The health systems administration program is designed to provide strategic skills to today's health care management. Now, as never before, we are realizing the rapid transformation of health care. The pace of technology and innovation are changing how, when, and where health care is provided, and who is providing it. Concurrently, health care customers have high expectations for quality and expect a high degree of responsiveness to their needs - all delivered in a cost-effective manner. To provide these strategic skills to health care management, the program builds on a foundation of courses in policy and law formation, health care economics, innovation, and leadership. Additional options are provided in course selections to build an integrated program that meets the individual challenges of participating students. To find out more about these options, please refer to the program's website.
One of the advantages of this program is the online format. Students can pursue their degree while maintaining full-time employment in locations around the world. Another distinct advantage of the program is the diversity of our student population, which allows for creative discussion and comprehension of global health care issues, and how these relate to the standards and practices of the American health care system. The ability to share information and ideas, to contrast and compare strategies, allows our students a level of creativity and scope of practice not found in the traditional classroom.
RIT provides excellent online learning support for the adult learner that leads the student through registration and use of distance learning tools. In addition, for select subject areas, the HSA program plans special learning sessions that blend presentation styles. These formats provide a combination of both distance learning and the ability to interact with presenters who provide a strategic view of health care delivery mode
International applicants whose native language is not English must submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). A minimum score of 600 (paper-based) or 250 (computer-based) is required. Scores from the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) will be accepted in place of the TOEFL exam. Minimum acceptable scores will vary; however, the absolute minimum score for an unconditional acceptance is 6.5. It is recommended that international students begin the program in the fall semester.