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

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

At a Glance

$3.5 trillion
Size of the U.S. healthcare industry

Program Length

As little as 2.3 years depending on transferred credits 


  • Online


Cost 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 healthcare industry
  • Business professionals looking to move into a healthcare 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
  • Healthcare Office Manager

What You’ll Learn

Through our degree program  in Healthcare Administration, you will gain insight into the American healthcare 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 healthcare industry.
  • Explore the legal and regulatory environments of healthcare.

What I most appreciated about the University of Mary’s Healthcare 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

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. To apply, we ask that you submit the following:

  • A formal application for admission
  • 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 transcripts for you! At most other schools, you can request transcripts by going to the National Student Clearinghouse or by contacting the registrar’s office. You can send transcripts to:
    Office of Admissions
    University of Mary
    7500 University Drive
    Bismarck, ND 58504

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.

For a list of courses for this program, visit the catalog.

  • Online
  • Tuition: $450/credit
  • Application fee: $30
  • Technology/Safety fee: $35 per credit
  • Parking fee (evening class participants only): $25 per semester

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