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Top 20 Master’s Degree Programs in Healthcare Management at Smaller Colleges in the North 2016

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By Kristen Fescoe
Published April, 2016

Graduate Healthcare Management Degree Programs have been highlighted as the new standard training requirement for individuals who are planning a career as a manager or administrator in the  expanding health care industry. As healthcare continues to evolve due to healthcare reform, an aging population, the switch to electronic medical records, and a variety of other factors, an increasing number of healthcare managers are needed to fill the growing number of positions available. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Occupational Handbook, the field of Health Care Management and Administration is expected to increase by at least 23 percent between now and the year 2020. At this rate, there will be thousands of new jobs available to skilled health care managers, executives and administrators. There are a number of degree options for these positions, including a specialized Master of Business Administration (MBA), a graduate degree in Public Health, a Graduate Health Administration or a degree in Health Care Management. Each of types of degrees offers a curriculum that will help students become effective and efficient health care managers and administrators. A number of larger universities offer these programs,but there are benefits of attending a smaller, regional university. In addition to the obvious benefits of proximity and price, students can learn in a smaller environment, with more opportunities to work directly with their instructors and peers.

Ranking Methodology

This ranking list has been created to outline the 20 best graduate programs in healthcare management at smaller colleges in the northern region of the United States. Average undergraduate enrollment numbers are provided to assess the school size. Factors considered include:

Annual Cost of Attendance

One of the major factors being considered is the overall cost of the graduate program. Schools offering nationally recognized academic training while also keeping student costs low are given higher consideration. Data was gathered from the school’s website or the College Navigator Tool.

Points:
Under $30,000 / $30,001 – $40,000/ $40,001 – $50,000:
3 Points / 2 Points / 1 Point

Accreditation

In order to be included in this ranking, an appropriate ranking body must regionally accredit each college or university. Those schools that have received additional accreditation are given an edge over schools without.

Points:

Each accreditation: 1 Point

Major Rankings

Points:
US News and World Report Best Graduate Program in Healthcare Management:
Top 30 / Top 45 / Top 60
5 Points / 3 Points / 2 Points

US News and World Report Best Northern Regional Universities:
Top 15 / Top 25 / Top 50 / Top 100
5 Points / 3 Points / 2 Points / 1 Point

US News and World Report Best Part-Time MBA, Best Online Graduate Business School or Best Online MBA Program:
Top 50 / Top 100 / Top 150
3 Points / 2 Points / 1 Point

US News and World Report Top Public School or Best Value School
Top 25 Ranking = 2 Points

Online Delivery

Online delivery format = 2 Points

Number of Degree Options or Areas of Specialization

Those schools the offer students more than one option for how to pursue a career in health care management afford a higher degree of flexibility in their education. Schools offering more than one degree in this field are given higher preference.

Points:
More Than 1 Available Degree Options or Areas of Specialization = 2 Points

Likelihood of Acceptance

As more and more individuals  pursue health care management degrees, getting accepted to a college program is becoming increasingly competitive. Those schools with higher acceptance rate were given additional points. US News and World Report provided the data for this score.

Points:
Acceptance Rates Above 50% / Above 60% / Above 70%
1 Points / 2 Points / 3 Points

Grading Process

Once the points have been tallied the schools are arranged into groups by the amount of points they have earned. In the cases of ties, preference was given to those schools with the lowest tuition rates.

Ranking the Top 20 Graduate Programs in Health Care Management at Smaller Colleges in the North

#20 – Kings College – Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

Kings College Best Graduate HCM Degrees Northern RegionThe Department of Health Care Administration

Master of Science in Health Care Administration

Program Website
Points: 5

Students at Kings College who want to enter the field of health care management will benefit from the Master of Science in Health Care Administration. This degree program offers students the professional knowledge and the management skills required to be efficient and socially responsible leaders in health services systems of all levels. Students have the option of completing the entire MS in Health Care Administration graduate courses on-line through Moodle.

