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Build upon your existing health care and management experience with our Master of Science in Health Services Administration (H.S.A.) degree designed to accelerate your professional opportunities. This degree positions you for leadership roles in a rewarding career with an excellent job outlook.
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M.S. in Health Services Administration

Masters In Health Services Administration Degree Overview

Are you a working health care professional with a bachelor's degree, looking to take the next step in your profession and in your education? At Regis University, we know that Health Services Administration roles offer opportunities as diverse as you are! According to the 2012 edition of the Occupational Outlook Handbook of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment of medical and health service managers is expected to grow 23 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. A master's degree is the standard credential and can enhance and expedite your career expectations.

Regis University's Master of Science in Health Services Administration (HSA) is designed for working health care professionals. The every-other-weekend campus format or the online option allows students to maintain full-time employment.

With a master’s degree in health administration, you'll be prepared for opportunities in state and federal health care agencies, insurance and managed care companies, long term care facilities, quality management initiatives, medical practices, consulting opportunities, educational institutions, and multiple departments in acute care settings.

Why not speed up your professional evolution as a health care manager? Courses in finance, operations, quality, research, and technology management will complement your existing health care experience, making you one of the country’s most in-demand health care professionals.

Special topic courses allow individual students to custom design learning experiences in specific areas of interest and expertise. With prior approval, courses may also be taken from other graduate programs at Regis University including the Master of Business Administration (MBA). In addition to advanced practice content, the curriculum promotes the further development of leadership abilities along with a deeper appreciation of the social and ethical obligations and conflicts inherent within the industry.

Degree: Graduates are awarded the Master of Science in Health Service Administration (H.S.A.).

Online Option:  Flexible format allows you to log in anytime, day or night as you complete assignments for the Masters In Health Services Administration Degree. Each class lasts eight weeks allowing you to progress quickly. No campus visits are required for online students, but we encourage you to celebrate your graduation in person!

Campus Option: Campus based classes meet Saturdays or Sundays, every other weekend, with an online component.

Start Dates: Spring (January), Summer (May), Fall (August)

Application Deadline:  The masters in health administration program has a rolling admission deadline; we accept applications up to the start date of the program. Course size is limited, so it is best to submit applications sooner than later.

Length of Program: The curriculum can be completed in approximately 18-24 months.

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Program Requirements

Listed below are the required courses for completion of this degree at Regis University. Please note that recent course requirement updates may not be reflected in the list below and you should contact the Office of Enrollment Services at 303.458.4126 for recent changes and updates.

This degree program requires 36.00 credit hours for completion. Please contact your advisor or the Office of Enrollment Services at 303.458.4126.

MS in Heath Services Administration


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Select 6 semester hours of Graduate Electives from:
HSA, HCI, MSCC, MBA or graduate transfer courses

HCE 600 - Orgznl Ethics & Health Care Compliance

Addresses advanced concepts in organizational ethics and health care compliance including the dynamics of personal and professional values in relation to organizational behavior, and the integration of mission, organizational ethics and corporate regulatory compliance. Explores contemporary ethical issues in organizational ethics and health care compliance through applied case presentation, theory-based ethical analysis and ethical decision making in both individual and group contexts.

HSA 601 - Ldrshp/Org Dev in Healthcare Settings

Explores individual leadership qualities and organizational dynamics with emphasis on various elements of organization development including communication, culture, values, process redesigns, re-engineering, knowledge management and methods of assessing and diagnosing organizational effectiveness. Examines current leadership and organization theories and approaches used in dealing with organizational problem solving and assessment.

HSA 602 - Strategic Planning/Dvlp in Hlth Services

Addresses the business planning process emphasizing strategic planning, business plan development and evaluation, advanced project management, and marketing research and strategy. Focuses on financial analysis, market projection, risk assessment, and implementation planning principles as applied to new or expanded services and/or other business opportunities. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing required.

HSA 604 - Fnds Hlth Care Ec/Acc/Fin Management

Overviews macro and microeconomics in health care. Studies accounting theory in both the profit and non-profit healthcare organization for non-financial managers. Includes financial management and forecasting, budgeting, cost analysis/control and case management. NOTE: Requires student to have basic skills in use of electronic spreadsheets.

HSA 624 - Quality Improvement in Health Care Set

Provides a basic understanding of the history and theory of Quality Management techniques, tools and principles as applied in various health care settings. The interpretation and analysis of health care data as it relates to quality, safety, risk management, productivity, reimbursement and administrative decision-making is examined and practiced.. Emphasizes the ongoing use of objective data and feedback to improve processes, systems and patient outcomes. The graduate component extends foundational knowledge of quality and safety processes through additional readings, case analysis and/or applied project work. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing. Approval of academic advisor required.

Cross listing(s): CLP 624 HCA 425 HIM 425 MI 425.

HSA 660 - Methods of Inquiry & Research

Examines qualitative and quantitative research assumptions, design, methods and ethical considerations as applied in health services research. Reviews statistical methods and tools, critique of published findings, data evaluation, analysis and presentation. Explores advanced concepts in health care outcomes and operations research applications. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing required.

Cross listing(s): CLP 660.

HSA 663 - Advanced Concepts of Health Care Finance

Provides application based case studies for cost utilization, financial forecasting, budgeting and analysis, cash management techniques, and planning models and applies these concepts to management practice in the health care industry. Includes financial management and forecasting, statement preparation and analysis, cost analysis and control and case management. Prerequsite(s): Approval of academic advisor required. NOTE: Basic skills in use of electronic spreadsheets required.

Pre-requisite: HSA*604

Cross listing(s): HCA 465.

HSA 680 - Cont Iss Hlth Services Delivery Systems

A capstone seminar examining contemporary issues in health services delivery systems. Topics include integration of delivery settings, managed care trends, stakeholder relations, health policy, regulatory initiatives, health care workforce, health promotion, and complementary medicine. Includes presentation of the master's project.

Pre-requisite: HSA*696

HSA 696 - Masters Project in Health Services

Examines a current health care organization/system issue or problem. Students may work in conjunction with or at a particular agency to investigate and collect data on the problem. The final project, both in written and oral form, exhibits appropriate communication skills, evidence of critical thinking and problem solving skills, and a dedicated understanding/cohesive description of the issue.

Select One

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Take HSA 649 Health Care Information Systems
One graduate elective course from subject HCI or MSCC


Regis University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

Commission URL: http://www.ncahlc.org/
Commission Phone: 312-263-0456

Fall 2013-Summer 2014

Tuition (per semester hour) $595
Other Fees
Application Fee $75
Graduation Application Fee $50

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