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About the Program

Talented and highly qualified health care administrators and leaders are necessary to the success of the health care industry. The Trinity University Graduate Health Care Administration Program blends both these requirements together to form one of the top health care administration graduate programs in the nation.

Message from the Chair

The problems with the US health care system are, in my opinion, the most important fiscal issues we face as a nation. The decisions we make over the next 10-15 years will have implications for generations to come. The passage and implementation of the Accountable Care Act is only the beginning of what we think will be the transformation of the health care industry. The opportunity to be a part of this process, therefore, is the opportunity of a lifetime and is not just an investment in your future, but an investment in the future of the nation. We invite you to partner with us to become a leader in this industry and help to be a part of the solution to the challenges facing our health care industry.

At Trinity University we aspire to be the premier program for integrating excellent academic preparation with outstanding applied and experiential learning. Our program has a rich history, having been continuously accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME) since 1968.  This testifies to the comprehensiveness, quality, and rigor of the program. We have two delivery options for our graduate degree. The on-campus program requires four consecutive semesters of study in the classroom followed by a one-year paid administrative residency in an approved health care organization. The executive program is a part-time, distance-learning format designed for individuals currently working in a health care setting who have decided to pursue a graduate degree while continuing to work full-time. This program consists of six consecutive semesters of study and is designed to allow you to integrate your work experiences with the course content and to interact with a diverse group of peers to enhance learning.

There are an increasing number of graduate programs offering an avenue for entry into the health care administration field. Why should you choose Trinity?  First, since we have been accredited since 1969 we have one of the largest alumni networks in the nation. Not only is it a large network, but our alumni are highly involved with our program: providing many mentoring opportunities, serving as preceptors in a residency, serving on our Advisory Council, and in many other ways. Second, the faculty makes our master's degree students their top priority.  We do not have a Ph.D. program, and none of our faculty relies on grant funding.  Other programs may have larger faculty, but the advantage of Trinity is that we are 100% focused on our master's degree students. We are one of the few programs in the country that can make this claim. As a Trinity student, you will know your professors and they will know you, and we will be committed to pushing you to become the leader that we hope you aspire to be. Finally, you should choose Trinity because we are committed to applied learning. We think the classroom experience is very important, but so is the learning that takes place in the field of practice. Thus we strive to integrate those two aspects so that you will not only have the book-knowledge to succeed but also the practical application of that knowledge.

If you have any questions as you explore our website or would like to talk with us about this opportunity, then please contact us by e-mail at hca [at] trinity.edu or give us a call at (210) 999-8107.

It is our desire to develop the future leaders of this exciting industry and it would be exciting to partner with you in that journey.

- Ed Schumacher, Ph.D.
Professor and Department Chair


To enhance the practice of health care administration by preparing individuals for management and leadership roles in the health care field.


We strive to be the number one program in preparing leaders who will transform health care.


  • Relevance & Experiential Learning
  • Innovation
  • Student-Centered 
  • Professionalism
  • Research & Scholarship 
  • Service to the Community