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Build upon your existing experience with our Master of Science in Health Services Administration (H.S.A.) degree designed to accelerate your professional opportunities. This degree positions you for leadership and management roles within health care, a rewarding career with an excellent job outlook.

M.S. in Health Services Administration

Masters In Health Services Administration Degree Overview

At Regis University we know that Health Services Administration roles offer opportunities as diverse as you are! According to the 2012 edition of the Occupational Outlook Handbook of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment of medical and health service managers is expected to grow 23 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. A master's degree is the standard credential and can enhance and expedite your career expectations. Our online format allows students to maintain full-time employment while pursuing this degree.

Regis University's Master of Science in Health Services Administration (H.S.A.) is designed for working professionals, preferably with a bachelor's degree in a health related field, as well as experience in healthcare and management.

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

With a master’s degree in health services administration, you'll be prepared for opportunities in hospitals, state and federal health care agencies, insurance and managed care companies, long term care facilities, quality management initiatives, medical practices, technology firms, consulting opportunities, educational institutions, and multiple departments in acute care and community based settings. 

Why not speed up your professional evolution as a health care leader? Courses in finance, operations, quality, research, and technology management will complement your existing experience, making you one of the country’s most in-demand health care professionals.

Special topic courses allow individual students to custom design learning experiences in specific areas of interest and expertise. With prior approval, courses may also be taken from other graduate programs at Regis University such as the Master of Business Administration (MBA). In addition to advanced practice content, the curriculum promotes the further development of leadership abilities along with a deeper appreciation of the social and ethical obligations and conflicts inherent within the industry.

Degree: Graduates are awarded the Master of Science in Health Service Administration (H.S.A.).

Online Option:  Flexible format allows you to log in anytime, day or night as you complete assignments for the Masters in Health Services Administration Degree. Each class lasts eight weeks allowing you to progress quickly. No campus visits are required for online students, but we encourage you to celebrate your graduation in person!

Start Dates: Spring (January), Summer (May), Fall (August)

Application Deadline:  The Master of Science in Health Services Administration program has a rolling admission deadline; we accept applications up to the start date of the program. Course size is limited, so it is best to submit applications sooner than later.

Length of Program: The curriculum can be completed in approximately 18-24 months.

Next Step:  Call us (303.458.4344) or email and we’ll walk you through your next step to get started.  

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.


Regis University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

Commission URL: http://www.ncahlc.org/
Commission Phone: 312-263-0456

Fall 2016-Summer 2017

Tuition (per semester hour) $615
Other Fees
Application Fee $50
Background Check and Drug Screen (external agency fee) $69
Graduation Application Fee $50
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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.  


  • 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.
  • 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.


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.