Health Administration M.S.

  • Start Terms: Spring, Summer, Fall
  • Form of Delivery: On-Campus or Online


  • General Program – 36 credits (12 courses)
  • Health Informatics  –  42 credits (14 courses)
  • Organization Development and Leadership –  42 credits (14 courses)
  • Health Care Ethics - 42 credits (14 courses)
  • Joint degree with Health Education – 48 credits (16 courses)

There is never a time when health care professionals are not in demand. At Saint Joseph’s University, the M.S. in health administration is structured primarily for health care professionals with considerable experience in the health delivery system who are interested in the management and administrative aspects of health organizations and the health system. The program offers a core curriculum focusing on population and status assessment, health policy, organization development, operations and information systems, legal principles, leadership and more.

Health care is a rapidly growing industry. The U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics expects that by 2018, more than 45,000 new health services executives will be needed to lead the hundreds of thousands of additional nurses, administrators, doctors and staffers hired to fill the future health care career opportunities in America*. A master’s degree is required for many positions in these fields and can help increase earning potential.

Graduates of the health administration program have found successful careers at organizations such as Penn Medicine, Merck and area hospitals. With expert faculty as both instructors and mentors, students will graduate with the skills and confidence to achieve and inspire in whatever health administration career they pursue. The curriculum is designed to provide the technical and behavioral competencies as defined by the Health Leadership Competency Model, Version 2 developed by the National Center for Healthcare Leadership (NCHL, 2005).

* Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition