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Healthcare Administration
Online Bachelor's Degree Program

32 Mo.

Program length


Online

Format

120

Credits


$446

Cost Per Credit

Becoming an indispensable healthcare provider IS possible

AccreditationAccredited by the Higher Learning Commission
Program length32 months
Credits to graduate120 credits
Transfer creditUp to 90 approved credits (no expiration date on gen eds)
Format100% online classes with an applied capstone or internship
ConcentrationsChoose 1 of 2 concentrations to shape your degree emphasis
PathwaysEarn dual credit towards an MBA program, or build a foundation to pursue a Master of Science in Healthcare Administration
Waived enrollment fee Classes start March 6th
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Earn your degree online – at your pace, on your schedule

Our online bachelor’s degree program is built for both current healthcare professionals and students looking to begin training for a career in healthcare.

Have you already earned an associate degree in the healthcare field or other prior college credit? You may be eligible to transfer up to 90 credits into our bachelor’s degree program.

  • Develop the professional skills in health administration and management needed to reach your top career goals
  • Learn from and study with industry leaders in allied health
  • Herzing University offers students career preparation coaching from day one, through graduation and beyond at no additional cost. This also includes complimentary career readiness and employment coaching post-graduation.
  • Potential career advancement in the business of healthcare: earn up to 9 credits towards an MBA in Healthcare Management program, or additional master's degree concentrations

Herzing University exists to help make your career as a leader in healthcare possible. We are here to help you take the first step and become a new you.

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Curriculum

Healthcare Administration program curriculum & classes

Herzing’s Healthcare Administration curriculum is focused on health management, including applied business coursework, healthcare finance, healthcare human resources management, medical law & ethics, topics related to health informatics and technology, and much more. Choose elective coursework nearer to your educational emphasis, such as classes in health information management, business management, or human resources.

All classes are delivered online with one required capstone or internship (internship option may not be available in all areas).

ProgramMonthsiCredits
Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration32120
i. Average number of months for students to complete program

Required Management Core Courses

All courses, 6.00 semester credit hours, are required.

or  Semester Credit Hours: 3.00

Required Courses in Healthcare Administration

All courses, 38.00 semester credit hours, are required.

or  Semester Credit Hours 3.00

or  Semester Credit Hours 3.00

or  Semester Credit Hours 3.00

or  Semester Credit Hours 3.00

or  Semester Credit Hours 3.00

or  Semester Credit Hours 3.00

Elective Healthcare Credits

A minimum of 35.00 semester credit hours is required from a combination of healthcare electives and/or credits transferred from the core (non-general education) courses of a healthcare-related associate or diploma program. Students not transferring in 35.00 semester credit hours in healthcare courses may make up the difference with elective courses in healthcare and general electives. ►Transfer Credits in Healthcare All core courses may be transferred from a healthcare-related program to satisfy this requirement. Selection or transfer of courses will be in consultation and with the approval of the student's academic advisor. Note: General education transfer credits are applied under general education. Associate or diploma programs from which healthcare courses may be accepted include, but are not limited to, the following: Dental Administrative Services Dental Assisting Emergency Medical Technician Health Care Management Health Information Management Insurance Billing and Coding Specialist Medical Assisting Services Medical Laboratory Technician Medical Office Administration Nursing ♦ Occupational Therapy Assistant Patient Care Technician Physical Therapist Assistant Radiologic Technology Surgical Technology ♦  Special Note for Herzing University Practical Nursing Diploma Programs: Each course in the following Herzing University practical nursing diploma programs is accepted for full credit towards the Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration program. Diploma in Practical Nursing—Birmingham Diploma in Practical Nursing—Akron/Brookfield/Kenosha Diploma in Practical Nursing—Orlando/Tampa    ◊  Concentration Elective Courses in Healthcare Administration Students have the option to complete courses from the following leadership and managed care concentration areas (these elective courses may be used to fulfill the available 35.00 healthcare elective hours):

Required Capstone or Internship

A minimum of 3.00 semester credit hours are required.

