Gain a foundation in health services administration with specialized areas of expertise.
The thriving healthcare industry provides some of the nation’s best job opportunities. Our Master of Science degree in Health Services Administration is focused on the development and practical application of the leadership and managerial skills essential to health care managers and executives in today’s competitive marketplace. Well-suited for the health professional, this program is offered entirely online.
Earn your master’s degree through our 100% Online Program.
About Our Program
The program is designed to provide a broad foundation in health care delivery systems; management strategies; ethical and legal issues in the healthcare environment; the role of Information systems and technology in high quality and efficient care delivery; marketing health services; and in the principles of sound financial management. The program is comprised of 45 credit hours or 15 courses. There are thirteen core courses in the program that encompasses health services administration. The remaining two courses are elective courses, this allows students to focus on a particular area of interest relevant to their unique career goals. Electives can be taken in Applied Gerontology, Health Data Analytics, Health Informatics, and Rehabilitation Services.
Employment in health services management is expected to grow by 32 percent in the coming decade. Health Services Administration graduates can find opportunities in numerous fields. These include: hospital administration, consulting, health policy, health information systems, maternal and child care, long-term care, pharmaceuticals, and project management. This degree can also be a valuable asset for mid-career professionals looking to move up within a traditional health care system.
While the program is delivered entirely online, you will find a high level of interaction with faculty and your classmates. We have found this emphasis on networking to be crucial for an improved exchange of ideas and to help our students explore areas that interest them most.
We have a holistic admissions policy that assesses each candidate with respect to multiple dimensions. These include your life experiences, relevant work experience, and your academic record. We are invested in your success and in helping you to reach your personal and career goals as you earn your master's degree!
Scholarships & more
The Department of Rehabilitation and Health Services in the College of Health and Public Service offers thousands in scholarships to students each year, including:
- Cora A. Martin Scholarship
- Rapoport/Friedsam Scholarship
- Harry R. Kendall Scholarship
Health Services Administration MS Application Process
The Health Services Administration MS program has fall and spring admissions. Applications are accepted and processed on a rolling basis throughout the semester. The application cycle for Spring 2022 will close on December 3, 2021.
Three-Step Application Process
The application process for the Health Services Administration MS is a three-step process. The first two steps are completing two separate applications. After these applications have been processed, you may be invited to interview as part of the third step.
1. Application to Toulouse Graduate School
Applicants must apply to and be accepted by UNT’s Toulouse Graduate School. Applicants typically have a 3.0 GPA or higher on the last 60 undergraduate semester hours from their bachelor’s degree, or at least a 3.4 on a completed master’s degree. Applicants with lower GPAs may be considered by individual review. In order to apply to the graduate school, you will need to submit:
- ApplyTexas Application
- Application Fee
- Transcripts from all previously attended institutions
Transcripts should be sent directly to the graduate school. Sending them to the department instead could slow the processing of your application. Official transcripts can either be sent electronically to email@example.com or mailed to:
Toulouse Graduate School
1155 Union Circle #305459
Denton, TX 76203-5017
2. Application to Rehabilitation and Health Services Department
Students must also apply to the department. Items you will need for this step include:
- Department Application
- Current Resume
- Two Professional Letters of Recommendation
Your Self-Statement should be a double-spaced, typed essay outlining your academic interests, career goals, and how the program meets your needs. The statement and your resume will both need to be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Two professional letters are required from current or past employers, or community leaders, and should be submitted on appropriate letterhead with a signature. These letters should be emailed by your recommenders to: email@example.com.
3. Interview with the Health Services Administration Faculty
Once the department has received all of your application materials, qualified applicants may be contacted to set-up an admissions interview. Interviews will either be conducted over the phone or through Zoom. This program is offered entirely online.
If you have questions about the application process, please contact Azzama Alia at Azzama.Alia@unt.edu.
Graduate students are advised by department faculty. Program Coordinator Dr. Liam O’Neill can help connect you with potential faculty advisors based on your unique interests.
Liam O'Neill Ph.D.
Rehabilitation and Health Services
the RHS mission is to prepare professionals to enhance the lives of diverse populations including the aging population, individuals with disabilities, substance use disorders and/or chronic health concerns through training in advanced research, education and service delivery, or clinical practice.
Our department is comprised of community engaged academics providing an education that reaches beyond the classroom.