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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.

Time to Complete

18 to 24 months

Program Format

Online or evening classes

Application Deadline

Rolling admission

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.  

Required courses:

  • HCA501: Introduction to Health Care
  • HCA505: Health Care Marketing
  • HCA509: Human Resources Management
  • HCA519: Health Care Finance
  • HCA525: Ethics for Health Professionals
  • HCA528: Health Policy
  • HCA533: Health Law
  • HCA543: Public Health Administration
  • HCA547: Application of Health Care Management Theory
  • HCA570: Internship in Health Care 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:

  • HCA500: Research Methods
  • HCA540: Health Care and the Older Citizen
  • HCA581: Special Topics in Health Care Administration and Management
  • HCA591: Independent Study
  • HLC505: Laboratory in Interpersonal Communication Skills
  • HLC516: Psychology of Group Processes
  • MGT555: Organizational Development
  • MGT560: Labor Relations
  • MGT561: Financial Management
  • MGT567: Creative Problem-Solving

M.S. in Healthcare Administration: Cybersecurity Concentration

For professionals with a clinical or business background, the cybersecurity concentration analyzes the digital information challenges in health care management. The discerning curriculum provides an in-depth understanding of cybersecurity threats, threat actors, cybersecurity risk management best practices, laws and regulations applicable to electronic health records, and techniques to build enterprise-wide cybersecurity awareness.

Required courses:

  • HCA501: Introduction to Health Care
  • HCA505: Health Care Marketing
  • HCA509: Human Resources Management
  • HCA519: Health Care Finance
  • HCA525: Ethics for Health Professionals
  • HCA530: Cybersecurity and Resiliency in Health Care Administration
  • HCA538: Cybersecurity and Health Care Policy
  • HCA542: Cybersecurity and Health Care Law
  • HCA543: Public Health Administration
  • HCA547: Application of Health Care Management Theory

Students also choose two elective courses. Possible electives include:

  • HCA500: Research Methods
  • HCA551: Hacking the Future of Health Care Administration
  • HCA552: Digital Health, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Health Care Administration

Learn More About Salve Regina’s Online M.S. in Healthcare Administration

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: Nicole Paliotti

Nicole Paliotti '19 (M) left a six-figure job in marketing and sales and completely changed her career path to work in health care at South County Health in South Kingstown, Rhode Island. It's a decision that was ultimately one of the most rewarding journeys she's ever taken both personally and professionally – and one that Salve Regina helped her achieve through its graduate program in healthcare administration.

I'm basically rebuilding my career, but it's something I feel passionate about. And I actually love getting up and going to work every day.