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Health Systems Administration


The MS in Health Systems Administration is designed to provide strategic skills for today’s health care management. Now, as never before, 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 customers have high expectations for quality and responsiveness to their needs—delivered in a cost-effective manner.

To provide these strategic skills to health care management, the MS in health systems administration builds on a foundation of courses in policy and law formation, health care economics, innovation, and leadership. Additional options are provided through course selections, building an integrated program that meets the individual challenges of participating students.

The program is available online, allowing students to pursue their degree while maintaining full-time employment in locations around the world. Another distinct advantage is the diversity of our student population, allowing for creative discussion and comprehension of global health care issues and how these relate to the standards and practices of the American health care system. The ability to share information and ideas, and to contrast and compare strategies, allows students a level of creativity and scope of practice not found in the traditional classroom.

RIT provides excellent online learning support that leads the student through registration and use of distance learning tools. In addition, for select subject areas, the health systems administration program plans special learning sessions that blend presentation styles. This could be through attendance at seminars in locations throughout the country or on the RIT campus. These formats provide a combination of both distance learning and interaction with presenters who provide a strategic view of health care delivery models.

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