 * Enrollment in a student readiness training is required four terms prior to internship course. Successful completion of training is required prior to internship course enrollment.

Required Courses in General Education

Students enrolled in this bachelor's degree must complete a minimum of 36.00 semester credit hours in general education distributed among the following disciplines. Refer to the General Education section of the catalog for specific information about courses within each discipline. 12.00 Semester Credit Hours in Communications   9.00 Semester Credit Hours in Humanities   6.00 Semester Credit Hours in Mathematics   6.00 Semester Credit Hours in Social and Behavioral Sciences   3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Science

Personal and Professional Development Courses

2.00 semester credit hours are required.

Dual Credit

Save time and money by earning dual credit

Students in Herzing University's Healthcare Administration bachelor’s degree program can get a head start on earning a Master of Business Administration (MBA).

Qualifying students can take up to 9 graduate credits while still an undergraduate and apply these credits toward both their BS and MBA degrees.

Healthcare Administration graduates may choose our MBA with a Concentration in Healthcare Management, or consider our Dual Concentration option to add an additional emphasis to your MBA credential.

U.S. News Best Online Bachelor's Degree Program 2021
Concentrations

Our program offers two undergraduate concentrations; they are similar to a major of specialization:

  • Leadership
  • Managed Care

Concentrations enable a student to customize their healthcare administration and management acumen to their career goals, differentiating them in the workforce with specialized knowledge.

Need help choosing a concentration? Discover what skills are most appropriate for different healthcare administration concentrations and what pathway appeals to you most.

Certifications

There are 2 possible credentials addressed in the healthcare administration bachelor’s degree program.

Certifications built into concentration courses:

  • Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification (LSSYB) from GoLeanSixSigma
  • Certified Specialist Managed Care (CSMC) through Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA)
Tuition & Cost

Tuition & Cost

When you accept the 10% tuition discount from our Financial Commitment Scholarship, the cost of tuition for the Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration program is $446 per credit.1

You can potentially earn even greater savings by transferring credit from prior college coursework, applying for financial aid, or potential partnership opportunities through your employer.

Our goal is your career advancement. That’s why we are always working to improve our curriculum and processes to make our program as affordable as possible while preparing you best for success in your work.

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 Scholarships & Financial Aid

You may be eligible for multiple scholarships and grants, both through Herzing University and several national scholarship websites.

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 Military/Veteran Discounts

Veterans, Active Duty U.S. Servicemembers, and spouses may qualify for a 10% tuition discount or tuition reduction to $250 per credit.

VA/Military benefits 

i. Financial Commitment Scholarship eligibility requirements: Recommended that students limit student loan borrowing to only what is needed to cover the cost of tuition and fees. Students may borrow up to $2,000 in student loans in excess of tuition and fees to cover their cost of attendance and retain eligibility for this scholarship. Excess loan eligibility dependent on individual student situation.

Requirements

Healthcare Administration bachelor's program enrollment requirements

Prerequisites to enroll in the Herzing University Healthcare Administration program include:

  • Completion of a high school diploma, GED or equivalent
  • No prior allied health degree required: but you may take advantage of an associate degree or other prior learning. You may transfer in up to 90 approved credits to decrease the time it takes to earn your bachelor’s degree.
  • Meet and interview with a Herzing University admissions advisor
  • Complete an enrollment application

Eligible states for enrollment: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

Careers

What can I do with a bachelor's degree in health administration?

Earning a bachelor’s degree in healthcare administration can open up many new, exciting career possibilities. Potential job opportunities for those who earn their Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration include:

  • Healthcare Administrator
  • Clinical Manager
  • Practice Manager
  • Residential Care Manager
  • Healthcare Manager

As a health administrator or manager, you’ll work closely with other healthcare personnel like nurses, surgeons, physicians, lab techs and others to facilitate and coordinate the delivery of healthcare services.

Medical and Health Services Manager Ranked #3 in 100 Best Jobs of 2023 by U.S. News & World Report

Earning a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in healthcare management can help you accelerate to higher levels of the profession, including clinical director and other executive roles.

