Master of Science in Health Sciences with a concentration in Health Care Administration Online

14 Best Online MSHS in HCThe UTRGV MSHS with a concentration in Health Care Administration online program gives you an expanded set of skills and abilities critical for any health care leader. The curriculum addresses current legal and ethical concerns, health care and quality improvement systems, organizational and financial strategies.

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About the Program

The UTRGV MSHS with a concentration in Health Care Administration online program gives you an expanded set of skills and abilities critical for any health care leader. The curriculum addresses current legal and ethical concerns, health care and quality improvement systems, organizational and financial strategies.

As health care in the United States continues to evolve, the industry demands new leaders who understand its specific challenges with an equal understanding of health care practice and the business operations of a health system. The UTRGV Master of Science in Health Sciences with a concentration in Health Care Administration will prepare you to confidently guide health systems through enormous complexity and constant change. The program, a collaboration between the College of Business and the College of Health Sciences, is designed for experienced working professionals who wish to transition to leadership roles within health care management, administration and operations.

This degree makes you uniquely qualified to:

  • Communicate effectively with all members of interprofessional collaboration teams to the best possible outcomes for both the patient and the health system
  • Use evidence-based practice to improve hospital and health system procedures and processes
  • Analyze, influence and impact health care policy
  • Develop and monitor budgets
  • Manage resources and people

