Dual Credit Advantage- Accelerated Option -BS in Health Science to MSM or MBA with HCA

Dual Credit Advantage-Accelerated Option - B.S. in Health Sciences to MSM or MBA with Healthcare Administration Concentration

Students who meet specified criteria are eligible to substitute two specified courses from the HSC Bachelor of Science core curriculum for two specified courses that are shared within both the MSM and MBA Healthcare Administration concentrations. This allows students to fast track toward a graduate degree. These accelerated option graduate courses are still billed at the base undergraduate tuition rate.

Eligibility criteria for this accelerated option includes: 

1. Successful completion of 90 undergraduate credits;

2. Completion of all required 100 and 200 level courses;

3. Successful completion of HSC 303, Professionalism in Health Sciences

4.GPA of 3.5 or higher 

The courses permitted for this accelerated option are: 

HCA 7720 Health Policy and Economics in place of HSC 380 Health Care Policy and, 

HCA 7740 Legal Aspects in Health Care in place of HSC 313 Ethical and Legal Issues in Healthcare.

Courses taken at the graduate level will fulfill the requirements for both the HSC Bachelor of Science and the MSM/MBA programs. 


The HSC to MSM/MBA Healthcare Administration accelerated option intent form is located in the HSC Student Handbook and in the Health Sciences student program site. This form is to be submitted to the HSC Program Chair for review. Upon approval from the appropriate MSM or MBA Program Chair, the student will be electronically notified of the decision by the HSC Program Chair. Students will seek advisement from the HSC Program Chair to ensure proper course selection. 


Please note that students who wish admittance into the MBA Healthcare Administration concentration may have additional course pre-requisites that must be completed prior to full admission into the program. 


This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2022-2023 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2021 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.