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

Gain the skills and credentials needed to be a healthcare leader.

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.

Scholarships of up to $1,500 are available to new students who enroll in Sessions 2 through 5 of this year. Learn more

What You Can Expect

  • Accelerated, 7– and 8-week courses - offered completely online
  • Weekly, optional, live online sessions with your professors
  • 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

Free Books:  New students who apply for the Spring 2022 semester can get free books for their first course. 

Upcoming Start Dates

Spring 2022

  • Applications due:  Dec. 15, 2021
  • Classes start:  Jan. 14, 2022


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Program at a Glance:




100% online

Transfer Credits:

Up to 6 transfer credits can be applied to this degree

Estimated Tuition for Degree:


($772 per credit x 36 credits)

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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 2020-2021 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 & 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

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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