|Major Code: 8346
||Degree Awarded: Master of Science
|Delivery Mode(s): Classroom, Off-site, Online
||Admission Status: Graduate
|Admission Materials: résumé, transcripts
||Location(s): Fort Lee, VA; Hampton Roads, VA; National Capital Region, VA; Orlando, FL; Virtual Site
The applicant to the Master of Science in Healthcare Management program must have a bachelor’s degree; however, the degree need not be in business administration. Students who are graduates from other fields are encouraged to apply. Students with an undergraduate business degree or courses may be able to waive the program prerequisite requirements based on an evaluation of their undergraduate academic transcripts. Prerequisite courses are required of a student whose undergraduate major is outside the business area or who has not previously completed the courses in these prerequisite areas. The exact number of needed prerequisite courses depends on courses completed during the student’s undergraduate studies.
General admission requirements and the process for applying are discussed under Graduate Academic Information . Individuals who do not meet the stated requirements for regular admission may petition to take graduate courses for credit as a continuing education applicant.
The degree is conferred on students who have successfully completed 30 semester credit hours of graduate coursework plus other course requirements as listed on the student’s approved program plan. Students without an adequate undergraduate background will be required to complete all or part of the program prerequisites. Students may choose elective courses with the approval of their advisor.
Students with undergraduate credits for courses they believe are equivalent to the program prerequisites should consult with their advisor concerning waiver of those courses.