Medical Staff Services Management Online 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.

Course Listing (90 Credits)

HA3010D     Introduction to U.S. Healthcare Delivery

HA3110D     Quality Improvement and Risk Management

HT2250D     Medical Law and Ethics for Health Information Professionals

ME1140     Medical Terminology for Health Professions

ME1184D     Medical Staff Services Management I

ME2185D     Medical Staff Services Management II

ME2186D     Medical Staff Services Management III

ME2515     Introduction to Pathophysiology

ME3332D     Medical Staff Services Management Project


Students with documented MSSM employment experience may choose one course from the list of recommended courses below (with associate dean approval) to replace ME3332D in order to further develop their administrative and leadership skills:

HA3220D     Health Information Systems

HA4070D     Regulatory Environment in Health Care

MT3250     Organizational Behavior

MT3300     Supervision

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

CS1201     Juggling College, Life, and Career:  Set Up for Success!  OR
CS1203     Bridge to Success: Creating Your Future at NAU

CS1301     Do the Numbers! Achieving College and Career Success

CS2086      Career Path Planning

Course availability is subject to minimum class size requirements.