Acceptance Rate: 67.3%
Average Undergraduate Enrollment: 2,002
Graduate Program Annual Cost: $75,000
US News and World Report Best Northern Regional University Rank: #53
US News and World Report Best Healthcare Management Program Rank: Not Applicable
Additional US News and World Report Ranks: Not Applicable
Accreditations:
Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
The Commission on Accreditation Healthcare Management Education (CAHME)

#19 – Suffolk University – Boston, Massachusetts

Suffolk University Best Graduate HCM Degrees Northern RegionThe Sawyer Business School

MBA/Health Specialized Degree

Program Website
Points: 7

The Suffolk University MBA is a highly regarded business program that can be paired with a number of optional concentration areas. The Health Concentration is a strong option, whether the student is just beginning a career in healthcare or has spent years in the field. The coursework covers important aspects of the healthcare field, including topics such as leadership, ethics, strategy development, innovation, quality and patient safety, population health management, and health information systems. This highly specialized MBA degree program trains business leaders who will have comprehensive skills in finance, accounting, strategic management, marketing, and information systems for the healthcare industry. The curriculum is comprised of 11 to 19 courses (31 to 55 credits) and can be completed in 10-16 months of full-time study or 16-28 months of part-time study.

Acceptance Rate: 83.9%
Average Undergraduate Enrollment: 5,496
Graduate Program Annual Cost: $40,122
US News and World Report Best Northern Regional University Rank: #58
US News and World Report Best Healthcare Management Program Rank: Not Applicable
Additional US News and World Report Ranks:
#199 Best Part-Time MBA Program
Accreditations:
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)

#18 – Wagner College – Staten Island, New York

Wagner College Best Graduate HCM Degrees Northern RegionThe Department of Business Administration

Master of Business Administration with Concentration in Health Care Administration

Program Website
Points: 8

The Traditional MBA program at Wagner’s Department of Business Administration is offered in an evening and weekend program format. Students may choose one or two majors from the following: Finance, Health Care Administration, Management, Marketing, and Media Management. This MBA program provides students with effective managerial leadership and decision-making skills for both the private and public sectors.

To fulfill the requirements for the Health Care Administration major, students must complete a minimum of 45 credits, as follows:

Tier I: Core Curriculum (18 Credits)

  • Statistics for Managers
  • Economics for Managers
  • Financial and Managerial Accounting
  • Managerial Communications
  • Business and Economics Forecasting for Managers
  • Law and the Manager

Tier II: Health Care Administration Major (15 credits)

  • Fiscal Management of Health Care Organizations – required
  • Health Care Organization and Administration – required
  • Public Policy Analysis of Health Care – required
  • Human Resource Management
  • Non-Profit Management
  • Business Ethics

Tier III: Capstone (9 Credits): Final tier courses may only be taken after completion of all core curriculum courses and two major courses.

  • Strategic Management
  • Managing Organizational Change
  • Strategic Leadership (should be taken in the last semester of study)
  • Additional Requirements

Elective (3 credits)

  • International requirement (3 credits)— at least one international course must be taken by each student sometime during his/her studies.

Acceptance Rate: 72.2%
Average Undergraduate Enrollment: 1,809
Graduate Program Annual Cost: $47,700
US News and World Report Best Northern Regional University Rank: #26
US News and World Report Best Healthcare Management Program Rank: Not Applicable
Additional US News and World Report Ranks: Not Applicable
Accreditations:
Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
New York State Board of Regents (NYSBR)

#17 – SUNY College at Oswego – Oswego, New York

SUNY Oswego Best Graduate HCM Degrees Northern RegionThe School of Business

Health Services Administration, M.B.A.

Program Website
Points: 8

SUNY College at Oswego offers a highly respected MBA program with available areas of concentration. One of the most pursued areas of study is the MBA in Health Services Administration. The program was designed to meet the needs of the rapidly growing, dynamic health care industry. All the MBA concentrations are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Acceptance Rate: 48.4%
Average Undergraduate Enrollment: 7,193
Graduate Program Annual Cost: $27,000 – 39,600 (depending upon credits required)
US News and World Report Best Northern Regional University Rank: #58
US News and World Report Best Healthcare Management Program Rank: Not Applicable
Additional US News and World Report Ranks:
#14 Top Public School
Accreditations:
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

#16 – Chatham University – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Chatham University Best Graduate HCM Degrees Northern RegionThe College for Continuing and Professional Studies

