Health Care Administration

Health Care Administration

Health Care Administration is one of the most exciting and challenging careers in modern society. It offers an
opportunity to have an impact directly on people’s lives through the improvement of personal health services. The profession offers a challenge to those individuals who seek a management position that is rapidly changing and has significant social overtones.

Our Mission

The mission of the Methodist University Department of Health Care Administration is to prepare professionals to manage, lead and improve a changing health care system. Our graduate and undergraduate programs are designed, and continually strive to improve their efforts to meet the needs of the dynamic United States health care system, and to cultivate academic and healthcare leaders who create and apply evidence-based knowledge to enhance the health of individuals and communities.


The program in Health Care Administration recognizes the need to balance theory and practice. During students’ senior year, they participate in an internship. Under the preceptor’s guidance in a health care facility or other related health service organization, students work hand-in-hand with an experienced health care administrator and develop one or more specific projects for the organization. Recently students have worked for large medical group practices, within the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and for governmental health care agencies, during the academic year, as well as during the summer.

Online Programs

Methodist University’s online B.S. in Health Care Administration prepares students to balance health care theory and practice. Through this approach, students are given the opportunity to explore critical thinking processes that will have tangible benefits as they enter the field. Specifically, the coursework focuses on giving students the tools to respond to real-world challenges with modern, innovative health care solutions.

The optional Health Care Administration concentration for Methodist University’s B.S./B.A.S. in Business Administration prepares you to examine the business side of health care. Apply your leadership skills to positions in hospitals, insurance companies, non-profits, physician’s offices, specialty care, urgent care, and more. The Health Care Administration concentration is also available for the online B.S./B.A.S. in Accounting and the online B.S. in Marketing.

Designed for bachelor’s degree holders interested in pursing jobs in health care administration fields, the 15-credit Health Care Administration Graduate Certificate encompasses policy issues, finance and economics, and organization and leadership topics.

The online Master of Health Administration (MHA) responds to the need for highly qualified HCO executives by preparing graduates for leadership across the health care continuum, including health systems/hospitals, medical practices, consulting, long term care facilities, and others.

Interested applicants should visit one of the programs above or the Methodist University Online Web site for more information and to complete an application.

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