Nearly every medical organization needs executives who have both a knowledge of healthcare systems and the ability to manage change. The online Master of Science in Healthcare Administration will allow you to employ strategic leadership and decision making skills, evaluate operational performance within diverse healthcare organizations, and demonstrate communication and interpersonal skills appropriate for a healthcare setting.

The curriculum offers both a management focus - recruitment and retention, financial management, and organizational development - and an understanding of healthcare topics such as health law and policy, emerging healthcare technologies, and population health.

The program is in collaboration with UW-Extension, UW-La Crosse, UW-Parkside, UW-Stevens Point and UW-Stout. Tuition for the Master of Science in Healthcare Administration is $26,825.

The Master of Science in Healthcare Administration offers online healthcare management courses so you can study and do homework whenever and wherever it’s convenient for you.

Students are required to take each of the 12 healthcare- and management-focused courses in the curriculum. Due to the unique nature of the program, courses from other degree programs may not transfer in directly for Healthcare Administration courses.

HCA 700: U.S. HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS
HCA 705: POPULATION HEALTH AND EPIDEMIOLOGY
HCA 710: COMMUNICATIONS AND MARKETING IN HEALTHCARE
HCA 715: HEALTHCARE TECHNOLOGY, DATA ANALYTICS, AND INFORMATION GOVERNANCE
HCA 720: HEALTHCARE FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
HCA 730: HUMAN CAPITAL MANAGEMENT IN HEALTHCARE
HCA 740: HEALTHCARE OPERATIONS AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT
HCA 750: HEALTHCARE QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT
HCA 760: HEALTH LAW AND POLICY
HCA 770: ORGANIZATION DEVELOPMENT AND STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP IN HEALTHCARE
HCA 780: CURRENT AND EMERGING TOPICS IN HEALTHCARE
HCA 789: CAPSTONE PREPARATION
HCA 790: CAPSTONE

Admission Requirements

Admission to the UW Master of Science in Healthcare Administration requires:

  • A bachelor’s degree in any discipline from an accredited university and a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0. Students with a GPA less than 3.0 may be considered for a provisional admission and should contact an enrollment adviser for more information.

  • Official college transcripts

  • Prerequisite coursework in elementary statistics, medical terminology, and oral communication/public speaking

  • Your resume

  • Two letters of recommendation

  • A personal statement of up to 1,000 words

The GMAT and GRE are not required.

How to Apply

Step 1. Select UW-Platteville as your “home” campus.

Step 2. Apply to your preferred home campus using the University of Wisconsin System Online Admission Application.

Step 3. Send your resume, personal statement, and letters of recommendation; and arrange to have your official college transcripts (from each institution you attended), sent to the graduate student admissions office of the home campus you applied to: UW-La Crosse, UW-Parkside, UW-Platteville, UW-Stevens Point, and UW-Stout.