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Master of Health Services Administration

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M.H.S.A. Program

Health services administration is an academic discipline that offers a systematic overview of the health care system, a clear perspective on contemporary health policy, a mastery of management methods, and a broad exposure to the practice of health care management. Programs in health services administration prepare health care managers for positions with hospitals, health care systems, long-term care facilities, clinics, insurance and pharmaceutical industries, consulting firms, health departments, and government.

M.H.S.A. Degree Requirements

All candidates must complete, at a satisfactory level, 56 credit hours of courses in the following 5 core areas:

  1. Policy, governance, and legal;
  2. Financial;
  3. Leadership, systems, and decision science;
  4. Health services operations; and
  5. Integration and synthesis

An internship is required of all students. Full-time students are encouraged to seek a residency/fellowship after graduation.

Courses are taught in late afternoons and evenings on the Medical Center campus in Kansas City. Students begin course work with foundation courses and proceed through the curriculum in a predefined sequence.

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