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Curriculum Plan

Students must complete a total of 42 units (not including foundations courses –see admission page) with a 3.0 Grade Point Average or better to receive the degree. Additionally, students will need to complete a capstone Master's project and four credits of practicum, which is part of the curriculum.

Weeknight Schedule
2 nights a week, 7 units per trimester (Fall, Spring, and Summer trimester) for two years for a total of 42 units.

SemesterTitle and Credit Hours
Fall Year 1

(7 Credit Hrs)

HCA 210: Introduction to Health Policy and Health Policy Analysis (3)


HCA 230: Healthcare Organization and Management (3)


HCA 233A: Practicum: Introduction to Research Methods (1)

Spring Year 1

(7 Credit Hrs)

HCA 220: Project Management (3)


HCA 211: Healthcare Leadership in an Age of Diversity (3)


HCA 233D: Practicum: Current Topics in Healthcare (1)

Summer Yr 1

(7 Credit Hrs)

HCA 231: Decision Making in Health Management and Policy (3)


HCA 221: Financing Healthcare in America (3)


HCA 233B: Practicum: Introduction to Health Economics (1)

Fall Year 2

(7 Credit Hrs)

HCA 213: Legal and Ethical Aspects of Healthcare Management and Policy-Making (3)


HCA 222: Cost-Effectiveness and Comparative Effectiveness in Health & Healthcare (3)


HCA 233C: Practicum: Cultural Competence (1)

Spring Year 2

(7 Credit Hrs)

HCA 232: Healthcare Analytics for Quality and Outcomes Improvement (3)


HCA 223: Accounting and Financial Management in Healthcare (3)


HCA 233F: Practicum: Managing Organizational Change (1)

Summer Yr 2

(7 Credit Hrs)

HCA 212: Health Policy Design Implementation and Evaluation (3)


HCA 234: The Future of Health: Leading Change; Advancing Health; Improving Care (3)

  HCA 233F: Practicum: Capstone (1)