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MS in Health Care Administration Curriculum

The MS in Health Care Administration curriculum from Utica College broadens your professional knowledge base and offers excellent networking potential with a diverse group of peers and faculty from around the country.

Our online classes are small and students and graduate program faculty work together closely together in a virtual atmosphere designed to promote personal and professional development. You can complete the 36-credit master's program by completing six 8-week courses each year.

Check out the course descriptions here.

Core Courses: Continuum of Care (21 Credit Hours) Credit Hours
HCA 521 Health Care Systems: A Continuum of Care 3
HCA 527* Health Care Ethical and Legal Issues 3
HCA 531 Leadership in Marketing and Strategic Planning 3
HCA 612 Advanced Seminar 3
HCA 614 Quality Management and Performance: Improvement in Evidence Based Healthcare 3
HCA 615* Human Resources Management 3
ACC 506 Health Care Accounting Processes 3
Electives: Leadership (12 hours)
Choose one path or mix and match
Credit Hours
Acute Care, Medical Facilities  
HCA 613 Health Care Administrator Leader 3
HCA 627 Health Informatics 3
FIN 585* Health Care Financial Management 3
HCA 645 Clinical Research 3
Service Organizations  
Government, Corporate, Insurance, Research  
HCA 525 Organization Leadership 3
HCA 616 Organization Development and Change 3
HCA 613 Health Care Administrator Leader 3
AGE 613 Grant Writing, Program Planning, and Evaluation 3
Nursing Home  
Long Term Care Services  
HCA 621* Nursing Home Administration 3
FIN 585* Health Care Financial Management 3
AGE 503* Perspectives in Gerontology 3
AGE 603 Public Health Care Policies of Aging 3
Additional Electives Credit Hours
FCM 535 Legal and Investigative Issues for Fraud Management 3
FCM 603 Management of Fraud Prevention and Detection 3
ECN 535 The Economics of Health and Health Care Policy 3
Capstone (3 Credits) Credit Hours
HCA 675 Capstone Project 3

*Coursework for nursing home administration licensure. Check with your states' licensing agency or contact an Admissions Representative at (866) 295-3106 to verify the necessary coursework.

Online Synchronous Residencies

The Health Care Administration Program requires online attendance in four Synchronous Residencies. Each of these interactions will occur at the initiation of the following courses: Note see master schedule for course times.

  • HCA 521 – Health Care Systems
  • HCA 525 – Organizational Leadership
  • HCA 531 – Leadership in Marketing and Strategic Planning
  • HCA 613 – The Health Care Administrator Leader

A Synchronous Residence is an online learning environment in which a professor has the ability to engage with multiple online students at the same time, in a virtual classroom setting. This venue will provide tools for online presentations and a space for discussion and sharing of materials regardless of bandwidth, geographic location, or operating system. Professors schedule the Residencies to accommodate students’ work schedules and time zone differences to create a collaborative learning forum.

Download the Health Care Administration Course Map in PDF format.

If you have questions regarding our Synchronous Residence requirements, or the online Health Care Administration master's degree, Request More Information or call us at 315.732.2640 or toll-free at 866.295.3106.