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Master of Healthcare Administration in Healthcare Administration

Earn Your Degree in as Little as 1 Year

Are you interested in taking your career in healthcare to the next level? Our master’s in Healthcare Administration can prepare you to move into a leadership or management position within a variety of healthcare organizations. Find out more about this online program offering today.

Program is offered at the following campuses. Select a campus to learn more.


What is Healthcare Administration?

Healthcare administrators play an important role in helping to lead and improve healthcare organizations to better serve their communities. Healthcare administration careers typically involve planning, directing, and coordinating the delivery of medical and health services. Such careers utilize skills in business analysis, leadership, communication, and decision-making and require an in-depth knowledge of the healthcare industry.

Within healthcare administration careers, responsibilities may include:

  • Increasing efficiency and quality of healthcare delivery
  • Setting group or organizational goals and objectives
  • Ensuring compliance with healthcare regulations
  • Recruiting, training, and overseeing staff members
  • Managing organizational finances
  • Planning and monitoring budgets and spending
At South University, our master’s in Healthcare Administration programs can prepare you for completing these tasks in a variety of organizations. Upon successfully earning your master’s Healthcare Administration degree online, you’ll be equipped to:
  • Apply healthcare management principles and knowledge in the areas of finance, economics, strategy, human resources, information management, and ethics.
  • Evaluate the impact of healthcare policy and law on healthcare delivery and services.
  • Utilize market research for strategic planning in healthcare and evaluate an array of business processes and tools in healthcare operations management.
  • Assess managerial and leadership challenges in healthcare.
  • Communicate information that is concise, clear, organized, supported, and persuasive in a professional manner appropriate to the healthcare industry.
You can complete your master’s in Healthcare Administration degree online in as little as 12 months.

Prepare for Leadership Roles in the Healthcare Field

Our master’s in Healthcare Administration courses are carefully selected and designed to prepare you with the leadership, management, and business skills needed for entering and excelling in healthcare administration careers.

Specifically, our master’s degree in Healthcare Administration program explores:

  • Healthcare management and organizational behavior
  • Healthcare organizations and administration
  • Current economics in healthcare
  • Regulation and policy in healthcare
  • Health law and ethics
  • Healthcare planning and marketing
  • Executive leadership in healthcare organizations
  • Management information systems in healthcare
  • Quality performance and management
  • Financial management of healthcare organizations
  • Human resource management in healthcare organizations
  • Seminar in healthcare cases
To help equip you for working in this field, our instructors* share their own experiences working in healthcare administration careers and provide you with one-on-one support and mentorship throughout the program.

Master’s in Healthcare Administration Requirements for Admission

Our Master’s in Healthcare Administration requirements for admissions include a completed admissions application and:

  • An earned undergraduate degree from an acceptable accredited institution with a CGPA of 2.7 or better on a 4.0 scale
  • -Or-
  • An earned undergraduate degree from an acceptable accredited institution with a CGPA of 2.7 or better on a 4.0 scale during the applicant’s last 60 semester or 90 quarter hours earned on the bachelor’s degree or subsequent graduate work
  • -Or-
  • An earned undergraduate degree from an acceptable accredited institution with a minimum combined GMAT score of 400 or GRE scores of 150 Verbal and 150 Reasoning
  • -Or-
  • An earned graduate degree from an acceptable accredited institution with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a scale of 4.0)
Scholarships and financial aid are available to those who qualify. Some employers may offer tuition reimbursement programs that can lower your total education costs. If you have any questions about admissions or financial aid, call our Admissions team at 1.888.444.3404 or submit a request information form.

Healthcare Administration Careers & Job Outlook

After completing a master’s in Healthcare Administration, jobs you may be equipped for include management and leadership roles in facilities such as:
  • Hospitals
  • Federal, state, and county health programs
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Medical laboratories
  • Medical billing companies
  • Health education and training companies

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predict that the demand for medical and health services managers will grow 20% from 2016 to 2026, creating over 72,000 new medical and healthcare administration jobs.

For professionals with a master’s in Healthcare Administration, salary may vary based on factors like experience level, employment type, industry, and geographic region.

End your search for Healthcare Administration master’s programs today with South University. To learn more about we can prepare you for healthcare administration careers, request information today!

*Credentials and experience levels vary by faculty and instructors.

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