Why study Health Care Administration online through OSU?
The MS in Health Care Administration is ranked in the top five programs in the United
States. Healthcare is the fastest growing employment base today. This program prepares
students for management or executive positions in health care. HCA students come from
a variety of backgrounds including nursing, business, IT, human resources, and marketing.
The program is designed to prepare someone with no background in health professions
to develop the knowledge and skills needed to be a successful leader.
This degree program is 100 percent online. Courses are delivered through Canvas, OSU’s online learning platform. Program courses are offered using 8- and 16-week
formats. Courses are taught asynchronously so students can fit them into their schedules.
The Health Care Administration program also offers three graduate certificates that
can be earned independently:
Health Care Administration
Health Care Administration: Finance
Health Care Administration: Global Health
TOP 5OSU HCA Degree
Ranked Top 5 Program in the U.S.
The curriculum is broadly designed to prepare students for management or leadership
positions in any healthcare organization. Students who discover internship opportunities
may receive credit for such opportunities.
Required core curriculum for this 32-hour program includes:
General Survey of Healthcare Industry
Legal Issues and Compliance
Leadership Methods and Styles in Healthcare
Survey of Research and Evaluation in Health Care
Applications are accepted throughout the year. Applicants are encouraged to submit
application materials at least six weeks prior to the start of the semester.
To apply to the Health Care Administration program, complete the following:
Official transcripts from each college or university you have attended or are currently
Provide a one- to two-paged typed, double-spaced goal statement that includes the
Description of your current job
Description of current and past health care experience, if any.
What are your career goals?
How will the HCA program help you in achieving these goals?
Why are you applying to OSU’s HCA program?
What personal strengths will help you attain your goals?
What personal challenges do you face in achieving your goals?
Students enrolled in the Health Care Administration master's program will complete
32 credit hours during the course of their studies. Current cost estimates are calculated
below. Additional cost details and OSU’s tuition and fee estimator are available on
the HCA Tuition and Financial Aid.