Master of Business Administration in Health Care Management and Master of Arts in Health Care Quality and Management

MBA Program Website
MA Program Website
Points: 8

Students enrolled at the College for Continuing and Professional Studies at Chatham University can choose from two degree programs that prepare students for work in the business side of the healthcare industry. The options include:

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a Concentration in Healthcare Management
  • MA In Health Care Quality Management

Acceptance Rate: 53.3%
Average Undergraduate Enrollment: 932
Graduate Program Annual Cost: $31,572 (MBA) and $28,941 (MA)
US News and World Report Best Northern Regional University Rank: #53
US News and World Report Best Healthcare Management Program Rank: Not Applicable
Additional US News and World Report Ranks: Not Applicable
Accreditations:
Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

#15 – Rochester Institute of Technology – Rochester, New York

Rochester Institute of Technology Best Graduate HCM Degrees Northern RegionThe College of Health Science and Technology

Master of Science in Health Systems Administration

Program Website
Points: 9

The Rochester Institute of Technology is home to an innovative Master of Science in Health Systems Administration. This program teaches students practical skills that can be applied in the modern application of health care management. Students can choose to pursue a 12-semester credit certification in the following areas:

  • Health Systems Administration – Certificate
  • Health Care Finance – Advanced Certificate

Acceptance Rate: 57.5%
Average Undergraduate Enrollment: 13,460
Graduate Program Annual Cost: $65,247
US News and World Report Best Northern Regional University Rank: #7
US News and World Report Best Healthcare Management Program Rank: Not Applicable
Additional US News and World Report Ranks:
#4 Best Value School
Accreditations:
Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

#14 – La Salle University – LaSalle, Pennsylvania

LaSalle University Best Graduate HCM Degrees Northern RegionThe School of Nursing and Health Sciences

Master of Science in Nursing – Nursing Administration / Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Nursing – Clinical Nurse Leadership

Program Website
Points: 9

The School of Nursing and Health Sciences offers two excellent degree options for graduate nursing students who have an interest in the area of leadership in clinical settings. Both of these degree programs offer students the skills and knowledge they will need to assume positions as leaders in various health care settings.

Acceptance Rate: 78.2%
Average Undergraduate Enrollment: 4,322
Graduate Program Annual Cost: $29,580 (CNL) and $51,330 (MBA)
US News and World Report Best Northern Regional University Rank: #26
US News and World Report Best Healthcare Management Program Rank: Not Applicable
Additional US News and World Report Ranks:
#182 Best Part-Time MBA Program
Accreditations:
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

#13 – Marywood University – Scranton, Pennsylvania

Marywood University Best Graduate HCM Degrees Northern RegionThe School of Business and Global Innovation

Master of Health Services Administration

Program Website
Points: 9

Marywood University supports an excellent Master of Health Services Administration (MHSA) degree program in the following areas:

  • Health care facility management and/or administration
  • Improving the delivery of health services to the community
  • Career improvement and development

Acceptance Rate: 74.2%
Average Undergraduate Enrollment: 2,003
Graduate Program Annual Cost: $27,900
US News and World Report Best Northern Regional University Rank: #41
US News and World Report Best Healthcare Management Program Rank: Not Applicable
Additional US News and World Report Ranks: Not Applicable
Accreditation:
Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

#12 – Mount Saint Mary’s University – Emmitsburg, Maryland

Mount Saint Marys University Best Graduate HCM Degrees Northern RegionThe Richard J. Bolte School of Business

Master of Health Administration

Program Website
Points: 9

Mount Saint Mary’s University offers a graduate degree in health care management that is designed to address the changes that the healthcare market is currently facing. To be considered for the MHA program, applicants must have completed a bachelor’s degree and must satisfy at least one of the following criteria:

  • Have a 2.75 minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average
  • Possess 2 full years of relevant, professional business experience (resumé required)
  • 500 minimum score on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)

Acceptance Rate: 74.2%
Average Undergraduate Enrollment: 1,810
Graduate Program Annual Cost: $21,665
US News and World Report Best Northern Regional University Rank: #22
US News and World Report Best Healthcare Management Program Rank: Not Applicable
Additional US News and World Report Ranks: Not Applicable
Accreditations:
Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

#11 – CUNY Baruch College – Baruch, New York

CUNY Baruch Best Graduate HCM Degrees Northern RegionThe Zicklin School of Business

Executive Master of Business Administration in Health Care Administration

Program Website
Points: 10

Baruch College is a member of the City University of New York system. The Executive MBA in Healthcare Administration Program has been named one of the top Health Care Management programs in the United States by US News and World Report. This program is designed to provide a graduate business education specific to practicing professionals in the healthcare industry.

