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Health Care Systems, Master of Science

Graduate program for the development of healthcare administrators.

The Health Care Systems program prepares graduates to work in the administration of facilities such as: outpatient clinics, private medical offices and hospitals.

The graduate of this program will be leading people, managing resources, maintaining and improving health in the community.

Your work will be with team members, both clinical and professional, servicing the community to manage their healthcare needs.

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Degree Type
Area of Interest
Nursing, Pharmacy & Health Sciences
Associated Colleges or Schools
Program Location
  • Queens Campus
Required Credit Hours


Admission to the M.S. in Health Care Systems is contingent upon an assessment of the candidate’s ability to successfully pursue graduate study. Ability is demonstrated by previous academic performance, letters of recommendation, and other factors that suggest academic potential and motivation.

Degree candidates must provide the following for admission consideration:

  • A completed application form and nonrefundable application fee.
  • A statement of professional goals and résumé (can be uploaded as a part of the application for admission).
  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools attended.
  • A minimum of one recommendation, obtained from professional or academic references.
  • Official TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo scores are required for applicants whose native language is not English.
  • Students with international credits must also submit a course-by-course foreign credit evaluation with a grade point average calculation from a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services member.

Contact the Division of Health and Human Services

The graduate program prepares a student for healthcare administration in various settings.

Joan Tropnas, Ph.D.

Chair, Division of Health and Human Services



HCA 320   Management and Leadership (online)

PAS 282   Health Care Systems and Policy

PAS 281   Economic Evaluation of Programs

PAS 283   Health Care Finance and Reimbursement

HCI  520   Medical and Health Informatics



HCA  321   Legal and Ethical Aspects of Health Systems (online)

MPH  280   Intro to Epidemiology

MPH  302   Health Care Data Analysis and Management

HCA  350   Policy Seminar in Health Care Systems (online)

HCA  360   Internship (online)

HCA  322   Impact Evaluation of Health Care Programs, (online – equivalent to PAS 281)

HCA 330   Essentials of Finance, (online -equivalent to PAS 283)

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