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Health Systems Management Degree Requirements

  • These requirements apply to students entering this program in fall 2016 and thereafter. Students who enrolled earlier should consult the catalog in effect at the time they enrolled.
  • Read the course descriptions.
  • If you have prior professional experience in the field, you can complete this degree with 6 fewer credits (39 instead of 45).

This 39- to 45-credit program (dependent on your professional experience and transfer credits) requires the following:

Management Core Courses (18 credits)

  • The Legal Environment of Health-Care Management (HSMG 630)
  • Health Systems Management: Organizational Design and Human Resources (HSMG 766)
  • Health-Care Systems, Organization and Management* (PUAD 750)
  • Policy Issues in Health Care (PUAD 751)
  • Health Administration (PUAD 755)
  • Strategic Management in Health Care (PUAD 757)

Epidemiology Core Course (3 credits)

  • Epidemiology of Health Services (HSMG 643)

Quantitative Core Courses (9 credits)

Three courses are required.

  • Quantitative Tools for Health Systems Management I (HSMG 632)
    (This is a prerequisite for the following three courses.)
  • Quantitative Tools for Health Systems Management II (HSMG 650)

and either

  • Survey Research and Data Analysis for Health Administrators (HSMG 651)


  • Health Planning and Program Evaluation (HSMG 691)

Financial/Information Technology Core Courses (12 credits)

Four courses are required.

  • Health-Care Management Information Systems (HSMG 695)
  • Health Insurance and Prepaid Health Care (HSMG 697)
  • Health Finance (HSMG 699)

and one of the following:

  • Accounting for Health-Care Organizations (ACCT 761)
  • Health Economics (HSMG 701)

Additional Degree Requirement (3 credits)

  • Internship (HSMG 752)*

* Students with relevant professional experience may petition a waiver of this course requirement, bringing the total number of credits required down to 42 from 45.

as of fall 2014