Healthcare Administration (MS) Degrees

The MS in Healthcare Administration is an advanced postgraduate degree concerned with the management of healthcare facilities.

The Healthcare Administration Profession

Healthcare Administrators work to manage hospitals, clinics, urgent care centers, out-patient facilities, emergency rooms, and other healthcare facilities. Individuals in this field enjoy stimulating working environments that present challenges each and every day. While many colleges of business, public health, and health sciences have a health administration degree, only a few have the distinction of being accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Management. These programs have met a set of standards related to areas such as program resources, faculty preparation, curriculum content, and post-graduation career success.

What are the Requirements for Earning an Master’s in Healthcare Administration?

Programs require about 45 units of coursework prior to awarding of a degree. Courses include Health Care Systems, Ethical and Legal Issues, the Economies of Health Care and Health Care Policy, Advanced Seminar, Quality Management and Performance: Improvement in Evidence Based Healthcare, Human Resources Management, and Introduction to accounting. Admissions requirements include a bachelor’s degree with course work in accounting, economics, and statistics, a minimum GPA, resume, letters of recommendation GMAT or GRE, and interview. Graduates work throughout the administrative field in a variety of healthcare settings.

Online Healthcare Administration (MS) Programs

  • Grand Canyon University: MS: Health Care Administration
  • Saint Francis University: MS: Health Science – Healthcare Administration
  • Saint Joseph’s University: MS: Health Administration
  • Saint Joseph’s University: MS: Health Administration – Ethics
  • Saint Joseph’s University: MS: Health Administration – Informatics
  • University of Phoenix: MHA
  • Utica College : MS: Health Care Administration

Kaplan University The Kaplan University MS in Healthcare Management, MBA in Healthcare Management, MPH in Public Health Program Development, and MPH in Health Education are examples of the university's dynamic healthcare education offering. These programs graduate future leaders in the healthcare field.
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Ashford University Ashford University is one of the biggest providers of online education in the country, with programs across all degree levels to choose from. AU has three programs in health administration: Master's of Business Administration, Masters's of Arts, and Bachelor's of Arts. These programs help students prepare for high level positions with in the healthcare system and takes a thorough look into biostatistics, finance, and strategic planning.
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American InterContinental University The online American InterContinental University MBA in Healthcare Management degree program prepares students for success in the management of the healthcare field. The 10-month program is quick and manageable, students are able to continue to work while they complete their degree.
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