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Southern New Hampshire University - Online Master of Science in Healthcare Administration

The College of Online and Continuing Education at Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) offers an online Master of Science in Healthcare Administration (MSHA). This degree is aligned with the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA). As such, the program focuses on four key skill areas: critical thinking, computational skills, communication, and societal and cultural context. Topics covered may include biostatistics, healthcare law, healthcare economics, global health, and healthcare informatics. The program is specifically designed for entry-level or mid-level managers in the healthcare industry.

The online MS in Healthcare Administration begins five times per year, in October, December, March, May, August. The degree consists of 36 credits and can be completed in just 15 months taking two courses per 10-week term. The program is 100% online with no campus visits required.

Online MS in Healthcare Administration courses are delivered asynchronously and include videos, assignments, individual or group projects, presentations, readings, and examinations. Student collaboration takes place through email, chat, phone, and discussion boards. All materials and assignments are clearly laid out weekly.

Online master’s in healthcare administration courses include videos, assignments, individual or group projects, presentations, readings and examinations. Student collaboration takes place through email, chat, phone and discussion boards. All materials and assignments are clearly laid out weekly so students can learn around their busy schedules.

Students have access to an online student portal called SNHUconnect where they can meet virtually with peers, professors and alumni for collaboration and feedback. In addition, online services include access to an advisor, admission counselor, 24/7 technical support, the writing center, library services, and tutoring and career services.

Courses for SNHU’s online MS in Healthcare Administration may include Healthcare Informatics, Global Health and Diversity, Biostatistics, Marketing, Communications Strategies and Outreach, Healthcare Quality and Improvement, Leading/Managing Not-For-Profit Organizations, Strategic Human Resource Management, Healthcare Finance and Reimbursement, Economic Principles of Healthcare and Health Policy and Law. In addition, students complete a capstone course. Prerequisites to the program may include Population-Based Epidemiology and Human Behavior in Organizations.

Southern New Hampshire University is accredited by New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).

Southern New Hampshire University

Programs: Online MS in Healthcare Administration
Accreditation: New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)

Online MS in Healthcare Administration

Program Highlights
  • This degree is aligned with the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA) As such it reflects the essential body of knowledge required for healthcare administrators covering four skill areas: critical thinking, computational skills, communication, and societal and cultural context
  • Topics covered include biostatistics, healthcare law, healthcare economics, global health, and healthcare informatics
  • Specifically designed for entry-level or mid-level managers in the healthcare industry
Program Overview
Program Structure: Online instruction with no campus visits required
Example Courses: Healthcare Informatics; Global Health and Diversity; Marketing, Communications Strategies and Outreach; Biostatistics; Healthcare Quality and Improvement
Instruction Methods: Courses are delivered asynchronously online and include weekly assignments, individual or group projects, papers, presentations, and assessments; students collaborate through online discussion boards
Degree Requirements
Credits Required: 36 credits needed to graduate
Campus Visits Required: 0
Program Options
Program Start Dates: Five starts throughout the year
Curriculum Options: Full-time or Part-time
Length of Program: Program can be completed in 15 months (2 courses per 10 week term)
Admission Requirements and Tuition Costs
GPA Requirements: Minimum GPA 2.75
Testing Requirements: No GRE required
Work Experience: Not required for admission
Tuition Costs: ~$22,572 + fees
Cost per Credit Hour: $627.00

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