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Advance patient care with an M.S. in Health Services Administration.

Our online Master of Science in Health Services Administration degree (M.S. in HSA) does more than open the door to major leadership positions in hospitals. Government organizations, biotech firms, big pharma and major chemical engineering firms are all looking for the skills and experience this degree brings.

In addition to improving the efficiency and quality of care, you’ll advance policy, business processes and quality improvement within any health care environment.
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M.S. in Health Services Administration

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Why should I pursue an M.S. in Health Services Administration?

With your experience in the health care field, your skills are already in high demand. With an M.S. in Health Services Administration, you’ll become one of the country’s most in-demand health care professionals. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment of medical and health service managers is expected to grow 17 percent by 2024, much faster than many other occupations.

Is a Master of Science in Health Services Administration for me?

Are you a strong, organized leader who looks forward to working with others? An online M.S. in HSA from Regis can help you advance your career and take on responsibilities like developing budgets, creating policies, maintaining compliance and managing staff. When it comes to standing out in a field of applicants, it can really help you rise to the top.

What will I learn in Regis’ HSA program?

An M.S. in HSA from Regis University is much like an MBA for health care. You’ll gain the legal, financial, management and administrative skills needed to keep major health care companies and organizations running smoothly and efficiently.

Courses in finance, organizational ethics, operations, leadership, research and technology management will build upon your experience as a working professional. In addition to advanced practice content, your coursework will help cultivate your leadership abilities. You’ll also gain a deeper appreciation of the social and ethical obligations and conflicts involved in providing health care.

If you have a specific area of interest or expertise, our special topic courses allow you to custom design learning experiences to match your educational goals. You may also take courses from other graduate programs.

For those with little to no experience in health care, we offer a bridge course, HSA 610 Health Care Delivery Systems, to get you up to speed on the history, policy and current contemporary issues in health services. This course is required for those without health care experience and fulfills one of two elective requirements.

What’s the difference between an M.S. in HSA and a Master of Science in Public Health (MHP)? A MPH is based around the logistics and operations of public health organizations, which require specific courses in biostatistics, environmental health and public health policy.

Is Regis’ HSA program accredited?

Regis University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), one of six regional higher education institutional accreditors in the United States and a member of the North Central Association.

What class formats are available?

At Regis, we understand the challenges of working full time while pursuing your degree. Our flexible online format is designed to help you succeed.

Each class runs for eight weeks, so you can make rapid progress toward your degree and complete it within 18–24 months. No campus visits are required for online students, but we encourage you to celebrate your graduation in person!

When do Regis’ M.S. in HSA classes start?

Courses are offered in blended eight-week terms that begin in:

  • January
  • May
  • August

Meet our Health Services Administration faculty

Tristen Amador, Ph.D., MSW
Director, Health Services Education, Associate Professor

Mike Fisher, DBA, FACMPE, Professor

Paul Rosser, Assistant Professor, M.S. in Organization Leadership

Career Opportunities

What careers can I get with an M.S. in HSA?

The demand for graduates who specialize in health services administration is strong and growing. Job titles in this field include:

  • Health Care Executive
  • Health Services Manager
  • Medical Administrator

In addition to typical health care settings, you’ll be prepared for opportunities in state and federal health care agencies, insurance companies, quality management initiatives, technology firms and consulting.

Career support from Regis.

The Center for Career and Professional Development at Regis provides you with the resources and advice to help you establish and meet your career goals. That means we’ll help you choose an academic focus, explore and find a new career path, and create the tools for a successful job search that will promote your career. To learn more, visit our Center for Career and Professional Development page.

What salary can I expect with a degree in health services administration?

As a health care administrator, your salary depends upon your years of experience, responsibilities, geographic location and employer.

Here are the median salaries for a few specific job titles as reported by payscale.com*:

  • Ambulatory Services Executive: $109,172
  • Behavioral Health Director: $74,945
  • Clinical Manager: $67,313

*-Salary information based on data from spring 2016.

Program Requirements

Listed below are the required courses for completion of the Master of Science in Health Services Administration (H.S.A.) program at Regis University. The total degree requires 36 semester hours.

