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Graduate Specialization in Healthcare Administration

Graduate students who wish to supplement their master's degree program with the study of healthcare management and administrative processes could add the Graduate Specialization in Healthcare Administration to their Colorado State University Global program. Read more details here.

Official Program Name:

Graduate Specialization in Healthcare Administration

School Offering Program:

Colorado State University Global

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Aspiring students of this graduate specialization should be enrolled in a master's degree program at Colorado State University Global. A strong interest in the healthcare field and above-average leadership and organizational skills are helpful. Applicants to Colorado State University Global's master's degree programs should have a bachelor's degree; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

Students enrolled in Colorado State University Global's Graduate Specialization in Healthcare Administration program could expect to study theories, methods, and tools used to improve healthcare systems performance. They could also develop problem-solving, analytical, and decision-making skills. One of the specialization courses is designed to provide an overview of U.S. healthcare systems through discussions of current and future trends, regulatory guidelines, operational processes, and funding. Students could also learn more about patient safety, patient care flow, performance data evaluation, and healthcare operations improvement. Finally, students have the opportunity to review financial concepts, such as budgeting, investing, financial analysis methods, reimbursement practices, and financial decision-making.

Learning Format:


Program Length:

12 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Colorado State University Global's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the Graduate Specialization in Healthcare Administration:

To meet the requirements of this graduate specialization, students must complete four 3-credit courses. Program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Colorado State University Global to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Specialization in Healthcare Administration Courses (12 credits)

  • The U.S. Healthcare System
  • Quality and Performance Improvement in Healthcare
  • Operations Management in Healthcare Organizations
  • Healthcare Finance

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Once graduates have earned their master's degree and completed all required courses in the Graduate Specialization in Healthcare Administration program, they might seek executive-level or senior management positions in a wide variety of healthcare settings, such as hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, long-term care facilities, and managed care companies. They might be responsible for creating budgets, overseeing facility management, developing healthcare policies, managing healthcare information and delivery systems, supervising healthcare personnel, and ensuring compliance with healthcare laws and regulations.

Some common job titles associated with graduates of this type of program include:

  • Hospital administrator
  • Clinical director
  • Nursing home administrator
  • Health information manager
  • Healthcare program director

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