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Health Science (M.S.)

Program Requirements for 2015-2016 Catalog Year

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  1. Program Core (12 credits)

    Required courses in the major:

    IHS 5508 Statistical Analysis for the Health Professions (3)
    IHS 6112 Legal & Ethical Aspects of Health Care (3)
    IHS 6500 Research in the Health Professions (3)
    IHS 6939 Health Policy Capstone Seminar (3)

  2. Electives in the Major (3-6 credits)
    Select one of the following:
    HSC 6911 Health Professions Capstone Project (3)
    HSA 6942 Internship in Health Services Admin. (3)
    HSC 6943 Internship in Health Prof. Education (3)

  3. Concentration Requirements (18-21 credits)
    Select one of the following concentrations:

    Health Professions Education Concentration
    Required courses (15 credits):
    HSC 5260 Teaching Methods for the Health Professions (3)
    HSC 5268 Health Professions Faculty Roles & Responsibilities (3)
    HSC 6236 Client Education in the Health Professions (3)
    HSC 6258 Curriculum Development in Health Professions Education (3)
    HSC 6715 Educational Measurement & Evaluation in the Health Professions (3)

    Select 6 credits from the following:
    HSC 6905 Directed Study in Health Professions Education (1-6)
    HSC 6935 Topics in Health Professions Education (1-6)*
    Or other courses as approved by the advisor.

    *Course can be repeated under different topics.

    Health Services Administration Concentration
    Required courses (21 credits):
    HSA 5115 Health Services Management and Operations (3)
    HSA 6155 Health Policies and Economic Issues in Health Services Organizations (3)
    HSA 6179 Models of Financial Management in Health Care (3)
    HSA 6198 Informatics and Health Management Information Systems (3)
    HSA 6342 Human Resource Management for Health Care Managers (3)
    HSA 6385 Planning, Evaluation, and Quality Management (3)
    HSA 6520 Managerial Epidemiology (3)


Additional Graduation Requirements

  • Apply for graduation by deadline indicated in the university calendar.
  • Earn a minimum of 36 credit hours with a minimum of a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

Progression Requirements

  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Earn a grade of C or better in each course. A grade of C minus (C-) is considered less than a C.
  • Refer to the Health Science Student Guidebook for further information on progression standards (available at )