Health Services Administration BS / Health Administration MHA

Major: Health Services Administration (BS) and Health Administration (MHA)
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science (BS) and Master of Health Administration (MHA)
Calendar Type: Quarter
Minimum Required Credits: 225.0
Co-op Options: One Co-op (Four years)
BS Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 51.0701
BS Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code: 11-9111
MHAD Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 51.0701
MHAD Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code: 11-9111

About the Program

This is an accelerated 4+1 program that allows BS students to complete both Bachelor's and Master's degrees in five years. The MHA is a Master's degree in one of the fastest-growing fields according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Eligible students will begin taking MHA courses in their third year and then complete the Master's degree in the summer term of their fifth year.

Additional Information

For more information about this program, please contact

For more information, visit the Health Services Administration page on the College's website.

Admission Requirements

BS students must meet the eligibility requirements for the MHA program prior to submitting their application. The MHA requires a 3.0 cumulative GPA.

Degree Requirements

English Sequence
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
or ENGL 111 English Composition I
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing3.0
or ENGL 112 English Composition II
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres3.0
or ENGL 113 English Composition III
Natural Science w/Laboratory*4.0-5.0
BIO 107
BIO 108
Cells, Genetics & Physiology
and Cells, Genetics and Physiology Laboratory
MATH 171Introduction to Analysis A3.0
MATH 172Introduction to Analysis B3.0
ACCT 110Accounting for Professionals4.0
Computing Course
CS 150Computer Science Principles3.0
Drexel Experience
CIVC 101Introduction to Civic Engagement1.0
COOP 101Career Management and Professional Development **1.0
UNIV NH101The Drexel Experience1.0
Business Courses
ECON 240Economics of Health Care Systems4.0
ORGB 300 [WI] Organizational Behavior4.0
HSCI 345Statistics for Health Sciences4.5
Humanities & Social Science Courses
PSCI 110American Government4.0
SOC 101Introduction to Sociology3.0
Health Services Administration (HSAD) Courses
HSAD 210Health-Care Ethics I3.0
HSAD 310Introduction to Health-Systems Administration3.0
HSAD 321Health-Care Human Resources3.0
HSAD 322Health-Care Law3.0
HSAD 330Financial Management in Health Care3.0
HSAD 331 [WI] Non-profits and Health Care3.0
HSAD 332 [WI] Health-Care Marketing3.0
HSAD 334Management of Health Services3.0
HSAD 335 [WI] Health-Care Policy3.0
HSAD 340Leadership in Health Services Administration3.0
HSAD 345Ethics in Health Care Management3.0
Health Services Administration (HSAD) Electives (see list below)27.0
Free Electives39.0
Humanities & Social Science Electives ***29.0
HSAD 500Historical Influences on the US Healthcare System4.0
HSAD 501Managerial Epidemiology3.0
HSAD 505Ethical and Legal Issues in Healthcare Management and Policy4.0
HSAD 515Practice issues in Healthcare Management4.0
HSAD 522Applied Management Project4.0
HSAD 525National Health Expenditures4.0
HSAD 530Politics and Policy of Healthcare Resources4.0
HSAD 540Resources, Recruitment and Retention in Healthcare4.0
HSAD 550Strategic Planning for Healthcare Administration4.0
IPS 564The Business of Healthcare3.0
Total Credits225.5-226.5

Students may select from Biology (BIO), Chemistry (CHEM), or Anatomy (ANAT) courses. However, any course selected must include a laboratory component. Additional natural science subject options may be considered to meet the Natural Science requirement with the approval of the student's advisor.


Co-op cycles may vary. Students are assigned a co-op cycle (fall/winter, spring/summer, summer-only) based on their co-op program and major. 

COOP 101 registration is determined by the co-op cycle assigned and may be scheduled in a different term. Select students may be eligible to take COOP 001 in place of COOP 101.


Humanities (courses at the 100-499 level in ANTH, ECON, HIST, HUM, PHIL, SOC OR PSY) or language electives (courses at 100-499 level in ARBC, CHIN, FREN, GERM, HBRW, JAPN, KOR, SPAN) for a minimum of 29.0 credits.

