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Master of Science

Healthcare Administration

Healthcare Administration
Master of Science
  • 42 credits
  • Transfer up to 6 credits
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
  • $514 per credit (in-state)
  • $659 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $480 per credit (military)
  • Other fees may apply
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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

Initial Requirement 

  • (0 Credits, UCSP 615)

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

  • (3 Credits, HCAD 670)

  • (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 (3 Credits, 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.

Sequence Course
(0 Credits, UCSP 615)
(3 Credits, HCAD 600)
(3 Credits, MGMT 615)
(3 Credits, HCAD 620)
(3 Credits, MGMT 650)
(3 Credits, HCAD 610)
(3 Credits, HCAD 625)
(3 Credits, HCAD 630)
(3 Credits, HCAD 640)
(3 Credits, HCAD 635)
(3 Credits, HCAD 645)
(3 Credits, HCAD 650)
(3 Credits, HCAD 660)
(3 Credits, HCAD 665)
(3 Credits, HCAD 670)

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These requirements are for students who enroll in the 2022–2023 academic year. For prior year requirements, visit our catalog archive.

Master’s Degree Requirements

In addition to the specific course requirements outlined on each master's degree webpage, UMGC maintains certain requirements for all master’s degrees.

Program Highlights

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

Industry Snapshot

This program is designed to help prepare midcareer healthcare professionals for leadership roles in department management, health systems analysis, and legislative work in the private sector, professional societies, nonprofit organizations, the military, and in all levels of government.

Healthcare Jobs
There are more than 23 million people employed in healthcare and social assistance.
Source: IBIS World | “Healthcare and Social Assistance in the U.S. Employment Statistics 2005-2026" | 2020

Industry Certification Exams

This program is designed to help prepare you for the following certification exams:

Additional Program Information

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

Upsilon Phi Delta (Healthcare Management)

Upsilon Phi Delta elevates and encourages scholarship, standards, and ethics in healthcare administration. It is available to undergraduate and graduate students. Undergraduate membership is open to students pursuing a major in health services management. Undergraduate students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher and at least 18 credits of health services management coursework, with a GPA of 3.25 or higher in those courses. Graduate student membership is limited to individuals who are actively pursuing their graduate degrees in UMGC's health care administration program, meet the national eligibility standards of a minimum GPA of 3.5, have completed 18 credits, and are invited to become a member. For more information, please email

  • 2018, Top 50 Best Online Master's in Health Administration Programs, UMGC's Master of Science in Healthcare Administration Program, Online Masters

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