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  Dec 13, 2017
 
 
    
Semester Catalog 2017-2018

Healthcare Management, M.S.


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The Master of Science degree in Healthcare Management enables people presently or previously employed in healthcare to develop the necessary managerial skills and awareness of recent innovations and reforms in order to fulfill the responsibilities of management positions in the industry. The program’s unique interdisciplinary character permits students to explore diverse perspectives on healthcare management and integrate knowledge from many disciplines.

Admission to the Program

To apply for admission to the program, applicants should send the following to the College of Business and Economics, HCM Graduate Admissions:

  1. A cover letter requesting admission to the program, indicating the quarter and year in which the applicant intends to enroll if admitted, with information on the applicant’s GPA, work experience, and how the applicant plans to align his or her career and degree objectives.
  2. A résumé that documents a minimum of one year of work experience in healthcare.
  3. A statement of purpose and commitment, elaborating why the applicant is pursuing the degree and should be admitted.
  4. Two letters of recommendation, preferably from persons who have supervised the applicant’s work in a healthcare setting.  

Applicants should apply to the University and the M.S. Healthcare Management program at the same time.

Requirements for the Degree (36 units)


A total of 36 units is required, with at least 30 units in 500-level courses. UNIV 400 Graduate Writing Proficiency (0) is also required and should be satisfied within the first two terms in the program.

Electives (12 units)


Students should select 12 units of recommended elective courses or other 400 or 500-level courses with prior adviser approval. Recommended electives include:

Comprehensive Examination (0 units)


Students may take the comprehensive examination (BUS 5960 ) after completion of all required courses except two and fulfillment of College and departmental requirements regarding the examination.

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