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MS in Health Care Administration

The Master of Science in Health Care Administration program at Grand Canyon University helps prepare students for management and administrative positions in the health care industry. Learn more about Grand Canyon University's Master of Science in Health Care Administration program here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Science in Health Care Administration

School Offering Program:

Grand Canyon University

Program Prerequisites:

The Master of Science in Health Care Administration program at Grand Canyon University is designed for individuals interested in administrative roles in the health care industry. Though specific program requirements may vary, applicants should be licensed health care professionals; they also should have earned a bachelor's degree.

Program Description:

Students enrolled in the Master of Science in Health Care Administration program at Grand Canyon University are given the opportunity to study the principles of recognizing, analyzing, and resolving ethical dilemmas associated with health care occupations; the economic, quality, cultural, political, and financial factors that shape the delivery of health care; and cost, service, and economic-based managerial decision-making in the health care industry. Additionally, students may learn about how to research, analyze, and translate clinical data into practice, how to analyze the performance and business operations of a health care facility, different models of business leadership, and human resource management. Designed to prepare students for management and administrative positions in health care organizations, the program also includes an evidenced-based research project that provides students with the opportunity to address a problem in their professional practice that may be resolved with research-based intervention.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length

48 credits

Financial Aid Available:

Federal financial aid, including loan, grants, and scholarships, is available to qualifying students. Students can find out about scholarships and other financial aid opportunities from a Grand Canyon University Enrollment Counselor.

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Required Courses for a Master of Science in Health Care Administration:

Program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Grand Canyon University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Health Care Administration

  • HLT 510: Foundations for Success in Graduate Study of Health Sciences (4 credits)
  • HLT 520: Legal and Ethical Principles in Health Care (4 credits)
  • HCA 525: Analysis of Contemporary Health Care Delivery Models (4 credits)
  • HCA 530: Health Care Policies and Economics (4 credits)
  • HLT 540: Health Care Research Methods, Analysis, and Utilization (4 credits)
  • LDR 600: Leadership Styles and Development (4 credits)
  • HCA 545: Organizational Structure, Dynamics, and Effectiveness (4 credits)
  • HCA 610: Essential health Care Business Analyses (4 credits)
  • HCA 615: Human Resource Management and Marketing Communication Strategies (4 credits)
  • HCA 620: Business/Project Plan Evaluation and Development (4 credits)
  • HCA 675: Health Care Innovation (4 credits)
  • HCA 699: Evidence-Based Research Project (4 credits)

Post Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Graduates of Grand Canyon University's Master of Science in Health Care Administration program could pursue mid- and upper-level management and administrative positions. They may seek positions in such places as hospitals, doctors' offices, insurance companies, long-term care facilities, mental health facilities, government health agencies, and several other health organizations.

Positions graduates may seek include, but are not limited to:

  • Hospital administrator
  • Clinical manager
  • Health information manager
  • Executive director, non-profit health organization
  • Private practice administrator
  • Healthcare consultant

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