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    Jun 25, 2024  
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Services Administration, MS

The Graduate Council approved a change to this program after the publication of the Catalog. Please refer to the Catalog Addendum for more information. 



Dr. Gayle Prybutok – Health Services Administration Program Coordinator

The Master of Science with a major in health services administration offers the opportunity for graduates to assume leadership roles in healthcare delivery settings that serve a larger spectrum of the population. The program is a skills-based graduate program focused on the development and practical application of all the leadership skills essential to health services administrators in today’s competitive marketplace.

The Master of Science in health services administration is designed to provide a broad foundation in health care delivery systems; management strategies; ethical and legal issues in the healthcare environment; the role of information systems and technology in high-quality and efficient care delivery; marketing health services; and in the principles of solid financial management. The 13 core courses in the program encompass the foundation of health services administration and is based on a model of 26 specific leadership competencies identified by the National Center for Healthcare Leadership. Each of the core courses in the program has an applied project or paper that provides the opportunity to practice and extend these essential management skills under faculty supervision.

Admission requirements

Before being admitted to the master’s program, the applicant must meet the requirements for admission to the Toulouse Graduate School specified in the Admission  section of the graduate catalog. Applying is a two-part process. First, prospective applicants for a master’s program must obtain and file an application for admission to the UNT Toulouse Graduate School. Second, applicants for a master’s degree must also obtain and file a separate application for admission to the program. No specific undergraduate major is required.

Applicants may choose to submit Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores (exam must have been taken within the last 5 years) however GRE scores are not required. No specific undergraduate major is required.

General degree requirements

The Master of Science with a major in health services administration is a fully online degree program that requires completion of 39 graduate hours.

Students must complete a capstone course prior to completion of the program. The capstone requires a comprehensive research project covering the student’s field of specialization. The project is designed to demonstrate the student’s mastery of the discipline and ability to apply knowledge acquired throughout the program to solve a real-world problem in the student’s area of specialization under faculty supervision.