2023-2024 Catalog

Master of Science in Health Services Administration

The Master of Science in Health Services Administration provides students with the advanced healthcare administration competencies needed to excel in careers as healthcare administrators and careers related to the business of healthcare. The program provides students the depth of knowledge required of today's healthcare professionals coupled with the managerial perspective essential to success. The learning environment enables application of healthcare administration theory and practice, and a focus on selected concentrations of healthcare administration. The program is designed to provide students with both current and relevant practices in the industry.


Completion of the Strayer University Master of Science in Health Services Administration program does not guarantee a student has met the requirements to apply for licensure as a healthcare administrator in any state. Students pursuing professional healthcare certifications should contact their respective state health departments to confirm educational requirements before beginning the program.

Students who have not earned degrees from appropriate fields of study may be required to take additional coursework as a prerequisite for completing the program.

This program is not available at the Mississippi or New Jersey campuses. This program is available in an online-only format to Mississippi or New Jersey students. Students enrolled through a Maryland ground-based campus should refer to the Maryland-specific portion of the catalog. Maryland residents enrolled through online global should refer to the curriculum on this page. The curriculum and concentration offerings described on this page are not available to students enrolled through a Maryland ground-based campus.

Strayer business programs create value for students by providing a flexible, innovative and career-focused experience to maximize their economic mobility and empower them to succeed in business. The Strayer University Master of Science in Health Services Administration degree program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), 11520 West 119th Street, Overland Park, KS 66213, 913.339.9356.

Area I – Core Component

Required Courses

HSA 501Management in Healthcare

HSA 505Health Services Strategic Marketing


PAD 501Grantsmanship in Public Administration

HSA 510Health Economics

HSA 520Health Information Systems

HSA 515Healthcare Policy, Law and Ethics

HSA 525Health Financial Management

HSA 530Health Services Human Resource Management

HSA 599Health Services Administration Capstone

MAT 543Quantitative Methods for Health Services

Total Credit Hours:40.5

Area II – Concentration Component

Students must choose one of the following concentrations to complete the Master of Science in Health Services Administration.

Clinical Care Management Concentration

The Clinical Care Management Concentration is designed to expose students to healthcare services and the related administrative and management functions. Students will learn administrative practices including supervision, strategic planning, change management, policy and fiscal responsibility related to quality care delivery strategies in the healthcare environment. Students will also gain a comprehensive understanding of health care ethics, patient rights and safety and regulatory compliance.

HSA 540Healthcare Operations Management

HSA 545Long-Term Care Management

HSA 546Physician's Practice Management

Total Credit Hours:13.5

Public Health Management Concentration

The Public Health Management Concentration is designed to provide opportunities for students to obtain broad knowledge and basic skills in the core areas of public health. In addition, students will explore the basic principles of health service management, the complexities associated with public health and optimization methods deployed by managers and leaders in the health management environment.

HSA 535Managerial Epidemiology

HSA 550Public Health Management

HSA 551Environmental Health Management

Total Credit Hours:13.5

All courses are 4.5 quarter credit hours.

Total Credit Hours: 54.0