Exceptional Professional Development Specifically for Health Care Leaders.

Individuals with a master’s in health care administration hold management positions in hospitals and hospital systems, nursing homes, health maintenance organizations, insurance companies, managed care companies and government and regulatory agencies.

Master’s in Health Care Administration Classes

As a student in our Health Services Administration master’s degree program, you’ll take classes in program planning, analysis and evaluation, policy, finance, law, human resources and management information systems — both MBA classes and specialized classes that address health care reform, reimbursement, HIPAA and other industry-specific topics. 

You may choose a thesis (33 credits) or non-thesis (39 credits) curriculum, and you will apply what you learn in class at a professional internship or practicum.

You have the option to combine your MSHSA degree with Russell Sage College’s Dietetic Internship program. 

Your courses will be led by full-time professors with doctorates in management fields and public health and adjuncts who are also chief officers in health care organizations, directors of state agencies and executives in health-adjacent fields — many who have taught at Sage for years.

Online MSHSA Degree, with Competitive Tuition 

Our accredited, online Health Services Administration master’s program is convenient for working adults. 

Most students complete their master’s in health care administration in about two years by taking two courses during fall, spring and summer semesters.

And Russell Sage College’s graduate business programs do not charge fees — so when you factor in the fees charged by other health services management master’s programs, you’ll see our tuition is competitive. We also have two discount programs — the Health Alliance Agreement and Businesses for a Better Sage — which offer a 10% discount on tuition and deferred billing.


“Sage has this unique offering that is an actual master’s degree in Health Services Administration. Most of the time you have to be in a larger online program to get what we offer.”

Kim Fredericks, Assistant Provost and Graduate Program Director

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Careers with a Master’s in Health Services Administration

Individuals with a master’s in health care administration are working in state government, hospital systems, insurance companies and service-based organizations.

Alumni from Russell Sage College’s graduate business programs have been hired by Humana managed care; the New York State Department of Health and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.

Real World Content and Connections

As a student in Russell Sage College’s Health Services Administration master’s program, you will rarely be lectured at. Instead you will learn through case studies, lively discussions and a health services administration internship or practicum. 


You’ll have an opportunity to present your work at Russell Sage College’s annual Graduate Research Symposium. You’ll also network with health care, government and nonprofit leaders, finance and technology executives, start-up entrepreneurs and business owners at school-sponsored events like employer panels and weekend-long business plan intensives.


The Board of Commissioners of the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) is pleased to announce that as of March 2014 the School of Management at Russell Sage College has been granted first-time accreditation. The School of Management has demonstrated a commitment to continuous improvement, excellence in business education, and advancing academic quality.


Application Requirements

Please include official transcripts from all the post-secondary institutions you attended, two letters of recommendation, a one-to-two page essay describing your career goals and a resume with your application to Russell Sage College’s Health Services Administration master’s program. 

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Assistant Professor of Practice, Chair, Undergraduate Program and Graduate Program Director