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Online Healthcare Degrees that Make a Difference

Earn a graduate degree in healthcare management, health administration, or informatics taught by highly credentialed instructors.

The University of Scranton offers three online master’s degrees in the growing healthcare industry. The comprehensive coursework is based on real-world scenarios and is equally rigorous and rewarding. The return on investment will be as big as the change you can make in a variety of healthcare leadership roles!

Online Healthcare Degrees Offered

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MBA-MHA Dual Degree

The dual Master of Business Administration/Master of Health Administration degree combines the curriculums of the AACSB-accredited MBA and the CAHME-accredited MHA into one convenient program. You can earn your degree faster and with fewer credits than taking each program separately.

The program offers broad-based business expertise with an in-depth understanding of health systems and operations to prepare you to effectively manage healthcare and related organizations in a fast-moving and challenging industry. Topics include:

  • Financial and operations management
  • Health care law and ethics
  • Health services and systems
  • Organizational behavior

Career information: Healthcare spending is projected to grow at an average yearly rate of 5.6 percent from 2016 to 2025 and to represent 19.9 percent of the U.S. Gross Domestic Product by 2025

– U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

MBA, Healthcare Management Specialization

The University of Scranton online MBA offers a Healthcare Management specialization built on ethics and social responsibility. The University of Scranton’s MBA equips you with technology-enhanced leadership skills so you can successfully lead in the dynamic field of healthcare. This non-clinical role is essential for the proper operation of any care facility or health-related company.

  • AACSB- accredited Kania School of Management
  • No GMAT/GRE requirement

U.S. News & World Report ranks The University of Scranton MBA among the top online MBA programs, and names The University of Scranton a ‘Top 10 Master’s Universities in the North’ and ‘No. 12 in the nation for best financial value at graduation.’


Career Information: Employment of recent MBA grads is projected to grow by 10 percent, with a median annual wage of $100,000.


– Graduate Management Admission Council

Master of Health Administration (MHA)

Take advantage of online flexibility and rolling admissions, combined with proven ROI based on our job placement success rates. Whether you complete the general MHA program or pursue one of two specializations, you'll gain fluency in healthcare system management and learn from superior faculty. You will also study a curriculum that instills the core competencies defined as critical by the ACHE Healthcare Leadership Alliance.

  • One of the first fully online MHA programs to be accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME)
  • No GMAT/GRE requirement
  • 90% job placement rate: Graduates report rapid career success and higher-than-average salaries*
  • Received a No. 2 ranking for Best Healthcare Administration Master’s Online**

*As reported in the 2019 Alumni Survey.
**Ranking received from College Choice 2017.

Career Information: The employment of medical and health services managers is projected to grow 32% from 2019 to 2029, more than eight times the national average for all occupations. Additionally, the median annual salary for health services managers is $100,980, and the top 10% of administrators earn as much as $189,000.1

1. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2020 September 1). Medical and Health Services Managers. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Retrieved November 16, 2020.

While you can set the schedule for most of your coursework, some courses require synchronous elements to align with CAHME accreditation requirements.

MHA, Health Informatics Specialization

We live in a data-driven world. For professionals in the healthcare industry, the ability to turn big data into lifesaving treatments offers revolutionary possibilities. Pursue the MHA with a Health Informatics specialization to become a leader who understands the role data plays in driving innovation and improving patient outcomes. Upon completion of this program, you will be ready to:

  • Improve community and population health by uncovering the links between access, quality, cost, and resource allocation.
  • Examine the impact of health informatics on policy initiatives while maintaining your focus on the human side of healthcare.
  • Interpret and communicate process directions and organizational decision-making across departments.
  • Employ analysis, problem-solving, and financial management skills to operate a healthcare organization in today’s economy.
  • Navigate the administrative, functional, and development responsibilities of a modern healthcare organization.

