Master of Science in Health Services Administration
Program Delivery: Online
All courses are offered online and in the accelerated format of 7.5-week courses.

Health Services Administration Master's Degree

Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) Code: 51.0701O*NET OnlineBureau of Labor Statistics

The Master of Science in Health Services Administration program is designed to provide graduate-level education to individuals who are capable of assuming leadership positions in a variety of health services organizations. The degree is designed for experienced healthcare managers seeking to further develop their administrative knowledge, skills and abilities to enhance their contributions to the healthcare industry.

Is a Career in Health Services Administration Right for Me?

If you are interested advancing your career in health services administration, possess the following qualities, and are ready to prepare yourself for the future in healthcare, than the Master in Science in Health Services Administration program may be right for you.

Do you possess the following qualities?

  • Analytical Skills - You must be able to understand and follow current regulations and be able to adapt to new laws.
  • Communication Skills - You must be able to communicate effectively with other health professionals.
  • Attention to Detail - You might be required to organize and maintain scheduling and billing information for very large facilities, such as hospitals.
  • Interpersonal Skills - You need to be able to discuss staffing problems and patient information with other professionals, such as physicians and health insurance representatives and be able to motivate and lead staff.
  • Problem-solving skills - You may be responsible for finding creative solutions to staffing or other administrative problems.
  • Technical Skills - You must be able to follow advances in health care technology like Electronic Health Records (EHR).

What is the Health Services Administration Career Outlook?

Employment of medical and health services managers is projected to grow 20 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. As the large baby-boom population ages and people remain active later in life, the healthcare industry as a whole should see an increase in the demand for medical services.


What Can I Do with This Degree?


  • Manage Nursing Department
  • Manage Surgery Department
  • Manage Physical Therapy Dept.
  • Set Policies
  • Develop Budgets
  • Evaluate Staff


  • Work for the Top Administrator
  • Handle Daily Operations
  • Direct Nursing Activities
  • Direct Medical Records
  • Direct Therapy Activities
  • Direct Health Information


  • Manage Patient Care
  • Supervise Staff
  • Manage Facility
  • Determine Budget
  • Manage Finances
  • Manage Patient Admissions


  • Clinical Systems Analyst
  • Clinical Informaticist
  • Healthcare IT Business Analyst
  • Project Manager
  • Compliance Officer
  • Clinical Applications Analyst
  • Healthcare IT Sales
  • Population Health Manager

For more information on career opportunities in this field, visit the following sites:

What Will I Learn?

A full-time student, nine semester hour credits per term or typically three courses per term, can complete the Master of Science in Health Services Administration program in four terms, or just over one year.

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Program Curriculum Guide and Optimum Sequence of Course Work

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How is Hodges University’s Health Services Administration Program Different?

Our Program is Completely Online

Hodges University offers the Master of Science in Health Services Administration program completely online. When you enroll in an online program at Hodges, you will not be compromising quality for convenience. Imagine completing your degree without commuting to classes.

Our Professors Have Real-World Experience

Our professors have worked in their field of expertise and bring that real-world experience to the classroom.

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  • Help you obtain necessary transcripts.
  • Schedule your admissions test (if necessary).
  • Coordinate the financial aid process with a financial aid professional.
  • Refer you to your academic advisor for class scheduling.
  • Give you information regarding your orientation.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Hodges family!

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