Best Online Master’s in Healthcare Administration

Find top-ranked online master’s in healthcare administration degree programs for students looking for supervisory and managerial roles in the healthcare field, such as healthcare manager, nurse manager, health information management director, and healthcare administrator.

Best Online Master’s in Healthcare Administration

Frequently Asked Questions About Healthcare Administration Degrees

Why get a master’s in healthcare administration?

A master’s degree in healthcare administration is an ideal degree for those who wish to gain advanced knowledge in the healthcare field and ultimately advance to top leadership roles. This degree can be earned either online or on campus.

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What will I learn while getting a master’s in healthcare administration?

Students will gain a thorough understanding of the American healthcare system and dig into topics like healthcare policies and economics, healthcare research methods and utilization, leadership styles, and ethical principles in healthcare.

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How long does it take to get a master’s in healthcare administration?

Credit requirements can range from 30 to 60 credits depending on the nature of your program. Students will typically require between two and three years to complete the required courses.

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What can you do with a master’s in healthcare administration?

Graduates will qualify for supervisory and managerial roles in the healthcare field, such as healthcare manager, nurse manager, health information management director, and healthcare administrator.

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Best Online Master's  in Healthcare Administration Degree Programs

How do we determine the best online healthcare administration master's degree programs?

Methodology

Pursing your degree online doesn’t mean you need to settle for a inferior school. Today, most universities and colleges offer online degrees, and many respected schools are seeing significant growth in their numbers of online students.

The people affiliated with a school are ultimately what make it great. This is why influence — i.e., the academic impact of faculty and alumni associated with a school — gets at the heart of what is truly best in education. The combined influence score of a college or university’s top academic influencers is the best indicator of academic excellence. For our online degree rankings, we focus on the academic influence of faculty and alumni in the specific disciplines we’re ranking.

If you are serious about finding the best online colleges, you should be asking where the most influential professors are teaching, and whether their graduates themselves are advancing the school’s reputation for academic excellence. Most ranking sites rely on an opaque combination of reputation surveys and arbitrary performance metrics. Influence, as measured by our InfluenceRanking engine, provides a ranking that is free from bias, insulated from manipulation, and reflective of real-world educational outcomes.

Best Online Master’s in Healthcare Administration Degree Programs

  1. #1

    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    #61 institution's historical influence
    #38 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $9K

    Acceptance

    25%

    Graduation

    91%

    Student body

    25K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1405/30

    Chapel Hill, NC

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    Online Degrees

    MHA in Executive Master’s of Healthcare Administration
    • Required Credits: 49
    • Completion time: 24 months
    • Format: Online
  2. #2

    Loyola University Chicago

    #352 institution's historical influence
    #254 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $46K

    Acceptance

    71%

    Graduation

    76%

    Student body

    15K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1225/27

    Chicago, IL

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    Online Degrees

    MSN in Nursing And Healthcare Administration
    • Required Credits: 38
    • Completion time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
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  3. #3

    Samford University

    #741 institution's historical influence
    #912 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $34K

    Acceptance

    84%

    Graduation

    77%

    Student body

    5K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1160/26

    Birmingham, AL

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    Online Degrees

    MHA in Healthcare Administration
    • Required Credits: 48
    • Completion time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
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  4. #4

    Marshall University

    #907 institution's historical influence
    #1031 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $9K

    Acceptance

    89%

    Graduation

    50%

    Student body

    10K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1045/22

    Huntington, WV

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    Online Degrees

    MS in Healthcare Administration
    • Required Credits: 36
    • Completion time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
  5. #5

    Radford University

    #1501 institution's historical influence
    #353 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $11K

    Acceptance

    79%

    Graduation

    56%

    Student body

    9K

    Radford, VA

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    Online Degrees

    MS in Healthcare Administration
    • Required Credits: None Reported
    • Completion time: 18-24 months
    • Format: Online
  6. #6

    Valdosta State University

    #2013 institution's historical influence
    #1216 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $7K

    Acceptance

    78%

    Graduation

    40%

    Student body

    10K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1065/21

    Valdosta, GA

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    Online Degrees

    MBA in Business

    Concentrations

    • Healthcare Administration
    • Required Credits: 36
    • Completion time: 24 months
    • Format: Online
  7. #7

