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Master of Science

View the HSPA residency associated with this MS degree.

Required Courses

  • Professional Communications (2) – PHPR 845 
  • Advanced Institutional Pharmacy Services (3) – PHPR 865
  • Seminar in Pharmacy Practice (1) x 2 semesters – PHPR 860
  • Research in Pharmacy Practice (6) – PHPR 899 
  • Economic Evaluation of Health Care Programs and Services (3) – PHPR 855
  • Statistics for Decision Making (3) – HP&M 874

Choose at least 1 from each of the following categories:

Advanced Management

  • Operations Management (2) – DSCI 702
  • Managing People: Applications and Skills (2) – MGMT 736
  • Managing Information Systems and Technology (3) – HP&M 846
  • Designing Healthcare Organizations (3) – HP&M 848

Human Resource Management

  • Human Resource Management (2) – MGMT 702
  • Human Resources and Workforce Development (3) – HP&M 854 (online)

Health Care Administration

  • The Healthcare System (3) – HP&M 810
  • Health Care Policy & Administration (3) – HP&M 837
  • Managed Care (3) – HP&M 853

Administration and Health Care Leadership Electives

Business Administration

  • Managerial Economics (2) – BE 701
  • Financial Accounting (2) – ACCT 701
  • Financial Management (2) – FIN 701
  • Marketing Management (2) – MKTG 701

Health Policy and Administration

  • The Healthcare System (3) - HP&M 810
  • Financial Concepts in Healthcare Management (3) – HP&M 825
  • Governance, Ethics and Health Law (3) – HP&M 833
  • Health Policy (3) – HP&M 837
  • Organizational Foundation for Leading Change (3) –HP&M 840
  • Medicare & Medicaid (3) – HP&M 876
  • Evaluating Outcomes of Healthcare (3) – HP&M 857

Informatics

  • Introduction to Health Informatics (3) – NRSG 859 (online)

Minimum Number of Required Credit Hours for Graduation: 30


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