Job outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment of medical and health service managers is expected to increase 32% from 2020-2030, much faster than the average across all U.S. occupations.*

Now is a great time to get the education you need to become a healthcare administrator and join a rapidly growing field.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Step 1 is earning the education you need to qualify for jobs in healthcare management and begin your career. A bachelor’s degree in healthcare administration will help you build the business skills necessary to succeed as a healthcare manager.

You can take the steps to become a healthcare manager with the support of Herzing University, your lifelong learning partner.

The benefits of working in health administration include:

  • You can work in many different settings, including hospitals, healthcare clinic, long-term care facility, doctor’s offices, insurance companies and government agencies.
  • Career mobility is high, as your versatile skillset is applicable in many different environments and gives you more choice in pursuing your career path.
  • The field is growing, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimating a 15% increase in employment in healthcare from 2019-2029.*
  • You can help people get better, but you don’t necessarily need to be directly involved in patient care and treatment.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), healthcare administrators and managers earn an average annual salary of $119,840 per year ($57.61 per hour).*

Learn more about how much health administrators and managers can make and their average salary by state.

The Herzing University bachelor’s degree program in healthcare administration takes 32 months on average to complete. Depending on your prior transfer credit, you may be able to complete the program a little faster!

Yes! Earning a bachelor’s degree can help you either build from your current experience as a healthcare professional or start a new career a fast-growing field. 

Herzing is here to help you take the first step when you’re ready.

There is a lot of overlap in terminology between roles in healthcare management vs. healthcare administration. However, they are unique career paths requiring distinct sets of skills:

  • Healthcare management. Healthcare managers deal in the overall operation of an organization. Their primary role is in leadership and the business side of healthcare.  Healthcare managers interact with stakeholders and other board members for organizational direction and planning, usually involves managing more than one department—or an entire clinic.
  • Healthcare administration. Healthcare administrators are more concerned with day-to-day operations. An administrator’s focus is on daily staff management and administrative procedures within a department. Healthcare administrators usually report to healthcare managers, and work within individual departments as supervisors or manager support. They may be found in smaller, rural areas as office managers or other similar job titles depending on area, experience and availability.

Smaller healthcare institutions may merge the roles into single positions and use each term interchangeably, but bigger facilities will often specialize into unique roles and differentiate them more clearly in terms of management or administration.

Individuals seeking a career in management and administrative roles in a hospital or other healthcare facilities may choose a healthcare administration degree to best prepare for those types of leadership roles. Earning a master's degree in health administration can help you better qualify for the leadership jobs you really want.

Students with a stronger interest in public and community health, health and wellness, health policy or health education may prefer to pursue a bachelor’s degree in health sciences.

Healthcare administrative work settings include hospitals, physician offices, nursing and residential care facilities, outpatient care centers, insurance companies and government agencies. Administrators typically work alongside medical personal in an office environment.

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Accreditations & Disclosures

Herzing University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Eligible states for enrollment: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

* Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook 2021. BLS estimates do not represent entry-level wages and/or salaries. Multiple factors, including prior experience, age, geography market in which you want to work and degree field, will affect career outcomes and earnings. Herzing neither represents that its graduates will earn the average salaries calculated by BLS for a particular job nor guarantees that graduation from its program will result in a job, promotion, salary increase or other career growth.

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Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration Online Campus
Tuition
Cost per Credit$495.00
Base Tuition$59,400.00
Savings from Transfer Credits (90 x $495.00 )(-$44,550.00)
Estimated Tuition Cost*$14,850.00
Fees
One-time Program Fee$0.00
Per-semester Program Fee$0.00
Per-semester Learner Resource Fee$490.00
Estimated Total Fee*$980.00
Total Semesters 1
RequiredNeeded
82
Total Credits
RequiredNeeded
12030
Estimated Cost 2
Base CostYour Cost
$63,320.00$15,830.00
Estimated Savings*
$47,490.00

Available Scholarships

Who Can Apply

Recipients and the amounts of the scholarships vary.