    Lamar University

    #1309 institution's historical influence
    #749 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $9K

    Acceptance

    83%

    Graduation

    37%

    Student body

    14K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1050/20

    Beaumont, TX

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    Online Degrees

    MBA in Healthcare Administration

    Concentrations

    • Healthcare Administration
    • Required Credits: 36
    • Completion time: 2-3 years
    • Format: Online
  8. #8

    Wilmington University

    #2943 institution's historical influence

    Tuition + fees

    $11K

    Graduation

    21%

    Student body

    11K

    New Castle, DE

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    Online Degrees

    MBA in Business Administration

    Concentrations

    • Healthcare Administration
    • Required Credits: 36
    • Completion time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    MSM in Management

    Concentrations

    • Healthcare Administration
    • Required Credits: 36
    • Completion time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
  9. #9

    Auburn University at Montgomery

    #3427 institution's historical influence
    #382 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $9K

    Acceptance

    96%

    Graduation

    30%

    Student body

    4K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1035/21

    Montgomery, AL

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    Online Degrees

    MHA in Healthcare Administration
    • Required Credits: 33
    • Completion time: 1.5 years
    • Format: Online
  10. #10

    Park University

    #2469 institution's historical influence
    #640 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $9K

    Graduation

    28%

    Student body

    8K

    Parkville, MO

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    Online Degrees

    MHA in Healthcare Administration

    Concentrations

    • General
    • Disaster Emergency Management
    • Finance
    • Homeland Security
    • Human Resource Management
    • Global Business
    • Management Accounting
    • Management Information System
    • Project Management
    • Quality and Innovation Management
    • Required Credits: 36
    • Completion time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
  11. #11

    University of the Incarnate Word

    #2938 institution's historical influence
    #507 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $32K

    Acceptance

    97%

    Graduation

    56%

    Student body

    6K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1055/20

    San Antonio, TX

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    Online Degrees

    MAA in Administration

    Concentrations

    • Healthcare Administration
    • Required Credits: 30
    • Completion time: 2-3 years
    • Format: Online
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  12. #12

    Azusa Pacific University

    #1456 institution's historical influence
    #733 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $41K

    Acceptance

    94%

    Graduation

    66%

    Student body

    9K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1145/23

    Azusa, CA

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    Online Degrees

    MSN in Healthcare Administration and Leadership
    • Required Credits: 37
    • Completion time: 2-3 years
    • Format: Online
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  13. #13

    Idaho State University

    #1519 institution's historical influence

    Tuition + fees

    $8K

    Graduation

    34%

    Student body

    9K

    Pocatello, ID

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    Online Degrees

    MHA in Healthcare Administration
    • Required Credits: None Reported
    • Completion time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
  14. #14

    Nova Southeastern University

    #983 institution's historical influence
    #678 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $33K

    Acceptance

    76%

    Graduation

    62%

    Student body

    14K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1175/24

    Fort Lauderdale, FL

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    Online Degrees

    MHS in Health Sciences

    Concentrations

    • Health Care Administration
    • Required Credits: 43
    • Completion time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
  15. #15

    Spring Arbor University

    #4411 institution's historical influence
    #877 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $30K

    Acceptance

    63%

    Graduation

    65%

    Student body

    3K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1097/23

    Spring Arbor, MI

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    Online Degrees

    MBA in Business Administration

    Concentrations

    • Management
    • Executive Leadership
    • Human Resource Development
    • Healthcare Administration
    • Organizational Consulting
    • Required Credits: 33
    • Completion time: 12-18 months
    • Format: Online
    MS / MBA in Nursing

    Concentrations

    • Healthcare Administration
    • Human Resource Development
    • Management
    • Organizational Consulting
    • Executive Leadership
    • Required Credits: None Reported
    • Completion time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
  16. #16

    Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences

    #9555 institution's historical influence
    #184 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $30K

    Acceptance

    54%

    Graduation

    66%

    Student body

    1K

    Lancaster, PA

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    Online Degrees

    MHA in Healthcare Administration
    • Required Credits: 34
    • Completion time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
  17. #17

    Norfolk State University

    #2227 institution's historical influence
    #497 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $10K

