Master of Science in Healthcare Administration

Overview

The Master of Science in Healthcare Administration provides healthcare managers with practical knowledge to lead teams, improve processes, and implement strategy within the complex world of healthcare delivery. Designed for busy working professionals, the M.S. in Healthcare Administration is offered part-time to accommodate students balancing jobs, families and other commitments. The program enables students from around the nation to graduate in as little as 21 months. 

Hybrid Class Format

Our fully online hybrid model provides students the flexibility to complete an MS and still work full-time. Designed for working professionals, the program accommodates students balancing jobs, families, and other commitments, while pursuing their business degree.

  • Students take two courses per term and complete the program in 21 months.
  • Plan for an average of 20-25 hours of work per week for this program.
  • 80 % asynchronous online instruction
  • 20 % live, online class

The program consists of 54 credits comprised of the courses listed below.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Two years of professional work experience (preferably in healthcare). 

  2. Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution. 

    • If the degree was earned outside of the U.S., it must be equivalent to a four-year U.S. baccalaureate degree. 

  3. Minimum undergraduate cumulative grade point average (gpa) of 3.0 

    • Candidates who do not meet the 3.0 gpa requirement must submit a low gpa petition as part of the online application. 

TOEFL scores may be required for applicants whose primary language is not English and for applicants with foreign degrees that were not instructed in English. Minimum accepted TOEFL scores: Paper-based (625), Internet-based (106), Computer-based (263). Scores should be sent directly from Educational Testing Services (ETS) to OHSU using TOEFL Code: 4865 (Oregon Hlth Sci U Sch Medicine). 

This program is offered on a part-time only basis; therefore, we cannot accept applicants on F-1 or J-1 student visas

Application Materials and Process

  1. Apply online 

    • Select Healthcare Management-Masters or Certificate 

    • Complete all four application sections (personal information, academic history, program materials, and supporting information). 

      • Attach a current resume or curriculum vitae. 

      • Answer the 500-700 word personal statement and attach as a pdf. 

      • Provide contact information for two professional references. 

      • Submit official transcripts from every college or university ever attended. 

  • Please send official transcripts from all colleges and universities ever attended to: 
    OHSU SoM Graduate Admissions 
    3181 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Road  
    Mailcode: L102GS 
    Portland, Oregon 97239-3098 

  • Secure digital transcripts can be emailed directly from institutions to hcmanagement@ohsu.edu 

  • International transcripts may need to be evaluated by WES ICAP. Please consult the WES ICAP website for instructions and fees. Applicants are responsible for the full cost of the service.  

  • Pay the $70 non-refundable application fee and submit the application for review

    2. Interview

    Once a complete admissions file (online application, transcripts, test scores) has been received and reviewed, qualified candidates will be invited to interview in-person or via phone. 

Have questions about the online application? 

Please email or call customer service at 857-324-2017, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (EST). 

Learning Goal 1-Healthcare Systems

  • Describe specific and relevant stakeholders in the healthcare system and define their stakes. 
  • Assess how those stakeholders operate in a mutually influencing system. 
  • Analyze the potential short-and long-term implications (intended and unintended) of healthcare policy and operations decisions. 

Learning Goal 2-Analysis & Decision Making

  • Predict problems with consideration of uncertainties and risks. 
  • Critically evaluate qualitative and quantitative information using decision-making frameworks and tools. 
  • Make decisions and evidence-based recommendations that improve outcomes. 
  • Evaluate an organizational dilemma through an ethical framework. 

Learning Goal 3-Leadership

  • Demonstrate the selection and application of emotional self-regulation techniques in professional settings. 
  • Analyze complex organizations using frameworks. 
  • Demonstrate awareness of differing perspectives of others. 

Learning Goal 4-Communication

  • Present information appropriate to the context, purpose, and audience.
  • Create a message that is clear and concise.
  • Present complex information with relevant justification and analysis.