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 in Health Services 3
HSM 571 Management of Clinical and Financial Information 3
HSM 590 Special Topics 3

Aging Studies Concentration

Code Course Title Units
GERO 516 Prospective in Gerontology 3
  Three of the following:  
GERO 512 Managing Senior Services 3
GERO 520 Health in Later Years 3
HSM 548 Applied Research for Public Health Professionals 3

In addition and with the Program Director approval, student can use GERO 581 or HSM 581 and GERO 590 or HSM 590 as electives in the Aging Studies Concentration.

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.