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GCHSA - Graduate Certificate

The Health Services Administration department offers the opportunity for students to obtain Graduate certificates in Health Services Administration (GCHSA).  The GCHSA track is primarily for students who are interested in health services administration, but are unsure as to which master’s degree program to complete.  The Program is designed to be completed in one year if enrolled full time.

Enrollment requirements for GCHSA  program is consistent with that of the MHA program. 

Graduation Requirements for GCHAS

GCHSA: All Graduate Certificate students must complete a research paper following the guidelines in the MSU graduate catalog.  If the paper is not complete by the end of their required courses, the student must enroll in HSAD 6003 until the paper meets standards.  All students must complete their graduate courses with a 3.0 GPA

GCHSA Degree Plan

GCHSA Fall Semester 1Major Requirement
HSAD 5103Health Services AdministrationPaper/Tests
HSAD 5113Health Care Financial Management IPaper/Labs
HSAD 5123Health Care PersonnelPaper/Tests
GCHSA Spring Semester 1 
HSAD 5133Health Systems AnalysisPaper/Labs
HSAD 5153Managed Health CarePaper/Cases
GCHSA Summer Semester 
HSAD 5143Health Care Law and BioethicsCase Presentation

Total 18 credits


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MHA Degree Requirements: Students who want to earn a Master’s in Health Administration (MHA) at MSU
 may continue on that degree –

Summer Courses
HSAD 5233Health Policy and Macroeconomics
HSAD 5273Health Care Ethics


Fall Courses (All 3 Credits)
HSAD 5253Health Services Research
HSAD 5223Health Informatics
HSAD 5203Health Care Marketing & Microeconomics


Spring Courses (All 3 Credits)
HSAD 5293Managerial Epidemiology & Biostatistics
HSAD 5153Managed Health Care
HSAD 5213Capstone: Health Services Strategic Management
HSAD 5163Health Administration Problems (Residency)*

Graduation Requirements: All students must complete a 160-hour residency for this course.  Individuals completing the NFA - AIT program may count their 1,000 hours towards this residency.