College of Health and Human Services
George Mason University
George Mason University Mason
George Mason University

Health Administration, BS, Health Systems Management Concentration

Please visit our department’s FAQs for prospective students. If you still have unanswered questions, please email us at hap@gmu.edu.

Mr. Jay Shiver
Assistant Professor

Jay SHiver

Program Overview

The Health Systems Management concentration in the BS, Health Administration degree prepares graduates to serve in entry-level management, administrative and support positions in a variety of health-related organizations and settings.

The program curriculum, including short descriptions of the required courses, is available on Mason’s University Catalog. Students in the program complete an internship course in their final semester providing them with practical experience in the field.

Admissions

You can find information regarding the admissions process on the Undergraduate Admissions for HAP Programs web site. Detailed admissions requirements for each program along with the online application can be found on the University Admissions web site.

If you are a current Mason undergraduate student and wish to declare health administration as your major, please print the Change/Declaration of Academic Program Form and meet with a health administration advisor to obtain his/her signature. Please visit the CHHS Advising page [NEED LINK] to determine which advisor you should contact.

AUPHA Excellence in Healthcare Management Education

The health systems management concentration of the BS in health administration is certified through the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA).

Opportunities

The BS in health administration prepares students for entry-level health care administration and management careers in a variety of health care service organizations, companies, and agencies. Health service administrators work in a variety of settings such as:

  • clinics
  • hospitals 
  • physician practices 
  • consulting firms
  • community health organizations 
  • home care organizations
  • long-term care organizations
  • managed care organizations
  • information technology organizations 
  • medical technology organizations
  • supply organizations 
  • advocacy organizations 
  • professional associations
  • the insurance industry
Expertise