Acceptance Rate: 27.9%
Average Undergraduate Enrollment: 18,090
Graduate Program Annual Cost: $57,000
US News and World Report Best Northern Regional University Rank: #32
US News and World Report Best Healthcare Management Program Rank: #29
Additional US News and World Report Ranks: Not Applicable
Accreditations:
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
The Commission on Accreditation Healthcare Management Education (CAHME)
Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

#10 – Molloy College – Rockville Centre, New York

Molloy College Best Graduate HCM Degrees Northern RegionThe Division of Graduate Business Studies

Health Care Master of Business Administration

Program Website
Points: 10

Molloy College offers several graduate business degree programs with the unique option of pursuing a large number of concentration areas in health care management and administration. This allows students to customize their academic plan to meet their unique needs. There are three degree options that ideally suit the training needs of those looking to enter careers in the business side of the health care industry. In each of the carefully planned healthcare majors students will gather business skills in accounting, economics, and finance to analyze managerial problems in the healthcare environment.

Dual Master of Nursing/Master of Business Administration: This dual degree program is designed for nurse manager and nurse executive roles (CNO’s) who must have the knowledge to adapt to changes in the healthcare industry, which require sophisticated business skills.

Master of Nursing Administration and Informatics

The 43 credit hour Master of Nursing Administration and Informatics degree program is a great degree plan for those who are interested in the information technology elements that underlie the modern health care system. Students in this program learn to safely and effectively manage sensitive and private patient data.

Master of Business Administration in Healthcare
Graduate students who plan to pursue careers in the health care sector such as pharmaceuticals, insurance, organizations, consulting firms and hospitals, will need the business skills to be leaders in this changing industry. This Healthcare MBA is a great fit for those who plan to enter this rewarding career opportunity. Students earning a Healthcare MBA at Molloy must complete 36 credits, including the following healthcare courses:

  • Accounting for healthcare professionals
  • Economics evaluation in healthcare
  • Healthcare finance
  • Healthcare organization and delivery
  • Healthcare marketing
  • Healthcare capstone/strategy

Acceptance Rate: 75.4%
Average Undergraduate Enrollment: 3,336
Graduate Program Annual Cost: $36,900 – $44,075 (depending upon number of credits needed)
US News and World Report Best Northern Regional University Rank: #36
US News and World Report Best Healthcare Management Program Rank: Not Applicable
Additional US News and World Report Ranks: Not Applicable
Accreditations:
American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
New York State Board of Regents (NYSBR)

#9 – Salve Regina University – Newport, Rhode Island

Salve Regina College Best Graduate HCM Degrees Northern RegionThe Department of Graduate Studies

Master of Science in Health Care Management & Administration and Certificate of Graduate Studies in Health Care Management & Administration

Program Website
Points: 11

Salve Regina University offers two ways for students to become proficient in the areas of health care management and administration. The first degree option is a Master of Science in Health Care Administration and Management. This is a 36-credit program with the requirement of completing of 12 courses in the department.

The second graduate opportunity is the Certificate of Graduate Studies (CGS) in Health Care Administration and Management. To earn this certificate, students complete four courses (12 credits) from the program’s core curriculum. Specific courses are selected with approval from the program director.

