Health Services Administration, BS-to-MS Seamless Program

Future health care industry leaders start here.

About this Online Program

The Seamless Master of Science in Health Services Administration program has been designed to meet the societal need for professionals in the healthcare industry to serve in a variety of leadership roles for organizations that provide health services. The program prepares students to critically evaluate and apply theory and research in all specialty areas of healthcare and administration into their daily professional work. Graduates are taught to become informed, responsible, and ethical leaders in the community.

Students in the BS/HSA-MSHSA program are encouraged to explore the complex issues surrounding healthcare in a pluralistic society, applied ethics, and multicultural health. Students are provided with many opportunities to develop analytical and organizational skills in class and apply these skills through course assignments and internships. Specific areas of study include management, marketing, epidemiology, strategic planning, finance, and continuous quality improvement.

Curriculum Course Descriptions

The diversely rich student body and faculty, representing many ethnic and cultural backgrounds and communities, support the development of cultural competence.

The BS-to-MS, Health Services Administration Seamless Program is designed to prepare students to:

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    Leadership Skills

    Apply leadership skills in strategic planning, community relations, education and finance - to effectively and efficiently manage healthcare organizations.
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    Analytical Skills

    Analyze and apply evidence-based practices to support organizational decisions and practices.
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    Collaborate and communicate with patients, families, and other health care professionals to improve community and population health by uncovering the links between access, quality, cost and resource allocation.
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    Use technology to advance and disseminate knowledge that contributes to evidence-based practices and improves patient care outcomes.
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    Engage in a management practice that draw upon the principles of ethics, service leadership, belief in life-long learning, and the benefits of a diverse, inclusive community.

Graduates of the program will be able to:

  • Synthesize outcome data to inform evidence-based strategies, guidelines and policies.
  • Communicate with relevant stakeholders through multiple modalities across health systems.
  • Collaborate with health care system stakeholders to design systems and processes that address the needs of a diverse community.
  • Demonstrate leadership skills to manage changes while optimizing system effectiveness.
  • Secure and leverage resources to operate an effective, sustainable health care organization.
  • Analyze system-level and public policy influence on organization and health outcomes.
  • Demonstrate leadership skills to promote advocacy efforts that include principles of social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Model ethical behaviors and personal integrity when making decisions.

Admissions Overview Getting Started

Congratulations on taking the first step to pursue your passion, advance your career, and make a difference in your community. We are committed to assist each student through the admission process.

Whether you transition straight from undergraduate studies to a graduate program or have been out of school for some time, we offer a welcoming and professional environment for graduate study.

With small class sizes, there is a considerable amount of personalized attention from your faculty and opportunities to build strong relationships with fellow classmates.

Admissions Requirements

Admissions Overview International Student FAQs

If you are an international student, applying as early as possible is in your best interest in order to allow ample time for immigration processing. Please be aware that admission to Barry University does not guarantee that you will be granted a student visa by the United States Embassy or Consulate in your country of origin.

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Financial Aid Affordable for you.

At BarryU, our tuition is competitive, affordable and still promises all the perks of a private school education. Our cost per credit is in-line with other institutions, but we offer a mission-driven educational experience and provide our students with small class sizes, personalized attention, and academic excellence. Scholarships, graduate assistantships, and financial aid can also be explored to help offset overall costs.

Barry University participates in the full array of federal and state financial aid programs. At Barry, we are committed to doing all we can to help you finance your education.

Barry University's Financial Aid staff will assist you through the financial aid application process.

Financial Aid Programs Tuition and Fees

You can use the Barry University Scholarship System to find other scholarship opportunities that you may be eligible to receive:

  • Answer as many questions as you like—the more questions answered, the more scholarships you’re matched to
  • Be automatically considered for many of the scholarships available at Barry University
  • Do a keyword search for scholarships and review the criteria to see if your qualifications are a match

The scholarships are funded through contributions from private donors, alumni, faculty, staff, parents, campus organizations, and corporations.

Barry University Scholarships

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