Healthcare Administration

Masters in Healthcare Administration (MSHCA) Degree at Peirce College

Master's in Healthcare Administration

A healthcare master’s degree based on the skills employers need.

Pursue a Leadership Role with a Master's in Healthcare

If you have experience in healthcare and aspire to be a leader in the field, then it’s time to consider earning a master’s in health administration. Peirce College’s Master of Science in Healthcare Administration (MSHCA) program was designed in collaboration with Philadelphia’s top healthcare employers to provide graduates with the key skills employers look for in management candidates.

Today’s healthcare managers face evolving challenges that require fast, strategic and ethical decision making. Peirce’s MSHCA program teaches students how to analyze healthcare policies and develop solutions for delivering innovative care services and strategically managing the industry’s financial and business needs.

Master's Degree in Healthcare Administration

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While studying toward your healthcare master’s at Peirce, you’ll learn how to think critically about real-world obstacles healthcare managers encounter, empowering you to make informed decisions when leading a healthcare team in your career. By enrolling in this Healthcare Administration program, you will have the ability to choose on a weekly basis whether to attend class online or on-campus, you’ll be able to fit your studies in and maintain your work, family and personal life. 

Learn more about why Peirce's Master's of Science in Healthcare Administration degree might be right for you and apply today to take your first step toward a more rewarding and influential healthcare management role.

MSHCA Curriculum

Minimum Total Credits: 36

Requirement PrerequisiteMin. Credits
OLM 501Foundations of Contemporary Leadership Theory & PracticeAdmission to the MSHCA program3
OLM 503Applied Research MethodsAdmission to the MSHCA program; completion of or concurrent enrollment in OLM 501.3
HCA 501Introduction to Healthcare Administration: History, Economics and TheoryAdmission to the MSHCA program3
HCA 510Ethics in Healthcare AdministrationAdmission to the MSHCA program; completion of or concurrent enrollment in OLM 501.3
HCA 520Healthcare Informatics and Information TechnologyOLM 501, OLM 503, HCA 5013
HCA 530Healthcare Law and ComplianceOLM 501, OLM 503, HCA 5013
HCA 540Performance Leadership and Culture in HealthcareOLM 501, OLM 503, HCA 5013
HCA 550Risk Management and Insurance in HealthcareOLM 501, OLM 503, HCA 5013
OLM 540Business and Professional CommunicationOLM 501 and OLM 5033
OLM 570Strategic Management and FinanceOLM 501 and OLM 5033
HCA 580Healthcare Practicum/SimulationAll prior courses in MSHCA must be completed; may be taken in same term as HCA 5903
HCA 590Healthcare Administration Capstone ProjectAll prior courses in MSHCA must be completed; may be taken in same term as HCA 5803

Leadership Careers in Healthcare Administration

A master’s in health administration from Peirce equips graduates to take on key leadership roles, such as: health services manager, managed care manager, health services project administrator and more. Peirce’s Master of Science in Healthcare Administration fulfills the professional development needs of students looking for growth opportunities in this burgeoning field. For more information about potential healthcare leadership careers for Peirce graduates, visit our Healthcare Administration Careers page.

In its 2014 Economic Outlook: Philadelphia, the Federal Reserve Bank identified health as one of the two strongest growth sectors, with thousands of new jobs having been added in 2013 and many more expected in the coming years. The report also asserted that Philadelphia has the potential to become the Silicon Valley of healthcare. That means professionals with advanced degrees will find themselves in prime positions to become leaders as the local healthcare market continues to expand.

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“Successful students have career experience in healthcare fields and are actively seeking advancement to positions of greater responsibility as healthcare administrators in a variety of settings, including hospitals, insurance companies, healthcare provider organizations and the like. MSHCA students can expect to gain skills in leadership and management in healthcare settings.”

Adrian C. Zappala, Ph.D., Dean of Graduate Studies

Interested in a Master's of Science in this Healthcare Administration program? Contact the Office of Graduate Studies and get started with your application.