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Bachelor of Science Health Services Administration

PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

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40 bachelor's courses
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$ 1525
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Bachelor of Science in Health Services Administration

Get set to make a difference in the health care field with this online program. You’ll discover where technology and innovation meet business and health services. Courses cover the fundamentals of business, accounting and health services administration and management.

Summer classes start July 1

What is a BSHS degree?

The Bachelor of Science in Health Services Administration prepares students to pursue health care leadership equipping them with the knowledge and skills for administration and management in health care, non-profit and corporate settings. Students will gain an introduction to business, accounting, core areas of health services administration and management such as medical terminology, health care economics and finance, ethics, electronic health records, aspects of human resources, marketing, data quality and systems, policy, as well as regulations and laws applicable to the field of health care.

This program also includes all courses needed to earn the following badges and certificates along the way.

  • Undergraduate Public Heath – Certificate
  • Undergraduate Certificate Health Information Management and Analytics – Certificate
  • Foundations of Healthcare Finance – Badge
  • Foundations of Electronic Medical Records – Badge
  • Healthcare Office Administration – Badge
  • Healthcare Operations Management – Badge

Certificates and badges are based on a five-year program sequence. Students are not required to follow this sequence.

How long does a BSHS take?

  • At Strayer, we offer classes year-round on the quarterly system, which means we have fall, winter, spring and summer term
  • Each quarter is approximately 11 weeks long and is worth 4.5 credit hours
  • The BSHS program has 40 courses, equal to 180 credit hours
  • The specific length of time to earn your BSHS will depend on how many courses you take per term

What will you learn in the Strayer online BSHS program?

  • An introduction to business and accounting principles
  • Different aspects of health services administration like medical terminology and health care economics
  • A broad understanding of laws and regulations applicable to the health care field
  • The basics of human resources, marketing and data systems

How will you learn?

Courses vary in the number of class meetings per week but generally meet at least once a week. To participate, students need reliable access to a computer and internet. Each course requires approximately 13.5 hours per week.

All courses are taught by Strayer faculty. Faculty will assess your learning progress through a range of methods, including discussions, videos, written exams, quizzes, projects, presentations, research papers and case studies. You’ll have access to your instructors outside of scheduled online class sessions as needed, and you’ll also receive regular feedback from your instructors.

Class size varies based on course objectives and the teaching demands of the subject matter. In general, Strayer University aims to keep the student-to-instructor ratio low.

This program is currently not approved for federal financial aid by the U.S. Department of Education (ED).

Program features

Add essential skills to your resume

Along with your degree, you’ll learn professional skills employers value, from communication to problem-solving.

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For every three classes you pass, you’ll earn one on us at the end of your program. Eligibility and participation rules apply.

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Strayer University has distinct accreditations and affiliations that attest to our academic quality. We're committed to meeting quality standards, so you can earn a diploma you're proud to display. 

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Estimate the cost of your degree

How much does a bachelor’s in health services administration cost?

The cost of a BSHS depends on a number of factors, including the price per course, the purchase of textbooks and the scholarships and financial aid available to you. Read on for a breakdown of the costs, as well as money-saving opportunities associated with the program.

Estimate the cost of your degree

How much does a bachelor’s in health services administration cost?

The cost of a BSHS depends on a number of factors, including the price per course, the purchase of textbooks and the scholarships and financial aid available to you. Read on for a breakdown of the costs, as well as money-saving opportunities associated with the program.

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Program cost breakdown

In most cases, Strayer’s BSHS program consists of 40 courses, with the price of $1525 per course. There are additional fees for textbooks and supplies, a $65 technology fee each term and a one-time $150 degree conferral fee.

Transfer credits

Courses from another institution may be eligible for transfer to Strayer, which can reduce the number of courses you need to graduate and your overall tuition. Bachelor’s students can transfer up to 28 classes toward the bachelor’s degree (if approved). Strayer’s transfer credit page has more information as well as a tool to estimate how many transfer credits you may be able to apply to your Strayer degree program.

Scholarships and financial aid

This program is currently not approved for federal financial aid by the U.S. Department of Education (ED).

