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Healthcare Administration Degree Online Bachelor of Science

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Register By: February 27 Classes Start: March 01

Earn a Healthcare Administration Degree

  • $320/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
  • Median annual salary of $100,980 for healthcare
    administrators1

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 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.

Learn how to:

  • Communicate with stakeholders
  • Make decisions based on financial and economic data
  • Create strategic plans and enhance operations
  • Improve effectiveness of systems through data-based recommendations
  • Assess policies and regulations for ethical decision-making
  • Promote dynamic organizational cultures

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.

Experiential Learning

While different than the accelerated nursing program option, eligible students will have the opportunity to complete these HEaRT Challenges and, upon successful completion, transfer them in as graduate level credit applied to specific courses. Please ask your admission counselor for more information.

"The HEaRT Challenge offers students a meaningful way to build confidence, apply soft skills and demonstrate workforce readiness," said Dr. Toni Clayton, associate dean of health professions at SNHU.

Concentration Options

Career Outlook

The demand is high for educated and experienced healthcare administration professionals. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of medical and health services managers is projected to grow 18% through 2028 – which is much faster than the average for all occupations.1

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 director, 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.

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:

  • Community health manager
  • Health policy analyst
  • Health promotion specialist
  • Health services manager
  • Medical services administrator

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
  • Physician offices

Although salaries can vary by region and responsibility, the Bureau of Labor Statistics found that professionals in these occupations earned a median annual salary of $100,980 in May 2019.1

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 MS in Healthcare Administration, an MBA in Healthcare Management or an MS in Management with a concentration in Healthcare if it aligns with your career goals.

Start Your Journey Toward an Online Healthcare Administration Degree

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.

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

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

Curriculum Requirements & Resources

  • Business core: Business programs require learners to complete the business core program, which includes a variety of business-specific courses. This program focuses on 10 core competencies to prepare you for success wherever you go.
  • General education courses: All online bachelor's students are required to take general education classes, if not obtained in prior coursework. Through these foundation, exploration and integration courses, students learn to think critically, creatively and collaboratively, giving you the edge employers are looking for.
  • 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.
  • Save time and tuition: 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 with our Pathways to Math Success assessments.

Tuition & Fees

Tuition rates for SNHU's online degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We 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 $960 $320 $9,600
Degree/Certificates
(U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty)
$675 $225 $6,750

Tuition Rates are subject to change and are reviewed annually.

Additional Costs
No Application Fee, $150 Graduation Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)

Frequently Asked Questions

University Accreditation

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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