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Dual Degree: Health Sciences, B.S./Health Administration, M.H.A.


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A minimum of 120 credit hours is required for a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences followed by 36 credits for the Master of Science in Health Administration (Occupational Therapy Track, Physical Therapy Track, and Pre-Nursing Track).

Work at the interface of where healthcare and business meet. The Mount’s MHA program provides the skills needed to advance your career in health administration by helping you effectively communicate with patients, doctors and the community’s health organizations serve.

The Dual Degree Program in Health Sciences and Health Administration is designed for students interested in careers in the healthcare industry.

Our 5-year dual degree program provides a five-year pathway to earning a B.S. in Health Sciences and a Master degree in Health Administration, preparing you to apply your skills in hospital administration, medical staff management, patient advocacy, and community engagement among others. 

There are two phases to the dual degree programs:

Phase I:  Students pursing the dual degree pathway will enroll at the MSMU Emmitsburg (main) campus to pursue their BS degree in health sciences.  Completion of the BS degree requires a minimum of 120 credits and fulfilling the requirements of both the core curriculum and major. Students will apply for acceptance into the dual degree program during the spring semester of year two and begin taking courses in the MHA program in years three and four.  MHA courses are offered in a flexible format that allows students on the main campus to attend courses either in person on our Frederick campus, or remotely via web conferencing.   Phase II initiates upon completion of the BS degree in year four.

Health Sciences, B.S.  

Phase II:  Following graduation in year four, students will transition from an undergraduate student status to graduate student status.  All graduate courses are offered in a flexible course format that allows students to attend graduate classes, held on our Frederick campus, either in person or via web conferencing.   Full-time graduate course work (**insert link to five year curriculum) combines advanced training in both healthcare and business areas and begins in the summer between years four and five.

Application Process and Timeline:

Students interested in pursuing the 5-year dual degree will indicate their interest to their academic advisor prior to their third year. Formal application to the program will occur during phase I, in spring of the second year with an application deadline of March 1. Eligible students will have a 3.0 or higher overall GPA and will have earned a 2.75 or higher in the health sciences major.   To apply, visit https://msmary.edu/graduate-applications.html        

Sample Five Year Sequences


Health Sciences, B.S./Health Administration, Occupational Therapy Track, M.H.A.

Health Sciences, B.S./Health Administration, Physical Therapy Track, M.H.A.

Health Sciences, B.S./Health Administration, Pre-Nursing Track, M.H.A.

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Health Sciences, B.S./Health Administration, Occupational Therapy Track, M.H.A.

Freshman Year (Year One)

Fall Semester

FSYM 101 The First Year Symposium (3)  

World Languages I (3)

BIOL 110 Introduction to Biology I (4)  

CHEM 101 General Chemistry I (4)  

14 credits

Spring Semester 

ECON 101 Foundations of Economics: Macroeconomics (3)  

World Languages II (3)

BIOL 111 Introduction to Biology II (4)  

CHEM 150 Bioorganic Chemistry (4)  

14 credits

Sophomore Year (Year Two)

Fall Semester

Elective (3)

MATH 105 Elementary Statistics (3)  

SOC 100 Foundations of Sociology (3)  *

PSYCH 100 Foundations of Psychology (3)  

BIOL 298 Anatomy and Physiology I (4)  

16 credits 

Spring Semester 

PHIL 103 Foundations of Philosophy (3)  

WCIV 102 Origins of the West (3)  

MATH 211 Mathematical Thinking (3)  

ACCT 101 Accounting Principles I (3)  

BIOL 299 Anatomy and Physiology II (4)  

16 credits 

Junior Year (Year Three)

Fall Semester

WCIV 201 The Western Imagination: The Renaissance to the Great War (3)  

PHIL 203 Philosophy in the Modern Age (3)  

BHA 500 Contemporary Issues in Health Care Administration (3)  

PSYCH 205 Lifespan Development (3)  

