School of Management Business Student

Master of Science in Health Services Administration

The health services industry is now the third largest employer in the nation. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the professional field of health services administration will be ranked among the top 10 occupations by percentage increase in employment in the 21st century. Both nationally and regionally there are numerous opportunities for health service administrators in hospitals, nursing homes, hospices, health maintenance organizations, home care agencies, hospital associations, health insurance companies, managed care companies and governmental health planning and regulatory agencies.

Sage’s Master of Science in Health Services Administration (MSHSA) has been designed to prepare health services managers to meet the diverse needs of this rapidly expanding field.

The multi-disciplinary design of the program reflects the faculty’s conviction that health managers must be prepared for widely varying roles. The program at Sage prepares students in Health Services Administration to assume general responsibilities that span a number of departments in an agency and an opportunity to gain expertise in more specific responsibilities. It is well understood that our graduates will take on a variety of roles in health services organizations, some purely administrative and some that combine administration and clinical practice.

The core courses of the program offer the inservice health administrator or the student learning to be one, a comprehensive set of managerial and analytical skills, which will improve problem solving, human relations and program planning, and analysis capabilities.

Admission Requirements

Applicants to the program must meet the general admission requirements for the Sage Graduate Schools.

The Health Services Administration online program is delivered in an asynchronous format. Regularly scheduled online class attendance is required. Please call 518-292-1782 for additional information.

Option for Specialization

Students may choose to complete the HSA/PAD program with a specialization track in:

  • Dietetic Internship

For further information about the Dietetic Internship track, contact Professor Keri McComb, MS, RD, CLC, Program Director for the Dietetic Internship, at mccomk@sage.edu or 518-244-2044.

MSHSA at Russell Sage Online

The School of Management proudly offers its M.S. in Health Services Administration through Russell Sage Online. The school and program are fully accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE). The MS in Health Services Administration prepares healthcare managers to meet the diverse needs of this rapidly expanding field of health services, and also prepares students to serve as healthcare managers in a variety of settings.

There are numerous opportunities for health service administrators in hospitals, nursing homes, hospices, health maintenance organizations, home care agencies, hospital associations, health insurance companies, managed care companies and governmental health planning and regulatory agencies.

The multi-disciplinary design of the program reflects the faculty’s conviction that healthcare managers must be prepared for widely varying roles. The Master’s in Health Administration online program not only prepares students to assume general responsibilities that span a number of departments in a healthcare delivery organization, but also gives them an opportunity to gain expertise in more specific areas as well. It is well understood that Sage graduates will take on a variety of roles in health services organizations, some purely administrative and some that combine administration and clinical practice.

The core academics of the program offer students a comprehensive set of managerial and analytical skills that will improve problem solving, human relations and program planning as well as analysis capabilities. You will learn from and work with faculty who are experts and practitioners in the field of healthcare administration, health services research, and program planning and evaluation. At Sage, you will study alongside professors who practice what they teach.