Help set standards of care with an online MS in Health Services Administration

Driving quality and safety in health care delivery has become critically important. Whether you want to work in hospitals, clinics, outpatient surgery centers, long-term care facilities, biotech, government health organizations, or the pharmaceutical industry, your path requires that you understand the business of health care, technology, and health care policies in order to set the standard for health care.

The Strayer University online MS in Health Services Administration can help expand your knowledge of information technology, health care finance, leadership and management, ethics, health care policies, and human resources. You’ll develop expertise as a health care visionary, making informed decisions to improve the lives of patients and their families.

We offer concentrations to focus your master’s coursework on the area that fits your personal and professional goals.

CUSTOMIZE YOUR DEGREE WITH A CONCENTRATION:

CLINICAL CARE MANAGEMENT

PUBLIC HEALTH MANAGEMENT

AT-A-GLANCE

Winter Classes Start:

January 6

Courses to Complete:

12

Cost Per Course:

$1,680

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KEY COURSES IN THE ONLINE MASTER OF SCIENCE IN HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

  • HSA 501 - Management in Health Care

    This course focuses on management practices in health care organizations by addressing concepts that are consistent across organization types such as: organization design, effective communication, power and politics, and establishing strategic alliances. Key concepts include exploring the challenges associated with delivering value in health care systems.

  • HSA 505 - Health Services Strategic Marketing

    Examines the principles and concepts of marketing as they apply to health care organizations. Discuss the nature of marketing strategy, the environment in which marketing operates, the consumer decision-making process, market research, the market mix (product, price, place and promotion) and monitoring and controlling the marketing process.

  • HSA 510 - Health Economics

    Provides a complete understanding of health economics by applying fundamental microeconomic concepts to the analysis of the healthcare market and the study of the organization and delivery of medical care services. Topics of study include an analysis of the demand of health care and health insurance, the supply of medical care by physicians and health care organizations and the rationale for government intervention in the medical market.

  • HSA 520 - Health Information Systems

    Provides an overview of modern information technologies for locating health statistics and covers basic concepts of data quality and presentation. Familiarizes students with the scope and range of data systems and explores important health indicators with emphasis on decision-making needs. Will also explore the collection, analysis and reporting of data.

     

  • HSA 525 - Health Financial Management

    Get a background in the theory, tools and practical experience of health care financial management. Examines payment sources and reimbursement arrangements; the public and private financing of health care service organizations from both a theoretical and practical perspective; and emerging trends in the healthcare industry that affect financial decision-making. Topics include capital and debt financing, capital structure, financial planning, operating revenue, working capital, resource allocation and financial analysis of the industry. Review case studies for the opportunity to analyze a working health care organization.

  • HSA 530 - Health Services Human Resource Management

    Explore the management of human resources, with the particular focus on health care services environments. Understand the key concepts, principles and practices of human resource management. Topics include recruitment; selection and retention practices; performance evaluation; employee training and development; compensation and benefits issues; promotion; job design and analysis; legal issues affecting the healthcare workplace; management/labor relations; and workplace safety within contemporary health care services organizations. Address trends in human resource management in health care.

  • HSA 599 - Health Services Administration Capstone

    Examine the strategic management process and implementation of successful strategies in health care organizations. Exercise your analytic, integrative and decision-making skills through case analysis and decision making. A grade of B or higher is required.

  • MAT 543 - Quantitative Methods for Health Services

    Designed to develop and strengthen quantitative skills in order to be applied in healthcare management. Key concepts covered in the course help to increase student’s ability to solve fiscal matters, develop strategic solutions, and increase efficiency across the board within health services organizations.

LEAD IN THE GROWING FIELD OF HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

So many factors come into play for those leading in today’s field of health services administration. Leaders in this area comprehend policy, business and data, then apply what they know to guide effective delivery of health care services. 

The need for leadership in health services administration and related roles is clear. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of health care occupations is projected to grow 18 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 2.4 million new jobs.*  

The online health services administration degree from Strayer University can help you develop as a leader, providing you with the advanced health care administration knowledge and skills you need to excel in a career as a health care administrator or other positions related to the business of health care.

*Multiple factors, including prior experience, geography, and degree field, affect career outcomes, and Strayer does not guarantee a job, promotion, salary increase, or other career growth. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Healthcare Occupations on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/home.htm

Why choose Strayer?

A world of opportunity is waiting—for you

Discover how Strayer can help you achieve your personal and professional goals.

Expert staff to support you

From day one, we give you the support you need for success. Our admissions officers and student services coaches will set you on the right path, helping you find the best program for you and guiding you through choosing financial aid, setting benchmarks for meeting your goals, and connecting you with mentors and tutors.

