Master of Science in Health Sciences, Concentration in Health Care Administration


Thanh Luong and Joel John









Thanh Luong & Joel John,
MSHS Class of 2019

The UTRGV MSHS, 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, 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.

The growing field of healthcare administration or healthcare management is a rewarding career in which you can make a difference in the lives and outcomes of patients in a variety of healthcare settings including hospitals, clinics, rehabilitation facilities and more.   Salaries vary with education level, years of experience and type of healthcare setting.  The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 20% growth in the healthcare industry between 2016 and 2026.  Learn more about careers in healthcare administration. 

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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

This program is offered in the accelerated online format which is comprised of seven-week modules where courses are offered online on a rotating carousel basis.

Students can register for one or two courses in each seven-week module and can begin the program in any of the six start dates each calendar year, as specified by the Graduate College Calendar.