Career Information: Health information manager and director employment is projected to grow 20.5% by 2029, more than four times the national average. Master’s educated health information managers and directors earn up to $106,000 annually.1


1. Burning Glass Technologies: Labor Insight™. Retrieved January 5, 2020.


– U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2012 to 2022)

MHA, Global Health Specialization

Learn about and experience public health, health management, and social justice issues outside of North America. By selecting the Global Health specialization, which includes travel opportunities, you will gain the ability to understand and engage in meaningful interaction with people from different cultures as you develop solutions to global health challenges. Upon completion of this program, you will be ready to:

  • Explain the ethical, social, and environmental consequences of local and national decisions about global health systems.
  • Analyze major elements of global health systems to derive solutions to complex problems.
  • Apply cultural, historical, and scientific perspectives using applied research techniques to plan and evaluate solutions to global health challenges.
  • Articulate values in the context of personal identities to recognize and contemplate diverse positions on social, civic, and population health problems.
  • Comprehend multiple world views, experiences, histories, and power structures that influence important issues.

Career Information: Global health administrators earn an average of $93,225. They serve central roles at the World Health Organization, the Center for Disease Control, UNICEF, and other organizations.1

1. Comparably (n.d.). Global Health Administrator Salary. Retrieved December 16, 2019.

Executive Certificate in Health Administration

The online Executive Certificate in Health Administration program offers you a toolkit for leadership, ethical decision- and policy-making, and organizational strategy in a fast-moving industry. Consisting of select online courses from the CAHME-accredited Master of Health Administration (MHA) program, the Executive Certificate can be completed in just 10 months. Earn this certificate to prepare to:

  • Apply the necessary skills, competencies, values, and points of view needed for financial decision-making, managerial leadership, and healthcare administration.
  • Tackle important challenges of public sector health policy-making.
  • Create new ways to think about and manage healthcare organizations.
  • Identify the unique problems of high-risk populations and health system responses.
  • Advance in a variety of healthcare staff positions, including senior healthcare management positions.

You have the option to apply the credits that you earn in the online certificate program toward The University of Scranton’s MHA degree. Note that you must complete the graduate degree within six years of starting the certificate.


Career information: Health services management employment is projected to grow 32% from 2019 to 2029.1 You will possess the qualifications to pursue an array of positions, including Healthcare Recruiter roles, making as much as $67,000.2


1. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2020 September 1). Medical and Health Services Managers. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Retrieved November 16, 2020.
2. PayScale (2020). Healthcare Recruiter Salary. Retrieved November 16, 2020.

MS in Health Informatics

The University of Scranton’s online MS in Health Informatics teaches you to create meaningful health data reports and bridge the communication gap between executive leadership, IT, and other healthcare providers. You’ll gain the skills to make informed, data-driven decisions that keep patients’ health at the center of their care. In this in-demand degree program, you will develop:

  • Information science and healthcare knowledge
  • Interprofessional collaboration competencies
  • Working knowledge of information systems
  • Effective leadership skills

You can extend your technical acumen further by specializing in Data Analytics. Select this optional specialization to master an array of analytics concepts and tools, including data mining, modeling, and visualization. You will acquire the talents to glean data insights that help make healthcare delivery more efficient and less costly.


Career Information: Employment for health information managers and directors is projected to grow 20.5% by 2029, more than four times the national average. Master’s educated health information managers and directors earn up to $106,000 annually.1


1. Burning Glass Technologies: Labor Insight™. Retrieved January 5, 2020.


The master's in health informatics program is in candidacy status, pending accreditation review by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

Certificate in Health Informatics

The online Certificate in Health Informatics is an accelerated option that consists of the first four courses of the online MS in Health Informatics. Each course is three credits and provides you with the foundational knowledge and skills to apply information technology solutions for healthcare organizations. Upon completion you will have developed an understanding of:

  • The basics of how computers access and store information
  • How to use software to solve problems
  • Healthcare record-keeping and communication
  • Computer security issues

Credit for the certificate courses can also be applied toward the full Master’s in Health Informatics program. No healthcare of IT experience is required, and two foundational modules are offered to students who need background in those areas as a condition of admission.

Career Information: Employer demand for health informatics professionals is increasing as both the government and the industry are focused on updating and streamlining the business of healthcare.

Demand for Healthcare Industry Managers with Master’s up 17%
– Bureau of Labor Statistics expectation by 2024

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