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The healthcare field is projected to grow faster than any other industry, and needs strong leaders to guide it into the future.

Demand for management-level positions in the healthcare administration field is projected to grow 18% by 2028. You can reach the next level of this rapidly growing field with a 100% online master’s in health administration. In partnership with Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, the USciences Online MS in Health Administration program will provide an in-depth understanding of essential topics such as health law, financial management, research, and operations within an array of health delivery settings. You’ll benefit from access to Geisinger’s Proven Portfolio system, focused on delivering the best care every time with every patient. And you’ll learn from expert faculty in rigorous courses that address real-world challenges in healthcare.
total credits
36
Cost per credit
$750
next start date
Oct 26

Program Overview

Throughout the 12-course program, you’ll master the communication, quantitative-analysis, critical-thinking, and management skills to make a significant impact on healthcare institutions. You’ll also learn how to support organizations in meeting community needs using data and evidence. Each eight-week course focuses on essential topics, including health law, financial management, research, and operations in an array of health delivery settings. Then choose two three-credit electives to enhance your skill learning.

Upon graduation, you’ll be able to:

  • Use accounting principles to manage budgets, conduct financial analyses, and monitor an organization’s financial performance
  • Assess population health with epidemiological methods and health indicators.
  • Understand organizational behavior and human resource management principles necessary to engage and motivate employees and teams towards executing their organization’s mission
  • Discuss federal, state, and local laws and regulations that impact the delivery of health services

The MS in Health Administration includes practical coursework based on the American College of Healthcare Executives competencies. You can transfer up to 12 credits of prior coursework with a 2.3 GPA or better upon admission.

 

At a Glance
Median Annual Salary
$100,980*
program length
2 Years
classes per term
1

Career Outlook

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects an 18% growth in medical and health services manager employment from 2018 to 2028—much faster than the average for all occupations.

With a master’s in health administration, you could pursue a career as a:

  • Hospital Administrator
  • Clinical Administrator
  • Nursing Home Administrator
  • Insurance Underwriter
  • Health Information Manager
  • Healthcare Program Director

* Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


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