Master of Science in Health Care Administration – Online

Earn your MS HCA in less than 2 years!

Four-week classes. Hands-on experience. 100% online.

Marian University’s MS in Health Care Administration prepares students for an in-demand career as a leader in the ever-growing healthcare industry. Be ready to apply your leadership skills to the business side of hospitals, physician’s offices, mental health clinics, rehabilitation centers, or elder care providers, and move forward with an industry advantage.
By taking 30 focused, one-credit courses, those in this MS in HCA program will develop the business acumen, policy and political savvy to thrive in today’s healthcare industry. Featuring a timely curriculum in which learning and development are supported through relevant, work-related projects and initiatives, graduates will emerge with improved job knowledge and a better understanding of what it takes to get to where they want to be.

Embedded experiential learning will assist learners to develop the necessary skills and competencies for professional success, and in the final two courses students engage in a project or initiative in which they will demonstrate skilled healthcare administration performance.

As a Marian Healthcare Administration Master’s Student, You’ll Benefit from:

  • 100% Online Classes
  • A New Course Every 4 Weeks
  • Applied, Real-World Skill Building
  • Program Completion in 15-18 Months

If you are interested in taking your professional career in the direction of the business side of healthcare, you’ll benefit from Marian’s cutting-edge curriculum, and doctorate prepared, experienced instructors with HCA background.

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Experiential Learning – A Core Component

The MS in Health Care Administration practicum will help you understand how to solve real problems within healthcare organizations. This solo project allows you to work with a healthcare organization convenient to you with the help and guidance from faculty. Choose their own topic and complete research that culminates in a presentation or professional paper. Examples of topics include Integrating Healthcare and Medical Records (EMR), Quality and HCA, and Meeting the Demands in HCA.

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MPath Online Program Schedule: Flexible Program

The online Master of Health Care Administration is designed for professionals who are ready to excel in healthcare leadership. Further your education with the convenience of a program made to fit into your life. The flexible program provides 12 convenient starts per year and non-sequential courses often without pre-requisites.

MPath is different from what you are used to.  The online program gives you:

  • Individualized instruction including professor input and guidance as you master new skills
  • The ability to prove your competencies with new skills as you progress
  • Opportunities for additional discussion and questions that prompt critical thinking
  • Real-world scenarios to more closely examine concepts
  • Opportunity for peer feedback to ensure deep analysis
  • Unique course structure – students work closely with professors as they are guided in learning new skills

Master of Science in Health Care Administration Curriculum

The Master of Science in Health Care Administration program prepares students for leadership and management roles in the healthcare industry. Marian graduates are ready to take on challenges in managing teams, patient safety, ethics, budget forecasting, inter-personal leadership, and so much more.

As a master’s student you’ll move through the MPath flexible program with a clear path ahead to your degree and the start of a new phase of your career. Comprehensive distance learning support and a robust, interactive learning experience available day or night round out your education. Marian recognizes where you’ve come from and what you need to move forward into the future you are envisioning.

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Core Courses

Health Care Administration graduate students will take courses covering topics such as:

  • Leading Teams in a Global Economy
  • Budgeting, Costing Systems, and ROI
  • Healthcare Policy
  • Safety and Quality
  • Healthcare Law
  • Insurance

Graduates will demonstrate these four foundational competencies:

  • Critical thinking skills as a guide to intellectual integrity and empathy.
  • A high level of metacognitive awareness, generating self-efficacy by knowing how they learn, knowing different strategies to use for learning, and implementing effective strategies in specific learning contexts.
  • Communication skills that meet the needs of the profession, including verbal and nonverbal communication, and professional writing, presentation, and facilitation skills to ensure stakeholders are provided a deep and authentic interaction.
  • A range of design-thinking strategies to further develop empathy and deepen understanding to overcome barriers and effectively integrate solutions into a wide range of experiences.