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Healthcare Administration

Online Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration (BS)

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About This Program

Prepare to meet the evolving challenges of leadership within healthcare organizations, systems, and facilities with an online bachelor's degree in healthcare administration from American Public University (APU).

APU’s bachelor’s degree in health administration explores a range of disciplines including healthcare, public health, health information management, and business.

Core courses within this bachelor’s in healthcare administration online program examine accounting, legal and ethical principles, reimbursement methods, delivery systems and documentation, economics, and finance. The BS in Healthcare Administration also introduces you to compliance, quality and safety, research management, strategic planning and marketing, and informatics and analysis. To enhance your leadership skills, you also sharpen your communication, organizational management, and critical thinking capabilities.

What You Will Do

  1. Analyze healthcare issues and policies
  2. Develop strategies for maintaining the quality, safety, and value of healthcare programs
  3. Implement process improvement tools
  4. Apply ethical standards for decision-making in healthcare organizations
  5. Assess technologies and healthcare informatics for implementation

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Degree at a Glance

Number of Credits
Cost Per Credit
$285 | $250*
Courses Start Monthly

Courses Start Monthly

Next Courses Start Feb 6
Register by Feb 3

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.

Materials Cost

Software and/or lab equipment required for some courses in this program must be purchased at the student’s expense, and are not included in the university book grant. Expenses may depend on courses chosen for electives and concentration requirements. Estimated costs can be found at

Technology fee: $65 per course | $0 for active-duty military, National Guard members, and Reservists.

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Consumer Information

*Cost Per Credit Hour

To minimize out-of-pocket costs, U.S. active-duty servicemembers, their spouse/dependents, National Guard members, and Reservists receive a tuition grant that caps undergraduate, master's degree, and graduate certificate tuition at $250/credit hour. In addition, a university book grant provides no-cost textbooks and ebooks for all undergraduates and military-tuition-grant-eligible master’s-level students.
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