Health Care Administration M.S.

Health Care Administration graduate students
RIC students in Health Policy class

Organizing, Financing and Management

The M.S. in health care administration focuses on the organization, financing and management of health-care organizations and the delivery of health-care services in the United States. This program will prepare you for management careers in health care in the private and public sectors, including careers in:

  • long-term care
  • home/community-based care
  • hospitals
  • health insurance
  • public health

This program is also appropriate for those seeking positions in health policy.

student at business internship fair

Curriculum that Includes Internships and Faculty Facilitated Professional Opportunities

The curriculum focuses on leadership, performance improvement, organizational theory/behavior, health-care finance and law. An internship opportunity allows students to apply their classroom knowledge in a health-care setting. Numerous seminars, conferences and networking opportunities are made possible through faculty relationships with professional organizations and associations in the health-care industry.

Program Details

Program/Learning Goals

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • effectively manage health services organizations under alternative financing mechanisms
  • lead and manage others promoting teamwork and excellence in performance in health care organizations
  • lead and manage human resources in diverse organizational environments
  • promote and lead quality improvement initiatives in health care organizations
  • manage health care organizations with integrity, ethical values and professionalism
  • apply knowledge of health care issues and trends, standards and regulations to optimize the delivery of health services
  • promote evidence-based practice in health care organizations
  • promote innovation in health care delivery to improve quality and reduce cost
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Health Care Administration Program

Twenty-three percent of new jobs created in Rhode Island are expected to be in health care. We help prepare you for management careers in health care.

Marianne Raimondo

Dr. Marianne Raimondo


School of Business