PSYCH 335 Health Psychology (3)  OR SOC 210 Sociology of Medicine (3)  OR THEOL 334 Bioethics (3)  

15 credits 

Spring Semester

THEOL 220 Foundations of Theology: Faith and Revelation (3)  

AMER 202 America in the World (3)  

BHA 501 Organizational Communications (3)  

BIOL 3XX Biology 300-Level Elective (4)

COMM 190 Public Speaking (3)  

16 credits 

Senior Year (Year Four)

Fall Semester

THEOL 320 Encountering Christ (3)  

XXMO 300 Modernity in Lit./Art/Music/Theatre (3)

BHA 502 Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Care Administration (3)  

PSYCH 203 Abnormal Psychology (3)  

Internship (3)**

15 credits 

Spring Semester

THEOL 300 Ethics and the Human Good (3)  

XXGE 3XX Global Encounters (3)

BIOL 209 Medical Terminology (2)  

PSYCH 3XX Psychology 300-Level Elective (3)

BHA 503 Health Care Marketing (3)  

14 credits 

Summer 1

MHA 504 Contemporary Health Care Policy (3)

Summer 2

MHA 505 Health Care Accounting and Financial Management (3)

Year Five

Fall 1

MHA 506 Economics for Health Care Managers (3)

MHA 508 Leadership Assessment and Development (3)

Fall 2

MHA 507 Health Care Information Systems (3)

Spring 1

MHA 509 Health Care Strategic Management (3)

Spring 2

MHA 510 Health Care Operations (3)

MHA 511 Health Care Practicum (1)

 

*Recommended but not required

**Internship may be 1-3 credits depending on credit needs for graduation and should be in healthcare administration.

 

Health Sciences, B.S./Health Administration, Physical Therapy Track, M.H.A.

Freshman Year (Year One)

Fall Semester

FSYM 101 The First Year Symposium (3)  

World Languages I (3)

BIOL 110 Introduction to Biology I (4)  

CHEM 101 General Chemistry I (4)  

14 credits 

Spring Semester

ECON 101 Foundations of Economics: Macroeconomics (3)  

World Languages II (3)

BIOL 111 Introduction to Biology II (4)  

CHEM 102 General Chemistry II (4)  

14 credits 

Sophomore Year (Year Two)

Fall Semester

MATH 211 Mathematical Thinking (3)  

MATH 105 Elementary Statistics (3)  

SOC 100 Foundations of Sociology (3)  

PSYCH 100 Foundations of Psychology (3)  

BIOL 298 Anatomy and Physiology I (4)  

16 credits 

Spring Semester

PHIL 103 Foundations of Philosophy (3)  

WCIV 102 Origins of the West (3)  

ACCT 101 Accounting Principles I (3)  

CHEM 150 Bioorganic Chemistry (4)  

BIOL 299 Anatomy and Physiology II (4)  

17 credits 

Junior Year (Year Three)

Fall Semester

WCIV 201 The Western Imagination: The Renaissance to the Great War (3)  

PHIL 203 Philosophy in the Modern Age (3)  

BHA 500 Contemporary Issues in Health Care Administration (3)  

PHYS 101 College Physics I (4)   / PHYS 201 General Physics I (4)  

PSYCH 2XX Psychology 200-Level Elective (3)

16 credits 

Spring Semester

THEOL 220 Foundations of Theology: Faith and Revelation (3)  

AMER 202 America in the World (3)  

BHA 501 Organizational Communications (3)  

PHYS 102 College Physics II (4)  / PHYS 202 General Physics II (4)  

BIOL 209 Medical Terminology (2)  

15 credits 

Senior Year (Year Four)

Fall Semester 

THEOL 320 Encountering Christ (3)  

 XXMO 300 Modernity in Lit./Art/Music/Theatre (3)

BHA 502 Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Care Administration (3)  

Elective (3)

Internship (2)**

14 credits 

Spring Semester 

THEOL 300 Ethics and the Human Good (3)  

