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  Dec 04, 2022
GRADUATE CATALOG 2020-2021 [Archived Catalog]

Health Services Administration, M.H.S.A. (available in traditional and online formats)

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The Master of Health Services Administration is designed for the individual employed in the healthcare field who wishes to pursue a program of graduate study in middle-level healthcare administration.  This program is available in both the traditional and online formats.

Admission to the Program

Academic proficiency

  1. Must meet all general requirements for admission to the graduate school of Mississippi College.
  2. 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 a statement 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.

  1. Must show credit (C or higher) for Accounting Principles as a 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

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.


1 Course offered infrequently (for example, once every other year)

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