Transfer your credits, finish your degree

Strayer accepts a wide range of courses for college transfer credit. The number of credit hours you can transfer depends on which program you want to start. You can apply up to 18 quarter hour credits toward a master’s degree program.

Tuition, scholarships & grants

Cost should never prohibit an education. We help you start from the best possible financial place for you by offering:

  • Savings of up to 25% with the Graduation Fund.
  • Scholarships you can combine for even more affordable tuition.
  • Financial aid advice – videos, and in-person support.
  • Potential savings through eligible transfer and experiential learning credits.

125+ YEARS OF QUALITY HIGHER EDUCATION

Strayer University is proud to be certified or accredited by five respected organizations.

Strayer University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. 267-284-5000), which is one of the six regional accrediting bodies in the United States. The Commission is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. http://www.msche.org
The University’s Master of Education (MEd) degree program is accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) through June 24, 2020. Upon expiration of TEAC accreditation, the MEd program will no longer have programmatic accreditation; however, this does not affect the University’s institutional accreditation. Strayer continues to hold institutional accreditation by its regional accrediting agency, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). Students who graduate from the MEd program will graduate from a regionally accredited institution. TEAC, now part of the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation, is located at 2010 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20036, 202-223-0077.

MAKING IT ALL POSSIBLE

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE & TOOLS

We can help you identify, understand and qualify for a variety of financial aid options.

The financial assistance that may be available to you includes:

  • Federal financial aid programs
  • Military education benefits
  • Selected state grant programs
  • Tuition benefit programs

Tuition Information

Scholarships and Grants

ADMISSION TO A STRAYER MASTER’S PROGRAM

To qualify for admission to an advanced degree program at Strayer, you’ll need to submit an application, proof that you completed a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, and official copies of transcripts from all other colleges or universities you’ve attended.

Strayer also requires satisfactory performance in at least one of the following areas:

  • 2.50 out of 4.0 undergraduate GPA during the junior and senior years
  • Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) (450 or better)
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) (1,000 or better)

For more details, visit our course catalog.

Evidence of Graduate Potential

Information for Tennessee Students

ACBSP Student Achievement Information

YOUR CHOICE IN CHANNELS

Days. Nights. Weekends. Online anytime or on campus when you want. Our programs are designed for adults who lead busy lives.

  • We continually update our online resources to bring you the latest technology and facilitate a better student experience.
  • Our campuses offer resources whenever you need them.
  • Your personal Success Coach will help ensure it all fits together in a program that meets your goals.
     

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At least three years of professional experience in a leadership, management, or problem-solving role.  This will also require evidence of graduate potential that may include an interview with a Campus Dean.

INFORMATION FOR TENNESSEE ONLINE STUDENTS

Strayer University is authorized for operation as a postsecondary educational institution by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. In order to view detailed job placement and graduation information on the programs offered by Strayer University, please visit  www.state.tn.us/thec and click on the Authorized Institutions Data button. Please contact your campus director or campus dean with any questions regarding the information provided on the Tennessee Higher Education Commission website. Credits earned at Strayer University may not transfer to another educational institution. Credits earned at another educational institution may not be accepted by Strayer University. You should obtain confirmation that Strayer University will accept any credits you have earned at another educational institution before you execute an enrollment contract or agreement. You should also contact any educational institutions that you may want to transfer credits earned at Strayer University to determine if such institutions will accept credits earned at Strayer University prior to executing an enrollment contract or agreement. The ability to transfer credits from Strayer University to another educational institutions may be very limited. Your credits may not transfer and you may have to repeat courses previously taken at Strayer University if you enroll in another educational institution. You should never assume that credits will transfer to or from any educational institution. It is highly recommended and you are advised to make certain that you know the transfer of credit policy of Strayer University and of any other educational institutions you may in the future want to transfer the credits earned at Strayer University before you execute an enrollment contract or agreement.

GRADUATES OF ACBSP ACCREDITED PROGRAMS

Number of Students Completing ACBSP-Accredited Degree Programs
  2015 2016 2017
Program Nbr. of recipients Nbr. of recipients Nbr. of recipients
AAAC 41 62 64
AABA 676 754 842
AACM 20 19 22
AAMK 15 11 13
BBA 1,831 1,899 2,023
BSAC 248 218 221
JWEMBA 167 237 364
MBA 1,802 1,786 1,747
MHSA/MSHS 204 208 183
MSAC 217 174 164
MSHR 304 301 254
MSMG 261 236 278
Total 5,786 5,905 6,175

Source: Strayer University's Office of Institutional Effectiveness. Graduated Students 2015-2017 (updated 7/10/2018).

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