Sep 23, 2019
The Master of Health Services Administration is designed for the individual employed in the health care field who wishes to pursue a program of graduate study in middle-level health care administration. This program is available in both the traditional and online formats.
Admission to the Program
- Must meet all general requirements for admission to the graduate school of Mississippi College.
- Must hold a bachelor’s degree in one of the Healthcare Sciences from an accredited college or university or hold a bachelor’s degree in a related field with a minimum of one year of experience in the Healthcare field.
In lieu of experience, the potential applicant must write an essay identifying “what does MHSA mean to me?” Describe how this graduate degree will benefit the student.
Identify an area of healthcare the student feels passionately about: for example, a specific type of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, dementia, obesity, fitness, or other, and include in the same essay stating why this is their passion and how they plan to pursue it.
- Must show credit (C or higher) for Accounting Principles as prerequisite for HSA 6507 Healthcare Financial Management OR take HSA 6590 Basic Healthcare Financial Management or ACC 201 or ACC 203 in the first semester of enrollment.
- Must show proof (C or higher) of an undergraduate level Professional Communication course or Public Speaking course OR take COM 203 Professional Communication Skills or COM 304 Public Speaking in first semester of enrollment.
- Must show proof (C or higher) of an undergraduate American history class OR take PLS 201 American National Government in first semester of enrollment as a prerequisite for HSA 6540 , HSA 6561 , and HSA 6550 .
Requirements of the Program
1. Must complete a minimum of 30 semester hours of graduate work.
2. Required courses (24 sem. hrs.):
3. Elective Courses (6 sem. hrs.):
The student chooses two courses from the list below. In a special case, a student may, in consultation with the advisor, choose a graduate course not listed if that elective will suit the student’s background and particular needs better than those listed below.
- ACC 6501 - Accounting Issues in Business Decisions Credits,: 3 sem. hrs.
- AJU 5515 Seminar in Contemporary Terrorism Credits, 3 sem. hrs.
- COM 5401 - Dynamics of Group Communication Credits,: 3 sem. hrs.
- COM 5402 - Listening Credits,: 3 sem. hrs.
- COM 5403 - Negotiation Credits,: 3 sem. hrs.
- COM 5443 - Public Relations Credits,: 3 sem. hrs.
- COM 5449 - Intercultural Communication Credits,: 3 sem. hrs.
- COM 6504 - Persuasion Credits,: 3 sem. hrs.
- ENG 5452 - Public & Professional Writing Credits,: 3 sem. hrs.
- HSA 6531 - Contemporary Issues in Healthcare Credits,: 3 sem. hrs.
- HSA 6570 - Professional Practices for Healthcare Credits,: 3 sem. hrs.
- GBU 6552 - Law and Ethics in the Business Environment Credits,: 3 sem. hrs.
- MGT 5474 - Human Resources Management Credits,: 3 sem. hrs.
- MKT 5482 - Retailing and E-Commerce Credits,: 3 sem. hrs.
- HSA 6590 - Basic Healthcare Financial Management Credits,: 3 sem hrs
- PSY 6515 - Advanced Developmental Psychology Credits,: 3 sem. hrs.
- PSY 6506 - Multicultural Counseling Credits,: 3 sem. hrs. or
- COU 6506 - Multicultural Counseling Credits,: 3 sem. hrs.
1 Course offered infrequently (for example, once every other year)