If you've set your sights on a leadership role in the healthcare field, but aren't interested in a clinical position, then a career in healthcare administration could be for you. Healthcare management provides the unique opportunity to combine the best in business standards with the highly focused principles, concepts, systems and practices of the healthcare industry.
At Southern New Hampshire University, you'll acquire the formal healthcare education necessary to advance your skills and complement your experience within the complex health administration field. The master's in healthcare administration online program covers a variety of areas, including:
Healthcare administrators play a vital role in today's shifting healthcare paradigm: They ensure equitable quality and access to the best care. That takes a combination of organizational leadership and strategic vision balanced with skillful collaboration among internal and external stakeholders. By earning your online Master of Science in Healthcare Administration, you'll be well-qualified to fill critical needs and advance in this vital industry.
SNHU is a leader in health education, with a diverse array of accredited healthcare and nursing degree programs. Our online MS in Healthcare Administration broadens our offering in this vital area, providing a more in-depth study of the healthcare industry for those ready to take the next step in their careers - a senior administration role. We were one of the first universities to offer an online MS in Management in Healthcare Administration, a program designed for entry- to mid-level healthcare managers seeking management education - and one of our most popular programs to date. These two degree programs demonstrate our commitment to meeting the needs of our students and the demands of the healthcare industry.
Healthcare is a unique and complex industry that undergoes frequent changes based on developments in technology and medical practices, as well as political and policy changes. As such, leaders in the healthcare field need a strong understanding of the industry to successfully lead a medical facility or other healthcare organization. The master's in healthcare administration online curriculum was developed by well-respected practitioners in the field and is aligned with standards from:
Following these standards, our rigorous online MS degree can provide you with the competencies required for top healthcare administration positions, including communication, computational skills, critical thinking, societal and cultural context, leadership, relationship management and a thorough knowledge of the healthcare environment.
In the master's in healthcare administration online program, you'll learn how to:
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission - to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your MS degree online at SNHU include:
Acceptance decisions are made on a rolling basis throughout the year for our 5 graduate terms. You can apply at any time and get a decision within days of submitting all required materials. To apply, simply contact an admission counselor, who can help you explore financial options. Your counselor can also walk you through the application process, which involves completing a graduate application ($40 fee) and providing undergraduate transcripts.
Healthcare is the largest industry in the U.S. and the second largest employer, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. With a projected 23% job growth through 2022, opportunities abound for healthcare administration professionals. While salaries vary regionally, the BLS reports a median annual salary for healthcare administrators of $88,580, with the top 10% of healthcare administrators earning more than $150,560.*
According to the AUPHA, healthcare executives have the opportunity to make a significant contribution to improving the health of the citizens in the communities they serve, and the opportunity to work in thousands of health services organizations throughout the U.S. and the world, including:
Advisory boards of healthcare professionals from a wide variety of occupations within the industry regularly review the curriculum and coursework for the online master’s in healthcare administration, ensuring the program is on the cutting-edge of healthcare leadership. With this vital input from industry experts, SNHU’s online master’s in healthcare administration will provide you with the skills and knowledge required for top healthcare administration positions, from communication and critical thinking skills to relationship management and an in-depth understanding of the healthcare environment.
Total Credits: 36
Tuition rates for SNHU's online degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer a 25% tuition discount for U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty.
*Tuition Rates are subject to change and are reviewed Annually.
$40 Application Fee, $150 Graduation Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)
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.