 XXGE 3XX Global Encounters (3)

BHA 503 Health Care Marketing (3)  

Elective (3)

SOC 210 Sociology of Medicine (3)  

15 credits 

Summer 1

MHA 504 Contemporary Health Care Policy (3)

Summer 2

MHA 505 Health Care Accounting and Financial Management (3)

Year Five

Fall 1

MHA 506 Economics for Health Care Managers (3)

MHA 508 Leadership Assessment and Development (3)

Fall 2

MHA 507 Health Care Information Systems (3)

Spring 1

MHA 509 Health Care Strategic Management (3)

Spring 2

MHA 510 Health Care Operations (3)

MHA 511 Health Care Practicm (1)

 

*Recommended but not required

**Internship may be 1-3 credits depending on credit needs for graduation and should be in healthcare administration.

 

Health Sciences, B.S./Health Administration, Pre-Nursing Track, M.H.A.

Freshman Year (Year One)

Fall Semester

FSYM 101 The First Year Symposium (3)  

World Languages I (3)

BIOL 110 Introduction to Biology I (4)  

CHEM 101 General Chemistry I (4)  

14 credits 

Spring Semester 

ACCT 101 Accounting Principles I (3)  

 World Languages II (3)

BIOL 111 Introduction to Biology II (4)  

CHEM 150 Bioorganic Chemistry (4)  

14 credits 

Sophomore Year (Year Two)

Fall Semester

MATH 211 Mathematical Thinking (3)  

MATH 105 Elementary Statistics (3)  

SOC 100 Foundations of Sociology (3)  

PSYCH 100 Foundations of Psychology (3)  

BIOL 298 Anatomy and Physiology I (4)  

16 credits 

Spring Semester 

PHIL 103 Foundations of Philosophy (3)  

WCIV 102 Origins of the West (3)  

BIOL 208 Nutrition (3)  

BIOL 209 Medical Terminology (2)  

BIOL 299 Anatomy and Physiology II (4)  

15 credits 

Junior Year (Year Three)

Fall Semester

WCIV 201 The Western Imagination: The Renaissance to the Great War (3)  

PHIL 203 Philosophy in the Modern Age (3)  

BHA 500 Contemporary Issues in Health Care Administration (3)  

PSYCH 205 Lifespan Development (3)  

PSYCH 335 Health Psychology (3)  OR SOC 210 Sociology of Medicine (3)  OR THEOL 334 Bioethics (3)  

15 credits 

Spring Semester 

THEOL 220 Foundations of Theology: Faith and Revelation (3)  

AMER 202 America in the World (3)  

BHA 501 Organizational Communications (3)  

ECON 101 Foundations of Economics: Macroeconomics (3)  

BIOL 300 Microbiology (4)  

16 credits 

Senior Year (Year Four)

Fall Semester 

THEOL 320 Encountering Christ (3)  

 XXMO 300 Modernity in Lit./Art/Music/Theatre (3)

BHA 502 Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Care Administration (3)  

BIOL 3XX Biology 300-Level Elective (4)

Internship (2)*

15 credits 

Spring Semester 

THEOL 300 Ethics and the Human Good (3)  

 XXGE 3XX Global Encounters (3)

BHA 503 Health Care Marketing (3)  

Elective (3)

Elective (3)

15 credits

Summer 1

MHA 504 Contemporary Health Care Policy (3)

Summer 2

MHA 505 Health Care Accounting and Financial Management (3)

Year Five

Fall 1

MHA 506 Economics for Health Care Managers (3)

MHA 508 Leadership Assessment and Development (3)

Fall 2

MHA 507 Health Care Information Systems (3)

Spring 1

MHA 509 Health Care Strategic Management (3)

Spring 2

MHA 510 Health Care Operations (3)

MHA 511 Health Care Practicum (3)

*Internships may be 1-3 credits depending on credit needs for graduation and should be in healthcare administration.

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