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  • Online Bachelor's Degree in Health Services Administration (BS)

    Drexel University's accredited online Bachelor's Degree in Health Services Administration provides a part-time course of study for career-focused professionals pursuing opportunities in the growing field of healthcare management. Whether you’re looking to transition from your current job into the healthcare and medical field or want to widen your current career path, Drexel’s online Health Services Administration program can help you put your healthcare management aspirations to work.

    Offered through Drexel University’s renowned College of Nursing and Health Professions, this program emphasizes critical competencies in healthcare administration, finance, economics and policy, ethics, marketing and information systems. So, you will graduate with an interdisciplinary range of marketable skills, along with a valuable network of professional connections.

    BS in Healthcare Administration Program Features

    • Drexel's Health Services Administration Program (HSAD) is an affiliate member of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration. The Bachelor of Science in Health Services Administration Program follows the key competency areas outlined by the National Center for Healthcare Leadership.
    • You will study with faculty who are well-known in their field for their pioneering scholarship, as well as their extensive experience in a wide range of healthcare research and management settings.
    • You will acquire a practical foundation in health services administration, using an engaging and comprehensive curriculum that emphasizes essential career skills defined by the National Center for Healthcare Leadership.
    • Similar to today’s healthcare environment, you will be exposed to an interdisciplinary education and network that introduces you to a diverse and rich education outside of your own specialty.
    • Upon graduation, you will have abundant professional options in clinics, consulting firms, health insurance organizations, hospitals and private practices, nursing homes, mental health organizations, public health departments, rehabilitation centers and skilled nursing facilities.
    • You will benefit from the caring and mission-focused aspects of healthcare, while embracing the business skills needed to successfully translate between the clinical, business, patient, and administrative aspects of a multidisciplinary environment.

    What is a Bachelor’s in Health Administration?

    The Bachelor of Science in Health Services Administration is an undergraduate degree program that will prepare you to work in the consistently growing field of health administration. The perfect blend of healthcare and business, the online Bachelor’s in Health Services Administration will equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to develop, plan and manage healthcare operations and services.

    4 Reasons You Should Earn a BS in Health Services Administration

    Healthcare is a specialized field. Kristine Mulhorn, a professor and chair of the Heath Administration Department at Drexel University's College of Nursing and Health Professions, breaks down why a BS in Health Services Administration from Drexel can help you succeed in this industry.

    What Can You Do With A Bachelor's Degree in Health Administration?

    Did you know that health administration is one of the top-20 fastest-growing sectors of the economy? This is good news for graduates of Drexel’s online BS in Health Services Administration program.

    In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 20% increase in medical and health services manager jobs by 2026. That amounts to more than 72,100 new jobs in a wide variety of settings for health services administration - including hospitals, clinics, private practices, pharmaceutical corporations and healthcare consulting firms, health marketing firms, health analysis and policy firms, healthcare advocacy organizations, insurance companies and public health agencies.

    Drexel's online BS in Health Services Administration will prepare you for possible careers, such as:

    • Healthcare Administration
    • HR and Recruitment
    • Insurance Analysis
    • Marketing and Communications
    • Medical Billing and Coding
    • Medical Office Management
    • Non-Profit and Community Health Management
    • Policy Making
    • Pharmaceutical Account Management
    • Risk Management and Quality Improvement
    • Training and Leadership Development

    What’s the Salary for a Health Administrator with a BS?

    Healthcare officially became the largest employer in the United States in January 2018 (source:beckershospitalreview.com). With an expected increase of 20% job growth, graduates of a BS in Health Services Administration could potentially earn as much as $107,230 per year. Medical and Health Services Managers earn a median salary of $98,350 or $47.29 per hour, whereas those in physician offices average $89,760.

    The salaries can vary by industry:


    Median Salary*

    Hospitals (state, local, and private)




    Outpatient Care Centers


    Physician Offices


    Nursing and Residential Care Facilities


    *Data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

    For questions, please contact:

    Fred DiCostanzo, EdD, RN
    Program Director

    Susan Feinstein
    Program Coordinator

    State restrictions may apply to some programs.


    This program is organized into four 10-week quarters per year (as opposed to the traditional two semester system) which means you can take more courses in a shorter time period. One semester credit is equivalent to 1.5 quarter credits.

    You can transfer up to 75 approved semester credits (105 quarter credits) if you have a strong academic background in health services administration.

