Bachelor of Science Healthcare Administration

Gain the skills and knowledge necessary to be successful in the dynamic healthcare industry.

Next Start Date
May 15th
Est. Program Length
2-4 years*
Credit Hours
Course Length
7 weeks
Credits Accepted
Cost per Credit

* Depending on transfer credits.

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Alvernia University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Program Overview

With Alvernia University’s online healthcare administration degree, you’ll be prepared to pursue a variety of administrative roles in healthcare. After graduation, you’ll have the credentials to become a hospital and nursing home administrator, assisted living manager or practice manager. With the aging population, changes in regulations and need for affordable and accessible healthcare, the demand for highly qualified healthcare professionals is increasing. Through our online program, you’ll learn from faculty who are experienced in the field with the convenience of studying wherever and whenever you like.

Topics of Study

Our healthcare administration online degree program develops your managerial skills as it teaches business and healthcare administration aspects of the industry from both practical and ethical standpoints. Through business courses, you’ll learn fundamentals of accounting, finance, business law, management and economics. As you specialize in healthcare administration, you’ll learn topics such as:

  • Fundamentals of healthcare science, including medical ethics, legal obligations and the human body
  • Critical thinking and writing for healthcare science
  • The importance of health literacy for patients, providers, society and communities and how to overcome its barriers
  • Organizational principles and practices for managing health service organizations, including risk management, medical terminology and strategic planning
  • The U.S. healthcare system and the strengths and challenges within it

As a requirement of our online healthcare administration degree, you will complete a capstone course. Through this capstone, you will research and develop a healthcare science project that aligns with your professional goals.

Our Online Healthcare Administration Degree Is For Those:

  • Wanting to pursue supervisory roles in the growing healthcare industry
  • Wishing to later advance their career through a Master of Business Administration
  • Desiring to improve healthcare for the general population

For those interested in Alvernia’s on-campus program, click here to learn more.


The online healthcare administration degree includes 123 credits, 31 to 55 of which are dedicated to the Liberal Arts Core. The major requires 57-58 credits, and there are six credits of recommended courses. To fulfill the remainder of the program’s required credits, you must choose general elective courses.

Admission Requirements

For admission into Alvernia Online’s healthcare administration online degree, you must have a GPA of 2.0 or higher. To apply:

  • Speak to an enrollment counselor
  • Complete an application
  • Provide evidence of High School completion/graduation. Documentation may include high school transcript, diploma, GED scores, or equivalent.*
  • Submit official transcripts of all previous college work (if applicable)
  • Submit a copy of DD214 from military (if applicable)

*This requirement may be waived if an official college transcript is provided to validate completion of 15 credits or more from an accredited school.

Tuition & Fees

Full Program Tuition$535 per credit hour$65,805
Full Program Student Fees$50 per credit hour$6,150
Tuition with Maximum Transfer Credits (Up to 75)$535 per credit hour$25,680
Fees with Maximum Transfer Credits (Up to 75)$50 per credit hour$2,400
Total with Transfer Credits$28,080

Time to completion varies by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Fees are charged per semester unless otherwise noted. This program takes four years to complete, depending on transfer credits. For a personalized estimate of time to completion, call an enrollment counselor at (888) 536-1251 or request more information.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Financial Aid

Alvernia offers loans, grants, scholarships, payment plans and GI Bill benefits to help make your education more affordable. Our enrollment counselors can help you determine your financial aid eligibility. For more information, visit our Financial Aid page.

Yellow Ribbon

Alvernia University is a proud participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program. The Yellow Ribbon Program, a provision of the GI Bill, provides those who served the U.S. military on active duty with free tuition and fees, as well as a book allowance. For more information, visit our Veterans page.

Career Outcomes

After earning your Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration online, you can pursue a variety of careers, including:

  • Practice manager
  • Health information manager
  • Nursing home administrator
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