Acceptance Rate: 70.9%
Average Undergraduate Enrollment: 2,121
Graduate Program Annual Cost: $17,640
US News and World Report Best Northern Regional University Rank: #36
US News and World Report Best Healthcare Management Program Rank: Not Applicable
Additional US News and World Report Ranks: Not Applicable
Accreditation:
New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)

#8 – University of Southern Maine – Portland, Maine

University of Southern Maine Best Graduate HCM Degrees Northern RegionThe School of Business

Master of Business Administration

Program Website
Points: 11

Students at the University of Southern Maine interested in advancing their careers in the growing health care industry will  benefit from the nationally recognized MBA with a specialization in Health Care. This concentration in Health Management and Policy gives MBA students a comprehensive understanding of the American health care system, including the public and private financial infrastructures that underlie the huge investment in this sector, the policy of health and healthcare, and the challenges and opportunities facing leaders in the health care field.

Acceptance Rate: 84%
Average Undergraduate Enrollment: 6,628
Graduate Program Annual Cost: $14,820
US News and World Report Best Northern Regional University Rank: Unranked Northern University
US News and World Report Best Healthcare Management Program Rank: #57
Additional US News and World Report Ranks:
#182 Best Part-Time MBA Program
Accreditations:
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
The Commission on Accreditation Healthcare Management Education (CAHME)
New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)

#7 – Simmons College – Boston, Massachusetts

Simmons College Best Graduate HCM Degrees Northern RegionThe School of Management

Health Care Master of Business Administration, Master of Health Administration to Master of Business Administration Program and Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Health Care Management

Program Website
Points: 12

The School of Management at Simmons College has three excellent options for students hoping to complete graduate training in the field of health care management. Each of the  programs is designed to offer the business skills and healthcare relevant skills to set graduates apart in the employment field.

Acceptance Rate: 52.2%
Average Undergraduate Enrollment: 1,622
Graduate Program Annual Cost: $74,196
US News and World Report Best Northern Regional University Rank: #16
US News and World Report Best Healthcare Management Program Rank: #38
Additional US News and World Report Ranks: Not Applicable
Accreditations:
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
The Commission on Accreditation Healthcare Management Education (CAHME)
New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)

#6 – Niagara University – Niagara, New York

Niagara University Best Graduate HCM Degrees Northern RegionThe College of Business Administration

Master of Business Administration in Health Care Administration

Program Website
Points: 12

Niagara University’s MBA program is a nationally recognized faculty, practice-oriented program that has maintained AACSB accreditation. Students can complete their MBA in as little as 16 months with two convenient formats, a weekday evening format and a Saturday format.

Saturday Format
The Saturday program format allows students with full-time jobs to register as full-time students. Classes meet on five consecutive Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This means that students complete a course every five weeks. This form allows students from other locations the chance to earn an MBA degree by only requiring a visit to campus one day a week.

Evening Format
The traditional evening program allows busy working students to complete classes during the week. During the fall and spring, courses meet for 2 1/2 hours once a week for 15 weeks at the main campus location. Summer courses meet twice weekly for six weeks.

Acceptance Rate: 65.9%
Average Undergraduate Enrollment: 3,176
Graduate Program Annual Cost: $45,090
US News and World Report Best Northern Regional University Rank: #47
US News and World Report Best Healthcare Management Program Rank: Not Applicable
Additional US News and World Report Ranks:
#11 Best Value School
Accreditations:
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
New York State Board of Regents (NYSBR)

#5 – Villanova University – Villanova, Pennsylvania

Villanova University Best Graduate HCM Degrees Northern RegionThe School of Business

Master of Business Administration with Health Care Management Specialization

Program Website
Points: 13

The Villanova MBA offers motivated students a comprehensive learning experience that provides them with the skills they will need to pioneer, adapt and lead in a field that is constantly changing. The curriculum stresses a real-world, hands-on academic environment that promotes study across various disciplines. Students can opt from three MBA tracks, Online, Flex Track and the Fast Track, which allows students to complete the MBA program at their own pace, or in an accelerated format.

