Online M.S. in Healthcare Administration

 

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Salve Regina University’s online Master of Science in healthcare administration program prepares clinical and business professionals to be innovative leaders in the health care industry. After earning their master’s degree in healthcare administration, our motivated graduates pursue health care management careers at hospitals, health systems, physician practices, government agencies and nonprofit organizations.

In addition to the M.S. in healthcare administration, we offer exploratory certificate programs in healthcare administration, healthcare leadership and cybersecurity and healthcare administration, as well as an MBA with a healthcare administration concentration. Through our popular accelerated program, qualified undergraduates can earn their bachelor’s and master’s degrees in just five years.

Online Master’s in Healthcare Administration

Accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education, our master’s degree in healthcare administration examines the latest trends in business and health care while prioritizing the analytical competencies expected by top organizations. Courses are taught by respected professionals who blend theoretical concepts with their personal expertise in the health care industry. 

Our master’s degree is designed for flexibility, allowing students to tailor the program to meet their educational, professional and personal goals. Students benefit from small class sizes that facilitate networking opportunities and inquisitive discussions. Integrating discussions of ethics and public health into health care management, our healthcare administration curriculum aligns with Salve Regina’s mission to promote a harmonious, just and merciful world.

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Advance Your Career

Salve Regina’s healthcare administration program is ideal for clinicians and business professionals who are seeking to advance their career. Our graduates assume leadership positions in hospitals, physician practice organizations, home care facilities, community health agencies and long-term care facilities.

Flexible and Affordable

Most coursework may be completed asynchronously and at your own pace – easily accommodating the busy schedules of working professionals. Salve Regina’s cost per course is lower than most state universities and employees in partner organizations receive an additional 10% discount.

IACBE Accredited

Our master’s degree in healthcare administration is accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education. Unlike other accredited programs that are taught by theoreticians, Salve Regina’s program is taught by faculty with real-world leadership experience in health care organizations.

Healthcare Administration Curriculum

Suited to the schedules of busy professionals, our 12-course master’s degree in healthcare administration delivers a comprehensive exploration of the complex health care industry, from human resources management to health policy. Students may choose to pursue a concentration in cybersecurity, which prepares professionals to proactively manage and mitigate against current and emerging cybersecurity threats in the health care environment.

Required courses:

  • HCA501: Introduction to Healthcare
  • HCA509: Human Resources Management
  • HCA519: Healthcare Finance
  • HCA522: Introduction to Healthcare Analytics
  • HCA525: Ethics for Health Professionals
  • HCA528: Health Policy
  • HCA533: Health Law
  • HCA543: Public Health Administration
  • HCA547: Application of Healthcare Management Theory
  • HCA570: Internship in Healthcare Administration and Management (Students with professional experience may replace HCA570 with a third elective with approval from the program director.)

Students also choose two electives in healthcare administration, holistic studies or management.

Suggested electives:

  • HCA510: Essential Team Building for Healthcare Leaders
  • HCA515: Building Agreement and Relationships
  • HCA520: Transformational Leadership Practices
  • HCA540: Healthcare and the Older Citizen
  • HCA581: Special Topics in Healthcare Administration and Management
  • HCA591: Independent Study
  • HLC500: Research Methods
  • HLC505: Interpersonal Helping Skills
  • HLL525: Enhancing Dynamic Leadership Skills
  • MGT555: Organizational Transformation and Change
  • MGT567: Creative Problem-Solving

The concentration in cybersecurity prepares professionals to proactively manage and mitigate against current and emerging cybersecurity threats in the health care environment.

Required courses:

  • HCA501: Introduction to Healthcare
  • HCA509: Human Resources Management
  • HCA519: Healthcare Finance
  • HCA522: Introduction to Healthcare Analytics
  • HCA525: Ethics for Health Professionals
  • HCA530: Cybersecurity and Resiliency in Healthcare
  • HCA538: Cybersecurity and Healthcare Policy
  • HCA542: Cybersecurity and Healthcare Law
  • HCA543: Public Health Administration
  • HCA547: Application of Healthcare Management Theory

Students also choose three electives in cybersecurity, healthcare administration or management.

Suggested electives:

  • CJC576: High Technology Crime
  • HCA500: Research Methods
  • HCA505: Healthcare Marketing
  • HCA540: Healthcare and the Older Citizen
  • HCA551: Hacking the Future of Healthcare Administration
  • HCA552: Digital Health, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Healthcare Administration
  • HCA570: Internship and Seminar in Healthcare Administration and Management
  • HCA581: Special Topics in Healthcare Administration and Management
  • HCA591: Independent Study
  • MGT558: Management of Cyber Opportunities and Threats

Time to Complete

 

18 to 24 months

Program Format

 

Online

Application Deadline

 

Rolling admission

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Salve Regina’s Master of Science in healthcare administration prepares students to launch a career in health care management by tailoring experiential coursework to their career objectives. Discover the possibilities with an M.S. in healthcare administration. 

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Program Spotlight: Jennifer Romagnolo

Jennifer Romagnolo

Jennifer Romagnolo '05 (M) never envisioned herself working in a nursing home. However, as her role shifted from social worker to administrator at her first job, she realized she was loving the role. She decided to pursue a master's degree in healthcare administration at Salve Regina so she could sit for the licensing test and become a licensed nursing home administrator.

I had a great experience – I loved all the classes. I still talk to several of the faculty that I had in the industry. As a nursing home administrator on Aquidneck Island, I've even taken care of some of their family members.