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Master of Science in Health Care Administration

Master's in Health Care Administration Degree

If you have a bachelor's degree and are working in or toward a managerial or administration position in a civilian, military, or VA health care setting, the online Master of Science in Health Care Administration program can help you advance your career.

Job opportunities in medical and health services management are expected to grow at a faster rate than other fields. Due to the aging population and related increase in chronic illness, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that employment in this area will grow 17 percent from 2014 to 2024.

Achieve Your Goals with a Career-Aligned Master's Degree

Earning your master's in health care administration is designed to help you become a more effective leader within health care organizations. This graduate program is particularly well suited to students who previously majored in an allied health field or completed several college courses in allied health fields.

Online courses for this degree cover applied subjects such as human resources management, communication strategy for health care leaders, health care finance, health care law and ethics, and quality management.

Excelsior College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and offers:

  • Fair tuition, financial aid options, and flexible payment plans.
  • Academic support services and personal advising.
  • Qualified, experienced health care administration faculty.
  • Supportive community encompassing students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

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MS in Health Care Administration Credit Requirements

MS in Health Care Administration Credit Requirements

The 36-credit Master of Science in Health Care Administration comprises 21 credits in the core component, 9 credits in an area of specialization (if desired), 3 credits in electives, and a 3-credit capstone.

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Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • Develop communication strategies within the health care environment that are theory based.
  • Lead effectively within the health care environment.
  • Integrate principles of risk management and quality improvement to optimize desired outcomes.
  • Implement human resource practices commonly used by administrators.
  • Apply ethical standards to policy and legal issues in health care.
  • Analyze contemporary issues impacting the healthcare environment.

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Review degree requirements, learning outcomes, core courses, and more in the Health Sciences Catalog.

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Institutional Accreditation

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Excelsior College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (267-284-5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

All of Excelsior College's academic programs are registered (i.e., approved) by the New York State Education Department.

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