• Application Deadline
  • 60 months
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During the Biology and Health Care Administration (Dual Degree) programme offered by University of Texas Arlington students are required to take courses from life sciences, business and liberal arts, culminating in a dual Master of Science Degree in Health Care Administration (HCA), including a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology. The curriculum is offered jointly by the College of Business and the College of Science. The BS in Biology will be conferred at the same time that the student is awarded the MS in Health Care Administration. 

If students engaged in this joint degree program are not accepted into the HCA graduate program, or enter the HCA program and fail to complete the requirements for the master's degree in HCA, then, in order to earn a BS in Biology, they must take the same, full complement of courses required to earn the BS as taken by students not enrolled in the BIOL/HCA joint program.

Rapid and radical changes in the health care industry are forcing administrators to adopt new paradigms for cost management and the redesign of health care delivery processes, while increasing the quality of care delivered. The new health industry is shifting quickly toward managed care and capitation. This change has created a pressing need for health care delivery administrators, and the dual Biology/Health Care Administration BS/MS degree will help fulfill this need. 

This degree program is designed to provide students with a strong background in the life sciences and with a contemporary education in health care administration that will impart the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to enable them to perform effectively in health care delivery. The program includes course work in the basic sciences and in health care administration. Additionally, students are required to take general education courses in literature, fine arts, history, political science and social science.


The program prepares students as health care administrators for leadership roles in provider organizations such as inpatient and outpatient hospitals, rehabilitation centers, psychiatric centers, chemical dependency units, nursing homes, retirement communities, institutional clinics, physician group practices, home health agencies, and in government regulatory agencies. It also provides a solid foundation for those wishing to continue for advanced degrees. 

For those planning to pursue a medical degree, this cross-disciplinary curriculum offers a solid foundation in health care administration, which is an advantage in preparing for a medical career.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 60 months
  • Credits
    148 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Evolution and Ecology
  • Genetics
  • General Microbiology
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology 
  • Cell Physiology
  • Immunobiology
  • Human Physiology
  • Introduction to Virology

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • Submit your completed official secondary school (high school) transcripts, diplomas, certificates, and/or national test examination scores as appropriate for the educational system in your country by mail in a sealed envelope. You must possess the equivalent of a U.S. high school graduation. Transcripts older than 6 months will not be accepted.
  • Submit your official SAT scores directly from the testing agency. These scores must be received before an admission decision can be made.
  • Submit official college transcript/marksheets for all university coursework you may have taken in a sealed envelope. Transcripts/marksheets older than six months will not be accepted.  

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25134 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25134 USD per year and a duration of 60 months.
  • National

    10250 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10250 USD per year and a duration of 60 months.
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Living costs for Texas City

  • 882 - 1640 USD/month
    Living Costs

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