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Program Overview

The Master of Science in Healthcare Administration (37 credits) provides students with the professional knowledge and management skills necessary to be effective and socially responsible leaders in regional, national, and global health services systems. The program seeks to develop in its students an essential understanding of healthcare delivery systems and services, the factors that influence the healthcare environment, the appropriate healthcare management and research skills, and the professional competencies that are pertinent in today’s healthcare environment.



This program is accredited by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide. Programs that earn accreditation confirm their commitment to quality and continuous improvement through a rigorous and comprehensive peer review. AACSB International accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in management education. To be awarded the Master of Science in Healthcare Administration degree a student must possess a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.

We have tailored our offerings to meet the demands of your professional and personal life, letting you stay on your career track while earning your degree. Our classes are offered on-site, on-line or both—whichever works best for you. On-site classes, which run for fifteen weeks, are held during the evenings on our Wilkes-Barre campus; on-line classes are offered in an accelerated seven-week format. King's College has a rolling admissions process.  Upon receipt of all of all admission documents, prospective students will receive an admission decision within two weeks. 

Workforce Demand

Healthcare is a growing industry with the workforce expected to grow 28% by 2032. According to the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics, healthcare administration is one of the top ten fastest growing jobs in the healthcare industry.  Healthcare administration is also one of the top ten highest paying – medical and health services managers earn a median annual salary of $104,830 in 2022. Our Master of Science in Healthcare Administration program will help you take your career to the next level.

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Rewarding Careers in Healthcare Administration

A healthcare administration degree from King’s College opens the door to many different and exciting career possibilities. You can look forward to unlimited opportunities to explore a variety of industries and work almost anywhere in the world in areas ranging from small rural communities to large metropolitan areas.

As the average age of the United States population advances, healthcare careers are growing at an unparalleled rate. This growing industry creates a need for qualified and experienced managers to help improve the quality and efficiency of healthcare processes. Earning your degree from King’s can position you to pursue a variety of leadership roles in hospitals and other healthcare organizations, including:

  • Ambulatory Health Facilities
  • Assisted Living Facilities
  • Consulting Firms
  • Emergency Medical Services Facilities
  • Government Agencies
  • Health Care Clinics
  • Health Insurance Organizations
  • Healthcare Associations
  • Home Health Care Facilities
  • Hospice
  • Hospitals
  • Mental Health Organizations
  • Nursing Homes
  • Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Physician Practices
  • Public Health Agencies
  • Rehabilitations Centers
  • Skilled Nursing Faculties
  • University and Research Institutions

The US Department of Labor reports:

  • $104,830 median Annual Salary for Health Care Administrators
  • 28% Expected Job Growth for the field by 2032

Additional Info

Applications forms

Apply to the King's College Health Care Administration program today! Domestic applicants apply using this form. If you are an international applicant, please use this form. Completed forms should be mailed to the Graduate Program. If you need assistance with your application, please contact the Graduate Program by email or by phone (570) 208-5991.

Admission Requirements

The Graduate Admissions Committee is concerned with each applicant's interest, aptitude, and potential for achievement in graduate studies. The structure of the programs lends itself both to recent college graduates and to professionals who have delayed their graduate studies.

All applicants should possess a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. Before an applicant will be evaluated, he or she must submit:

The online application requires:

  1.  A personal statement of professional goals
  2.  Two recommendations from a professor, supervisor and/or a professional colleague.
  3.  Professional resume

An official transcript from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended, showing completion of a baccalaureate degree and graduate courses for transfer consideration (if any) must be sent to:

King’s College
Office of Graduate Admission
133 N. River Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702

We have rolling admissions process.  Upon receipt of all of your admission documents, you will receive an admission decision within two weeks. 

If you have any questions about the admission process, please contact Christine Stevens, Director of Graduate Admission at 570-208-5991 or email

Program Learning Goals

Health services providers and systems recognize that the path to success as a healthcare professional requires complementary skills in many areas of the profession. Through the William G. McGowan School of Business Assurance of Learning Program, students are expected to achieve a genuine integration of liberal, management, and professional healthcare education, and to be prepared for success in the competitive global marketplace.

The William G. McGowan School of Business insists that its students see how diverse subject matters interrelate; that its students think and communicate clearly about principles, rather than merely repeat them; that its students understand the context and evolution of their disciplines; that business and healthcare administration courses are complementary to and an extension of a liberal education. To achieve these outcomes, the School of Business has identified the following learning goals for its specialized Health Care Administration program.

A student graduating with a Master of Science in Health Care Administration from the William G. McGowan School of Business will:

  • be an effective communicator; Our students will be able to prepare and properly deliver a complete, concise presentation related to health care administration, and prepare and properly format a complete, concise document related to health care administration.
  • be a problem solver; Our students to be able to identify and analyze alternatives and recommend a course of action in unstructured health care administration problems, and to think through dilemmas they face and to propose courses of action, justify their recommendations and formulate alternative solutions.
  •  be ethically and socially responsible; Our students will be able to stand up for what they think, after due reflection, is right, hold ethically defensible views, move to a higher, more sophisticated or more mature stage of moral reasoning,, and develop the capacity to implement ethical decisions.
  • possess leadership qualities; Our students will be able to demonstrate their understanding of leadership skills and leader characteristics and the components of leadership.

A student awarded an Executive Leadership Certificate for Health Care Professionals from the William G. McGowan School of Business will possess leadership qualities and be a problem solver.

Program of Study

Courses are offered in an accelerated online format during the fall, spring, and summer semesters and on the main campus one night a week during the fall and spring semesters. Students have the option of completing the entire M.S. in Healthcare Administration online through Moodle. Information about graduate course offerings is available from the Graduate Division Office at (570) 208-5991 and on the King's College Graduate Division website.

Download our Healthcare Administration brochure on program of study.

Jefferson Doctoral Program

Graduates of the King’s College Master of Science in Healthcare Administration (MHA) program can continue their education and earn a Doctor of Health Science (DHSc) in Population Health Management from the Thomas Jefferson University College of Population Health (JCPH). 

JCPH provides priority admission, with a tuition discount, of two seats each academic year to King’s College students who complete the MHA program with a GPA of 3.3 or better, have at least five years of relevant work experience, and meet the JCPH admission requirements.  

Unlike a Ph.D., where the focus is on research, a DHSc focuses on practical applications, providing students with the knowledge to further their role as healthcare leaders. The DHSc is a 52-credit online, small cohort-based program. It connects students with world-class faculty and leaders in population health and healthcare leadership to take a deeper dive into the roles of administrators, leaders, and clinicians in addressing the complex health needs of our communities. 

Students begin the cohort in the fall semester and complete the program in the summer of the third year. The program also includes two in-person residencies each year.  

To learn more about the Doctor of Health Science in Population Health program, please visit Thomas Jefferson University’s website

Contact Us

Michele McGowan
Professor of Healthcare Administration and Program Director