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Master of Science
Healthcare Administration

Healthcare Administration
Master of Science
  • 41 credits
  • Transfer up to 6 credits
  • All courses are available online
  • Select on-site and hybrid courses available
  • $350 per credit hour
    (Europe & Downrange)

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Develop advanced managerial skills in the graduate healthcare administration program.

Healthcare administrators manage complex organizations that serve diverse individual and community needs. With an online master’s degree in healthcare administration from University of Maryland Global Campus, you’ll gain the expert knowledge, management skills, and strong professional development you need to seize career opportunities and maximize your potential in this era of rapid healthcare transformation.

Total Credits Required: 42

  • Required Management Foundation Courses: 6
  • Required Healthcare Administration Courses: 33
  • Required Capstone Course: 3

Initial Requirement 

  • (0 Credits, UCSP 615)
    (to be taken within the first 6 credits of study)

The UCSP 615 requirement may be waived if you previously earned a graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

Core Courses

Management Foundation Courses

  • (3 Credits, MGMT 615)
  • (3 Credits, MGMT 650)

Healthcare Administration Courses

  • (3 Credits, HCAD 600)
  • (3 Credits, HCAD 610)
  • (3 Credits, HCAD 620)
  • (3 Credits, HCAD 625)
  • (3 Credits, HCAD 630)
  • (3 Credits, HCAD 635)
  • (3 Credits, HCAD 640)
  • (3 Credits, HCAD 645)
  • (3 Credits, HCAD 650)
  • (3 Credits, HCAD 660)
  • (3 Credits, HCAD 665)

Capstone Course

  • HCAD 670

Course Rules and Program Progression

  • (3 Credits, HCAD 600) and (3 Credits, MGMT 615) should be taken as the first courses in the program.
  • (3 Credits, MGMT 650) should be taken in the second or third semester.
  • (3 Credits, HCAD 620) is prerequisite to (3 Credits, HCAD 625).
  • (3 Credits, HCAD 640) is prerequisite to (3 Credits, HCAD 645).
  • (3 Credits, MGMT 650) should not be taken at the same time as (3 Credits, HCAD 640) or (3 Credits, HCAD 645).
  • You must complete 36 credits before enrolling in HCAD 670.

General Master's Degree Requirements

  • You must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher at all times.
  • All degree requirements must be fulfilled within five consecutive years.
  • Any transfer credits must have been earned within the five-year time frame to be applied toward a graduate degree.

Please review the overall master’s degree requirements for additional considerations.

Program Highlights

Develop skills and gain knowledge through coursework that draws from the expertise and experience of our respected faculty.

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Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

If you lack a recent background in finance or accounting, you should take UCSP 620 before (3 Credits, HCAD 640). If you lack a recent background in statistics, you should take UCSP 630 before (3 Credits, MGMT 650). Taking UCSP 605 is recommended to help improve writing skills.

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