Post-Baccalaureate (Non-Business Students) Certification in Health Services Administration (HSA)
The McAuley School of Nursing (MSON) which is housed in the College of Health Professions (CHP) was established in 1990 with the consolidation of the University of Detroit and Mercy College of Detroit. The CHP and MSON seeks to be recognized as an Urban Center of academic excellence, distinguished by community partnerships and graduates who lead, serve and promote social justice and health. The mission of the McAuley School of Nursing (MSON) is to prepare skilled baccalaureate and master’s level nurses who are committed to lead and to provide high quality, cost- effective and culturally competent health care services to individuals, families, and communities. Because of the community of scholars housed within the College, the concentration of resources it brings to each program, the diverse student body it attracts, and its interdisciplinary teaching methods, the CHP is a university model for interdisciplinary collaboration.
The Health Services Administration graduate certificate prepares health care professionals in the business aspects of health care. Students who have completed a bachelor's degree may elect to complete this 5 course certificate in order to improve their ability to understand and manage within the U.S. health care system. Course content is specific to the field of health care delivery. Students will learn management strategies, health policy, accounting and financial management, and approaches to quality improvement.
Students who complete the Health Services Administration certificate program are eligible for admission to the MHSA master's program if they meet all admission criteria for the master's program. For entry into the master's program, candidates must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution and a GPA of 3.00 or better; submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, three letters of recommendation (one from a supervisor) and a personal essay. Applicants who meet the requirements will be interviewed by the Chair of the Health Services Department for final determination of eligibility. All degree requirements must be completed within seven years.
Undergraduate and graduate programs are fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Questions or comments on accreditation can be directly forwarded to:
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530
Washington, DC 20036-1120
International Student Requirements:
All course work completed outside the U.S. and Canada must be formally evaluated by either the World Education Services or the Educational Credential Evaluators. A course-by-course/detailed evaluation report is required by the University of Detroit Mercy. Official evaluation results are to be mailed from the agency to the following address: University of Detroit Mercy, Admissions Office, 4001 W. McNichols Rd., Detroit, MI 48221-3038
Facts & Figures
# of Credits Required: 15
Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 2010-2011: $730 credit hour (CHP/MSON discount ra USD
Classification: Master's College or University I
Locale: Large City
Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999