Healthcare Administration Requirements

You can earn your master’s degree in healthcare administration at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville by successfully completing 37 graduate credits. All courses are 3 credits unless otherwise stated.

Due to the unique nature of the program, courses from other degree programs may not transfer directly to substitute for healthcare administration courses. Contact your advisor to determine how previous coursework might satisfy the healthcare administration requirements.

Required Courses

HCA 7000: U.S. Healthcare Systems 
HCA 7050: Population Health and Epidemiology 
HCA 7100: Communications and Marketing in Healthcare 
HCA 7150: Healthcare Technology, Data Analytics, and Information Governance 
HCA 7200: Healthcare Financial Management 
HCA 7300: Human Capital Management in Healthcare 
HCA 7400: Healthcare Operations and Project Management 
HCA 7500: Healthcare Quality and Performance Improvement 
HCA 7600: Health Law and Policy 
HCA 7700: Organization Development and Strategic Leadership in Healthcare
HCA 7800: Current and Emerging Topics in Healthcare
HCA 7890: Capstone Preparation (1 credit)
HCA 7900: Capstone


To earn your master’s degree, you must meet the following requirements:

  • All students must complete a minimum of 30 graduate credits.
  • At least 21 credits must be earned in graduate courses that are not cross-listed with undergraduate courses, and of those 21 credits, at least 15 credits must be earned at the 7000-level). These credits must be included in the student’s program planning form.
  • Courses in the 5000-6990 levels are open to graduate students for graduate credit, provided they have not previously taken the courses at the undergraduate level.
  • Students must have both an overall and a program GPA of at least 3.0. Graduate credits in which a grade lower than a C- has been earned will not be counted toward a degree; however, these lower grades will be reflected in the student’s grade point average. All credits attempted within a given program will be counted toward the GPA, even if credits for a particular course will not be counted toward program completion requirements.
    • Note: Programs may have stricter requirements than required of the School of Graduate Studies; students should review their official program plan for information.
  • Graduate students are allowed seven years from the date of admission into a master’s program to complete degree requirements.
  • No more than 12 credits can be transferred into a master’s degree program.
  • To be accepted for transfer, credits must be approved by more than one faculty member in the relevant program along with the dean of the School of Graduate Studies. Faculty must be 1) the program's coordinator; or 2) some mix of the student's advisor and a faculty member with expertise in the field.
  • Only courses taken at a nationally or regionally accredited institution recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation in which the student received a grade of B or higher will be accepted. Transfer credits will not be officially recorded until the student has successfully completed graduate work at UW-Platteville.
  • Enroll in one UW-Platteville course within the first year of being admitted into the program. Failure to do so will result in the discontinuation from the program.
  • Maintain degree progress by completing at least one UW-Platteville course every two years in order to remain under these catalog requirements. Failure to do so will result in discontinuation from the program.