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bachelor's degree

bachelor of science in health administration degree

get started

4 years

approximate program length

120

total credits

$398

cost per credit

Online & campus

format

start when you're ready

choose an upcoming start date:

register by: jan 6, 2021

get into the business side of patient care, and help healthcare organizations better deliver patient outcomes. our bachelor of science in health administration degree can help you gain the skills for a variety of healthcare facilities.

coursework in this program, and its four elective track options, align with the healthcare information and management systems society’s (himss) rigorous standards for quality health information technology or healthcare education, and we’ve been named an approved education partner (aep).

you'll learn how to:

  • apply management and leadership skills relevant to the changing healthcare industry

  • evaluate risk and quality management practices to help improve patient outcomes

  • address challenges and opportunities faced by health service administrators

  • communicate effectively across diverse healthcare environments

  • leverage data and technology to improve overall healthcare system performance

courses

1

course at a time

5

weeks per course

10

courses per year

schedule

both the on-campus and online healthcare administration degrees feature the same courses, and your academic advisor will help you schedule them. please note that on-campus students are required to physically attend class one day a week, typically from 6-10 pm.

depending on your location, this program may be offered as blended. this means you’ll start at a local campus* to complete your general education courses, and then transition to online learning for your core program courses.

*during covid-19, while our campuses are temporarily closed, your local campus classes will be held virtually so you can get face-to-face learning at home.

what you'll learn

when you earn your bachelor of science in health administration degree, you’ll be equipped with a concrete set of skills you can apply on the job. 

topics covered in this degree include:

  • electronic health records
  • medical terminology
  • business communications
  • organizational behavior
  • healthcare accounting

Careers & Outcomes

what can you do with a bachelor of science in health administration degree?

a bsha can prepare you to be a: 

  • health manager
  • office manager (gm)
  • practice administrator
  • program manager
18 %

according to the bureau of labor statistics, job growth for medical and health services managers is projected to be much faster than average between 2018 and 2028. 

tuition

paying for school

locked-in tuition

$398

cost per credit

keep the same fixed, affordable tuition from start to finish of your degree program, even if it takes longer than you planned. that’s our promise: no matter what surprises life brings, you can count on us.

earn your degree without starting from scratch

on average, students with prior eligible college credits and relevant life experience saved  $11k and 1 year on their undergratuate degree.

up to $1 million a month in available scholarships
apply for one of 400 scholarship opportunities this month.

credit transfer made easy
graduate faster by transferring in prior eligible credits from another accredited institution.

get credit for what you already know
earn your degree without starting from scratch. have previous relevant work and life experience evaluated for potential credit.

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faculty & Accreditation

count on the quality of your education

institutional accreditation

university of phoenix is accredited by the higher learning commission (hlc), hlcommission.org. since 1978, university of phoenix has been continually accredited by the higher learning commission and its predecessor.

faculty fast facts

26

average years of industry experience

32

directors of services

 *the health information systems elective track educationally prepares you to sit for the healthcare information and management systems society (himss) certified associate in healthcare information and management systems (cahims) exam.

while widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. please check with a university enrollment representative.