professional certification or licensure
  10. A personal interview, at the discretion of the program advisor

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