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Mr. Jay Shiver
Dr. John Cantiello
Online Pathway Coordinator
Overview: BS, Health Administration
The BS, Health Administration degree prepares graduates to serve in entry-level management, administrative and support positions in a variety of health-related organizations and settings.
Concentrations are offered in health systems management and assisted living/senior housing administration.
Both concentrations in the BS, Health Administration program are offered online and on-campus. An accelerated pathway to earn a Master of Health Administration is also available.
Health Systems Management Concentration
The Health Systems Management concentration in the BS, Health Administration degree prepares graduates to serve in entry-level management, administrative and support positions in a variety of health-related organizations and settings.
The program curriculum, including short descriptions of the required courses, is available on Mason’s University Catalog. Students in the program complete an internship course in their final semester providing them with practical experience in the field.
You can find information regarding the admissions process on the Undergraduate Admissions for HAP Programs web site. Detailed admissions requirements for each program along with the online application can be found on the University Admissions web site.
If you are a current Mason undergraduate student and wish to declare health administration as your major, please print the Change/Declaration of Academic Program Form and meet with a health administration advisor to obtain his/her signature. Please visit the CHHS Undergraduate Advising page to determine which advisor you should contact.
The health systems management concentration of the BS in health administration is certified through the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA).
Careers in Health Administration
The BS in health administration prepares students for entry-level health care administration and management careers in a variety of health care service organizations, companies, and agencies. Health service administrators work in a variety of settings such as:
- physician practices
- consulting firms
- community health organizations
- home care organizations
- long-term care organizations
- managed care organizations
- information technology organizations
- medical technology organizations
- supply organizations
- advocacy organizations
- professional associations
- the insurance industry