Administration & Management

Degree Awarded:
Master of Science in Health Care Administration

Length of Program:
4-7 semesters

Application Deadlines:
Rolling Admissions
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Degree Overview

The Clarkson College online Master of Science in Health Care Administration degree is an accelerated program that will maximize your potential for an array of jobs in health administration. As you work toward your master's degree, you will receive the appropriate education to develop the critical thinking skills required to succeed in an advanced health care role.

Designed to accommodate a busy lifestyle, courses for the Health Care Administration program option are offered 100 percent online and focus on diverse leadership strategies, such as defining business problems, assessing information, considering alternatives and choosing the best solution. The online Health Care Administration option offers you:

  • Accelerated rate of completion to move quickly through the program
  • Courses six weeks in length, so your focus is on one course at a time
  • Courses designed to build upon your fundamental health care, business and leadership skills
  • Elective options available so you can customize your program to fit your needs and interests
  • Dedicated and knowledgeable faculty focused on your academic success

At the culmination of the Health Care Administration degree program, you will complete a capstone project in the form of a business plan. The capstone project is designed to syndicate everything you have learned in the program into one final project.

How we prepare
the best

  • Coursework available 100 percent online with part- and full-time study options.
  • Nearly one hundred percent employment rate achieved by graduates for the past five years.
  • Six-week course schedule allows for a focused study plan.
  • Accelerated rate allows you to complete the program in as few as four semesters.
  • Vast leadership and management career opportunities available within health care facilities and settings.
  • Students learn from experienced faculty with backgrounds in various healthcare disciplines and practices.

Required Courses for Master's Degree in Health Care Administration

Major Requirement Courses

(27 semester hours)

Courses Semester Hours
MB 798 - Fundamentals of Scholarly Writing in APA 1
MB 800 - Ethics in Leadership 2
MB 802 - Health Care Delivery Systems and Managed Care 3
MB 808 - Health Care Leadership 3
◊ MB 818 - Organizational Behavior 3
MB 821 - Healthcare Data Analytics 3
MB 826 - Healthcare Strategic Management 3
MB 828 - Financial Management in Healthcare 3
MB 833 - Healthcare Quality and risk Management 3
MB 837 - Leading Change 3
IPE 301 - Interprofessional Education 0
Total Semester Hours 27
All courses are 6 weeks in duration.
Capstone Experience

(3 semester hours)

Courses Semester Hours
MB 900 - Capstone 3
Total Semester Hours 3
Course is 12 weeks in duration.
Major Electives

Students must choose a total of 9 semester hours as part of the degree.

Courses Semester Hours
MB 813 - Healthcare Law and Policy 3
MB 819 - Human Resources 3
MB 836 - Health Care Project Management 3
MB 839 - Healthcare Reimbursement 3
MB 845 - Management of Health Information 3
MB 846 - Fundamentals of Informatics 3
MB 848 - Systems and Database Design 3
MB 850 - Healthcare Information Systems 3
MB 899 - Independent Study for Health Care Administration 1
◊ MB 903 - Internship 3
Electives 9
Total Semester Hours 37

All courses are 6 weeks in duration besides MB 899 & MB 903, which are 12 weeks duration.

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2020-21 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Find out more information about costs, tuition, and fees.


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Graduate Tuition

Cost per Credit Hour

Cost per Semester
$4,036 - Full-time (6 hrs)
$2,018 - Part-time (3 hrs)

Graduate Tuition $621 / credit-hour
Fees - Included in cost per semester
Application Fee for first time students $35/ each
Enrollment Fee for first time students $100/ each
Technology Fee: Online $35 / credit-hour
Degree Specific Fees - Not included in cost per semester
Interprofessional education – IPE Course Fee IPE 301 $90/ student

Career Overview

Median Salary

$77,362, 2020

Job Outlook

The health care administration field is projected to grow 20 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2017

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