Health Science (M.S.)

College of Health Professions and Social Work
Department of Health Sciences
(239) 590-7495

2016-2017 Catalog Year

The interdisciplinary Master of Science in Health Science program is designed to provide advanced opportunities for baccalaureate graduates. Graduates are prepared to serve as health care leaders in advanced professional roles within the diverse current and dynamic health services delivery system. In addition, graduates acquire skills and expertise in planning, developing, and implementing innovative and quality health care services.

Coursework for this degree program is offered on a part-time basis by distance learning. This program includes a common program core and either a capstone project or internship. Total program length is 36 hours.

Program Admission Requirements

See program website at URL listed above.

Program Requirements

  1. Required courses in the major (12 credits):

    IHS 5508 Statistical Analysis for the HP (3)
    IHS 6112 Legal & Ethic Aspct of Hlth Care (3)
    IHS 6500 Research in the Health Professions (3)
    IHS 6939 Health Policy Capstone Seminar (3)

  2. Restricted Electives in the Major (24 credits)

    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)

    Select 21 credits from the following:
    HSA 5115 Health Scvs Mgmt & Operations (3)
    HSA 6155 HealthPol & Econ Issues in HSO (3)
    HSA 6179 Models of Fin Mgmt-Health Svcs (3)
    HSA 6198 Inform & Hlth Mgmt Info System (3)
    HSA 6342 Human Res Mgmt for HC Mgrs (3)
    HSA 6385 Planning, Eval, & Quality Mgmt (3)
    HSA 6520 Managerial Epidemiology (3)
    HSC 5260 Teaching Meth for the Health Profs (3)
    HSC 5268 H.P. Faculty Roles & Responsib (3)
    HSC 6236 Client Education in the HP (3)
    HSC 6258 Curric Devel-Health Prof Educ (3)
    HSC 6715 Ed Measrmt & Eval in Hlth Prof (3)
    HSC 6905 Directed Study in Hlth Prof Ed (1-6)
    HSC 6935 Topics: Health Prof Education (1-6)*
    See faculty advisor for prior approval of alternative courses.

    *Course can be repeated under different topics.


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 )

The information contained in this catalog excerpt is intended for informational purposes only. Every effort is made to provide this information as accurately as possible at the time of publication; however, the university reserves the right to revise any section or part without notice or obligation.
Printed on: 10/27/2016.