Health Services Administration (HSAD) Electives
HSAD 212Careers in the Health Professions3.0
HSAD 215Physician Practice Management3.0
HSAD 225Perspectives on Disability3.0
HSAD 305Aging & the Law3.0
HSAD 308The Affordable Care Act3.0
HSAD 309Advanced Health-Care Ethics3.0
HSAD 312Development of World Health Care3.0
HSAD 313Evolution of Health Care in the United States3.0
HSAD 314Aging in a Global Context3.0
HSAD 315Interdisciplinary Health Services3.0
HSAD 316Health Care across Cultures3.0
HSAD 317Religious Views on Health Care3.0
HSAD 318Health and Vulnerable Populations3.0
HSAD 319Women and the Health Professions3.0
HSAD 320Managed Health Care3.0
HSAD 323Introduction to Long-Term Care Administration3.0
HSAD 324Health Technology and Ethical Responsibility3.0
HSAD 325Issues in Health Care System3.0
HSAD 326Holism and Health Care3.0
HSAD 327Partnerships in Health Care3.0
HSAD 328Health Care for Diverse Groups3.0
HSAD 329Health Care and the Media3.0
HSAD 333Health, Illness, and the Arts3.0
HSAD 336Urban Health Care3.0
HSAD 337Health Care/Quality Improvement3.0
HSAD 341Risk Management in Healthcare Organizations3.0
HSAD 342Children and Health Care3.0
HSAD 343Health and Illness in Film3.0
HSAD 346Mental Illness in the Media and Arts3.0
HSAD 351Ethical Issues in Reproduction3.0
HSAD 352Ethics in Health Care Research3.0
HSAD 353Public Health Ethics3.0
HSAD 357Health Information Systems3.0
HSAD 360Applied Healthcare Leadership3.0
HSAD 362Madness, Mental Health and Psychiatry in the Modern West4.0
HSAD 363Health Care Privacy & Security3.0
HSAD 365Advanced Healthcare Finance3.0
HSAD 366Global Aging Intensive Course Abroad3.0

Writing-Intensive Course Requirements

In order to graduate, all students must pass three writing-intensive courses after their freshman year. Two writing-intensive courses must be in a student's major. The third can be in any discipline. Students are advised to take one writing-intensive class each year, beginning with the sophomore year, and to avoid “clustering” these courses near the end of their matriculation. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.

A "WI" next to a course in this catalog may indicate that this course can fulfill a writing-intensive requirement. For the most up-to-date list of writing-intensive courses being offered, students should check the Writing Intensive Course List at the University Writing Program. Students scheduling their courses can also conduct a search for courses with the attribute "WI" to bring up a list of all writing-intensive courses available that term.

Sample Plan of Study

Plan of Study

First Year
ACCT 1104.0ENGL 1023.0CIVC 1011.0VACATION
ENGL 1013.0MATH 1713.0ENGL 1033.0 
SOC 1013.0PSCI 1104.0HSAD 2103.0 
UNIV NH1011.0(UG) Humanities & Soc Science Elective3.0HSAD 3103.0 
BIO 107
BIO 108
4.0(UG) Natural Science course w/laboratory4.0-5.0MATH 1723.0 
  (UG) Humanities/ Soc Science Elective3.0 
 15 17-18 16 0
Second Year
CS 1503.0ECON 2404.0HSAD 3353.0COOP 101*1.0
HSAD 3223.0HSAD 3213.0HSAD 3403.0HSCI 3454.5
HSAD 3343.0HSAD 3303.0HSAD 3453.0(UG) HSAD Electives6.0
(UG) Humanities/Soc Science Elective3.0(UG) HSAD Elective3.0(UG) Free Electives7.0(UG) Free Electives6.0
(UG) Free Electives6.0(UG) Humanities/Soc Science Elective4.0  
 18 17 16 17.5
Third Year
(UG) Free Elective4.0(UG) Humanities/Soc Science Elective3.0  
(UG) HSAD Elective3.0(UG) Free Electives6.0  
(UG) Humanities & Soc Science Elective3.0HSAD 5004.0  
HSAD 5054.0   
 18 16 0 0
Fourth Year
HSAD 3313.0(UG) Free Elective4.0(UG) Free Electives6.0
(UG) Humanities/Soc Science Elective3.0(UG) HSAD Electives6.0(UG) HSAD Elective3.0 
(UG) HSAD Electives6.0(UG) Humanities/Soc Science Elective4.0(UG) Humanities/Soc Science Elective3.0 
HSAD 5013.0 HSAD 5504.0 
 15 14 16 0
Fifth Year
HSAD 5254.0IPS 5643.0HSAD 5154.0HSAD 5224.0
HSAD 5304.0(GR) MHA Elective3.0HSAD 5404.0(GR) MHA Elective4.0
 8 6 8 8
Total Credits 225.5-226.5

Co-op cycles may vary. Students are assigned a co-op cycle (fall/winter, spring/summer, summer-only) based on their co-op program and major. 

COOP 101 registration is determined by the co-op cycle assigned and may be scheduled in a different term. Select students may be eligible to take COOP 001 in place of COOP 101.