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The following curriculum is applicable to the Online and Hybrid tracks of the FIU Master of Health Services Administration (MHSA) program. For course descriptions, visit the FIU MHSA Courses page on FIU Online.

The Online MHSA offers the courses 100% through FIU ONLINE.

Each course of the Hybrid MHSA is offered 50% online and 50% face-to-face. Courses are taken in a biweekly format. Students attend class one week on campus and the following week online.

Courses & Syllabi

The courses of the FIU Health Services Administration programs align to prepare you for varying degrees of responsibilities as a health services administrator. This includes:

  • Planning, directing and coordinating medical and health services
  • Create and implementing policy and procedures
  • Hiring and supervise staff
  • Controlling finances
  • Collaborating with other healthcare managers and stakeholders

Visit the FIU Catalog for full course descriptions and program requirements:

  • Navigate to the current academic year
  • Enter the Course Code in the “Search Bar” OR
    • Select “Undergraduate” for searching minor and BHSA courses
    • Select “Graduate” for searching MHSA courses
  • Select “Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing & Health Sciences”

Enrolled students can download the program syllabi from FIU Sharepoint - HSA Program.

Program Total: 48 Credits

  • Foundation Courses: 12 Credits

    Course #

    Course Title

    Credits

    Semester

    HSA 5125

    Introduction to Health Policy and Management

    3

    1st Semester

    HSA 6176

    Financing and Reimbursement of Health Delivery Systems
    Prerequisite or Corequisite: HSA 5125

    3

    1st Semester

    HSA 6185

    Management and Organization in Health Care

    3

    1st Semester

  • Health Services Administration Core Courses: 31 Credits

    Course #

    Course Title

    Credits

    Semester

    HSA 5226Management of Long Term Care Systems33rd Semester
    HSA 5455

    Ethical Decisions in Health Services Administration
    Prerequisites: HSA 5125, HSA 6185.

    33rd Semester
    HSA 6149

    Strategic Planning and Marketing of Health Care Services
    Prerequisite: Completion of 36 Credit Hours in
    Program Coursework

    35th Semester
    HSA 6156

    Economic and Decision Analysis in Health Care
    Completion of the Foundation Courses or minimum of
    9 credit hours of program coursework including
    HSA 5125, HSA 6185, HSA 6176

    33rd Semester
    HSA 6175

    Financial Management of Health Systems
    Prerequisites: Completion of Foundation Courses or minimum
    of 9 credit hours of program coursework including
    HSA 5125, HSA 6185, HSA 6176

    32nd Semester
    HSA 6186

    Leadership and Organizational Behavior in Health Care Systems
    Prerequisites: Completion of Foundation Courses or minimum
    of 9 credit hours of program coursework including
    HSA 5125, HSA 6185

    32nd Semester
    HSA 6187

    Managing Human Resources and Health Professions
    Prerequisites: Completion of Foundation Courses or minimum
    of 9 credit hours of program coursework including
    HSA 5125, HSA 6185

    35th Semester
    HSA 6197

    Design and Management of Health Information Systems
    Prerequisites: Completion of Foundation Courses or minimum
    of 9 credit hours of program coursework including
    HSA 5125, HSA 6185

    34th Semester
    HSA 6205

    Hospital and Health Facilities Organization
    Prerequisites: HSA 5125, HSA 6185 or
    permission of the instructor.

    32nd Semester
    HSA 6426

    Health Law and Legal Aspects of Management
    Prerequisites: Completion of Foundation Courses or minimum
    of 9 credit hours of program coursework including
    HSA 5125, HSA 6185

    34th Semester
    HSA 6759

    Quality Assessment and Outcome in Health Care
    Prerequisites: Completion of Foundation Courses or minimum
    of 9 credit hours of program coursework including
    HSA 5125, HSA 6185

    34th Semester
    HSA 6930

    Professional Seminar
    Prerequisite: Completed 36 credit hours
    in the program coursework

    15th Semester
  • Integrative Coursework:  5 credits

    Course #

    Course Title

    Credits

    Semester

    HSA 6717

    Advanced Health Services Management and Research Seminar
    Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

    2

    5th Semester

    HSA 6875 OR

    HSA 6977

    Administrative Residency
    Prerequisites: HSA 6930 and approval of the coordinator

    OR

    Master’s Research Project
    Prerequisites: HSA 6930 and permission of advisor.

    3

     

    3

    6th and Final Semester

Class Times (Hybrid MHSA)
TuesdaysThursdays
1st Class:  5 p.m. – 7:40 p.m.3rd Class: 6:2 p.m. – 9:05 p.m.
2nd Class: 7:50 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.


Fall cohorts meet every other week:
Tuesdays, 5:00 p.m. – 7:40 p.m. and 7:50 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. and Thursdays, 6:25 p.m. – 9:05 p.m.

Spring cohorts meet every other week:
Mondays, 5:00 p.m. – 7:40 p.m. and 7:50 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. and Thursdays, 6:25 p.m. – 9:05 p.m.