Health Services Administration - Archived 2019-20 Graduate Catalog

Chair: Mary-Jon Ludy (Interim)
Program Coordinator: Philip Welch
Address: 110 Health and Human Services
Phone: 419-372-6040
Email: pjwelch@bgsu.edu

Degrees Offered
Master of Health Services Administration (MHSA)

Programs Offered
Health Services Administration

Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the Master’s degree, students in the Health Services Administration program are expected to be able to:

  • Master fundamental principles in business, technology and management in healthcare settings.
  • Demonstrate communication and interpersonal effectiveness.
  • Master applications of technology in health care practice.
  • Use analytics to solve problems in health services administration.
  • Demonstrate professionalism and ethical behavior.
  • Analyze and evaluate daily operations for quality and efficiency.
  • Make decisions based upon organizational priorities and financially sound business principles.
  • Apply fundamental administrative and leadership skills to solve problems, evaluate outcomes and strategically plan in health services settings.

Prerequisite to Graduate Work
A bachelor’s degree in a related field, such as health care administration, business administration, public health, gerontology, nursing, or social work is the preferred foundation with coursework in biology, chemistry, statistics, economics, accounting, human diseases, personal health, psychology, and sociology.

Admission Procedure
Applicants seeking admission should follow the instructions outlined on the Graduate Admissions webpage. An applicant to the MHSA program will be evaluated for admission based on the following criteria:

1) Applicants for regular admission must hold an earned baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution and a minimum GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent).

2) GRE or GMAT unless one of the following are met:

    a. 3.0 out of 4.0 (or equivalent) undergraduate GPA or higher

    b. Earned Master's degree

    c. Five years relevant work experience

3) Current resume

4) Personal Statement

5) Submit two letters of recommendation from professionals (e.g. instructors, supervisors, managers)

Degree Requirements
The MHSA program requires a minimum of 37 credit hours. The culminating experience is the Health Services Industry capstone project, which falls under Plan II. It requires students to work as project teams for a health services industry wherein students demonstrate skill and competency as a health services leader. It requires a written component and a formal presentation.

The Master of Health Services (MHSA) prepares graduates to plan, direct, coordinate, and supervise the delivery of health care as Health Service Administrators. The curriculum captures the diversity of expertise needed to successfully navigate the challenges in health services administration within the healthcare arena. Faculty will include working leaders of healthcare organizations. Two integrated learning experiences, an internship and a capstone project will provide graduates with real world experience. These experiential requirements enable students to build on the skills they learned in the classroom to enhance their administrative and leadership skills.

Graduate Courses
Please access graduate courses online at http://www.bgsu.edu/registration-records/courses-and-classes/class-course-information.html. Graduate courses offered by the Health Services Administration program use the prefix MHSA.