Online Hospital Administration Degree Programs

Hospital administration is usually studied at the graduate level through master's degree programs in health care administration, which can be offered in online or hybrid formats. Find out about online programs, and check potential on-campus residency requirements for hybrid programs. Review the prerequisites to enrolling, and read about typical coursework. Schools offering Finance and Health Care degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

What Will I Study in an Online Hospital Administration Degree Program?

Your online program likely will require from 42-60 credits to complete and cover such topics as financial management, performance improvement, human resources management and strategic planning. Other courses might address ethical and legal issues in health care administration, health care marketing and health care policy. You also might be required to take one or more courses in research methods, in addition to completing a research paper or management project. Most programs mandate several campus visits.

Coursework Topics Human resources management, financial management, health care marketing, strategic planning, performance improvement
Prerequisites Bachelor's degree, undergraduate coursework in specific subjects, experience working in a healthcare organization
Online Learning Access live/recorded audio and video course materials, interact with professors and classmates using e-mail and discussion boards
Campus Residency Schools may require weekend or weekday residencies on campus

What Are the Qualifications for Admission?

To be considered for admission to an online master's program in hospital or health care administration, you'll need a bachelor's degree, although most schools don't specify what major it must be in. Some programs will require that you've completed undergraduate coursework in accounting and statistics, while others will allow you to take these classes in the early stages of your graduate program.

You're also likely to need at least 2-5 years' experience in a health care organization, including some time in a management position. Admissions boards tend to choose professionals from varied backgrounds, such as hospital administration, assisted living and the pharmaceutical industry.

How Would My Online Program Work?

With most distance education programs in hospital or health care administration, you would complete all of your courses via the Internet. Programs tend to be asynchronous, with students using an online course management system to access both live and recorded audio and video, reading materials and assignments. In general, you would communicate with professors and classmates through discussion boards and e-mail.

How Often Would I Need to Visit Campus?

Some universities will require you to complete a few campus residencies during the week, while other schools schedule residency programs on the weekends. During your time on campus, you'll likely attend lectures, as well as take part in seminars and group projects. You also might have access to campus facilities, including laboratories and libraries.

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