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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, 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)

As one of the first fully online Master of Health Administration programs to be CAHME-accredited, The University of Scranton online MHA develops your expertise in healthcare system management. Learn practical knowledge from experts in the field with coursework that encompasses core competencies in critical areas defined by the ACHE Healthcare Leadership Alliance.

Two Specializations Offered

  • Health Informatics
  • Global Health

Career Information: Employment of medical and health services managers is projected to grow 20 percent, with a median annual wage of $98,350.

– U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2016 to 2026)

MS in Health Informatics

The University of Scranton 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. This in-demand degree provides you with the following:

  • In-depth computer science knowledge
  • Concise communication techniques
  • Working knowledge of information systems
  • Effective leadership skills

Career Information: Individuals with a master’s in health informatics earn an average of $67,199 annually.


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

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.

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

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

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