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M.S. in Health Care Administration

Learning Objectives

Graduates of the M.S. HCA program will be able to:

  • Effectively manage health services organizations under alternative financing mechanisms.
  • Lead and manage others promoting teamwork and excellence in performance in health care organizations.
  • Lead and manage human resources in diverse organizational environments.
  • Promote and lead quality improvement initiatives in health care organizations.
  • Manage health care organizations with integrity, ethical values and professionalism.
  • Apply knowledge of health care issues and trends, standards and regulations to optimize the delivery of health services.
  • Promote evidence-based practice in health care organizations.
  • Promote innovation in health care delivery to improve quality and reduce cost.

Admission Requirements

M.S. 50 Credits

  1. Completed application form accompanied by a $50 nonrefundable application fee.
  2. A bachelor’s degree in Health Care Administration (HCA) or related field for an accredited college or university. Equivalent work experience may be considered for students with a degree in an unrelated field.
  3. Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate records.
  4. Completion of the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE). A B.S. in HCA or business from Rhode Island College or the University of Rhode Island, with a 3.0 GPA in the major, will exempt the applicant from the GMAT/GRE.
  5. International students should contact Dr. Marianne Raimondo at mraimondo@ric.edu or (401) 456-6359 for additional admission requirements.
  6. A letter of intent including a statement of goals.
  7. Three professional and/or academic references​.
  8. Completion of courses in Elementary Statistics, Principles of Economics and Introductory Accounting.

HCA Course Requirements

View course requirements for M.S. in Healthcare Administration

Accelerated Health Care Administration M.S.

M.S. 36 Credits

Admission Requirements

  1. Completed application form accompanied by a $50 nonrefundable application fee.
  2. A bachelor’s degree in Health Care Administration (HCA) from Rhode Island College.
  3. A 3.0 GPA in the B.S. HCA program and a grade of B or better in each of the foundation courses.
  4. A letter of intent including a statement of goals.
  5. Three academic references from faculty.

For additional information please contact:

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photo of Marianne Raimondo Raimondo, Marianne
Associate Professor
Management and Marketing
 
Alger Hall (ALG) 201
(401) 456-8096
mraimondo@ric.edu

Page last updated: May 14, 2019