    English Sequence  
    ENGL 101
    or ENGL 111
    Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research
    English Composition I
    ENGL 102
    or ENGL 112
    Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing
    English Composition II
    ENGL 103
    or ENGL 113
    Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres
    English Composition III
    Natural Sciences 8.0-10.0
    MATH 101 Introduction to Analysis I 3.0-4.0
    or MATH 171 Introduction to Analysis A
    MATH 102 Introduction to Analysis II 3.0-4.0
    or MATH 172 Introduction to Analysis B
    CS 150 Computer Science Principles 3.0
    Drexel Experience  
    CIVC 101 Introduction to Civic Engagement 1.0
    UNIV NH101 The Drexel Experience 1.0
    Health Services Administration Core Requirements  
    HSAD 210 Health-Care Ethics I 3.0
    HSAD 310 Introduction to Health-Systems Administration 3.0
    HSAD 321 Health-Care Human Resources 3.0
    HSAD 322 Health-Care Law 3.0
    HSAD 330 Financial Management in Health Care 3.0
    HSAD 331 Non-Profits and Health Care 3.0
    HSAD 332 Health-Care Marketing 3.0
    HSAD 334 Management of Health Services 3.0
    HSAD 335 Health-Care Policy 3.0
    HSAD 340 Leadership in Health Services Administration 3.0
    HSAD 345 Ethics in Health Care Management 3.0
    Business Courses  
    ACCT 110 Accounting for Professionals 4.0
    ORGB 300 Organizational Behavior 4.0
    HSCI 345 Statistics for Health Sciences 4.0
    or STAT 201 Introduction to Business Statistics
    One of the following ECON courses: 4.0
    ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics  
    ECON 202 Principles of Macroeconomics  
    ECON 240 Economics of Health Care Systems  
    Humanities and Social Sciences  
    PSCI 110 American Government I 4.0
    SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3.0
    Health Services Administration Electives 27.0
    Humanities and Social Sciences Electives 29.0
    Free Electives 40.0
    Total Credits 180.0-184.0

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    Admissions Criteria

    • Transfer Students
      • A minimum of 24 previous college semester credits (36 quarter credits) with a grade of C or better from a regionally accredited institution
      • GPA of 2.5 or above
        • If you don't meet these prerequisites you're still encouraged to apply and will be reviewed on an individual basis by the Program Director
      • Not sure if you meet these requirements?
        Enroll in our Peirce-Drexel Pathway Program, and maximize your transfer credits at Peirce on your way to earning your online bachelor's at Drexel.
    • First-Year Students
      • Between 0 – 23 previous college semester credits from a regionally accredited institution
      • Must have earned a high school diploma or GED
    • Non-Matriculated Option
      • Drexel University also offers a non-matriculated option, where you can take courses without being enrolled in a degree-granting program.

    Required Documents

    With multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our Completing Your Application Guide.

    • A completed application
      • Transfer Students
        • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended
      • First-Year Students
        • Official high school transcripts
        • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended
        • Personal Essay
    • Additional requirements for International Students


    The tuition rate for the academic year 2024-2025 is $473 per credit. (A 52% tuition savings off Drexel's regular tuition rate of $985 per credit)

    The 52% tuition savings applies only to new students starting in the Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 and Summer 2024 terms and cannot be combined with any other tuition benefits available through Drexel University.

    • This program is eligible for Financial Aid.
    • Special tuition rates available for Drexel University AlumniMilitary members, and members of our Partner Organizations
      • These rates apply only to new online students and students being readmitted.
      • Tuition rates are subject to increase with the start of each academic year in the fall term.
      • All students must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify.
      • Special rates cannot be combined. If you qualify for more than one special rate, you'll be given the one with the largest savings.
      • When receiving special tuition plans with Drexel University Online, you may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University.


    Academic Calendar

    2023-2024 Academic Year


    Classes Begin

    Classes End

    Exams Begin

    Exams End

    Fall 2023

    September 26, 2023

    December 9, 2023

    December 11, 2023

    December 16, 2023

    Winter 2024

    January 8, 2024

    March 16, 2024

    March 18, 2024

    March 23, 2024

    Spring 2024

    April 1, 2024

    June 8, 2024

    June 10, 2024

    June 15, 2024

    Summer 2024

    June 24, 2024

    August 31, 2024

    September 3, 2024

    September 7, 2024


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