Rhode Island College

2016-2017 Catalog


Health Care Administration M.S.

Director: Marianne Raimondo

Faculty: Assistant Professors Raimondo, Connolly

Admission Requirements

  1. Completed application form accompanied by a $50 nonrefundable application fee.
  2. A Bachelor's degree in Health Care Administration (HCA) or related field from an accredited college or university.  Students with a bachelor’s degree in an unrelated field with relevant work experience may be considered for admission.  For more information, contact program director.
  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. degree 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. A letter of intent including a statement of goals.
  6. One professional and one academic reference.
  7. Completion of courses in Elementary Statistics, Principles of Economics and Introductory Accounting.

Retention Requirements


All students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 at the end of the first year and an evaluation of Satisfactory or better in the Internship class. Students who do not have a minimum 3.0 GPA may not continue in the program. No course in which the student earns a grade below a C will get credit in the M.S. HCA program.

Course Requirements

Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
HCA 501Health Law and Ethics

3

Fall, Spring.
HCA 502/NURS 502Health Care Systems

3

Fall, Spring.
HCA 503/NURS 705Health Care Policy

3

Spring.
HCA 514Economics of Health Care

3

Fall.
HCA 520Health Care Human Resource Management

3

Fall, Spring.
HCA 530Health Care Finance

3

Fall, Spring.
HCA 535Managing Community Health Care Systems

3

Spring.
HCA 537Performance Improvement in Health Care

3

Fall, Spring.
HCA 540Research Methods and Statistical Analysis

3

Fall.
HCA 547Transformational Leadership in Health Care Organizations

3

Fall, Spring.
HCA 560Contemporary Topics in Health Care

2

Spring.
HCA 567Health Care Internship

3

Fall, Summer.
HCA 591Master’s Thesis in Health Care Administration

3

Fall, Spring.
HPE 507Epidemiology and Biostatistics

3

Spring.
NURS 707Information Technology/Decision Support

3

Spring.

TWO COURSES from

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
OMGT 515Managing Change and Innovation

3

Fall, Spring.
OMGT 535Project Management

3

Fall, Spring.
HPE 500Introduction to Health Education and Health Promotion

3

Fall.
HPE 505Principles of Program Development in Health Education

3

Spring.
MGT 520Enterprise Excellence through High-Performance Teams

3

Fall, Spring
NURS 709Population Health

3

Fall.
Total Credit Hours:50

Accelerated Health Care Management M.S.


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 members at RIC.

Retention Requirements


All students must have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 at the end of the first year and an evaluation of Satisfactory or better in the Internship class. Students who do not have a minimum 3.00 GPA may not continue in the program. No course in which the student earns a grade below a C will get credit in the M.S. HCA program.

Course Requirements

Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
HCA 514Economics of Health Care

3

Fall.
HCA 520Health Care Human Resource Management

3

Fall, Spring.
HCA 530Health Care Finance

3

Fall, Spring.
HCA 535Managing Community Health Care Systems

3

Spring.
HCA 537Performance Improvement in Health Care

3

Fall, Spring.
HCA 540Research Methods and Statistical Analysis

3

Fall.
HCA 547Transformational Leadership in Health Care Organizations

3

Fall, Spring.
HCA 560Contemporary Topics in Health Care

2

Spring.
HCA 567Health Care Internship

3

Fall, Summer.
HCA 591Master’s Thesis in Health Care Administration

3

Fall, Spring.
HPE 507Epidemiology and Biostatistics

3

Spring.
NURS 707Information Technology/Decision Support

3

Spring.
TWO COURSES from
CourseTitleCreditsOffered
OMGT 515Managing Change and Innovation

3

Fall, Spring.
OMGT 535Project Management

3

Fall, Spring.
HPE 500Introduction to Health Education and Health Promotion

3

Fall.
HPE 505Principles of Program Development in Health Education

3

Spring.
MGT 520Enterprise Excellence through High-Performance Teams

3

Fall, Spring
NURS 709Population Health

3

Fall.
Total Credit Hours:41