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Curriculum

Total program: 36-39 semester hours

Prerequisites

A bachelor’s degree in business, science, health services or liberal arts. Experience in the health services industry preferred. Healthcare internship required if no health services industry experience.

Core Requirements: 18 semester hours

Code Course Title Units
HSM 500 Management and Organization Theory & Practice 3
HSM 501 Current Trends and Issues in Health Services 3
HSM 502 Financial and Cost Analysis 3
HSM 503 Healthcare Economics 3
HSM 504 Organizational Communications 3
HSM 555 Ethical Issues in Health Services 3

Research and Culminating Courses: 6-9 semester hours

Code Course Title Units
HSM 595 Organizational Research Methods 3
HSM 596 Graduate Seminar, or 3
HSM 592 Thesis 3

Students who wish to write a thesis must take HSM 591, Organizational Research II, as one of their electives.

Financial Management Concentration

12 semester hours from the following:

Code Course Title Units
HSM 502 Financial and Cost Analysis 3
A minimum of three of the following:
HSM 532 Budgeting and Cost Control 3
HSM 534 Program Evaluation 3
HSM 571 Management of Clinical and Financial Information 3
HSM 590 Special Topics 3

Public Health Concentration

Code Course Title Units
HSM 545 Foundations of Public Health 3
HSM 546 Epidemiology 3
HSM 547 Public Health Policy 3
HSM 548 Applied Research for Public Health Professionals 3

Note: Units do not double count in the Core and the Concentration.