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Degree Requirements

The program consists of eleven (11) core courses and one (1) prerequisite course. The prerequisite course may be waived for persons having a similar course elsewhere.

Waivers are not granted for non-academic prior learning, and are determined solely on the basis of the student’s undergraduate or graduate record. All waivers require written approval by the advisor.

Students are expected to be familiar with office/management level software.

Students may take courses in any sequence subject to the following general requirements:

  1. Students must observe prerequisites. Courses taken without the proper prerequisites will not be applicable to the student’s degree requirements unless written approval is obtained from the student’s advisor.
  2. HCAD 984 Seminar in Health Care Administration must be taken in the final semester of the program. Exceptions, requiring written advisor approval, may be made for students taking an elective course over the summer. Registration for the seminar requires prior written permission from the Dean of Graduate Studies. Students will not be permitted to fulfill this requirement with a course transferred from another institution.

Prerequisite Course (1)
MATH 117 Introduction to Statistics OR
QUAN 676 Statistical Analysis for Managers
Core Courses (11)
HCAD 909 Health Care Delivery System, Policy and Reform
HCAD 917 Health Law, Regulations, and Ethics
HCAD 920 Strategic Planning of Health Care Services
HCAD 924 Health Care Economics and Financing
QUAN 908 Quantitative Analysis for Administrators
HCAD 930 Managing Operations
HCAD 940 Health Care Informatics and Technology
HCAD 955 Budgeting in Health Care Facilities
HCAD 950 Health Care Marketing
MGMT 904 Management and Leadership
HCAD 984 Seminar in Health Care Administration

Coordinator and Advisor: Dr. George Jarnis, Government


  1. Requirements are accurate to date. However, the University reserves the right to change requirements in the future, and will notify applicants should any changes be made.
  2. Refer to appropriate catalog for Degree Requirements for prior years.

Framingham State University

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Framingham, MA 01701-9101


Phone: 508-620-1220