2019-2020 Samford University Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Dec 07, 2021  
2019-2020 Samford University Undergraduate 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 Administration 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 (BS in Healthcare Admin): 104 Credits


Year 3, Summer I: 3 Credits


Healthcare Admin Internship (1 of 2)

Year 3, Summer II: 3 Credits


Healthcare Admin Internship (2 of 2)

Graduate Courses (Master of Healthcare Admin): 48 Credits


Year 4, Fall: 12 Credits

  • MHCA 500  Healthcare Systems (3)
  • MHCA 501  Healthcare Statistics/Research Methods (3)
  • MHCA 502  Healthcare Info & Informatics Mgt (3)
  • MHCA 503  Healthcare Management (3)

Year 4, Spring: 9 Credits

  • MHCA 510  Healthcare Financial Mgmt/Budgeting (3)
  • MHCA 511  Healthcare Policy and Law (3)
  • MHCA 512  Healthcare Economics (3)

Year 4, Summer: 9 Credits

  • MHCA 520  Healthcare Project Management (3)
  • MHCA 521  Healthcare Human Resource Mgt (3)
  • MHCA 522  Healthcare Leadership/Professionalism (3)

Year 5, Fall: 9 Credits

  • MHCA 600  Healthcare Patient Safety and Quality (3)
  • MHCA 601  Healthcare Ethics (3)
  • MHCA 602  Healthcare Org Dynamics & Governance (3)

Year 5, Spring: 9 Credits

  • MHCA 610  Healthcare Strategic Mgt & Marketing (3)
  • MHCA 611  Healthcare Admin Graduate Capstone (3)
  • MHCA 612  Healthcare Admin Graduate Internship (3)

See the 2018-2019 Samford University Graduate Catalog for course descriptions for graduate MHCA courses.


Total Required Credits: 152


NOTE: The following courses are cross-listed:
HCAD 201  with PHLT 201  
HCAD 220  with PHLT 232  
HCAD 221  with HIIM 304  
HCAD 301  with HIIM 311  and PHLT 311  
HCAD 302  with HIIM 302  
HCAD 304  with PHLT 309  
HCAD 321  with HIIM 321  
HCAD 401  with HIIM 401  
HCAD 404  with HIIM 407  
HCAD 420  with HIIM 420  

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