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Master the Health Care Field with a Fully Online Degree 

If you are a health care professional — or seeking a new career in the field — our 36-credit fully online Master of Science in health care administration and management will equip you with the tools and skills needed to successfully plan, direct and coordinate medical and health services.

We offer convenient class scheduling, affordable costs ($595 per credit tuition) and the opportunity for degree completion in as little as 18 months (six semesters).

Pictured is M.S. health care student Sofiya Arnaudova-Hewitt.

Sofiya Arnaudova-Hewitt '18 chose to pursue an M.S. in health care administration and management to advance in her career with UPMC.

Meet the Growing Demand for Health Care Managers

The rapidly aging American population and overall expansion of health care have created an increase in demand for highly-trained professionals to manage our country's health care centers and services. 

As the health care industry expands, opportunities for management, consulting and executive-level positions will continue to grow. 

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics:

  • Jobs in medical and health services management are expected to grow 20 percent (much faster than the average for all occupations) by 2026.
  • In 2016, $96,540 per year was the median pay for medical and health service managers.
  • Managers have the potential to earn more than $150,000 with a master's degree and years of experience.

Course Options

Health care managers must stay on the forefront of changes in health care laws, regulations and technology.

Our M.S. program offers a rigorous curriculum of quantitative and qualitative classes integrating theoretical learning, scholarly research and case analysis in national and global health care policies and practices. Courses include:

  • Accounting for Health Care Managers
  • Health Economics
  • Financial Management of Health Systems
  • Marketing and Strategic Planning in Health Care
  • Global Health Care Administration and Management
  • Ethics and Leadership for Health Care Managers

Additionally, students in our program:

  • Prepare and present a capstone project addressing a real-world problem in the health care field.
  • Build a portfolio showcasing their knowledge, skills and experience as a way to help them enter or advance in the health care career field.

Faculty bring industry experience and expertise to the online classroom

Our professors have worked in diverse health care settings as administrators, consultants, executives and clinical managers. Based on their real-world experiences, they offer in-depth instruction on concepts such as the economics of health care, how government regulations affect health care administration, health care informatics and more.

Meet the faculty
Pictured is Professor Archish Maharaja, Ed.D.
FACULTY SPOTLIGHT
  • Provides consulting and management services to individual and multi-specialty physician practices, as well as larger healthcare entities
  • Research expertise in Information technology as it applies to healthcare
  • Treasurer of the Western Pennsylvania Health Information and Management Systems Society

Career Options

With a master’s degree in health care administration and management, you will have the option to pursue various positions in government, nonprofit and private health care organizations, such as:

  • Clinical manager
  • Health care consultant
  • Health information manager
  • Health insurance manager
  • Home health agency manager
  • Hospital administrator
  • Pharmaceutical company manager
  • Physician group practice manager
  • Nursing home administrator
  • Research facility supervisor