Acceptance Rate: 49.3%
Average Undergraduate Enrollment: 7,118
Graduate Program Annual Cost: $44,880 (Flex Path) and $50,880 (Fast Path)
US News and World Report Best Northern Regional University Rank: #1
US News and World Report Best Healthcare Management Program Rank: Not Applicable
Additional US News and World Report Ranks:
#2 Best Value School
#37 Best Part-Time MBA Program
Accreditations:
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

#4 – Quinnipiac University – Hamden, Connecticut

Quinnipiac University Best Graduate HCM Degrees Northern RegionThe School of Business

Master of Business Administration with Health Care Management Track

Program Website
Points: 13

Quinnipiac University confers a nationally recognized Online Master of Business Administration degree that prepares students by offering them the resources they will need to lead and thrive in the business world. Students graduate from the program with an understanding of how to make informed decisions, work in diverse cultures and lead organizations of all shapes, sizes and structures. Those interested in the business side of the health care industry can pursue a track in Health Care Management.

Acceptance Rate: 65.9%
Average Undergraduate Enrollment: 6,553 co
Graduate Program Annual Cost: $41,170
US News and World Report Best Northern Regional University Rank: #11
US News and World Report Best Healthcare Management Program Rank: Not Applicable
Additional US News and World Report Ranks:
#50 Best Online MBA Program
Accreditations:
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)

#3 – St. Joseph’s University – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Saint Josephs University Best Graduate HCM Degrees Northern RegionThe Division of Online Graduate Education

Master of Health Administration

Program Website
Points: 14

St. Joseph’s University understands that effective patient care is centered on efficient management and administration of the multifaceted and ever-changing health care delivery system. The online Master of Science in Health Administration (HAD) is a practice-based program that helps students gain the skills and experience required to improve the performance of your organization and advance in your career.

Acceptance Rate: 84.6%
Average Undergraduate Enrollment: 5,512
Graduate Program Annual Cost: $30,200
US News and World Report Best Northern Regional University Rank: #15
US News and World Report Best Healthcare Management Program Rank: Not Applicable
Additional US News and World Report Ranks:
#26 Best Online Graduate Business Program
Accreditation:
Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

#2 – Marist College – Poughkeepsie, New York

Marist College Best Graduate HCM Degrees Northern RegionThe School of Management

Master of Business Administration with Concentration in Health Care Administration

Program Website
Points: 15

Since 2012, Marist College has offered a 3-course Health Care Administration concentration that can be applied to the nationally recognized MBA program at the School of Management.

Acceptance Rate: 38.5%
Average Undergraduate Enrollment: 5,516
Graduate Program Annual Cost: $27,000
US News and World Report Best Northern Regional University Rank: #13
US News and World Report Best Healthcare Management Program Rank: Not Applicable
Additional US News and World Report Ranks:
#166 Best Part-Time MBA Program
#52 Best Online MBA Program
#50 Best Online Graduate Business Program
Accreditations:
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

#1 – University of Scranton – Scranton, Pennsylvania

University of Scranton Best Graduate HCM Degrees Northern RegionThe School of Online Graduate Programs

Online Master of Business Administration with Health Care Management Concentration and Master of Health Administration

Program Website
Points: 17

The University of Scranton is a strong choice to take what you already know and advance into a career in healthcare management. There are two excellent degree options available in this rapidly expanding area.

Acceptance Rate: 77.3%
Average Undergraduate Enrollment: 3,998
Graduate Program Annual Cost: $34,740
US News and World Report Best Northern Regional University Rank: #8
US News and World Report Best Healthcare Management Program Rank: #42
Additional US News and World Report Ranks: Not Applicable
Accreditations:
The Commission on Accreditation Healthcare Management Education (CAHME)
Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

Opportunities for a Graduate Degree in Health Care Management in the Northern Region of the US

The ongoing changes to the health care industry have created a growing need for qualified candidates with graduate degrees in the field of Health Care Management. To fill these ever-growing roles, candidates will need the business acumen to become leaders in this area. They will also need the specialized training required to understand the details of managing in the healthcare industry. A degree in health care management or administration from a northern regional university is a great way to gain the skills needed to become a manager, administrator or executive in this field.

About the Author

After earning a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Rutgers University and then a Master of Science in Clinical and Forensic Psychology from Drexel University, Kristen began a career as a therapist at two prisons in Philadelphia. At the same time she volunteered as a rape crisis counselor, also in Philadelphia. After a few years in the field she accepted a teaching position at a local college where she currently teaches online psychology courses. Kristen began writing in college and still enjoys her work as a writer, editor, professor and mother.