    Acceptance

    91%

    Graduation

    39%

    Student body

    5K

    Median SAT/ACT

    950/18

    Norfolk, VA

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    Online Degrees

    MHA in Healthcare Administration
    • Required Credits: 36
    • Completion time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
  18. #18

    Austin Peay State University

    #2149 institution's historical influence
    #581 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $8K

    Acceptance

    91%

    Graduation

    48%

    Student body

    9K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1065/21

    Clarksville, TN

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    Online Degrees

    MHA in Medical

    Concentrations

    • Healthcare Administration
    • Required Credits: 30
    • Completion time: 12-24 months
    • Format: Online
  19. #19

    Utica College

    #2604 institution's historical influence
    #837 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $22K

    Acceptance

    86%

    Graduation

    54%

    Student body

    4K

    Utica, NY

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    Online Degrees

    MHA in Health Care Administration

    Concentrations

    • Acute Care
    • Long-Term Care
    • Service Organization
    • Required Credits: 36
    • Completion time: 2-3 years
    • Format: Online
  20. #20

    University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

    #1941 institution's historical influence

    Tuition + fees

    $9K

    Acceptance

    82%

    Graduation

    47%

    Student body

    27K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1040/19

    Edinburg, TX

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    Online Degrees

    MBA in Healthcare Administration

    Concentrations

    • Healthcare Administration
    • Required Credits: 36
    • Completion time: 2-3 years
    • Format: Online
    MS in Health Sciences

    Concentrations

    • Health Care Administration
    • Required Credits: 36
    • Completion time: 2-3 years
    • Format: Online
  21. #21

    Abilene Christian University

    #1303 institution's historical influence
    #771 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $38K

    Acceptance

    63%

    Graduation

    66%

    Student body

    5K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1122/24

    Abilene, TX

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    Online Degrees

    MBA in Healthcare Administration

    Concentrations

    • Healthcare Administration
    • Required Credits: 36
    • Completion time: 2-3 years
    • Format: Online
    MS in Management

    Concentrations

    • Healthcare Administration
    • Required Credits: 30
    • Completion time: 2-3 years
    • Format: Online
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  22. #22

    Concordia University Irvine

    #5347 institution's historical influence
    #397 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $38K

    Acceptance

    78%

    Graduation

    59%

    Student body

    4K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1100/21

    Irvine, CA

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    Online Degrees

    MA in Healthcare Administration
    • Required Credits: 40
    • Completion time: 2-3 years
    • Format: Online
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  23. #23

    Murray State University

    #1786 institution's historical influence
    #410 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $9K

    Acceptance

    77%

    Graduation

    53%

    Student body

    8K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1142/24

    Murray, KY

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    Online Degrees

    MBA in Business Administration

    Concentrations

    • Healthcare Administration
    • Business Analytics
    • Cybersecurity
    • Economic Development
    • Finance
    • Global Communications
    • Healthcare Administration
    • Marketing
    • Required Credits: 30-33
    • Completion time: 12-18 months
    • Format: Online
    MPA in Public Administration

    Concentrations

    • General
    • Economic Development
    • Healthcare Administration
    • Public and Community Health
    • Public Management
    • Required Credits: 36
    • Completion time: 12 months
    • Format: Online
  24. #24

    Concordia University Wisconsin

    #3823 institution's historical influence
    #1123 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $31K

    Acceptance

    71%

    Graduation

    61%

    Student body

    4K

    Mequon, WI

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    Online Degrees

    MBA in Business Administration

    Concentrations

    • Accounting
    • Communications and Public Relations
    • Finance
    • Healthcare Administration
    • Human Resource Management
    • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
    • International Business
    • Management
    • Management Information Systems
    • Non-profit Management and Leadership
    • Public Administration
    • Risk Assessment and Management
    • Sport and Entertainment Business
    • Strategic Marketing
    • Sustainability and Management Analytics
    • Required Credits: 36
    • Completion time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
  25. #25

    Avila University

    #6725 institution's historical influence
    #831 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $21K

    Acceptance

    42%

    Graduation

    51%

    Student body

    1K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1082/21

    Kansas City, MO

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    Online Degrees

    MBA in Business Administration

    Concentrations

    • Accounting
    • Finance
    • Healthcare Administration
    • International Business
    • Management
    • Marketing
    • Project Management
    • Executive Leadership
    • Strategic Human Resources
    • Required Credits: 30
    • Completion time: 12-18 months
    • Format: Online

