Carla Stebbins, Ph.D., Program Director
This program may be completed online. Visit RIT Online for additional information.
Please contact the admissions counselor below for additional information about applying to the online program.
|Program Available Online?||Yes|
|Admit Term||Fall/Spring/Summer - Online Only|
|English Language Exams:|
Priority deadline - COMPLETE applications that are received by this date are given priority consideration for admission and financial aid (if applicable). Applications received after the priority deadline will be considered on a space-available basis.
Rolling - There is no specific deadline for applications; applications will be accepted and reviewed throughout the year until the program reaches capacity.
The MS degree in health systems administration provides strategic knowledge and skills for today’s health care management professionals. Health care is rapidly transforming. The pace of technology and innovation are changing how, when, and where health care is provided, and who is providing it. Concurrently, health care consumers have high expectations for quality and responsiveness to their needs—delivered in a cost-effective manner. The program's curriculum is built on a foundation of skills and knowledge sets identified and endorsed by national health care leadership organizations. Graduates are prepared to assume clinical and business leadership roles across a diverse health care industry.
Efforts to improve the patient care experience, improve the health of populations, and reduce the per capita cost of health care are creating rapid changes in health care. The program's course work provides student's with a breadth of knowledge in key areas required for effective management of health care organizations: research, governance and economics, finance, process improvement, project management, and informatics. Course work provides a broad view of health care issues that administrators and leaders must be prepared to deal with effectively: change and innovation, leadership theory and application, bioethics, and human resources. Finally, the program prepares students to develop and implement plans designed to create and steer health care organizations of the future. Graduates will not only lead today’s health care organizations, but create patient-centered facilities of the future.
The program requires 39 credit hours at the graduate level and can be completed in two years. The program may be completed on a part-time basis. Students must maintain a 3.0 grade point average. Toward the end of their program of study, students complete a capstone project consisting of a community research experience. Upon matriculation, each student works with the program director to develop a plan of study and a career plan.
|Course||Sem. Cr. Hrs.|
|HLTH-715||Reinventing Health Care||3|
|HLTH-736||Health Care Operations Management||3|
|HLTH-737||Lean Sigma in Health Care (summer)||3|
|HLTH-723||Human Resources in Health Care||3|
|HLTH-730||Health Care Financial Management I: Basic Principles and Practice||3|
|HLTH-731||Health Care Financial Management II: Concepts and Applications||3|
|HLTH-760||Health Care Informatics||3|
|HLTH-740||Health Care Leadership (summer)||3|
|HLTH-796||Health Care Strategy: Analysis and Formulation||3|
|Total Semester Credit Hours||39|
To be considered for admission to the MS program in health systems administration, candidates must fulfill the following requirements:
University policy requires that graduate programs be completed within seven years of the student's initial registration for courses in the program.
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