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Healthcare Administration Degree Online Bachelor of Science

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Register By: June 29 Classes Start: July 01

Earn a Healthcare Administration Degree Online

  • $330/credit (120 total credits)
  • Transfer up to 90 credits
  • Aligned with the Association of University Programs
    in Health Administration (AUPHA)
  • Accredited by NECHE
  • 24/7 online access to the classroom
  • 2022 median annual salary of $104,830 for medical and health services managers1

Online Healthcare Administration Degree Program Overview

Healthcare administration professionals make decisions every day that help improve the lives of patients. Position yourself to become one of the decision-makers when you earn a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Healthcare Administration degree online at Southern New Hampshire University.

Healthcare leaders are responsible for planning, directing and coordinating health services and working closely with medical staff to positively impact patient care. Not only is working in healthcare rewarding, but it's one of the largest and fastest-growing industries in the country.

Developed to align with the curriculum principles established by the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA), our online health administration degree equips you with the knowledge and skills to develop your career in leading healthcare organizations such as hospitals, physician offices, care facilities and other healthcare organizations.

How an affordable online degree helped Ali

Earn a Degree. Build a Career.

At Southern New Hampshire University, you don’t just earn a degree. You take the first step towards building a career with opportunities. That’s exactly what Ali Lamureux-Rule ‘22 did when she decided to earn her BS in Healthcare Administration. Now, she’s ready to start the next chapter in her career.

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What You'll Learn

  • Stakeholder communication tactics
  • Data-based decision-making
  • Operational strategies
  • Ethical policies and regulations
  • Company culture building

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How You'll Learn

At SNHU, you'll get support from day 1 to graduation and beyond. And with no set class times, 24/7 access to the online classroom, and helpful learning resources along the way, you'll have everything you need to reach your goals.

Concentration Options

You can also choose from career-focused concentrations to tailor your program more closely to your goals. Concentrations include health information management and patient safety & quality.

Career Outlook

The demand is high for educated and experienced healthcare administration professionals. As a graduate of Southern New Hampshire University's BS in Healthcare Administration program, you'll have the knowledge required to step into diverse professional or supervisory roles, including:

Specialist

  • Health Policy Analyst
  • Health Promotion Specialist

Management

  • Community Health Manager
  • Health Services Manager

Administration

  • Medical Services Administrator
  • Medical Office Director

Health administration professionals work in a variety of settings, including behavioral health organizations, consulting firms, governmental healthcare agencies, health insurance companies, hospitals, long-term care facilities, national health associations, pharmaceutical companies and physician offices.

Job Growth and Salary

Prospects for medical and health services managers appear promising in the coming years. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, this increased demand is in part due to an aging population, opening new opportunities for the next generation of healthcare workers.

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Job Growth

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of medical and health services managers is project to grown 28% through 2031 — which is much faster than the average for all occupations.¹

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Salary

Although salaries can vary by region and responsibility, the Bureau of Labor Statistics found that medical and health services managers earned a median annual salary of $104,830 in 2022.1

Understanding the Numbers
When reviewing job growth and salary information, it’s important to remember that actual numbers can vary due to many different factors — like years of experience in the role, industry of employment, geographic location, worker skill and economic conditions. Cited projections do not guarantee actual salary or job growth.

In Demand Job Opportunities

In order to support the professionals on the frontlines of patient care, BLS predicts that there will be "greater needs" in the healthcare industry for managers and administrators, as well as directors, executives and other leaders versed in the best practices of both healthcare and management.1 These are the professionals who will manage the people, resources, operations and policies that comprise dynamic healthcare organizations and systems.

Mary Shannon Brady, 2021 graduate of SNHU’s bachelor’s in healthcare administration programWhile the need for more healthcare administration professionals inspired Mary Shannon Brady '21 to pursue a career in the field, she knew she needed a degree to achieve her goals.

"A focus in these areas and patient advocacy is needed now more than ever. The biggest roadblock I have hit applying for positions related to this field is the fact I don’t have my degree yet and the organizations require that coveted piece of paper" says Mary Shannon Brady.

Some roles in healthcare administration may require an advanced degree. As you finish your bachelor's degree program, you may want to consider earning an online master's in healthcare administration, an MBA in Healthcare Management or an online master's in management with a concentration in healthcare if it aligns with your career goals.

Start Your Journey Toward an Online Healthcare Administration Degree

Katwana Harris, 2021 graduate of SNHU’s bachelor’s in healthcare administration program

The Support You Need To Succeed

Katwana Harris '21

"My expectations were more than exceeded for a variety of reasons: the costs, the extra help during the COVID-19 pandemic and everyone from my academic advisor to my professors were partners in making sure I had what I needed to succeed."

Courses and Curriculum

By aligning with the curriculum principles set forth by the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA), we position you to earn a bachelor's in healthcare administration that meets a standard of excellence in both the healthcare field and in higher education.

120 Credits

8-Week Terms

100% Online

No Set Class Times

Health Administrator and a Nurse Smiling in Hospital

The healthcare administration classes within this program were created to meet AUPHA's four competencies:

  • Communication
  • Computational skills
  • Critical thinking
  • Societal and cultural context

The BS in Healthcare Administration program is designed to equip you with the knowledge, support and tools you'll need to earn your degree and pursue a career in the field.

Curriculum Requirements & Resources

General Education

All undergraduate students are required to take general education courses, which are part of SNHU's newly redesigned program, The Commons. The goal of The Commons' curriculum is to empower you with some of the most in-demand skills, so you can succeed not only in your academic career, but in your personal and professional life too.

Technology Resources

We provide cloud-based virtual environments in some courses to give you access to the technology you need for your degree – and your career. Learn more about our virtual environments.

Earn Math Credits

Save time and tuition with our Pathways to Math Success assessments. Depending on your scores, you could earn up to 12 math credits – the equivalent of 4 courses – toward your degree for less than $50 per assessment. For additional information, or to register for a Pathways to Math Success assessment, contact your admission counselor or academic advisor today.

Tuition & Fees

As a private, nonprofit university, we’re committed to making college more accessible by making it more affordable. That’s why we offer some of the lowest online tuition rates in the nation.

We also offer financial aid packages to those who qualify, plus a 30% tuition discount for U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty.

Online Undergraduate Programs Per Course Per Credit Hour Annual Cost for 30 credits 
Degree/Certificates $990 $330 $9,900
Degree/Certificates (U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty)* $693 $231 $6,930

Tuition Rates are subject to change and are reviewed annually. *Note: students receiving this rate are not eligible for additional discounts.

Additional Costs No Application Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)

Kristina Libby, 2017 graduate of SNHU’s BS in nursing program

Affordable Programs to Fit Your Life

Kristina Libby '17

“The financial aspect of [going to SNHU]... I ran to my husband with my computer and said ‘look, look—we can do this!’”

Frequently Asked Questions

University Accreditation

New England Commission of Higher Education Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) as well as several other accrediting bodies.

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