Master's in Health Care Administration

Director of Health Care Business
Carla Dirkschneider, M.S., RHIA
PH 402.552.6295  TF 800.647.5500 
dirkschneider@clarksoncollege.edu

Introduction

Clarkson College offers an online master’s degree in Health Care Administration that meets specific professional goals of graduate students. In order to complete this program at Clarkson College, students must successfully complete 39 graduate semester hours.

Outcomes

Upon the completion of the Master’s degree in Health Care Administration, graduates will:

  • Evaluate strategies based on concepts of leadership and management theory.
  • Communicate thoughts and ideas effectively.
  • Interpret, synthesize, and apply concepts to evaluate and solve a variety of real world health care situations, through problem recognition, methods of inquiry, project management, and strategic analysis and integration.
  • Demonstrate an ability to acknowledge and to recognize those differences that exist among all individuals.
  • Maintain the highest ethical, professional, and legal standards of conduct.
  • Demonstrate an appropriate working knowledge of computer applications commonly used in healthcare administration.

Online Curriculum

The Clarkson College online master’s degree is designed to be a flexible learning environment. Internet-based instruction offers interactive learning opportunities and comprehensive access to information and resources. Dedicated faculty members are focused on student learning, which helps make online learning a productive and rewarding experience.

To complete a Master’s degree in Health Care Administration at Clarkson College, students must successfully complete a total of 39–46 semester hours. These hours must be distributed as follows:

  • Major Requirement Courses = 36 semester hours
  • Capstone Experience = Three semester hours
  • Optional Electives = Seven semester hours

Clarkson College's Master's degree in Health Care Administration program operates on academic calendar using semester hours with three terms, each with 12 weeks of instructional time in length, with two of the terms offered over the fall through spring and the third term offered in the summer. Clarkson College's Master's in Health Care Administration program defines its academic year as 36 weeks of instructional time. As “quarters” using semester hours, the terms are nonstandard terms.

Service Requirements

Service reflects a holistic view that focuses on how individuals provide high quality, ethical and compassionate service in the field of health care and the community at large. Students will become familiar with service agencies, connect learning with practice and engage in civic service activities to live and demonstrate the Clarkson College Values of Learning, Caring, Commitment, Integrity and Excellence.

All students are required to complete designated service courses as a component of their program of study. Successful completion of service experiences is required to pass the designated service courses. Designated service courses are identified using the following symbol: ◊

Required courses for Health Care Administration Program

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Major Requirement Courses (36 semester hours) Semester Hours Duration
MB 798 Fundamentals of Scholarly Writing in APA 1 6 weeks
MB 799 Graduate Roles and Ethics in Leadership 2 6 weeks
MB 802 Health Care Delivery Systems and Managed Care 3 6 weeks
MB 808 Health Care Leadership 3 6 weeks
MB 815 Informatics and Analytics for Healthcare Professionals 3 6 weeks
MB 827 Finance for Health Care Leaders 3 6 weeks
MB 823 Health Care Strategic Planning and Marketing 3 6 weeks
MB 809 Health Care Business Law and Ethics 3 6 weeks
MB 810 ◊ Human Resources and Organizational Behavior 3 6 weeks
MB 834 Health Care Quality and Regulatory Issues 3 6 weeks
MB 836 Health Care Project Management 3 6 weeks
MB 849 Research Methods and Analysis 3 6 weeks
MB 851 Health Care Economics 3 6 weeks
    Total 36
Capstone Experience (three semester hours) Semester Hours Duration
MB 904 Capstone Project I 1 12 weeks
MB 905 Capstone Project II 1 12 weeks
MB 906 Capstone Project III 1 12 weeks
    Total 3
Optional Electives (seven semester hours) Semester Hours Duration
NS 847 Applied Statistics 3 15 weeks
MB 899 Independent Study in Health Care Administration 1 12 weeks
MB 903 Internship 3 12 weeks
    Total 7

Total Semester Hours in Program 39–46

Sample Curriculum plan for Health Care Administration Program

Classes will begin in the fall, spring and summer of each year. The following sample curriculum plan based on the fall entry into the program and is provided to guide students in planning their college coursework. All courses are six weeks in duration, with the exception of the elective courses and the capstone courses, which are 12-15 weeks in duration.

Note: Sample curriculum plan is based on courses for the seven semester option Accelerated options are also available.

Fall Semester Semester Hours
MB 798 Fundamentals of Scholarly Writing in APA 1
MB 799 Graduate Roles and Ethics in Leadership 2
MB 809 Health Care Business Law and Ethics 3
    Total 6
Spring Semester Semester Hours
MB 810 ◊ Human Resources and Organizational Behavior 3
MB 851 Health Care Economics 3
    Total 6
Summer Semester Semester Hours
MB 836 Health Care Project Management 3
MB 815 Informatics and Analytics for Healthcare Professionals 3
    Total 6
Fall Semester Semester Hours
MB 827 Finance for Health Care Leaders 3
MB 808 Health Care Leadership 3
    Total 6
Spring Semester Semester Hours
MB 834 Health Care Quality and Regulatory Issues 3
MB 849 Research Methods and Analysis 3
    Total 6
Summer Semester Semester Hours
MB 904 Capstone Project I 1
MB 823 Health Care Strategic Planning and Marketing 3
    Total 4
Fall Semester Semester Hours
MB 802 Health Care Delivery Systems and Managed Care 3
MB 905 Capstone Project II 1
MB 906 Capstone Project III 1
    Total 5

Grand Total Semester Hours 39