Health Care Administration Degrees Online

Competitive Programs

30-36 Credit Masters

15 Credit Certificate

Accepts Transfer Credits

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Improve Patient Care and Career Prospects with A Degree in Health Care Administration

Gain the Competencies and Confidence to Change Health Care from Within

Prepare to help others while pursuing new and exciting advancement opportunities in a variety of health care organizations by taking advantage of Utica University’s robust degree programs online in Health Care Administration (HCA). Each is designed to help you excel in one of health care’s most in-demand professions and to secure more lucrative management positions.

Utica University’s health care administration degree and certificate programs online enable you to balance your personal and professional responsibilities while gaining the analysis skills and valuable insights to create positive change for organizations in business, health care, education, and more.

Save Time, Save Money, Save Lives

Regardless of which program you choose, you’ll benefit from a carefully curated and rigorous curriculum focused on the health care continuum. You’ll broaden your professional knowledge and have ample opportunities for networking – a key component in gaining a competitive edge upon graduation. Each program’s curriculum prepares you to manage:

  • Hospitals, hospices, and medical clinics
  • Government health care agencies
  • Insurance companies
  • Health care research institutions
  • Nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, and convalescent homes

A Degree for Every Stage of Your Career

Each program’s flexibility enables you to study when and where it’s most convenient for you and sets you up for success in a variety of health care administration careers.

120 credits; 2-4 years; open to first-year and transfer students

Navigate the complexities of health care laws, regulations, and technologies while using expert business knowledge to deliver quality health care services and meet organizational goals.

Complete an online Minor in Healthcare Management and gain 15 credit hours of graduate-level courses that transfer directly to the MHA and allow you to earn your master’s degree in just one more year.

36 credits; 2 years

Gain the tools for continued success and prepare to oversee the administrative aspects of a health care organization, including acting as a liaison with insurance companies, stakeholders, and the community.

30 Credits; 2 Years; ACBSP Accreditation; 100% Online

Learn the broad aspects of service-sector management and strategic planning to drive successful health-service delivery. Apply tools and assessment methods that impact all levels of health care and improve overall organizational performance.

15 credits; 1 YEAR

Acquire the knowledge and skills to meet the educational requirements for students pursuing their Nursing Home Administrator license in New York.*

Plus, you can apply the credits earned while completing your certificate toward a graduate program at Utica University.

*The curriculum for Utica’s Nursing Home Administrator Certificate meets the course requirements for Nursing Home Administrator licensure in some states. Check with your state’s licensing agency or contact the program admissions manager to verify the necessary coursework.

Learn Operational Aspects of Health Care to Prepare for Leadership Opportunities

The rapid pace of change in the health care industry is moving faster than ever, making the need for formal training even more essential to leadership operations. Regardless of your eventual career path, Utica’s Health Care Administration programs online prepare you to deliver value-based care, ensure patient satisfaction, and achieve better outcomes. With your degree in-hand, you’ll be prepared for additional roles such as:

  • Direct Care Coordinator
  • Informatics Director
  • Compliance Officer
  • Research Director
  • Director of Nursing Services
  • Facilities Manager
  • Marketing Director

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