Director of Healthcare 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 Healthcare Administration that meets specific professional goals of graduate students. In order to complete this program at Clarkson College, students must successfully complete 39 graduate hours.

Program Specific Competency Goals

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

  • Evaluate strategies based on concepts of leadership and management theory. (Critical Thinking)**
  • 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. (Critical Thinking)**
  • Communicate thoughts and ideas effectively. (Communication)**
  • Demonstrate an ability to acknowledge and to recognize those differences that exist among all individuals. (Diversity)**
  • Demonstrate an appropriate working knowledge of computer applications commonly used in health care administration. (Technology)**
  • Maintain the highest ethical, professional and legal standards of conduct. (Professionalism)**

**Categories denoted in the parentheses represent relationship to the Clarkson College student success skills, which are our institutional student learning outcomes, and include Communication, Technology, Critical Thinking, Diversity and Professionalism. 

Admission Policies

Enrollment in Clarkson College degree programs is limited through a selective admissions process. Admission policies and procedures are available from the Enrollment and Advising office, College website or Academic Policies & Procedures section (AD-1).

Online Curriculum

The Clarkson College online master’s degree is designed to be a flexible learning environment. Online education 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 Healthcare Administration at Clarkson College, students must successfully complete a total of 39 semester hours. These hours must be distributed as follows:

  • Major Requirement Courses = 27 semester hours
  • Capstone Experience = 3 semester hours
  • Major Electives = 9 semester hours

The Clarkson College Master's degree in Healthcare Administration program operates on an academic calendar using semester hours. In addition, the Healthcare Administration degree operates using an accelerated course format with classes as 7.5 weeks in length in the fall and spring and six weeks in the summer.  

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 Master in Healthcare Administration

Major Requirement Courses

(27 semester hours) All classes are 7.5 weeks or 6 weeks in duration

Courses Semester Hours
MB 798 - Fundamentals of Scholarly Writing in APA 1
MB 800 - Ethics in Leadership 2
MB 802 - Healthcare Delivery Systems 3
MB 808 - Healthcare Leadership 3
◊ MB 818 - Organizational Behavior 3
MB 821 - Healthcare Data Analytics 3
MB 826 - Healthcare Strategic Management 3
MB 828 - Financial Management in Healthcare 3
MB 833 - Healthcare Quality and Risk Management 3
MB 837 - Leading Change 3
IPE 301 - Interprofessional Education 0
Total Semester Hours 27
Capstone Experience

(3 semester hours) Course is only offered in a full-semester format (15 or 12 weeks in duration).

Courses Semester Hours
MB 900 - Capstone 3
Total Semester Hours 3
Major Electives

Students must choose a total of 9 semester hours as part of the degree. All classes are 7.5 weeks or 6 weeks in duration. MB899 & MB903 are only offered in a full-semester format (15 or 12 weeks in duration).

Courses Semester Hours
MB 813 - Healthcare Law and Policy 3
MB 819 - Human Resources 3
MB 836 - Healthcare Project Management 3
MB 839 - Healthcare Reimbursement 3
MB 845 - Management of Health Information 3
MB 846 - Fundamentals of Informatics 3
MB 848 - Systems and Database Design 3
MB 850 - Healthcare Information Systems 3
MB 899 - Independent Study for Healthcare Administration 1
◊ MB 903 - Internship 3
Electives 9
Total Semester Hours 37

Sample Curriculum Plan for the Masters in Healthcare Administration Program

First Year

First Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
MB 798 - Fundamentals of Scholarly Writing in APA 1
MB 800 - Ethics in Leadership 2
MB 808 - Healthcare Leadership 3
Total Semester Hours 6

Second Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
◊ MB 818 - Organizational Behavior 3
MB 837 - Leading Change 3
Total Semester Hours 6

Third Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
MB 821 - Healthcare Data Analytics 3
MB 828 - Financial Management in Healthcare 3
Total Semester Hours 6
Second Year

First Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
MB 802 - Healthcare Delivery Systems 3
Electives 3
Total Semester Hours 6

Second Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
MB 833 - Healthcare Quality and Risk Management 3
Electives 3
Total Semester Hours 6

Third Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
MB 826 - Healthcare Strategic Management 3
Electives 3
Total Semester Hours 6
Third Year

First Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
MB 900 - Capstone 3
Total Semester Hours 3

Total Semester Hours - 39

Last updated: 06/08/2021