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Develop your leadership and ethical decision-making skills to succeed in your ideal career. By choosing an online master’s degree or certificate program in health administration from The University of Scranton, you’ll gain the organizational, financial and systems knowledge necessary for success in the field. After you graduate, you can advance in a variety of healthcare staff positions, including senior healthcare management positions.

CAHME-Accredited

The online Master of Health Administration at Scranton is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME).

Backed by Experts

Study with experienced faculty distinguished by their cutting-edge knowledge of the most on-trend topics in the field.

Affordable

We’ll help you with your FAFSA application, financial aid, military benefits and more. Plus, there is no application fee for The University of Scranton’s online programs.

As the healthcare system grows and advances in its understanding of patient needs, professionals with administration and leadership skills are in high demand. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that jobs for healthcare administrators will grow much faster than average at 32% from 2020 to 2030, which will add over 139,600 jobs per year.1 The University of Scranton’s online health administration degree and certificate programs can help you make an impact in this growing field.

With an online Executive Certificate in Health Administration, you can gain the core skills needed to meet today’s healthcare administration demands and choose two elective courses to align with your goals. The online Master of Health Administration gives you refined healthcare administration expertise and invaluable leadership, communication and relationship management skills. Add a specialization in Global Health to learn how to promote medical awareness and healthy living worldwide. All courses in the MHA curriculum are based on the ACHE Healthcare Leadership Alliance competency model.

Those interested in business-oriented careers can choose a dual MBA/MHA to enhance management skills and move up faster.

Online Health Administration Degree Programs

Online

10 months Duration

15 Credits

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Program Benefits

  • Expert guidance and mentorship
  • Five courses
  • Founded in Jesuit principles

Learn to apply the skills, competencies, values and points of view needed for financial decision-making, managerial leadership and healthcare administration. The University of Scranton’s Executive Certificate in Healthcare Administration allows you to advance in a variety of healthcare staff positions, including senior healthcare management positions.

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Online

8 months Duration

12 Credits

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Program Benefits

  • No work experience, GMAT or GRE scores required
  • Four courses
  • Founded in Jesuit principles

Become an ethical, knowledgeable professional with the Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics. You’ll take the first four courses from our Master of Science in Health Informatics program and build your understanding of health data management, systems interoperability, algorithm design, programming languages and more.

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Online

2 years Duration

33 Credits

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Program Benefits

  • Transfer up to 6 Credits
  • No GMAT or GRE scores required
  • CAHIIM-accredited
  • 3 start dates per year

The University of Scranton’s Master of Science in Health Informatics prepares you to translate numbers knowledge into better patient care. Learn information and communication systems, technologies and principles, and emerge with unique skills to advance in rapidly growing health informatics jobs. This program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

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Online

2.5 years Duration

47-52 Credits

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Program Benefits

  • CAHME-accredited
  • No GRE/GMAT required
  • 90% job placement rate
  • 2.5 years completion time

Stay on top of an industry that’s continually transforming with the online CAHME-accredited Master of Health Administration. You’ll earn an education grounded in Jesuit principles and gain current management skills. The online MHA curriculum is based on the ACHE Healthcare Leadership Alliance competency model, including 24 core competencies across five critical domains.

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Online

2.5 years Duration

65–72 Credits

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Program Benefits

  • Transfer up to 9 Credits
  • No GMAT/GRE Required
  • AACSB-accredited MBA and CAHME-accredited MHA
  • 2.5 years completion time
  • Learn from industry experts

Maximize your influence as a leader in healthcare administration and related industries with a dual MBA-MHA from The University of Scranton. You’ll not only graduate with the skills and credentials to seek top positions in your field — you’ll save time and reduce the workload by 13–18 credits compared to pursuing the degrees individually.

