Pursue a Leadership Role with an Online Master's in Healthcare

The Master of Science in Healthcare Administration provides adults working in a variety of healthcare fields with the skills and credentials needed for taking on leadership roles and career advancement.

Earn Your First 3 Credits at No Cost 

Complete our Graduate Leadership Bootcamp and earn the first three credits for your master's at Peirce at no cost - a savings of more than $2,300 in graduate tuition (and even more in books). Learn more.

Free Books:  New students who apply can get free books for their first course. 

What You Can Expect

  • Accelerated, 7– and 8-week courses - offered completely online
  • Weekly, optional, live online sessions with your professors
  • The opportunity to earn your first 3 credits for free
  • The opportunity to earn credit for what you already know (OLM 501)
  • The ability to finish your master’s in less than 18 months
  • Lively interaction with your fellow busy adult students and faculty
  • To gain expertise in leadership, management, research, analysis and decision making that can be applied to your job on day one
  • Flexible formats that work around your busy schedule

Upcoming Start Dates

We are ready when you are ready! 
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. 

Upcoming Session Starts

  • Session 2: Week of Oct. 30, 2023
  • Session 3: Week of Jan. 8, 2024
  • Session 4: Week of March 11, 2024
  • Session 5: Week of May 6, 2024

Meet Hilda Rivera '18

Program at a Glance:




100% online

Transfer Credits:

Up to 12 transfer credits can be applied to this degree

Estimated Tuition for Degree:


*based on regular graduate tuition of $772 per credit. Tuition estimates do not include fees or books. 

*Earn your first three credits at no cost via our Leadership Bootcamp and reduce your tuition by more than $2,300.

See if you are eligible for a corporate discount

Bachelor’s to Master’s:

Up to 12 graduate credits can be earned by our bachelor’s degree students at the undergrad rate.  Learn more.

*Tuition is based on current tuition and does not include fees or books.

Emergency Student Aid

Emergency Student Aid grants are available for Peirce students. Grants can be used to pay off balances, cover tuition, buy books, and for all costs of attendance, including food, rent, childcare, and transportation. Learn more.

MSHCA Curriculum

Minimum Total Credits: 36

Requirement PrerequisiteMin. Credits
OLM 501Foundations of Contemporary Leadership - Theory & Practice 3
OLM 503Applied Research MethodsCompletion of or concurrent enrollment in OLM 501.3
HCA 501Introduction to Healthcare Administration: History, Economics and Theory 3
HCA 510Ethics in Healthcare AdministrationCompletion of or concurrent enrollment in OLM 501.3
HCA 520Healthcare Informatics and Information TechnologyOLM 501, HCA 5013
HCA 530Healthcare Law and ComplianceOLM 501, HCA 5013
HCA 540Performance Leadership and Culture in HealthcareOLM 501, HCA 5013
HCA 550Risk Management and Insurance in HealthcareOLM 501, HCA 5013
OLM 540Business and Professional CommunicationOLM 501, HCA 5013
OLM 570Strategic Management and FinanceOLM 501, HCA 5013
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

Program Outcomes

Graduates of the program will be able to:

  • Develop and execute strategies for building effective, efficient, and safe administrative practices for quality healthcare delivery and services.
  • Define, assess, and evaluate the impact of change and challenges associated with the mandates related to the Affordable Care and Meaningful Use of Technology acts and other applicable legislation.
  • Conduct and present health related research in a clear and practical manner.
  • Drive and champion change, innovation, and adaptability by applying effective leadership practices and theory when addressing organizational challenges in healthcare organizations.
  • Apply the dynamics associated with fostering a culture of responsive leadership that promotes empowerment, teamwork, and accountability in managing staff in a healthcare environment.
  • Manage, evaluate, and improve healthcare systems, technology initiatives, and processes.

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.

Apply for This Leadership Degree Today

"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 and healthcare provider organizations. MSHCA students can expect to gain skills in leadership and management skills that can be applied directly to leadership roles in the healthcare industry."

Adrian C. Zappala
Dean of Graduate Studies

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