During the junior year, students who have a 3.0 cumulative GPA, who have a 3.0 GPA in the required health care leadership courses, who have not earned grades of less than C in science courses and courses required for the health care leadership major, and who have completed the program of study through the junior year, will be invited to enroll in the 4+1 program.

Admission Requirements

Students who are admitted into the HCL/MHA 4+1 during their senior year will be admitted directly into the MHA program upon graduation from their HCL program assuming they continue to meet the progression requirements.

Progression

Requirements for progression include maintenance of a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 average in all graduate level classes, and no grades of less than B- in any required graduate courses.

Health Care Leadership 60 Credits
Health Care Leadership 103 Historical Perspectives in Health Care 3
Health Care Leadership 105 Fundamentals of Health Care Leadership 3
Health Care Leadership 121 Environment and Health 3
Health Care Leadership 153 Communication Process in Health Care Leadership I 4
Health Care Leadership 211 Principles of Health Care Supervision 3
Health Care Leadership 213 Social, Behavioral, and Cultural Factors in Health Care Leadership 3
Health Care Leadership 233 Educational Delivery in Health Care 3
Health Care Leadership 255 Communication Process in Health Care Leadership II 4
Health Care Leadership 301 Health Care Strategic Planning 3
Health Care Leadership 302 Health Care Ethics and Legal Issues 3
Health Care Leadership 303 Health Care Management Information Systems 3
Health Care Leadership 304 Introduction to Epidemiology 3
Health Care Leadership 415 Introduction to Research in Health Care 3
Health Care Leadership 470 Health Care Leadership Strategies 3
Health Care Leadership 480 Health Care Leadership Practicum 5
Health Administration (Degree Master’s) 501 Understanding the Profession and Health Care Organizations 2
Health Administration (Degree Master’s) 518 Global Health Issues 3
Health Administration (Degree Master’s) 601 Research and Program Evaluation 3
Health Administration (Degree Master’s) 675 Organizational and Government Policy in Health Care 3
Arts and Sciences 54 Credits
Core 110 The Human Experience 5
Core 115 The Human Experience 5
Theology 200 The Christian Tradition 3
Upper Level Theology 3
Writing Intensive Course 3
One of the following options:
Kinesiology 100 Healthy Lifestyles 1
Kinesiology 101 Wellness and Stress 1
English 305 Writing in the Health Sciences 3
Humanities Elective 3 Cr.
Chemistry 111 Introduction to Chemistry 3+2, 4
Biology 151 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 3+3, 4
Biology 152 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 3+3, 4
Biology 210 Microbiology 3+3, 4
Biology 260 Human Nutrition 3
Psychology 110 General Psychology 3
Psychology 201 Statistical Methods 3
Psychology 315 Lifespan Development 3
Electives Nine credits from the following guided elective options: 13 Credits
Accounting 205 Financial Accounting 3
Business Law 104 Legal Environment of Business 3
Communication 244 Persuasion and Advocacy 3
Communication 311 Organizational Communication 3
Communication 345 Leadership Communication 3
Communication 360 Strategic Communication and Technology 3
Communication 365 Corporate Advocacy and Activist Communication 3
Economics 136 The Economics of Health, Education, and Welfare 3
Economics 210 Environmental Economics and Policy 3
Economics 221 Principles of Economics-Micro 3
Economics 222 Principles of Economics-Macro 3
Economics 233 The Economics of Race and Gender 3
Geography 201 Economic Geography 3
Geography 280 Geography of Cyberspace 3
Geography 320 Urban Geography 3
Geography 321 Urban and Regional Planning 3
Geography 420 Rural Geography 3
Philosophy 130 Death and Immortality 3
Political Science 120 The Government of the United States
Political Science 130 Comparative Politics 3
Political Science 361 Public Policy 3
Psychology 235 Abnormal Psychology 3
Sociology 210 Contemporary Social Problems 3
Sociology 220 The Family 3
Sociology 245 Social Psychology 3
Sociology 255 Sociology of Health and Health Care 3
Sociology 260 Deviance 3
Sociology 270 Juvenile Delinquency 3
Sociology 275 Systems of Social Stratification 3
Social Work 151 Introduction to the Profession of Social Work 3
Social Work 210 Social Welfare: Policy and Services 3
Social Work 220 Human Behavior and Social Development 3
Social Work 240 Communication and Counseling Skills 3
Three to four open elective credits
Health Administration 34 Credits
Health Administration (Degree Master’s) 520 Financial Management 2
Health Administration (Degree Master’s) 550 Human Resource Management 2
Health Administration (Degree Master’s) 602 Managing and Analyzing Health Care Information 3
Health Administration (Degree Master’s) 640 Quality Health Care Management 3
Health Administration (Degree Master’s) 650 Leadership and Managing People 2
Health Administration (Degree Master’s) 670 Legal Issues in Health Care 3
Health Administration (Degree Master’s) 671 Ethical Issues in Health Care 3
Health Administration (Degree Master’s) 685 Practicum 3
Health Administration (Degree Master’s) 686 Internship 3
Two courses from the following core enhancement options: 5-6 Credits
Health Administration (Degree Master’s) 530 Marketing and Promotion 2
Health Administration (Degree Master’s) 662 Health in the Community 3
Health Administration (Degree Master’s) 664 International Health and Health Care Organizations 3
Five to six graduate elective credits from business, health, information technology, professional writing, ethics, and other fields. 5-6 Credits
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