Course Cycle

The Master of Healthcare Administration (M.H.A.) program offers full-time and part-time program options. The full-time program requires students to take three (3) courses per term while the part-time option allows students to take one (1) or two (2) course(s) per term based on the individual circumstances of each student. In addition, depending on the student's academic background, a prerequisite of an undergraduate statistics course may be required. If taken at Framingham State University, either MATH 117 or QUAN 676 would qualify and may be required prior to the start of the M.H.A. courses. Prerequisite courses are typically offered on the following schedule:


Prerequisite Courses (undergraduate statistics course)

If taken at Framingham State University, students can choose either:

MATH 117 Intro to Statistics (fall, spring, summer) OR
QUAN 676 Statistical Analysis for Managers (fall)

Course Cycle for Full-Time Healthcare Administration Students
(Note: Fall Semester Admission Only for Full-Time Students)


Year One: Fall Semester
HCAD 909 Healthcare Delivery System, Policy and Reform
HCAD 924 Healthcare Economics and Financing
QUAN 908 Quantitative Analysis for Administrators

Year One: Spring Semester
HCAD 930 Managing Operations
HCAD 940 Healthcare Informatics and Technology
HCAD 955 Budgeting in Healthcare Facilities

Year Two: Fall Semester
HCAD 917 Health Law, Regulations, and Ethics
HCAD 920 Strategic Planning of Healthcare Services
MGMT 904 Management and Leadership

Year Two: Spring Semester*
HCAD 950 Healthcare Marketing
HCAD 984 Seminar in Healthcare Administration**

*International students are allowed to take a reduced load for one semester.

**Capstone course (HCAD 984 Seminar in Healthcare Administration) requires signed permission from the Dean of Graduate Studies (see the Graduate Seminar Approval Form on our website)



Course Cycle for Part-Time Healthcare Administration Students
(Students taking 1 or 2 courses per semester)

The following courses are available to choose from for part-time students in the M.H.A. program:

Fall Semester
HCAD 909 Healthcare Delivery System, Policy and Reform
HCAD 917 Health Law, Regulations, and Ethics
HCAD 920 Strategic Planning of Healthcare Services
HCAD 924 Healthcare Economics and Financing
MGMT 904 Management and Leadership
QUAN 908 Quantitative Analysis for Administrators

Spring Semester
HCAD 930 Managing Operations
HCAD 940 Healthcare Informatics and Technology
HCAD 950 Healthcare Marketing
HCAD 955 Budgeting in Healthcare Facilities
HCAD 984 Seminar in Healthcare Administration*

*This is the culminating course in the student’s program and may not be taken before the final semester of the program. The capstone course must be taken in the final semester of the program. Exceptions, requiring written advisor approval, may be made for students taking an elective course over the summer. Registration for the seminar requires prior written permission from the Dean of Graduate Studies (see Seminar Approval Form). Students will not be permitted to fulfill this requirement with a course transferred from another institution.


Summer Semester
MGMT 904 Management and Leadership
QUAN 908 Quantitative Analysis for Administrators

Program Coordinator and Advisor: Ms. Linn A. Morrill, M.Ed.

Notes:

  1. Requirements are accurate to date. However, the University reserves the right to change requirements in the future, and will notify applicants should any changes be made.
  2. Refer to appropriate catalog for Degree Requirements for prior years.