Medical Staff Services Management Associate Degree


The Medical Staff Services Management online associate degree prepares students to serve as an essential member of the healthcare team by equipping them with the knowledge and skills to perform the credentialing procedures that document education, licensure, experience, and continuing education requirements for physicians, allied health, and other practitioners.

Graduates of this program with experience as medical services professionals may choose to seek the Certified Provider Credentialing Specialist (CPCS) or Certified Professional Medical Services Management (CPMSM) certification.

Graduates of the program will:


  • Perform initial credentialing, reappointment, and delineation of privileges processes.
  • Maintain compliance with accreditation and regulatory standards applicable to medical staff services.
  • Coordinate processes related to medical staff bylaws, policies, and rules and regulations.
  • Demonstrate effective communication and relationship management skills in healthcare organizations.
  • Demonstrate effective teamwork through collaboration.


Course Listing (90 Credits)

HA3110 – Quality Improvement and Risk Management
HT1000 – Introduction to Health Information Management and Health Care
HT2250 – Medical Law and Ethics for Health Information Professionals
ME1140 – Medical Terminology for Health Professions
ME1184 – Medical Staff Services Management I
ME2185 – Medical Staff Services Management II
ME2186 – Medical Staff Services Management III
ME2515 – Introduction to Pathophysiology
ME3332 – Medical Staff Services Management Project

MT1050 – Introduction to Business
Business Elective


EN1150 – Composition I
EN1300 – Composition II

EN2100 – Speech OR
EN2150 – Interpersonal Professional Communication


SC1221 – Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology with Lab


MA2000 – Quantitative Reasoning


HU – Humanities Elective

Behavioral/Social Science

Behavioral/Social Science Elective

General Education

CS1202 – Strategies for Professionals OR
CS1204 – Advanced Strategics for Professionals

CS1302 – Consumer Mathematics
CS2080 – Career Management

Course availability is subject to minimum class size requirements.