M.S. in Health Administration

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Program Overview

The Master of Science in Health Administration features an integrated program combining a core curriculum, an elective component, and a culminating experience in which health administration skills and competencies are synthesized through an internship and capstone course.

The Health Administration program has been designed for early and mid-level careerists in the health care industry. The program will be of particular interest to health care administrators, managers, nurses, other health care providers, and any health related professionals who wish to increase their knowledge and expertise in health management. Applicants who have not previously studied health administration are welcome.

Graduates of this program will find diverse job opportunities with a variety of health organizations, including hospitals, home health agencies, health insurance companies, life care facilities, managed care organizations, medical group practices, mental health agencies, and pharmaceutical and biomedical industries.

Stressing leadership, management, and analytic competencies, the program focuses on offering students opportunities to develop and expand the knowledge and skills required to excel both professionally and personally. Teamwork and peer collaboration are encouraged.

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Unique Elements of This Program

  • Designed for professionals in the health care environment, and students with little to no health care experience.
  • Accommodates working students by offering evening courses.
  • Provides small classes, individual attention, and real-world applications of academic concepts.
  • Uses highly credentialed and experienced faculty members.
  • Accommodates students with diverse undergraduate backgrounds.

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How You Will Benefit

The goals of the program are to prepare graduate students to:

  • Demonstrate competency in knowledge and skills of effective health care service delivery.
  • Integrate behavioral, social, and cultural factors into health administration practices.
  • Develop administrative leaderships skills by combining ethical considerations, critical thinking skills, and the humanistic application of current health administration theory.

Admission Requirements

For International Students:

  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions. International transcripts must be evaluated by NACES (i.e. WES) on a course by course basis.
  • TOEFL/IELTS (if necessary)


For additional program information, contact:

Patricia Heindel, Ph.D.
Dean, School of Professional Studies
(973) 290-4102

For admission information, contact:

Deborah S. Cobo
Associate Director
Graduate and Continuing Studies
(973) 290-4194