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Health Services Administration, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
, VA,
The Health Services Administration major at James Madison University prepares students for entry-level administrative positions, and staff positions requiring administrative skills, in various health services organizations.

About

The Health Services Administration major at James Madison University provides a solid foundation for graduate study in health administration, business, and related fields.

The vision of the HSA Program is to be recognized as the preferred undergraduate AUPHA Certified Program in the mid-Atlantic region, known for its excellence in education of students in a continually changing health care environment, who will assume a variety of entry-level health care administrative positions in diverse settings. The HSA Program will also be known for its role as a resource to health services organizations.

The HSA Program embraces the following values as it carries out its mission:

Student-focused: We are continuously focused on student needs through the use of appropriate and varied teaching methods to meet varied learning styles in order to promote academic achievement.

Rigor: Our program prepares students to be successful professionals through challenging coursework and experiential learning.

Innovation: Our course content and delivery is forward thinking and helps students gain knowledge of current and cutting edge concepts and practices in the field of health services administration in preparation for entry-level careers.

Excellence: We promote the highest quality of teaching through faculty development, assessment and constant improvement.

Collaboration: We embrace collaboration with our stakeholders, and establish meaningful  relationships between our students, with our students, and with health services organizations to create positive, diverse learning experiences as well as value for the organizations.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Accounting for Non-Business Majors 
  • Computer Information Systems 
  • Introduction to Microeconomics 
  • U.S. and Global Health Care Systems 
  • Elementary Statistics 

          English Language Requirements

          You only need to take one of these language tests:

          • Minimum required score:

            81

            The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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          • Minimum required score:

            6.5

            The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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          Academic Requirements

          You need the following GPA score:

          Required score: 3

          Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

          Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

          Academic requirements

          • If you are applying to join the University directly, you must have at least a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 to join James Madison University.
          • Undergraduate applicants who intend to major in theater, dance, music or studio art must also submit a portfolio and/or arrange an audition.

          English language level

          • You can join your university degree program of choice directly if you already meet the university’s entry requirements of IELTS 6.5/TOEFL 81.

          In addition to the Application for Admissions, an applicant must submit:

          • Official High School Transcript
          • Senior Year Schedule

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          • You are considered ineligible for admission
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          Tuition Fee

          • International

            23650 USD/year
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 23650 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
          • National

            7250 USD/year
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 7250 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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          Living costs for Harrisonburg

          • 1050 - 1720 USD/month
            Living Costs

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          Funding

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