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Online Degree Frequently Asked Questions

If this is your first time taking an online course, the experience may require some adjustment. While you’ll generally learn the same content and take the same exams as your on-campus peers, the medium will likely require you to manage much of this experience independently. You’ll be accountable for your own time management, your ability to harness the technology at your fingertips, and your ability to focus on the lectures, lessons, and assignments at hand. This means you’ll need to create a suitable workspace for yourself, maintain a realistic schedule, and take it upon yourself to build relationships with your instructors and classmates. With online college, your goal is to find a balance between independence and engagement.

No. The only part of online education that’s easier is actually getting there. Taking the commute out of the equation means getting to class should be a lot more manageable. But that’s where it ends. In general, your online courses will incorporate the very same materials, concepts, and testing methods as would a traditional classroom.

And in many cases, you’ll even have the same instructors as your on-campus counterparts. In fact, if you are adjusting to the experience of independent learning or working with remote learning technology for the first time, online college may even be a little more challenging for you. For a few insights on how to manage this new experience, check out our 10 Tips for Adjusting to School Online.

Accreditation is especially important when it comes to online college. This is because the online education landscape is a mix of highly-reputable institutions and less-than-reputable for-profit schools. Accreditation gives you the power to differentiate between the two. Accreditation is a stamp of approval from an independent accrediting agency which indicates that a college or university is meeting standards of quality, credibility, and currency. School-wide accreditation falls into two major categories: regional and national accreditation. Regional accreditors generally hold jurisdiction only over schools in the states comprising their region, whereas national accreditors hold jurisdiction over schools in all states. Regional accreditation is widely regarded as a more rigorous standard of quality and credibility than national accreditation.

Attending a college or university which is not regionally accredited could limit your opportunities. When seeking an online education, we strongly recommend that students opt for regionally accredited schools. Regional accreditation ensures eligibility for federal loans and grants, ensures your college credits can be transferred between schools, and ensures that your degree credits can be accepted if you wish to earn an advanced degree.

As long as your online college degree is regionally accredited, you should have little difficulty transferring most of your credits or credentials to another regionally accredited undergraduate school. Every school carries its own standards and procedures for granting a transfer. In many cases, you will be required to navigate a bureaucracy in which some of your credits will be transferred and others will be jettisoned. However, provided that you have attended an online school with the proper regional accreditation, you should have plenty of options for transfer.

In most cases, as long you graduate from a well-regarded, regionally-accredited online college, prospective employers won’t look sideways at your degree. In fact, unless you attend an exclusively online college or university, there will likely be no specific indicator on your degree, transcript or resume differentiating your school from its brick-and-mortar counterpart. This means that your employer will likely only differentiate between an online and in-person degree if you mention this distinction.

While some employers may express concern about making the adjustment from online education to in-person workplace collaboration, many other employers will view your online degree as evidence of valuable 21st Century professional skills such as independence, self-motivation, time management, and tech savvy.

If you are a student who thrives on the dynamic energy of in-person discussion, who requires the physical surroundings of a classroom to feel engaged, or who considers the social aspects of education to be of equal importance to the actual content of your courses, online education will require some adjustment.

While there is much that can be supplanted or simulated through the online medium, some students may find that there is nothing which can replace the conversation, collaboration, and motivation that occur in an actual classroom setting. As you make the adjustment to online education, one of the biggest challenges you will likely face is overcoming this difference in order to the get the most out of your classes. Fortunately, we’ve got some great Tips for Online Education Beginners.

The advantages of online classes are many. First and foremost, online courses give you the freedom and flexibility to attend class from anywhere that works for you, whether you’re at home, in a coffee shop, or in a quiet conference room at work. In many cases, you’ll also enjoy the convenience of asynchronous learning opportunities—educational experiences that you can complete on your own schedule. This may include pre-taped lectures, ongoing chat-board discussions, and 24/7 access to digital materials. And of course, just as there are some learners who prefer the energy of a live classroom, there are those who learn best when working in their own personal space, free from distractions. If this sounds like you, you might find the solitude of online learning to be a major advantage.

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