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Online

2 years Duration

36-48 Credits

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Program Benefits

  • No GMAT/GRE Required
  • No Application Fee
  • 2 years completion time
  • AACSB-accredited
  • Transfer up to six credits

With The University of Scranton’s AACSB-accredited MBA specialization in Healthcare Management, you’ll learn to supervise healthcare facilities, plan and direct operations and manage healthcare teams. You’ll master both the theory and the skills needed to maintain a sustainable, successful organization. Lead with an approach to decision-making that emphasizes ethics using the Triple Bottom Line theory — an emphasis on sustainable development related to social, fiscal and environmental responsibility.

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Online

2.5 years Duration

53 Credits

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Program Benefits

  • Transfer up to 6 Credits
  • CAHME-accredited
  • No GRE/GMAT required
  • Study abroad opportunities are available

The Global Health specialization of The University of Scranton’s MHA program teaches you to take your healthcare leadership skills to communities worldwide. You’ll gain firsthand experience with the obstacles faced by international healthcare systems. Hear diverse perspectives on healthcare delivery, improve your intercultural communication skills and discuss public health, health management and social justice issues.

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Online

2.5 years Duration

53 Credits

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Program Benefits

  • Transfer up to 6 Credits
  • No GMAT or GRE scores required
  • Founded in Jesuit principles
  • 3 specialization courses

Through just six additional credits on top of the MHA degree, you’ll understand the important role health informatics plays in not only healthcare institutions but also community organizations and the public sector. Courses will examine the impact of health informatics on policy and the skills needed to operate a healthcare organization in today’s economy.

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Online

2.5 years Duration

33 Credits

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Program Benefits

  • Transfer up to 6 Credits
  • No GMAT or GRE scores required
  • CAHIIM-accredited
  • 3 start dates per year

Prepare to mine data for healthcare solutions with The University of Scranton’s online master’s degree in Health Informatics. The optional Data Analytics specialization offers skills for careers where you connect the dots within big data to help bolster patient care across populations. You’ll engage in an education that matches the quality of similar analytics courses but led by the expert faculty found only at The University of Scranton. This program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

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Careers in Health Administration

When you complete your online certificate or degree program in health administration, you’ll be fluent in the business of healthcare, the language of insurance companies and the requirements of government agencies. You can build or advance in a career working alongside physicians, surgeons, nurses and others as you manage the business side of healing.

Medical and Health Services Managers $104,280 per year1

Hospital Managers $112,870 per year1

Top Executives in Healthcare and Social Assistance $160,950 per year2

FAQs

In the U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 rankings, the University of Scranton is ranked No. 5 among the Best Regional Schools in the North and ranked in the top 50 Best Value Schools. You can learn more about our awards and recognition here.

The University of Scranton is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).

  • Scranton’s Kania Business School is accredited by AACSB International, a distinction received by only 5% of business schools worldwide.
  • Our online Master of Health Administration was one of the first online programs accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME).
  • The M.S. in Health Informatics and the specialization in Data Analytics is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

You can learn more about our accreditation here.

Work experience is required for admission to certain programs. To find out if work experience is required for your chosen degree, call 866-373-9547 or email.

Yes, The University of Scranton accepts transfer credits for some programs. To learn about the transfer process and how many credits you may transfer, call 866-373-9547 or email.

While both online and on-campus programs offer the same quality rigor and instruction, online programs are typically ideal for full-time working professionals due to the maximum flexibility they offer. Online students can study where and when it’s best for them instead of traveling to campus to complete courses in person. This flexibility allows them to balance their obligations with schoolwork and achieve their ultimate goals.

The expected hours will vary per program. In undergraduate courses, you can expect to work at least 8–10 hours per week, per class. For a graduate-level program, you may have 12–15 hours per week of classwork, per course. Contact us to learn more at 866-373-9547 or onlineprograms@scranton.edu.

Yes, The University of Scranton is a participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program.

A summary of benefits is available here. Additionally, the friendly staff at the University of Scranton Online Admissions Office can be contacted directly at 866-373-9547 or onlineprograms@scranton.edu to answer your questions.

Sources

  1. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Medical and Health Services Managers. Accessed on Jan. 18, 2022 from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/medical-and-health-services-managers.htm.
  2. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Top Executives. Accessed on Jan. 18, 2022 from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/top-executives.htm#tab-5.