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On-Campus Program

The On-Campus Program for the Master of Science in Health Care Administration includes classroom work and an administrative residency. Students in the On-Campus Program visit health care organizations, have regular access to guest speakers, and enjoy small class sizes and close faculty interaction.

“The education, program residency and alumni network from Trinity has been instrumental to the opening of doors and opportunities for me in the field of healthcare administration.”

Esther Kwon '11, Chief Operating Officer, St. David’s Medical Center

The Master of Science in Health Care Administration for the On-Campus Program requires a total of 56 credit hours. These hours consist of 50 credit hours of classroom coursework that typically takes four semesters, or 16 months, to complete. Once on-campus study is concluded, students are required to complete six credit hours of an administrative residency. The administrative residency is a year long and includes a stipend. A faculty adviser is assigned to each resident.

The graduate curriculum provides a core body of knowledge about managing health care systems and organizations.

Beginning with descriptive and analytical courses, the curriculum focuses on the application and integration of acquired knowledge throughout the didactic portion of the program.

Trinity University continually provides students with the intellectual and practical know-how needed to become effective health care leaders. Prominent guest speakers regularly visit the campus, and students travel to our local health care facilities during the first two semesters. Naturally, the administrative residency is also an important part of this experience.

Class size in the On-Campus Program is limited to 30 students each year. The small class size affords students opportunities for regular faculty interaction. Students also develop strong ties with classmates that form the foundation for professional relationships in the future.

Why Health Care Administration? Why study at Trinity?

Our mission is to provide a high-quality educational experience that will prepare a select group of individuals for management and leadership roles in the health care field. The program is designed for individuals who are bright, industrious, and eager to learn about managing health care organizations. Thanks to our integrated approach, which includes a combination of practical and experiential learning coupled with the development of strong leadership skills, Trinity graduates find a wide variety of career paths open to them.

Highlights include:

  • Continuous accreditation since 1968 by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME)
  • Year-long administrative residency
  • An established program with a distinguished reputation
  • Small class size, averaging 25 students per class
  • Faculty members are readily accessible outside regular class hours
  • Friday morning sessions
  • Engaged and strong Health Care Alumni network
  • Alumni include many leaders in the field
  • Strong ties with classmates that form foundations for future professional relationships