Flexible, 100% Online
Healthcare Administration Programs

University of Wisconsin

Earn your Master of Science in Healthcare Administration or Certificate in Senior Living and Services Leadership from University of Wisconsin-Stout. Courses are completed entirely online, an ideal format for busy professionals, especially those working variable shifts.

Aptitude tests, such as the GMAT or GRE, are not required for admission.

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Interact with faculty and fellow students via online discussion boards

Healthcare Careers Continue to Experience Growth

Healthcare Administration—Master of Science

13 courses. 37 credits. Healthcare and strategic management skills in one degree. Nearly every medical organization needs compassionate leaders who have in-depth knowledge of healthcare systems and the ability to manage in today’s dynamic and complex healthcare environments. Courses in financial management, healthcare law, technology, quality and performance improvement, and human resources.

Senior Living and Services Leadership—Graduate Certificate

4 courses. 12 credits. Meet the changing demands of today’s seniors with compassion. Courses focus on senior care and services delivery, including generational dynamics, healthcare financial management, leadership skills, and healthcare human resource strategies.

Employment of medical and health services managers, which includes healthcare administration, is projected to grow 28 percent from 2021 to 2031, much faster than the average for all occupations. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects 56,600 job openings in related healthcare occupations each year, on average, over the decade. Key drivers of growth include continued high demand for healthcare services.

You’ll find a wide range of rewarding job opportunities in every area of the country and in nearly any healthcare setting—hospitals, physician’s offices, surgical centers, assisted living and skilled nursing facilities, insurance companies, veterans affairs systems, pharmaceutical companies, and medical supply vendors. As a healthcare administrator, you can have a significant impact on your organization, its employees, and the patients receiving care.

“I came into this program with a solid background in healthcare, in both an administrative and clinical role. This course has expanded my knowledge about how the healthcare system works and how to make it better moving forward. This class has offered many applicable lessons that I use every day in my career. I now feel more confident in my role and in the opportunities I will have moving forward.” —Haylee, Fall 2021 student, Master of Science in Healthcare Administration

Who Should Apply?

Whether your experience is in patient care, healthcare administration, health information management, or you have management experience in another field—a UW degree or certificate in healthcare administration will give you an advantage in this rapidly expanding field.

You can apply to the Master of Science in Healthcare Administration or Graduate Certificate in Senior Living and Services Leadership if you have earned a bachelor’s degree, in any discipline, from an accredited university, and prerequisite courses in elementary statistics, medical terminology, and oral communication/public speaking. For more details about admission requirements, download the program guide.

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