Master’s of Science Dual Degree Program in Nursing and Health Services Administration (MS/MHSA)
This program - offered by the School of Nursing and the School of Public Health jointly - leads to a Master's of Science degree in Nursing Business and Health Systems and a Master’s degree in Health Services Administration. This dual degree program offers a valuable and unique opportunity for nurse leaders to gain interdisciplinary preparation in both nursing systems and health services administration and policy at one of the premier educational institutions in the world. Students must apply and be admitted to each program separately but will be advised by both School of Nursing and School of Public Health faculty. This dual degree program can be completed in three years or five semesters on a full-time basis.
Students who complete the Master’s Dual Degree Program will be able to:
- Synthesize and apply theories, models and research related to nursing business and health systems
- Analyze health systems and organizations to determine strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats
- Develop and implement strategic and operational plans to guide the organization or system toward successful outcomes
- Provide leadership and management in nursing and healthcare systems
- Create and innovate new ideas and develop strategy, means and methods to implement
- Effectively lead and manage successful change in healthcare and nursing
- Demonstrate mastery in five general domains as they pertain to public health and health care: measurement and analysis, communication, management/leadership, ethics and law, and professional development/life-long learning.
Learn more about this program from the Dual Degrees page of the School of Public Health website.
The Master’s in Nursing portion of this dual degree program is a web-based program.
Nursing Core Courses
The Theoretical Base for Advanced Nursing Practice
Utilization of Nursing Research in Advanced Practice *
Data Management, Analysis and Representation for Advanced Practice in Nursing *
Nursing Scholarly Project
Nursing Specialty Courses
Quality and Operations Management
Nursing Systems Internship
Innovation and Change
Systems Assessment and Strategic Planning
Health Services Administration Courses
Health Services Systems I
Strategic Management of Health Care Organizations
Health Services Systems II
Corporate Finance for Health Care Administrators
Politics of Health Care
Principles and Methods of Epidemiology
Managing Health Care Organizations
Law of Hospital Administration and Medical Care
Case Studies in Health Services Administration
Economics of Health Mgmt and Policy OR
Cost-Effective and Cost-Benefit Analysis in Health Care
Total Credits = 71
*An approved statistics course and an undergraduate research course must be taken and the STATS and METHODS Modules completed before registering for N536 and N603.