College of Health Services Administration

Prepare yourself for a field of opportunity — then find yours

As the health care industry expands and evolves at a rapid rate, jobs in health care administration (the “business” side of health care) are expected to increase by 23 percent between 2012 and 2022.

Whether you are already working in the field and looking to deepen your knowledge and advance in your profession, or if you are new to health care and want to gain the skills needed to launch a new career, The College of Health Services Administration will equip you with the leading-edge training you need to succeed in today’s dynamic health care environment—and to effectively tackle all of tomorrow’s challenges.


  • Online and on-ground options
  • Opportunities to receive credit for your prior academic and professional experience, potentially shortening your time to degree completion.2
  • Curriculum that is updated regularly to align with changing industry standards, and that prepares you to sit for relevant certification exams
  • Certificates and/or concentrations in timely areas of need such as electronic health records, long-term care, health management, sustainability management, emergency management, and more
  • Opportunities to earn a certificate en-route to your bachelor’s or master’s degree
  • Dual-degree programs through which you may efficiently earntwo master’s degrees at once–expanding your expertise while optimizing time and expense

Undergraduate programs

Lower division certificates

You can take a lower division certificate program to get into a career in health care administration in about a year or choose to add it to a bachelor of science in health administration (BSHA) now or in the future. Each of these programs helps prepare you to sit for a certification exam through the DETC.

  • Electronic Health Records Fundamentals
  • Medical Records
  • Health and Wellness Administration Foundations

Undergraduate division certificates

Each of these upper division certificate programs may be taken on their own or en-route to a BSHA.


  • Health Management
  • Long-term Care
  • Emergency Management*
    *Requires emergency responder experience

Bachelor’s programs


Bachelor of Science in Health Administration

Bachelor of Science in Health Administration with concentrations**

  • Health Management
  • Emergency Management
  • Health Information Systems
  • Long-Term Care

**Maryland residents completing undergraduate degree programs will earn an emphasis rather than a concentration in a particular area of study.

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