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Bachelor's Degree

Healthcare Administration
Online Bachelor's Degree Program

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CLASSES START
Jul 8th

32 Mo.

Program Length

120

Credits

Online

Format

$515

Cost Per Credit

Bachelor's Degree

Healthcare Administration
Online Bachelor's Degree Program

Becoming an indispensable healthcare provider IS possible

AccreditationAccredited by the Higher Learning Commission
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
QuickPathsEarn dual credit towards an MBA program, or build a foundation to pursue a Master of Science in Healthcare Administration
Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration Degree
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Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration
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Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration

The Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration degree is a 120-credit undergraduate program which prepares you for a career as a healthcare administrator. 

The online degree program provides students with fundamental knowledge and skills in public and private healthcare delivery, applied healthcare statistics, healthcare finance, management of patient records, and much more.

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Career-focused curriculum

Discover the crucial knowledge and skills required to succeed in your work and build a foundation for continued career growth.

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Flexible schedule

You can take classes during the day or in the evening. We strive to be as flexible as possible for busy non-traditional students.

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Virtual services

Access to extensive virtual services, including academic advising, tutoring, support services, technical support and library services.

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Lifelong support

We support your ongoing career advancement by providing comprehensive, personalized student services with lifelong career coaching.

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Rolling admissions

No application deadlines to worry about. Apply when you’re ready and prepare to get started soon.

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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.

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or  Semester Credit Hours 3.00

or  Semester Credit Hours 3.00

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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 12 graduate credits while still an undergraduate and apply these credits toward both their BS and MBA degrees.

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Tuition & Cost

Tuition & Cost

The cost of tuition for the Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration program is $515 per credit.

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 

 

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, 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, Wyoming, District Of Columbia, and the Virgin Islands.

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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 Science in Healthcare Administration or Master of Business Administration (MBA) 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 28% from 2022-2032, 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

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 28% increase in employment for medical and health services managers from 2022-2032.*
  • You can help people get better, but you don’t necessarily need to be directly involved in patient care and treatment.

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 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!

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.

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.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), healthcare administrators and managers earn an average annual salary of $134,440 per year ($64.64 per hour).*

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

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Accreditations

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.

* Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics 2023 / Occupational Outlook Handbook 2022. 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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The program has an automatic transfer of credits, and allows you to transfer up to additional credits.

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Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration Online Campus
Tuition
Cost per Credit$515.00
Base Tuition$61,800.00
Savings from Transfer Credits (90 x $515.00 )(-$46,350.00)
Estimated Tuition Cost*$15,450.00
Fees
One-time Program Fee$0.00
Per-semester Program Fee$0.00
Per-semester Learner Resource Fee$545.00
Estimated Total Fee*$1,090.00
Total Semesters 1
RequiredNeeded
82
Total Credits
RequiredNeeded
12030
Estimated Cost 2
Base CostYour Cost
$66,160.00$16,540.00
Estimated Savings*
$49,620.00

Available Scholarships & Loan Options

Who Can Apply

Available to applicants who attended a college or university that closed within the last 12 months and were attending within 120 days of the school closure date

Requirements

Must be enrolled in a comparable program at Herzing University, submit a copy of an official transcript from the closed school, and complete the Closed School Discharge Disclosure

Who Can Apply

The Crisis Support Grant is an emergency grant for active students experiencing a financial crisis

Requirements

GPA requirements must be met. All applicants must be actively enrolled in a degree-seeking program, have a record of good conduct, and financial standing with the university

Who Can Apply

All Herzing University students are eligible to apply via the formal application process outlined below. Students must apply prior to the start of either semester in their last academic year before graduation. The application period is open during the summer semester.

Requirements

An application including a personal statement, letters of recommendation, and examples of community service is required. In addition, the scholarship review committee may review GPA and unmet financial need as part of eligibility criteria.

Who Can Apply

Available to applicants in any program that demonstrate a financial need and are unable to cover the cost of attendance with alternative resources in their final academic year

Requirements

Must submit an application and have used all financial resources in the final academic year resulting in a gap in financial resources

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

Dean's List and President's list students

Requirements

Must be enrolled in an Associate or Bachelor program, on the Dean's or President's list, and submit an application.

Who Can Apply

Must be a Herzing graduate who has re-enrolled in a higher-level degree and remain enrolled in the desired program

Requirements

Must be enrolled at least half-time for the duration of the program

Who Can Apply

Must be an international student attending HU through an agreement with a school/agency in your home country

Requirements

Must either be attending a resident campus as F-1 student or enrolled in an online modality study through an established school partnership

Who Can Apply

Must be an eligible AmeriCorps Alumni who is enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree seeking program

Requirements

Must submit a payment request for an eligible institution through their individual account in 'My AmeriCorps'

Who Can Apply

Yellow ribbon may be given to veterans entitled to the maximum benefit rate for Post-911

Requirements

100% CH 33 eligible

Who Can Apply

Honorably discharged veterans, severely injured servicemembers, family members of Active Duty Servicemembers and Severely Injured Servicemembers, active duty servicemembers in graduate-level programs, dependents of deceased servicemembers, public safety and first responder personnel

Requirements

Proof of Veteran (DD-214), Active Duty, or injured status is required. 

Proof of active and current employment as public safety personnel or first responder

Who Can Apply

Active Duty Servicemembers in undergraduate programs and National Guard or Reserves activated or actively training and drilling in preparation for potential activation

Requirements

Proof of active duty status is required

Who Can Apply

Employees of a business participating in the Herzing Partnerships Program.

Requirements

Proof of active and current employment or association with partner organization

Who Can Apply

Recipients must be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate program for the Fall with a Herzing University campus located within Wisconsin.

Requirements

Applicant's background must reflect one or more of the components as determined by the UPS Foundation and CIC's First Opportunity Program: first generation student, low-income, minority; or new American student.

Who Can Apply

The program is designed to provide financial support for women that demonstrate leadership potential, initiative, and excellent communication skills and are pursuing a career or have an interest in public service, government, and/or the political process.

Requirements

To be considered for this scholarship, an applicant must be actively enrolled as a full-time or part-time undergraduate student in good academic standing and plan to enroll in the Fall. In addition, an applicant must be a female resident of Wisconsin and have a financial need as determined by Herzing University based on eligibility for the Pell Grant.

Who Can Apply

Rath Distinguished Scholarship is awarded based on academic achievement, merit, and leadership.

Requirements

Must be an actively enrolled student in good standing. If an entering first year student, the scholarship applicants must have graduated among the top 25 percent of their high school class. If a sophomore, junior, or senior, applicants must have demonstrated academic excellence by maintaining a grade point average of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent). In addition, scholarship recipients are to demonstrate strong campus and community leadership. Applicants must be enrolled through the Fall semester. Scholars must be U.S. citizens; Wisconsin residents preferred.


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Current tuition rates for all programs are effective through the Summer 2024 semester.