Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration

Start or advance a career in the nation’s largest industry by earning a bachelor’s degree in Health Care Administration online or in evening classes.

The business side of health care is often as important as the medical side. Our Health Care Administration bachelor’s degree will provide you with the industry knowledge needed to ensure a health care organization runs efficiently while providing high-quality care. Take your career further.

Take the First Step
Get in touch with any questions or submit the simple application for admission.
We will assist you every step of the way toward acceptance so you can enroll and begin your classes!

At a Glance

$3.5 trillion
Size of the U.S. health care industry

Program Length

As little as 2.3 years depending on transferred credits 


  • Online


Tuition per Credit


Is This the Degree For Me?

Who It’s For

  • Students who want to start or advance a career on the business side of the health care industry
  • Business professionals looking to move into a health care career
  • Those who enjoy solving complex business issues

Career Paths

  • Hospital Administrator
  • Practice Manager
  • Insurance Company Analyst
  • Nursing Home Administrator
  • Facility Operations Specialist
  • Lab Manager
  • Health Care Office Manager

What You’ll Learn

Through our degree program  in Health Care Administration, you will gain insight into the American health care system and an understanding of its many unique business constraints and opportunities. When you graduate, you’ll be prepared to:

  • Formulate decisions utilizing Benedictine values, ethical frameworks, and professional standards.
  • Analyze the contemporary global business environment in an integrated manner.
  • Demonstrate professional business communication.
  • Apply business support tools to decision-making.
  • Discuss structure, operations, and financing alternatives in the health care industry.
  • Explore the legal and regulatory environments of health care.

What I most appreciated about the University of Mary’s Health Care Administration program was the flexibility of online courses and the option to attend five- or eight-week courses, rather than traditional 12-week courses. The online courses allowed me to continue working full-time and spend time with my family. I was also able to adjust my workload as needed. Some semesters I took 15 credits while other semesters I took three credits; at one point I took 12 weeks off for maternity leave.

Theresa Vogel Class of 2019


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    The Gary Tharaldson School of Business at the University of Mary has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA.

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Program Details

Your first step is to get in touch with any questions or submit the simple application for admission. We will assist you every step of the way toward acceptance so you can enroll and begin your classes!
  • Online
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  • Tuition: $450/credit
  • Application fee: $30
  • Technology fee: $30 per credit
  • Parking fee (evening class participants only): $25 per semester
For a full list of fees, visit our Tuition and Fees page.

The University of Mary is committed to putting your educational goals within reach. Learn what scholarships you qualify for.

We welcome transfer students from regionally accredited community and junior colleges and four-year colleges and universities. If you’ve ever been enrolled in any such institution, you are a transfer student. The following will be needed when you have applied for admission so we can get you accepted into the undergraduate program:

  • A non-refundable $30 application fee
  • Transcripts (official or unofficial) from every college previously attended.
    • Attended the University of Mary before? Then we’ll get your Mary transcript for you!
    • At most other schools, you can request transcripts by going to the National Student Clearinghouse or by contacting the registrar’s office.
    • Have your transcripts sent to:
      Office of Admissions
      University of Mary
      7500 University Drive
      Bismarck, ND 58504
    • Or request to send electronic transcripts to [email protected]

Prospective students with at least 24 transferable credits must have a cumulative college GPA of 2.0 or higher. If you have fewer than 24 transfer hours to evaluate, we also require the following to determine your opportunity for success:

  • Academic transcript(s) from high school or GED transcript (if applicable) and any college(s) concurrently attended during high school.
  • An official score report from the American College Test (ACT) or the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) examination (if you are under 21).

Admissions and a free preliminary transfer credit review can be completed with unofficial transcripts from any previous colleges or universities you attended. Official, final transcripts must be submitted prior to enrolling in classes.

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