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Health Care Administration

Rhode Island College

M.Sc.
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21692 USD/year
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8929 USD/year
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This MS in Health Care Administration focuses on the organization, financing and management of healthcare organizations and the delivery of health care services in the United States.

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Overview

The program will prepare students for management careers in health care in the private and public sector, including careers in public health, hospitals, long term care, home/community based care and health insurance. The program is also appropriate for those seeking positions in health policy. The curriculum focuses on leadership, trends in health care and policy, health laws and ethics, performance improvement, organizational theory/behavior, health care finance and law. It offers an internship opportunity which will allow students to apply their classroom knowledge in a health care setting.

Learning Objectives

Graduates of the MSHCA program will be able to

  • Effectively manage health services organizations under alternative financing mechanisms
  • Lead and manage others promoting teamwork and excellence in performance in healthcare organizations
  • Lead and manage human resources in diverse organizational environments
  • Promote and lead quality improvement initiatives in health care organizations
  • Manage healthcare organizations with integrity, ethical values and professionalism
  • Apply knowledge of healthcare issues and trends, standards and regulations to optimize the delivery of health services
  • Promote evidence based practice in health care organizations
  • Promote innovation in health care delivery to improve quality and reduce cost

Programme Structure

  • The curriculum focuses on leadership, trends in health care and policy, health laws and ethics, performance improvement, organizational theory/behavior, health care finance and law.

Key information

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Credits

50 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
81 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Health Care Administration (HCA) or related field for an accredited college or university. Equivalent work experience may be considered for students with a degree in an unrelated field.
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate records.
  • Completion of the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE). A B.S. degree in HCA or business from Rhode Island College or the University of Rhode Island, with a 3.00 GPA in the major, will exempt the applicant from the GMAT/GRE.
  • One professional and one academic reference.
  • Completion of courses in Elementary Statistics, Principles of Economics and Introductory Accounting.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21692 USD/year
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  • National

    21692 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
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  • In-State

    8929 USD/year
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    Based on the original amount of 8929 USD per year and a duration of  .

All full-time graduate students (those taking 9 credit hours or more per semester) pay per credit hour.

Funding

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