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Community Health:

Master of Science in Health Administration (MSHA)

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Electives

Any course on campus relevant to the area of health administration qualifies as an elective course. All approved concentration courses meet the criteria of an elective course. This is not a complete list and courses change annually. Current students must consult with the MSHA Assistant Director before selecting a particular elective or seminar course of choice during the registration process.

Elective courses approved for health administration students are listed below.  Each course is 4 units unless otherwise listed.  In addition, health administration students may request the review of a course not on list.  If the syllabus shows the course aligns well with the MSHA degree and competencies, that course can become an approved elective too. (BADM = Business Administration, CHLH = Community Health, CMN = Communication, ECON = Economics, FIN = Finance, GEOG = Geography, HRD = Human Resource Development, HT= Health Technology, IS = Information Sciences, KIN = Kinesiology, LER = Labor & Employee Relations, PATH = Pathobiology, SOCW = Social Work)

Examples of Possible Elective Courses

Code Course
BADM 445 - Small Business Consulting
CHLH 421 - Health Data Analysis
CHLH 457 - Health Planning
CHLH 458 - Healthcare Administration
CHLH 470 - Technology, Health, and Aging
CHLH 540 - Health Behavior Theory
CHLH 541 - Issues of Health Disparities in Society
CHLH 575 - Chronic Disease Prevention
CHLH 577 - Health Program Evaluation
CHLH 579 - Cultural Competence in Public Health
CHLH 594 AB - Advanced Biostatistics
CMN 412 - Advanced Organizational Communication
CMN 462 - Interpersonal Health Communication
CMN 463 - Organizational Health Communication
CMN 464 - Health Communication Campaigns
CMN 465 - Social Marketing Health & Behavior
CMN 467 - Communication & Health Equity
CMN 496 - Argument in Health Controversy
CMN 496 - Communication & Culture
ECON - 400 & 500-level economics courses
FIN - 400 & 500-level finances courses
GEOG 438 - Geography of Health Care: Section G
GEOG 439 - Health Applications of GIS
HRD 402 - Business Principles for HRD
HRD 475 - Project Management Principles and Applications
HT 594- UHT - Understanding Users of Health Technology
IS 590 - Practical Health Data Analytics
KIN 474 - Tech- Driven Health Behavior Intervention
LER - 400 & 500-level HR courses (a few selected options listed below)
LER 523 - Organizational Fundamentals for HR
LER 535 - HR Management and Strategy
LLS 479 - Race, Medicine & Society
PATH 642 - Geographic Methods for Health
SOCW 513 - Delivery of Health Care
SOCW 514 - Mental Health Policy and Services
SOCW 515 - Integrated Health Care Policy and Services
SOCW 553 - Integrated Behavioral Health & Health Care

Contact Information

  • MSHA Program
  • Department of Kinesiology and Community Health
  • 1206 S. Fourth Street
  • Champaign, IL 61820
  • Phone: 217-244-1075
  • Email: MSHA@ahs.illinois.edu