This concentration helps you build the skills you need to play a leadership role in public, private and community health settings.
The master’s in health science with a concentration in administration includes courses that assure you develop a strong background in behavioral sciences, quantitative analysis and program planning at the graduate level. Supporting coursework is selected through consultation with your faculty adviser. You are encouraged to consider skills that may be needed in future positions as well as viable career options when choosing electives. To boost your basic business background, it is recommended (but not required) that you consider coursework in accounting/finance, marketing or management.
Depending on your career goal, you can complete a thesis or project at the end of the program to demonstrate your ability to independently identify and assess a health concern and conduct professional-level research.
Each student is required by the Office of Graduate Studies to complete and file a Program of Study (PDF) with the program director. A proposed course sequence has been developed that can be used along with faculty advisement when preparing a program of study. Course offerings may vary from term to term and require you to follow an alternate plan other than the suggested course sequence. Students are encouraged to enroll in HLTH 633, HLTH 615 and HLTH 617 as their first courses. View the admission and degree requirements in the Graduate Catalog.
View the Department of Health Science Projected Schedule of Graduate Courses (PDF).