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Courses

This course provides the knowledge about fundamentals of health Information Systems and the role of Information systems in efficient operation of healthcare organizations. The course specifically focuses on: Evolution of HMIS, HMIS components and basic HMIS functions, technology infrastructure for healthcare organizations, basic concepts such as HER, HIE, CPOE, and CDSS, HMIS standards such as HIPPA, HL7, and DICOM, strategic information systems planning for healthcare organizations, systems analysis and project management, information security issues, and role of HMIS professionals in health organizations.
An introduction to the healthcare system beginning with a historical overview, analysis of organizational components, and an emphasis on the interaction of delivery systems, regulation, financial concerns, regulations and alternative strategies for healthcare organizations as well as quality assurance and its role in health care organizations.
This course examines the development of U.S. health policies and laws and how they affect health care delivery, impact health disparities, and shape population health. Special attention will be given to discussions of current national health policy debates. The course also introduces students to various international health care system models.
An exploration of qualitative and quantitative research methods and experimental designs with specific application to the Health Sciences as well as an introduction to evidence based medicine.
Overview of legal and ethical issues associated with the delivery of healthcare in today’s society. Specific areas of contemporary legal and ethical concern surrounding everyday practice will be emphasized.
This course will cover the knowledge, skills, and techniques used in the preparation of professional papers and grant proposals. Students will also be introduced to methods used in the identification of funding sources as well as the principles of successful grant management.
This course provides the knowledge about fundamentals of health Information Systems and the role of Information systems in efficient operation of healthcare organizations. The course specifically focuses on: Evolution of HMIS, HMIS components and basic HMIS functions, technology infrastructure for healthcare organizations, basic concepts such as HER, HIE, CPOE, and CDSS, HMIS standards such as HIPPA, HL7, and DICOM, strategic information systems planning for healthcare organizations, systems analysis and project management, information security issues, and role of HMIS professionals in health organizations.
An introduction to the healthcare system beginning with a historical overview, analysis of organizational components, and an emphasis on the interaction of delivery systems, regulation, financial concerns, regulations and alternative strategies for healthcare organizations as well as quality assurance and its role in health care organizations.
This course examines the development of U.S. health policies and laws and how they affect health care delivery, impact health disparities, and shape population health. Special attention will be given to discussions of current national health policy debates. The course also introduces students to various international health care system models.
An exploration of qualitative and quantitative research methods and experimental designs with specific application to the Health Sciences as well as an introduction to evidence based medicine.
Overview of legal and ethical issues associated with the delivery of healthcare in today’s society. Specific areas of contemporary legal and ethical concern surrounding everyday practice will be emphasized.
This course will cover the knowledge, skills, and techniques used in the preparation of professional papers and grant proposals. Students will also be introduced to methods used in the identification of funding sources as well as the principles of successful grant management.
This is an applied finance and accounting healthcare course, designed to provide decision makers with fundamental concepts in healthcare finance, accounting, budgeting, planning and forecasting. Does not count towards the MACC degree.
This course provides an introduction to the essential tools and techniques of health care financial management, including health care accounting and financial statements, managing cash flow, billings and collections, making major capital investments, determining cost and using cost information in decision-making in a health care environment. The course also covers such fundamental concepts as time value of money, the evaluation of financial statements, and pricing of financial instruments with an emphasis on their application to the health care environment. Students will also get exposure to developments in health care laws and regulations such as the Affordable Care Act.
This course will provide an overview of areas critical to the management of risk in healthcare organizations including areas of concern related to compliance with the wide variety of legal and statutory requirements mandated by current health policy.
This course focuses on the vital role services play in the economy and its future. It shows how the advanced economies of the world are now dominated by service(s), and virtually all companies, including those traditionally known as manufacturers, view services as critical to retaining their consumers today and in the future and surviving in the marketplace. Students will be exposed to the state-of-the-art in services management and marketing.
This course is designed to acquaint students with basic principles and concepts of human resource management within a health care organization. Topics to be covered Include recruitment, selection, compensation, employee retention, training and development, and legal compliance. Students will have the opportunity to study human resource related problems faced by various healthcare systems such as hospitals, integrated health care systems, managed care settings, private practices, and public health clinics.
This course is designed to provide a broad overview of Leadership and Organizational change theories, practices and research. Special attention will be given to critical thinking skills and the students' ability to communicate and lead effectively in the discussion chat room format.
This is an applied finance and accounting healthcare course, designed to provide decision makers with fundamental concepts in healthcare finance, accounting, budgeting, planning and forecasting. Does not count towards the MACC degree.
This course provides an introduction to the essential tools and techniques of health care financial management, including health care accounting and financial statements, managing cash flow, billings and collections, making major capital investments, determining cost and using cost information in decision-making in a health care environment. The course also covers such fundamental concepts as time value of money, the evaluation of financial statements, and pricing of financial instruments with an emphasis on their application to the health care environment. Students will also get exposure to developments in health care laws and regulations such as the Affordable Care Act.
This course will provide an overview of areas critical to the management of risk in healthcare organizations including areas of concern related to compliance with the wide variety of legal and statutory requirements mandated by current health policy.
This course focuses on the vital role services play in the economy and its future. It shows how the advanced economies of the world are now dominated by service(s), and virtually all companies, including those traditionally known as manufacturers, view services as critical to retaining their consumers today and in the future and surviving in the marketplace. Students will be exposed to the state-of-the-art in services management and marketing.
This course is designed to acquaint students with basic principles and concepts of human resource management within a health care organization. Topics to be covered Include recruitment, selection, compensation, employee retention, training and development, and legal compliance. Students will have the opportunity to study human resource related problems faced by various healthcare systems such as hospitals, integrated health care systems, managed care settings, private practices, and public health clinics.
This course is designed to provide a broad overview of Leadership and Organizational change theories, practices and research. Special attention will be given to critical thinking skills and the students' ability to communicate and lead effectively in the discussion chat room format.

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Tuition & Financial Aid

UT Rio Grande Valley's 100% online accelerated graduate programs offer affordable tuition, and financial aid is available for those who qualify.

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Scholarships

UTRGV offers Dean’s New Graduate Student Scholarship towards tuition and fees for new Master’s students starting in Fall 2018 and over 200 other scholarships to help you make your graduate education a reality. For more information, please visit our Scholarships page.

Financial Aid

UTRGV is an equal opportunity institution in the administration of its financial aid programs. In keeping with this policy, financial aid is extended to students without regard to race, creed, sex, national origin, veteran status, religion, age or disability. For additional information regarding funding please visit our Financial Aid for Accelerated Online Programs page.

Additional Fees

No Application Fee
Graduation Fee: $32


Admissions

Please review all the admission requirements for the Master of Science in Health Sciences with a concentration in Health Care Administration Online degree program. For specific questions or more details, contact an enrollment specialist at 1-833-887-4842.

Admissions Criteria

Online Application

Submit your application online.

Official Transcript

Submit transcripts from all colleges/universities

GPA

3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)

References

2 References from Professional or Academic sources