Flexible, 100% Online
Healthcare Administration Programs

Start any Semester: Spring, Summer, or Fall

Courses in the Master of Science in Healthcare Administration and Graduate Certificate in Senior Living and Services Leadership 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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Earn your degree or certificate from the University Wisconsin.

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.

Healthcare Administration—Master of Science

13 courses. 37 credits.

Healthcare and strategic management skills in one degree. Gain the skills and insight necessary to make sound decisions for your healthcare organization, including 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. Coursework focuses on senior care and services delivery, including generational dynamics, healthcare financial management, leadership skills, and healthcare human resource strategies.

Online Programs That Meet You Where You Are

Complete coursework online, wherever you are.

Our students often say the online format is a big factor in their ability to earn a degree or certificate. Watch lectures, participate in online forums, and although assignments have deadlines, you can do homework whenever it’s convenient for you.

Healthcare Careers Continue to Experience Growth

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of medical and health services managers is projected to grow 32 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations.

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


The University of Wisconsin is one of the largest and most widely respected public higher education systems in the country. By partnering with all UW System campuses to offer online degrees and certificates, students of UW Extended Campus programs receive a quality University of Wisconsin education—no matter where they live and work.

University of Wisconsin Healthcare Administration is a partnership of UW Extended Campus and