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Master of Healthcare Administration and Management

Those interested in pursuing advanced executive opportunities in hospitals, managed care companies or other types of healthcare settings might consider the studies offered in Colorado State University-Global Campus' Master of Healthcare Administration and Management program. For more information about this master's degree program, read on.

Official Program Name:

Master of Healthcare Administration and Management

School Offering Program:

Colorado State University-Global Campus

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Program Prerequisites:

Applicants are eligible for admission into a CSU-Global master's degree program if they have earned a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution.

Program Description:

Students of Colorado State University-Global Campus' Master of Healthcare Administration and Management program will have the opportunity to study various managerial approaches and strategies effective in healthcare organizations. Topics they will likely discuss include healthcare policy management, global healthcare operations, healthcare informatics, regulatory practices and healthcare quality management. A research and writing course will be required for those students with an undergraduate GPA below 3.0. An integrative project required in the capstone course will allow students to demonstrate their understanding of methods and strategies addressed throughout the curriculum.

Learning Format:


Program Length:

Colorado State University-Global Campus master's degrees require that students successfully complete at least 36 semester hours of credits. A maximum of nine (9) semester hours of credits from a regionally accredited institution may be transferred and applied to a CSU-Global master's degree, provided that each transferred course has a grade equivalent to B- or higher and that the credits have not been applied to the student's previous degree(s).

Financial Aid:

Federal financial aid is available to those who qualify in the forms of student loans and grants. CSU-Global students may also be eligible for military and veteran benefits, payment plans, employer reimbursement and scholarships.

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

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Required Courses for a Master of Healthcare Administration and Management:

Healthcare Administration and Management Major - 9 Courses (Credit Hours):

  • Fundamentals of Research and Writing (3)
  • Effective Organizations - Theory and Practice (3)
  • Healthcare Models Across the Globe (3)
  • Healthcare Quality, Regulation and Risk Management (3)
  • Marketing and Consumerism in Healthcare (3)
  • Healthcare Policy Analysis and Development (3)
  • Strategic Healthcare Management (3)
  • Healthcare Information Systems (3)
  • Capstone - Organizational Management Strategy and Execution (3)

Specialization Areas - Upper Division Courses:

Students may complete a specialization that consists of four (4) upper division courses (12 credits) as a supplement to their program major. Specializations allow students to select a series of courses in a career-relevant field based on professional and personal interests.

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

CSU-Global's Master of Healthcare Administration and Management program is designed to prepare graduates for administrative careers in both clinical and non-clinical healthcare settings. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics ( reports that employment of health services and medical managers is expected to increase by 22% during 2010-2020. Additional fields graduates might consider are:

  • Information Technology
  • Project Management
  • Business Management
  • Human Resource Management