Trinity University’s Health Care Administration Executive Program is designed to meet the educational needs of those individuals currently holding responsible positions in a health care organization. The Executive Program is a part-time, distance-learning experience designed for individuals employed full-time in the health care field. Because students must have prior management-level experience, the program fosters learning opportunities that integrate the theory and principles of health care administration with the richness of each participant’s practice setting. A detailed description of the Executive Program can be found at the department’s website.
The program requires 23 months to complete 41 credit hours. Students register for two to three courses (two to three credit hours each) in each of the fall, spring, and summer semesters. Each semester begins with a three- to four-day intensive on-campus session followed by home study and supplemented by regular teleconferencing or webinar sessions.
Trinity University regulations permit transfer of up to twenty percent of the total degree requirement of appropriate graduate credit from an accredited institution after satisfactory completion of 12 credit hours at Trinity University. Graduate courses taken at another accredited university will be transferred in accordance with the policies stated in the Trinity University Courses of Study Bulletin.
Course of Study
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. Degree requirements may be met under either a thesis or non-thesis alternative. Each plan requires 50 credit hours during the on-campus portion of the program, but the non-thesis alternative substitutes 6 hours of coursework for 6 hours of thesis credit. Both plans require an administrative residency that carries 6 hours of graduate credit. The specific courses for either of these plans shall be determined by the student’s adviser and Chair of the Department of Health Care Administration after consideration of the student’s academic background and experience.
The following courses are recommended:
|Course ID||Course Description|
|HCAI-5220||Statistical Analysis in Health Care Organizations|
|HCAI-5221||Operations Management in Health Care Organizations|
|HCAI-5330||Health Services Organization and Policy Spring Semester|
|HCAI-5231||Health Care Organization Theory and Management|
|HCAI-5353||Financial Management for Health Care Administration|
|HCAI-5313||Economic Aspects of Health Care Administration|
|HCAI-5390||Problems: Performance Improvement|
|HCAI-5351||Seminar in Strategic Management of Health Services|
|HCAI-5356||Seminar in Strategic Planning and Marketing|
|HCAI-5333||Legal Aspects of Health Care Administration|
|HCAI-5380||Health Care Human Resource Management|