A public health management degree will help you develop the skills, knowledge, and insights necessary to effectively create and manage organized public health delivery systems. In this program, you’ll:

  • Appropriately apply legislation and ethical considerations to the complex realities of public health
  • Explore the science behind public health and apply methodologies of environmental health to public health, including the factors that impact life, from food sources to energy
  • Develop strategies to effectively manage epidemics
  • Apply your knowledge of social, economic, political, and professional forces to the management of a public health organization
  • Develop policies and practices that align a public health organization with its business strategies
  • Use information system technologies to collect and analyze healthcare data
  • Demonstrate analytical skills and the application of statistical, quantitative, and economic principles and tools to healthcare decision making
  • Apply ethical thinking and judgment to health services situations
  • Develop and demonstrate skills in leadership, interpersonal relations, conflict resolution and change management

Completion of Strayer University’s Master of Science in Health Services Administration program does not guarantee a student has met the requirements to apply for licensure as a health care administrator in any state. Students pursuing professional health care certifications should contact their respective state health departments to confirm educational requirements before beginning the program.


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  • HSA 535 - Managerial Epidemiology

    Prerequisite: HSA 525

    Get a comprehensive introduction to epidemiology. Examine epidemiology concepts and tools as they relate to the improved decision making in health services. Review basic principles and apply them to health care management scenarios and case studies.

  • HSA 550 - Public Health Management

    Develop the management skills and knowledge you need to effectively address the complexities of public health department and agency management. Discuss key concepts from fiscal operation considerations to governance and experience numerous opportunities for practical application.

  • HSA 551 - Environmental Health Management

    Study the consequences of environmental exposures in modern life. Apply traditional management tasks such as planning, controlling and influencing to the environmental health sector, and learn to do more with less.


  • 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 515 - Health Care Policy, Law and Ethics

    Survey the legal environment of the health services industry from a policy perspective, with emphasis on the tensions and trade-­offs between quality and cost. Use case law, statutory and regulatory analysis, and trends in health services delivery law to understand the legal relationships among physicians, personnel, patients and health care institutions. Topics include access to health care, antitrust law, personnel licensure and institutional accreditation, malpractice, professional and institutional liability, cost containment regulation, and cost controls in government programs. Discuss the philosophical and managerial implications of ethical issues including professional codes, resource allocation and decisions concerning impaired professionals, end-­of-­life decisions, experimentation and biotechnology.

  • 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.


Healthcare delivery can be a complicated ordeal. That’s because the systems and organizations responsible for the process are complex entities themselves.

A clinical care management degree from Strayer University prepares you to improve the day-to-day clinical operations at healthcare facilities while ensuring the well-being of patients through efficient, effective administration and management.

Our Master of Science in Health Services Administration degree with a concentration in clinical care management gives you the foundation to understand the tough, rewarding realities of managing long-term care organizations. 

Strayer’s program focuses on the leadership and administrative aspects of hospital management, allowing you to fully understand the critical administrative tasks that drive the healthcare system. From hospital reimbursements to resource allocation, you learn how clinical care management plays a powerful role in promoting positive outcomes.

Great patient care relies on high-quality, effective administrative performance. Take the helm and earn your clinical care management degree from Strayer.



Each online Master of Heath Services Administration concentration can provide you with skills you’ll be able to apply immediately. You may want to explore these other Master of Heath Services Administration concentrations.

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