BS/MS in Health Services Administration

The five-year HSA program articulates the undergraduate program with the graduate program. At the conclusion of the program, students will receive both the BS and MS degrees giving them strong credentials for entry into the health care field. A master's degree with the bachelor's degree will give the University of Evansville students an advantage in finding desirable entry positions.


All 400-level classes are taken in a student's junior and senior year for the bachelor's degree. If a student is interested in the five-year program, they must take all of the following classes.

HSA-405 Health Care Systems: Issues and Trends (3 credits)
Overview of the health care system. Reviews the history and current status of various segments of health care. Includes an analysis of the impact of socioeconomic, political, and current health care issues and trends.
HSA-406 Jurisprudence and Ethics in Health Care (3 credits)
Emphasizes the legal and ethical processes and their application to the health care organization, administrator, staff, employees, and patients. Includes ethical dimensions of the decision-making process and current ethical issues in health care.
HSA-414 Health Care Management Theory and Human Resources (3 credits)
Management theory and practice as applied by managers of health services. Emphasizes analysis of the manager's roles, interactions with people, the organization, and the environment. Special emphasis on human resource issues.
HSA-420 Health Care Planning and Marketing (3 credits)
Integrates long-range goal planning with dimensions of marketing for health care services. Concepts, techniques, and theories used in the planning and management of marketing in the health care industry.
HSA-490 Decision Making in Health Care (3 credits)
Examines decision making in health services administration by extensive use of case studies. Integrates material from other HSA courses into the study of decisions facing all types of health care organizations.
HSA-495 Independent Study (1-3 credits)
Independent research in health care management conducted under faculty supervision. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.
HSA-498 Internship in Health Services Administration (1-6 credits)
A structured assignment which allows student to gain practical experience in a health care management position relating to an area of career interest. Student is directed by the internship director and supervised by a member of the cooperating organization. Prerequisite: Permission of health services administration program director.
HSA-499 Special Topics in Health Services Administration (1-3 credits)
Lectures and discussion of topics not covered in regular course offerings. Provides greater depth to topics of special interest or explores rapidly changing areas in health services administration.
HSA-507 Health Care Research and Design (3 credits)
Examines research principles and methods as they contribute to health care organizations and the delivery system. Provides experience in developing a research proposal and formal critique of research literature.
HSA-512 Health Service Organizational Behavior (3 credits)
Uses various organizational, managerial, and behavioral theories, concepts, and principles to analyze, diagnose, predict, and guide human behavior within health care organizations. Emphasis on motivation, leadership, change, communication, personality, group dynamics, decision making, and organizational development. Stresses the importance of understanding professional roles within health care organizations.
HSA-516 Health Care Information Systems (3 credits)
Provides an understanding of the concepts and applications of information systems used in the management of health care systems.
HSA-524 Health Problems in Health Care (3 credits)
A study of health promotion, specific diseases, and health problems throughout the life cycle. Includes communicable and chronic diseases and conditions that affect the individual, the family, and the community. Explores role of health care system in dealing with these problems through prevention and treatment.
HSA-528 Financial Management of Health Care Organizations (3 credits)
Focuses on the acquisition, allocation, and management control of financial resources within health care organizations. Includes cost analysis, financial position analysis and strategies, reimbursement, pricing policies, budgeting, capital expenditure, analysis of financial reports, and informal and external controls.
HSA-529 Health Services Field Experience (1-6 credits)
Provides field experience within a selected health care organization with the supervision of an agency preceptor and faculty member. Design of course dependent upon the individual student's past and present work experiences in health care organizations as well as future goals. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.
HSA-532 Managed Health Care (3 credits)
Examines the changing role of managed care organizations in the health care system. Discusses the history, basic structure of managed care firms, the interrelationships among providers, and their evolving role. Their impact on health care economics discussed in detail.
HSA-567 Statistics for Appraisal and Evaluation (3 credits)
Focuses on the analysis of data common to health care. Includes data description, elements of probability, distribution of random variables, estimation and confidence intervals, binomial and normal distributions, hypothesis testing, contingency tables, regression analysis, and ANOVA.