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Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration

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The world of health care is changing at an unprecedented pace, and the need for health care managers across the country is expected to increase at a rate much faster than the average for all occupations.* Purdue Global is meeting these challenges with our experienced faculty, a curriculum designed to quickly embrace industry updates and innovations, and real-world experience to help prepare students for a career in health care administration.

Purdue Global’s bachelor's degree in health care administration is designed to provide you with a solid foundation in the core disciplines of health care administration and management. As a graduate, you may also be well equipped to further your studies and pursue a master's degree.

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Stackable Degree Option

The accelerated master's degree option allows you to work toward your bachelor’s degree while simultaneously completing courses in a master's degree program. Learn more below.

Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration Highlights

The Purdue Global Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration could prepare you to serve as a health care professional and pursue supervisory roles industry wide. The program is designed to help you:

  • Understand the principles and practices of health care regarding administration, management, law, economics, and policy.
  • Attain skills and knowledge to master research, critical thinking, and problem solving as it relates to health care.
  • Apply management principles toward team building and collaborative decision making.
  • Consider the forces that are influencing today’s health delivery systems when making health care management decisions.
  • Analyze and uphold the professional, ethical, and legal standards of health care administration.
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Fast Track to Your Master's Degree

Students enrolled in a School of Health Sciences bachelor’s degree program can choose to complete an accelerated master’s degree option. Designed for high-potential undergraduate students interested in earning both a bachelor’s and master’s degree, the accelerated option allows you to work toward your bachelor’s degree while simultaneously completing up to five core courses in one of the following programs:

If you successfully complete these courses with a minimum course grade, and have applied and been accepted to the applicable Purdue Global master’s degree program, you will enter a shortened version of the master’s degree program.

The accelerated option allows you to earn your Purdue Global bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree at a faster pace and lower cost than completing each degree separately. Qualification for the accelerated master’s degree options are subject to eligibility requirements. Please contact an Admissions Advisor for more information.

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Higher Education at the Highest Standards

Purdue University Global is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and committed to the highest standards. Our specific programs hold additional industry-relevant approvals and accreditations.

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What are the Career Opportunities?

With a bachelor's degree in health care administration from Purdue Global, you could pursue a range of entry-level supervisory roles including:

  • Medical office manager
  • Patient coordinator
  • Payroll coordinator
  • Assistant medical office manager
  • Contract administrator
  • Practice manager

Professional opportunities may exist in health settings such as:

  • Insurance companies
  • Hospitals
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Public health agencies
  • Outpatient facilities
  • Doctors' offices
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How Do I Get Started?

We offer multiple start dates to give you flexibility in your education, life, and work schedules.


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October 17, 2018

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November 07, 2018

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December 05, 2018

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December 04, 2019

What Courses Will I Take?

Courses in the Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration build a strong foundation in the core disciplines of health care administration, including content knowledge and skills in the areas of administration and management. Your program will culminate with a capstone course that builds upon all the courses taken in the program. Courses include:

  • Leadership and Ethics
  • Health Care Policy and Economics
  • Information Technology and Systems for Health Care
  • Operational Analysis and Quality Improvement
  • Finance for Health Care
  • Strategic Planning and Organizational Development
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Program Requirements
  • Core Credits33
  • Major Credits60
  • Elective Credits87
  • Total Credits180

Can I Afford This?

Here are some of the ways we can help lower the cost of your tuition and help you graduate sooner.

Tuition and Fees

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Online, Rockville, Indiana, Missouri, Wisconsin

$371.00 cost per credit
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Tuition does not include University fees and associated program fees. View tuition and fee information or contact an Admissions Advisor for more information.

Indiana resident military veterans: tuition for online undergraduate degree and certificate programs is $220.00 per quarter credit hour.

Gainful Employment Disclosures

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*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Medical and Health Services Managers, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/Management/Medical-and-Health-Services-Managers.htm. National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual job growth.

The University cannot guarantee that students will be granted admission to any future programs.

Purdue Global cannot guarantee employment or career advancement. Additional certification or licensing may be required to work in certain fields.

§Purdue University acquired Kaplan University in March 2018 and created Purdue University Global, which is following the same curriculum format and instructional delivery methods as developed and used by Kaplan University. These disclosures are based on Kaplan University data reported prior to the acquisition.