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Healthcare Administration

Bachelor of Science

Our online Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration prepares you to meet the challenging and dynamic leadership needs within healthcare organizations, systems, and facilities. You will sharpen your skills in communication, organizational management, leadership, critical thinking, and practical decision making.

This program will also build your knowledge and skill in key areas such as:

  • Accounting
  • Legal and ethical principles
  • Reimbursement methodologies
  • Delivery systems and documentation
  • Economics and finance
  • Compliance
  • Quality and safety
  • Research management
  • Strategic planning and marketing
  • Informatics and analysis

This degree is a natural next step for those holding an associate degree in health sciences or a related discipline.

Program Courses

The curriculum for this program follows industry trends to help ensure relevancy to today's marketplace. View all courses.

Program Objectives

In addition to the institutional and degree level learning objectives, graduates of this program are expected to achieve these learning outcomes:

  • Evaluate and develop solutions and strategies for complex problems within the healthcare industry.
  • Analyze healthcare issues and policies and develop strategies for maintaining quality, safety, and value of healthcare programs.
  • Implement process improvement tools to identify problems and improve processes within healthcare programs.
  • Apply ethical standards for decision-making in healthcare organizations.
  • Assess contemporary and future marketing strategies to achieve organizational goals.
  • Assess technologies and healthcare informatics for implementation in healthcare organizations.

Admission Requirements

  • All APU undergraduate programs require a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent (i.e. GED).
  • Please read all undergraduate admission requirements before applying to this program and be prepared to submit the required documentation.
  • There is no fee to complete the APU admission application. View steps to apply.

Need help?

Selecting the right program to meet your educational goals is a key step in ensuring a successful outcome. If you are unsure of which program to choose, or need more information, please contact an APU admissions representative at 877-755-2787 or

Undergraduate Tuition Rates 

Per credit hour:

$270 through 12/31/2019
$250 with military grant*

$285 effective 1/1/2020
$250 with military grant**

View Tuition and Fees Details  

*U.S. active-duty servicemembers, their spouse/dependents, Guard members, Reservists, and veterans are eligible for a grant that currently caps tuition at $250 per credit hour .

**To help minimize out-of-pocket costs, U.S. active-duty servicemembers, their spouse/dependents, Guard members, and Reservists are eligible for a grant that will cap tuition at $250 per credit hour (military TA cap) . See all military student benefits.

Paying for School

Because our university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), (the same as the Ohio State University, Univ. of Chicago, and U.S. Air Force Academy, to name a few), we can accept the following forms of financial aid and payments:

Ways to Save

Undergraduate Book Grant

Books are provided online at no cost if you are enrolled in undergraduate courses for credit. The undergraduate book grant is estimated to save $600 per academic semester* if you are registered as a full-time student.

Transfer Credits

Accelerate your degree completion by taking full advantage of our transfer credit options, including credit for your previous college courses, military service schools, American Council on Education (ACE) and College Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests, and prior learning experiences.  

Employer Contributions

APU has educational partnerships with many employers and associations. Be sure to accurately enter your employer information when you complete our admissions application. Your employer might also offer a tuition reimbursement plan as one of your benefits.

*According to College Board Trends in College Pricing.