2018-2019 Samford University Graduate Catalog 
    
    Nov 30, 2022  
2018-2019 Samford University Graduate 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 1, Fall - Freshman Year: 16 credits


Year 1, Spring - Freshman Year: 16 credits


Year 2, Fall - Sophomore Year: 16 credits


Year 2, Spring - Sophomore Year: 16 credits


Year 3, Fall - Junior Year: 18 credits


Year 3, Spring - Junior Year: 18 credits


Year 3, Summer I - Senior Year: 6 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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