Health Services Administration

The Department of Health Services Administration includes degree programs at baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral levels, as well as undergraduate minors and a variety of professional education opportunities for health services executives and clinicians. Some programs in the department are the only one of their kind in the state, or first of their kind in the nation. The MSHA Program is ranked #1 in the nation. Degree programs currently available include:

  • Administration - Health Services, PhD
    • Health Services Research, MS
    • Applications of Mixed Methods Research, Graduate Certificate
  • Health Administration, MSHA
    • Tracks: Residential, Executive, International
    • Healthcare Leadership, Graduate Certificate
  • Health Informatics, MSHI
    • Tracks: Data Analytics, User Experience, Research
    • Clinical Informatics, Graduate Certificate
  • Healthcare Leadership, DSc
  • Healthcare Quality and Safety, MS and Graduate Certificate
  • Healthcare Simulation, MS and Graduate Certificate
  • Health Care Management, BS
    • Tracks: Clinical Manager, General Manager
    • Minors: Health Care Management, Health Information Management

Applications of Mixed Methods Research Graduate Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Applications of Mixed Methods Research is a certificate program that provides researchers with applied knowledge and skills to plan, design, conduct, evaluate, and report mixed methods research in the context of the research topic of interest.

Credentials Conferred

The Graduate Certificate in Applications of Mixed Methods Research is awarded by the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Length of Study

The certificate requires 5 courses, which can be completed in 3 or more semesters.

Program Entrance Date

Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters

Requirements for Admission

Students holding a master's degree and meeting qualifications for admission to the UAB Graduate School.

Certificate

On completion of the required coursework, the student will be awarded a Graduate Certificate in Applications of Mixed Methods Research by the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the student’s name will appear in the commencement bulletin. A transcript of the coursework taken for the certificate will be available.

The curriculum for the certificate is offered online as web-based distance education with select real-time Zoom session.  The four mixed methods courses are designed as independent courses and can be taken in any sequence.  Each course has a different focus and objectives, and each course covers different aspects and practices of mixed methods research that can be successfully mastered within a separate course.

TYPICAL APPLICATIONS IN MIXED METHODS RESEARCH CURRICULUM

RequirementsHours
Required Coursework 12 Hours
NRM 777Mixed Methods Research I: Introduction to the Field3
NRM 778Mixed Methods Research II: Designing and Conducting a Mixed Methods Study3
AH 779Mixed Methods Applications in Community-Based Action Research3
AH 783Writing Effective Mixed Methods Grant Proposals3
Elective Coursework (Select 3 hours)
Foundations of Qualitative Research
Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research in Public Health
Qualitative Research: Analysis and Interpretation

CONTACT INFORMATION
For detailed information, contact the office for the Graduate Certificate in Applications of Mixed Methods Research, UAB School of Health Professions Building, 1716 9th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35294-1212.
Telephone 205-934-3113
Fax 205-975-6608
E-mail mmrgradcert@uab.edu
Web Applications of Mixed Methods Research

Healthcare Leadership Graduate Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Leadership is a certificate program that provides individuals with  applied knowledge and skills to improve their leadership abilities within a healthcare setting.

Credentials Conferred

The Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Leadership is awarded by the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Length of Study

The certificate requires at least 3 semesters.

Program Entrance Date

Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters

Requirements for Admission

Students holding a master's degree and meeting qualifications for admission to the UAB Graduate School.

Certificate

On completion of the required coursework, the student will be awarded a Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Leadership by the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the student’s name will appear in the commencement bulletin. A transcript of the coursework taken for the certificate will be available.

The curriculum for the certificate is offered online as web-based distance education.  The five courses are designed as independent courses and can be taken in any sequence.  Each course has a different focus and objectives, and each course covers different aspects of leadership and management.

RequirementsHours
Required Coursework 16 Hours
HA 606Operations Management & Process Improvement in Health Care Organizations4
HA 610Health Systems and Policy for Leaders4
HCS 660Financial Management for Healthcare Quality Leaders3
HI 624Leadership Theory and Development2
HQS 630Leadership of High Reliability Healthcare Organizations3

CONTACT INFORMATION
For detailed information, contact the office for the Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Leadership, UAB School of Health Professions Building, 1716 9th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35294-1212.
Telephone 205-996-2726
E-mail mailto: kameese@uab.edu
Web www.hsa.uab.edu

Healthcare Simulation Graduate Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Simulation meets the growing demand of healthcare simulation educators and leaders.  Graduates will be able to design and implement simulations aimed at improving teamwork, communication, and clinical skills according to evidence-based practices.

Our program is delivered online with on-campus visit for 3 1/2 days in September.  It is comprised of 15 credits, completed over three consecutive semesters.

Credentials Conferred

The Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Simulation is awarded by the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Length of Study

The certificate requires 15 credits, which can be completed in 3 semesters.

Program Entrance Date

Fall semester -- deadline for all application materials to be in the Graduate School Office: July 1, after July 1 applications will be considered on a space available basis.

TYPICAL HEALTHCARE SIMULATION CURRICULUM

RequirementsHours
HCS 575Introduction to Healthcare Simulation for Quality and Safety3
HCS 625Simulation Methodology3
HCS 626Healthcare Simulation Laboratory1
HCS 610Instructional Design in Simulation2
HCS 630Research in Simulation1
HCS 620Current Trends in Simulation2
HCS 635Advanced Debriefing3
Total Hours15