Health Service Administration Requirements
HCE 600 Organizational Ethics and Health Care Compliance (3 semester hours)
HSA 601 Leadership and Organization Development in Health Care Settings (3 semester hours)
HSA 602 Strategic Planning and Development in Health Services (3 semester hours)
HSA 604 Foundations of Health Care Economics, Accounting and Financial Management (3 semester hours)
HSA 624 Quality Improvement in Health Care Settings (3 semester hours)
HSA 649 Health Care Information Systems (or equivalent course from HCI or MSCC) (3 semester hours)
HSA 660 Methods of Inquiry and Research (3 semester hours)
HSA 663 Advanced Concepts of Health Care Finance (3 semester hours)
HSA 680 Contemporary Issues in Health Services Delivery Systems (3 semester hours)
HSA 696 Master’s Project in Health Services Administration (3 semester hours)
Electives Select courses from HSA, HCI, MSCC, MBA, or HSA 610* (6 semester hours)

*HSA 610 Health Care Delivery Systems (3 semester hours) is a unique and required course for individuals with little to no health care experience. This course provides foundational knowledge of our health care system necessary for success in this program.

Please note that recent course requirement updates may not be reflected in the list above. For further information contact the Office of Admissions at 303.458.4344.

How to Apply

Take the next step in your Regis experience and start your application today. Complete the Regis Application or the HAMPCAS Application. Regis University accepts either application and gives equal consideration to both.

Regis University is a participant of the Health Administration, Management, & Policy Centralized Application Service (HAMPCAS).  HAMPCAS is the national centralized application service that provides applicants with the capability to apply to health management, administration, and policy programs across different colleges and universities throughout the U.S. by way of a single, web-based application. 

You can email your admission counselor with questions at healthcare@regis.edu.  

ELIGIBILITY

  • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale. (Note: Applicants with a GPA below 3.0 will be considered on an individual basis by the Division of Health Services Education).
  • A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Two years of work experience in a health care setting and management experience is preferred.
  • If English is not your native/first language, you must meet the following language proficiency requirement:
    • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) – Internet-based: Minimum score of 82 (24 Writing, 20 Speaking, 22 Reading, 16 Listening), Computer-based: Minimum score of 213. Regis University's TOEFL code is 4656.
    • Applicants that have successfully completed an undergraduate or graduate degree at an accredited US institution do not need to provide a TOEFL score.
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  • Applications for the HSA program are evaluated on a rolling admission basis. An application is reviewed and an enrollment decision is made once all required application materials are submitted.
  • The ideal candidate will hold a baccalaureate degree in a health-related field, health care and management experience also preferable but not required.

APPLICATION

If utilizing the Regis Application all documents are submitted directly to Regis University. If utilizing the HAMPCAS application, all documents are submitted directly to HAMPCAS. Please reference the HAMPCAS application instructions if utilizing that application service.

The following instructions are specific to those utilizing the Regis University application.  You are encouraged to submit all required application materials at once, with the exception of official transcripts. Course size is limited. Once a course has reached its enrollment capacity, applicants will be selected for an alternate list.

  • Submit a completed application.
  • Request official transcripts to be sent directly to Regis University from all post-secondary educational institutions attended. Transcripts must be official. Official transcripts can be mailed or sent electronically. Regis accepts electronic transcripts from the following services: Scrip-Safe, Docufide, Avow Systems.
    • Submit mailed transcripts to:
      Regis University
      Office of Admissions
      3333 Regis Boulevard
      Mail Code: P-28
      Denver, CO 80221-1099
    • Submit electronic transcripts to sendtranscripttoRU@regis.edu.
  • Submit a current resume.
  • Submit two recommendation forms. Select professional and academic references that can address your academic, professional, and leadership potential. The recommendation forms provided must be used.
  • Submit a 750-word personal statement (typewritten, double-spaced) that addresses the essay topic in the application. Instructions are given when you reach the essay portion of the online application.
  • Submit a nonrefundable $50.00 application fee. Instructions are given when you complete the payment portion of the online application.
  • Direct all written materials and inquiries to:
    Regis University
    Office of Admissions
    3333 Regis Blvd.
    Mail Code P-28
    Denver, CO 80221-1099
    Phone: 303.458.4344 or 800.944.7667
    Fax: 303.964.5534
    Email: healthcare@regis.edu

Materials in support of an application for admission become the property of Regis University and will not be provided or returned to an applicant.

Tuition & Fees

Tuition (per semester hour) $615
University Fees
Application Fee $50
Graduation Application Fee $50
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Additional costs may be incurred based on individual and program specific needs. Some costs are controlled by external vendors and are subject to change without notice. A complete list of all program specific requirements is provided to admitted students prior to the start date. The following list gives you an estimate of additional expenses but may not be inclusive of all needs. Expenses for books will be incurred, as well as potential costs for required technology not already owned. 

Other anticipated costs  Estimated Cost
Complio®/Compliance Tracking Annual Fee
$22
Background Check and Drug Screen $69
Vaccinations Varies
Proof of Health Insurance

Tuition and fees are subject to change.