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Program Overview

Do you want to become a leader in the economy’s fastest growing industry? If so, a master’s degree in healthcare administration is a great way to jumpstart your career and open the door to countless rewarding and well-paying opportunities. Hospitals, nursing facilities, group medical practices, and other providers are constantly looking for managers that can drive innovation and meet an ever-increasing demand for quality services.   

The Master of Science in Healthcare Administration at King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., provides students with the professional knowledge and management skills necessary to be effective and socially responsible leaders in regional, national, and global health systems. We develop in our students an essential understanding of healthcare delivery systems, factors that influence the healthcare environment, appropriate management and research skills, and professional competencies that are crucial to today’s healthcare environment.

Program Highlights

  • You can complete the program in as little as 15 months of study
  • Our 37-credit program is offered exclusively online
  • We’re AACSB accredited, ensuring your degree is recognized by the benchmark of quality business education worldwide.
  • No GRE required to apply.
 

What makes the King’s Healthcare Administration Program Different?

We tailor 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 exclusively online and structured to meet your busy schedule. 

Courses are offered online during the fall, spring, and summer session in an accelerated 7-week format, with four of the courses offered in a 14-week format. 

Our faculty members have experience in a wide range of disciplines, including health services research, health economics, bioethics, epidemiology, public health, human resources management, and finance. They’re leaders in their professions and are committed to providing an outstanding educational experience.

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 in any discipline from an accredited institution.

Lastly, we host a major annual healthcare career fair on campus for students to meet with employers to discuss job opportunities.

Browse a list of all the registrants we’ve had in prior years
  • All One
  • Allegheny Health Network
  • Allied Services
  • American Red Cross
  • Bassett Healthcare Network
  • CareGivers America
  • Comfort Keepers
  • Commonwealth Health
  • Evangelical Hospital
  • First Light Home Care
  • Geisinger Health System
  • Genesis HealthCare Headquarters
  • Griswold Home Care
  • Hematology & Oncology Associates of Northeastern PA. PC
  • Home Instead Senior Care
  • Julia Edmunds Associates, Inc.
  • King's College Healthcare Administration Program
  • Lehigh Valley Health Network
  • Norwalk Hospital
  • Penn State Health
  • Pennsylvania Primary Care Career Center
  • PrimeCare Medical
  • Regional Rheumatology Associates
  • St. Luke's University Hospital
  • UHS Hospitals
  • United Health Services Hospitals
  • United Methodist Homes
  • UPMC - Pinnacle Health
  • Urology of Central Pennsylvania
  • U.S. ARMY
  • VA Medical Center
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Thomas Jefferson University College of Population Health Doctor of Health Science

Graduates of the King’s College Master of Science in Healthcare Administration 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 program details

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.

Visit Thomas Jefferson University’s website for more details.

Population Health Management Professional Certification program details

With the evolution of healthcare reimbursement from volume- to value-based, population health management has emerged as an important strategy for healthcare providers and payers. Positioning healthcare professionals to be leaders in population health is the first step toward ensuring payers and providers can address the complex health needs of our patients and communities in a meaningful way that moves the needle on health.

Our fully online 15-credit Population Health Management certificate is designed to provide students with the theoretical knowledge of population health management and practical opportunities to create social change to improve health within and across populations.

Read our Population Health flatsheet.

What can you do with Master of Science in Healthcare Administration?

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, administration is one of the top 10 fastest growing jobs in the healthcare industry, and employment of medical and health services managers is projected to grow 28 percent from 2022 to 2032, which is much faster than the average for all occupations. Healthcare administration is also one of the top ten highest paying in that field—medical and health services managers earned a median annual salary of $104,830 in 2022.

As the average age of the United States population advances, so does the need for qualified and experienced managers to help improve the quality and efficiency of healthcare processes. You’ll have access to explore a variety of industries and work almost anywhere in the world in areas ranging from small rural communities to large metropolitan areas. 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

Application Requirements

Prospective students must possess a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. Because our program structure lends itself to both recent college graduates and working professionals, we take multiple factors beyond grades into consideration, including an applicant's interest, aptitude, and potential to succeed in the program.

Our online application requires the following materials:

  • A personal statement of professional goals
  • Two recommendation letters from a professor, supervisor and/or a professional colleague.
  • 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 also be sent to:

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

We have a rolling admissions process. You will receive an admission decision within two weeks after all your admission documents are received.

If you have any questions about the admission process, please contact Christine Stevens, Director of Graduate Admission at (570) 208-5991 or email christinestevens@kings.edu.

Healthcare Administration Curriculum

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 so that they can compete in the global marketplace.

Our program is designed to help you become:

  • An effective communicator—You’ll be able to prepare and deliver presentations and documents that are crucial to effective health care administration.

  • A problem solver—You’ll learn to evaluate health care dilemmas, identify alternatives, and recommend and execute the appropriate course of action.

  • Ethically and socially responsible—You’ll learn to always conduct yourself ethically and strive for solutions that are sensitive to environmental and social issues.

  • Professionally knowledgeable You’ll develop a deep understanding of the health care sector and gain the skills needed to navigate complex systems, ensuring efficient and effective management of health care services.

For more information, download our healthcare administration program brochure.

Contact Us

Judie Burridge
Graduate Operations Specialist