2017-2018 Samford University Catalog 
    Sep 25, 2023  
2017-2018 Samford University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Fast Track Master of Healthcare Administration (B.S./M.H.C.A.)

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The Fast Track Master of Healthcare Adminstration program (B.S./M.H.C.A.) is ideal for students who know early on in their academic career that they have a calling to serve through dynamic leadership in the healthcare industry. Students apply for the program at the end of their freshman year. Students begin undergraduate-level coursework in the Department of Healthcare Administration in the fall of their sophomore year and begin taking the regular plan of study for the M.H.C.A. during the fall of their senior year of undergraduate studies. Students are required to enroll in courses the summer between their third and fourth year of study to complete their undergraduate requirements. At the end of their fifth year of study, they will be awarded both the B.S. in healthcare administration and master of healthcare administration degrees. Students in the accelerated program will be required to complete 360 hours of internship experience and community service to complete both degree requirements. Admission to this program is competitive, and requires application in January of the student’s freshman year of courses.

Required Courses

Undergraduate Courses (B.S. in Healthcare Admin): 110 credits

Year 3, Summer II - Senior Year: 3 credits

Graduate Courses (Master of Healthcare Admin): 48 credits

Total Required Credits: 158

* NURS 232  can be substituted for HCAD 220 .
** HCAD 301  is cross-listed with PHLT 311 .

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