Jessup’s healthcare administration online degree will prepare you for in-demand careers that combine traditional healthcare principles with emerging trends in data and information systems. This broad-based program provides insight into how technology and business skills play an important role in improving patient care outcomes. Christian principles are integrated throughout the program, so that you can become an ethical leader that puts patient needs first. After graduation, you’ll be qualified for a variety of careers such as clinical director, health information management director, practice administrator and more.
When you earn your healthcare administration bachelor’s degree online, you have the flexibility to study on your schedule while maintaining a balance between work, school and other commitments. Coursework covers key topics like healthcare finance, organizational behavior, quality assurance and budget management. The rigorous academic experience offered through this degree allows you to develop foundational skills in areas such as healthcare marketing, medical terminology and healthcare policy, and you’ll be able to immediately apply your expertise in the workplace.
By learning from expert faculty with years of industry experience, you’ll graduate with the skills to develop innovative solutions to operational issues while formulating innovative system designs that improve healthcare delivery. Whether you’re planning to enter the field or advance in your current role, Jessup’s online healthcare administration degree is a valuable credential for a challenging and rewarding career.
Courses and Requirements
Jessup’s online B.S. in Healthcare Administration requires a total of 128 credit hours. As a student you’ll learn topics including healthcare finance, medical terminology, quality assurance and management.
Central to each student’s course of study are the Foundational Studies, core of classes that position students as leaders in their world. Jessup seeks to develop the whole person by developing skills in communication, quantitative reasoning, and critical thinking and by exposing students to a broad cross‐section of knowledge in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities.
Course Number Course Title Credits BIOL 109 Medical Terminology 3 HCAD 130 Introduction to Healthcare Administration 3 BUS 140 Management and Organizational Behavior 3 HCAD 250 Issues and Trends in Healthcare 3 HCAD 498 Healthcare Administration Capstone 3 BUS 320 Marketing 3 BUS 210 or MATH 120 Statistics 3
Course Number Course Title Credits BIOL 100 General Biology 3 PSYC 100 Intro to Psychology 3 BUS 290 Business Statistics 3
Course Number Course Title Credits BUS 210 Management Information Systems 3 BUS 243 Financial and Budget Management 3 BUS 260 Business Law 3 HCAD 310 Introduction to IT and Systems for Healthcare 3 HCAD 325 Healthcare Marketing 3 HCAD 330 Fundamentals of Managed Care 3 HCAD 342 Healthcare Finance and Economics 3 HCAD 355 Foundations of Healthcare Communication and Leadership 3 HCAD 362 Healthcare Law, Policy and Regulations 3 HCAD 370 Christian Perspectives in Healthcare 3 BUS 382 Human Resource Management 3 HCAD 436 Healthcare Administration Quality Assurance Management 3 HCAD 498 Healthcare Administration Capstone 3
Concentrations within the major have variable unit requirements; therefore, to meet the minimum standard of 128 units for degree completion, the free electives are adjusted according to the chosen concentration.
Applying to Jessup is simple. Apply early to ensure that there is enough time between submitting your application and the start date in case additional information is needed. Below are the steps to the admissions process.
Pick a Program
Choose an online program that you’re genuinely interested in as you’ll be studying it for a few years. Also, make sure you meet the requirements for that program. For the online B.S. in Healthcare Administration, there are no prerequisites. Additionally, there are six start dates for this program, so you can begin classes when it’s convenient.
Submit your application. Be sure to include a copy of your undergraduate transcript if you have one. Otherwise, submit a copy of your high school transcript and ACT or SAT scores. While Jessup doesn’t require a minimum GPA or standardized test scores, all information is considered during the decision process.
We’ll notify you of our decision. If you are accepted and wish to pursue your degree with Jessup, congratulations! Don’t forget to respond to your acceptance letter.
|Maximum Transfer Credits||90||$425||($38,250)|
|Total with transfer credits:||$16,150†|
Tuition reflects minimum time to completion. Time to completion varies by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at (844) 224-5483 or request more information.
* Tuition and fees are subject to change. Books and materials are not included and may cost up to an additional $5,500.
† Maximum transfer credit total includes reduction in technology fee as related to fewer courses over time.
Online students receive the same financial aid options as those attending classes on campus. Students are matched with a dedicated financial aid officer who will guide them through financial aid options.
There are several grants, scholarships and loans available, and undergrad students are eligible for up to $12,500 per year in federal student loans.
Learn more about financial aid options.
Undergrads also can receive up to $2,000 per year with the Church Partnership Grant, which is reserved for students who attend a participating church. Additionally, California high school seniors or those transferring from a community college may apply for the Cal Grant. The grant does not need to be repaid and is funded by the state of California.
Find out more about the grants and scholarships available.
Prospective students who are transferring can complete their degree in two years with a full workload and 60 units transferred. A maximum of 90 credits may be transferred per university policy, and credits may come from other regionally accredited institutions.
Learn more about transferring your credits.
Jessup proudly participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program to fully support our nation’s veterans. Veterans with 100-percent eligibility will have all tuition and most fees completely covered. Additionally, up to $2,500 per year may be awarded to those who qualify for the U.S. Army Women’s Foundation Legacy Scholarship.
Learn more about Jessup’s military friendliness.
Jessup is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), the Association for Biblical Higher Education and the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).
Medical and Health Services Managers
Also known as healthcare executives or healthcare administrators, medical and health services managers coordinate patient care delivery and manage medical facilities.
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Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
Health information technicians are responsible for organizing and maintaining health information data. They ensure accuracy, accessibility and security in files and electronic systems.
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Administrative Services Managers
In the healthcare industry, administrative services managers coordinate support services involved in operating hospitals, private practices, clinics and more. Responsibilities include recordkeeping, office upkeep and supply distribution.
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* All career outcome information is from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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