The graduate program in Health Care Administration is designed to promote the development and refinement of the conceptual, interpersonal, and technical skills necessary for understanding individual and community health problems, for effective planning for and management of health care organizations and institutions, and for leadership in the community at large. A detailed description of the On-Campus Program can be found at the department's website.

Requirements for the master's

A Master of Science in Health Care Administration will be conferred by Trinity University upon completion of a course of study that includes 16 months of on-campus study and an administrative residency, usually of 12 months. A class is admitted in the fall semester The degree requires 53 credit hours during the on-campus portion of the program. An administrative residency that carries 6 hours of graduate credit is required. The specific courses for either of these plans shall be determined by the Chair of the Department of Health Care Administration in consultation with department faculty, and in accordance with the program’s competency model as required by its accrediting body, the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME).

The following courses are recommended:

Course ID Course Title
HCAD-5102 Physicians and Physician Relations
HCAD-5310 Health Services Organization and Policy
HCAD-5311 Policy, Population and Innovation
HCAD-5313 Economic Aspects of Health Care Administration
HCAD-5333 Legal Aspects of Health Care Administration
HCAD-5340 Health Care Strategic Planning and Marketing
HCAD-5350 Capstone for Health Care Administration
HCAD-5351 Financial Management I
HCAD-5365 Leadership II
HCAD-5380 Health Care Human Resource Management
HCAD-5383 Health Care Institutional Management
HCAD-5387 Health Information and Data Analytics
HCAD-5301 Leadership I
HCAD-5320 Evidence-Based Management
HCAD-5210 Coaching and Public Speaking
HCAD-5353 Financial Management II
HCAD-5395 Health Care Performance Improvement
HCAD-5202 Clinical Decision Making
HCAD-5355 Financial Management III

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  Edward J. Schumacher, Ph.D. (Chair)


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