Requirements

Scholarship recipients, amounts, and terms and conditions are determined by Herzing University and its donors and are subject to change. An endowment is an amount of money (fund) that is given to the University with a stipulation that the funds are invested to earn annual interest rather than spent immediately. Students and alumni can learn more through the following channels: email give@herzing.edu, call (262) 735-6189, or visit https://www.herzing.edu/make-donation-herzing-university.

Who Can Apply

Any student in a degree-seeking program that makes on-time, out of pocket payments toward tuition and fee expenses.

Requirements

The amount of the payments made that exceed the amount of excess loan funding received will be used to calculate total award. Eligible students must make on-time payments, according to a predetermined payment plan. Restrictions may vary.

  • Matching percentage is based on student’s EFC at the time of application.
  • Student’s with a Pell eligible EFC will receive a 100% match
  • Students will non-Pell eligible EFC will receive 50% match
  • Students who do no complete the FAFSA will automatically qualify for the 50% match.
Who Can Apply

Students enrolled in the following undergraduate and diploma programs:

  • Business; Criminal Justice; Dental Hygiene Bridge; Dental Assisting; EMT-Paramedic Associates Degree Program, Healthcare Administration; Health Information Management; Insurance Billing and Coding; Legal Studies; Medical Assisting; Medical Billing; Medical Office Administration; Sterile Processing; Surgical Technology
  • Students enrolled in Graduate and Post Master’s Certificate Business Programs

Continuing students may contact a Financial Aid Advisor to confirm eligibility

Requirements

Recommended that students limit student loan borrowing to only what is needed to cover the cost of tuition and fees. Students may borrow up to $2,000* in student loans in excess of tuition and fees to cover their cost of attendance and retain eligibility for this scholarship. *Excess loan eligibility dependent on individual student situation.

Who Can Apply

Available to applicants in any program that demonstrate a financial need, who are unable to cover cost of attendance with alternative resources

Requirements

Must show financial need and are unable to cover cost of attendance with alternative resources

Who Can Apply

Available to undergraduate students enrolled in an Associates or Bachelor’s degree that are on the Dean’s or President’s list

Requirements

Eligible Applicants must:

  1. Submit an application by the required deadline for applicable semester answering the following questions in paragraph form/essay format, bulleted outline, video submission, or other creative means.
    • What are your proudest achievements during this semester? (Examples: community service, campus involvement, family life, charity work, major improvement to grades, etc.)
    • What obstacles did you have to overcome to achieve your academic success this semester?
  2. Not have received any HU Strive Scholarship in any enrollment. If an applicant is not selected during a semester, they may reapply by submitting a new application in subsequent semesters for as long as they remain on the Dean’s or President’s list

The application must be submitted through Canvas by the end of the A Term immediately following the semester when the Dean’s or President’s list was earned.

Who Can Apply

Available to Herzing graduates who have re-enrolled in a higher-level degree

Requirements

Alumni may qualify as many times as they re-enroll in a higher-level degree

Who Can Apply

Employees of a business participating in the Herzing Partnerships Program

Requirements
  • Documentation showing proof of employment is required
  • Recipients must be packaged at direct cost (receiving financial aid for tuition and fees only)
Who Can Apply

Herzing is excited to award this scholarship during the season on giving. This scholarship is available to new, current, or re-enrolled student applicants.

Requirements

Must maintain continuous enrollment and submit online form. Recipients are chosen at random. For more information, please contact your Financial Advisor.


Questions?

Reach out to a member of the Financial Aid team at the Online campus:

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Actual semesters to complete are dependent upon university approved transfer credits and program mapping.

2 

Estimated program length, estimated number of semesters, and estimated program shown above are standard by program for each student based on: a student taking a full-time course load each semester, the student not having any transfer credits (from previous Herzing experiences or from other post-secondary institutions), and successful completion of each course.

Current tuition rates for Nursing programs are effective through the Summer 2022 semester, and tuition rates for all non-Nursing programs are effective through the Fall 2022 semester.