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.

Requirements for the master's

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 Title
HCAD 5101 Seminar in Professional Development for Health Care Executives
HCAD 5102 Physicians and Physician Relations
HCAD 5220 Statistical Analysis in Health Care Organizations
HCAD 5221 Operations Management in Health Care Organizations
HCAD 5290 Problems: Clinical Decision Making
HCAD 5310 Health Services Organization and Policy I
HCAD 5311 Health Services Organization and Policy II
HCAD 5313 Economic Aspects of Health Care Administration
HCAD 5330 Health Care Organization Theory and Management
HCAD 5333 Legal Aspects of Health Care Administration
HCAD 5340 Health Care Strategic Planning and Marketing
HCAD 5350 Seminar in Current Health Care Issues
HCAD 5351 Financial Management 
HCAD 5365 Leadership and Conflict Management
HCAD 5373 Health Administration Ethics
HCAD 5380 Health Care Human Resource Management
HCAD 5383 Health Care Institutional Management
HCAD 5387 Health Information and Data Analytics
HCAD 5390 Problems: Performance Improvement in Health Care Organizations
FNCE 5351 Financial Analysis for Decision Making

Requirements


The following items are required for application to the program: completed Trinity University Graduate application, completed departmental application, a $50 application fee, official transcripts from all previous colleges attended, including evidence of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution, a resume, a brief statement of purpose indicating the applicant’s reasons for selecting a career in health care administration, and two letters of recommendation from individuals who are familiar with the applicant’s academic and/or employment performance. The general deadline is July 1. 

Provisional admission will be considered if the grade point average on the last 60 hours of undergraduate course work is less than 3.0. Admission to the Executive Program assumes the applicant has basic knowledge of accounting, statistics, and economics. Competency in computer spreadsheet applications (e.g., Excel) is strongly encouraged prior to enrolling. An on-campus interview is required. 

Typical Course of Study in the Executive Program in Health Care Administration

I. First Year

Fall Semester

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

Spring Semester

Course ID Course Description
HCAI 5231 Health Care Organization Theory and Management
HCAI 5223 Information Technology
HCAI 5301 Managerial Accounting

Summer Semester

Course ID Course Description
HCAI 5353 Financial Management for Health Care Administration
HCAI 5340 Managerial Epidemiology
2. Second Year

Fall Semester

Course ID Course Description
HCAI 5313 Economic Aspects of Health Care Administration
HCAI 5390 Problems: Performance Improvement

Spring Semester

Course ID Course Description
HCAI 5351 Seminar in Strategic Management of Health Services
HCAI 5360 Leadership Effectiveness
HCAI 5356 Seminar in Strategic Planning and Marketing

Summer Semester

Course ID Course Description
HCAI 5333 Legal Aspects of Health Care Administration
HCAI 5380 Health Care Human Resource Management

The Degree of Master of Science in Health Care Administration is conferred by Trinity University upon completion of all coursework.

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