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Curriculum

Students in the Master of Science in Health Services Administration and Public Health Dual Degree program of study are required to complete a total of 20 courses (60 credits). The program is designed as a seven semester graduate education curriculum.

The curriculum consist of 13 (or 14**) H.S.A. courses (of which students are required to complete the HSA690 Health Care Strategic Planning Capstone project); 5 MPH courses (inclusive of MPH 697 a Special Topics in Health Care Capstone project and a mandatory Public Health Field Experience (MPH 567); and 1 (or 2**) NUR courses.

MS/HSA and MPH Dual Degree Curriculum

Course NoCourse NameCredits
HSA510Principles of Health Services Administration3
HSA520Managerial Epidemiology3
MPH513Environmental and Occupational Health3
HSA525Health Care Policy3
HSA526Health Care Economics3
NUR679Health Promotion and Disease Prevention3
HSA530Health Law & Ethics3
HSA535Applied Biostatistics3
MPH606Health Care Disparities3
HSA620Health Care Budgeting & Financial Management3
NUR638**Performance Improvement & QA or HSA 540 Quality Management and Utilization Review.3
MPH567Field Experience in PH3
HSA650Research Application in Health Services3
HSA667Health Care Leadership3
MPH652*Diversity in the Workplace3
HSA668Health Care Human Resources Management3
HSA675Health Information Systems Management3
MPH697Special Topics in Health Care (Capstone)3
HSA680Health Care Marketing3
HSA690Health Care Strategic Planning (Capstone)3

* MPH 652 is a mandatory course requirement effective as of the 2011-2012 Graduate Catalog

** Based on course offering/availability

Important Notice: Participation in clinical experiences, rotations or fieldwork is a required part of the curriculum and a requirement for graduation. Clinical rotation and fieldwork sites may require a drug, criminal, and/or child abuse background check in order to permit participation in the program's clinical experience, rotation or fieldwork. Clinical rotation and fieldwork sites may deny a student's participation in the clinical experience, rotation or fieldwork because of a felony or misdemeanor conviction, failure of a required drug test, or inability to produce an appropriate health clearance, which would result in delayed graduation or in the inability to graduate from the program. Individuals who have been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor may be denied certification or licensure as a health professional. Information regarding individual eligibility may be obtained from the appropriate credentialing bodies. Drug and background checks will be done at the student's expense.

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