There are a number of financial aid options worth exploring on our financial aid page. To apply for federal aid, prospective students should fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. Stafford loans are available for graduate study. These are direct unsubsidized loans, not based on financial need. Unlike subsidized loans, Stafford loan interest will accrue while in the program. Making interest payments while in school will help reduce the amount of principal that would otherwise build up, reducing your end cost.

There are also scholarships and private loans available for Strayer students.

More than 500 organizations – including corporations and community colleges – invest in their employees by working with Strayer University to offer access to discounted education programs. If your employer is a Corporate Alliance Partner, you may qualify for education benefits that can help you discover career and educational pathways related to your field.

Private loans

Non-federal loans may pay the difference between the cost of attendance and the total of loans and grants received from other tuition assistance programs. The terms and conditions of federal loans are often more favorable than private loans and should be considered before exploring private loans.

Military tuition assistance

Scholarships are offered to eligible students currently serving in the military, as well as military spouses. Strayer is also approved by Veterans Affairs to accept and process veteran education benefits. Learn more about the Strayer University active military assistance program here.

Veteran benefits

In addition to participating fully in the Yellow Ribbon Program, Strayer is approved by Veterans Affairs to accept and process veteran education benefits. Student veterans can receive transfer credit for military training and life experiences.

BSHS course list

All BSHS students take a set list of required major courses. All students also take a set of general education classes for a well-rounded education. The remaining credits come from their choice of concentration. View all courses

Sample courses

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BUS 100 - Introduction to Business

Provides a foundation in today's business operations with a focus on the major functions of a business (management, production, marketing, finance and accounting, human resource management, and various support functions). The course also provides an overview of business organizations and the competitive business environment, strategic planning, international business, ethical considerations, quality assurance and more.

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COM 100 - Communication at Work

Being an effective communicator is an essential skill for any profession. In this course, you will learn the secrets to writing, listening, and speaking with credibility in order to share your voice with the world.

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HSA 110 - Navigating Healthcare with Innovation

This course will provide a broad overview of the field of Health Services Administration as related to the U.S. health care system. Students will gain an understanding of the healthcare delivery system and its components. Topics will include history, development, planning, organization, finance, quality, management and leadership, as well as major policy issues and trends in the field of Health Services Administration, with an emphasis on innovative problem solving.

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HSA 115 - Healthcare Communication and Terminology

This course is intended to equip future healthcare administrators and leaders with a basic understanding of medical terminology and best practices to communicate effectively across the healthcare system using appropriate terminology. Topics include anatomical structure, medical treatment, and medical procedural terminology used across healthcare settings. Prerequisite: HSA 110

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HSA 225 - Economics & Finance for Healthcare Leaders

This course introduces students to the key economic and financial concepts related to healthcare management. Topics include economic influences of the healthcare delivery and the role in planning and decision making, demand and supply-side factors, planning and budgeting concepts, financial management, cost accounting and management, payment/reimbursement models, the differences between the goods and service industries, as well as the pros and cons of a single payer system. Prerequisite: ACC 100 & HSA 110

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HSA 235 - Ethical Decision Making for Leaders

This course explores ethical issues and situations relevant to health services administrators and contemporary health care organizations. Students will acquire the knowledge and skills needed to make ethical decisions. A broad range of topics are explored including patient-centered issues, public health ethics, ethical practices around contracts and reimbursement, confidentiality of patient medical records, market and obligation to the community. Prerequisite: HSA 110

Bachelor of Health Services Administration admission requirements

Before you can pursue your bachelor’s degree, you’ll need to enroll at Strayer. Here’s what you’ll need to get started for admission to the university.

A completed application and enrollment agreement, as applicable

A diploma from an approved high school or its equivalent

Official copies of transcripts from all other colleges or universities attended

A valid, current and legible government-issued photo ID

Learn more about the admission process at Strayer. Students applying to Washington, D.C., or New Jersey campuses must provide proof of proper immunization.

Transferring to Strayer from another university?

Some or all of the credits you’ve earned may be transferable.

International students

We welcome international students.

Campus locations

Come to a campus near you for guidance and support. You’ll have access to helpful resources, a supportive community and plenty of spaces to learn and grow.

This program is currently not approved for federal financial aid by the U.S. Department of Education (ED).

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