Master of Science in Health Care Administration

The Master of Science in Health Care Administration program prepares individuals to develop and implement solutions that address today‛s unique challenges facing the health care industry. Graduates with a master‛s in health care administration will be prepared to work in middle to upper management in for profit or non-profit organizations including health and wellness organizations, hospitals, clinics, ambulatory care, or health services companies. In addition, employment opportunities in other types of health care organizations such as insurance companies, governmental health agencies, non-profit health organizations, medical device companies, and medical equipment manufacturers are possible.

The master‛s in health administration program emphasizes the conceptual, analytical, and application skills required to manage contemporary health care organizations. Topics of study include: contemporary health care delivery models, health care policies and economics, legal and ethical principles in health care, cost containment models, workforce management, marketing communication strategies, health care finance, leadership styles and development, and health care business analysis.

A capstone course culminates the master‛s in health administration program, providing an opportunity for students to complete the development of a comprehensive research project, plan, or proposal that addresses a problem, issue, or concern and can be implemented upon completion of the program.

Program Disclosure

Category Non-Traditional Traditional
Books & Supplies (Per Program) $1,045 N/A
Tuition & Fees (Per Program) $24,310 N/A
Room & Board (Per Program, If Applicable) $3,285
On Time Graduation Rate 95% N/A
Median Private Loan Debt $0 N/A
Median TIV Loan Debt $43,344 N/A
Median Institutional Financing Plan Debt N/A N/A

Program SOC

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  1. It is the policy of the University to collect and remit sales, use, excise and/or gross receipts taxes in compliance with state and local taxing jurisdiction regulations which require the University to remit tax where applicable. These regulations vary by location. Please note: It is also the policy of the University to require payment of sales, use, excise, and/or gross receipts tax. Payment of tax is ultimately the student's financial responsibility to the University regardless of financing arrangements. Per Hawaii requirements: It is hereby stated that students residing in the State of Hawaii will be charged Hawaii General Excise Tax on all transactions. Students living in the District of Oahu will be charged 4.5%. Students residing in other Hawaii districts will be charged 4.0%.
  2. Book costs are based on an average. Costs may increase or decrease depending on electronic availability or publisher's book costs.
  3. Room and board costs may be higher or lower depending on housing and meal plan choice. This number is based on an average for students on campus.
  4. Some Non-Traditional programs may be offered on the ground campus or on-line.
  5. N/A identifies that a program is not offered in that modality or that fewer than 10 students graduated within the reported timeframe.
  6. Tuition and Fees for each program are based on current rates. Future Tuition and Fee Rates may vary. Tuition was calculated using the number of credit hours in the program times the current tuition rate and includes the Graduation Fee. Full time students enrolled at a program taken at the main campus include a Student Activity Fee, charged every semester. Online programs include a one time Learning Management Fee. Some programs may also include additional fees based on course materials.
  7. On-time graduation rates and median loan debt are based on students who graduated in the 2011-2012 award year.
  8. Not all GCU programs are available in all states and in all learning modalities.
  9. Program availability is contingent on student enrollment.

Online program disclosures

* Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information. Program subject to change.

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