Program Highlights

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 between:

  • A thesis curriculum (33 credits)
  • A non-thesis curriculum (39 credits)
  • Apply what you learn in class at a professional internship or practicum.
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What is Flex?

The Flex format allows students to choose how they take their graduate classes each week – in person, via livestream, or online on their own time – when other programs require students to commit to one format. 

  • Dietetic Internship: You have the option to combine your MSHSA degree with Russell Sage College’s Dietetic Internship program. 
  • The power of Flex: Our accredited Health Services Administration master’s program is convenient for working adults with its unique Flex format.
  • Competitive tuition: 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. 
  • Employer Discount: We also have a Workforce Development Partnership program, which offers a 10% discount on tuition and deferred billing to employees at partner organizations.
  • Expert faculty: 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.
  • Name recognition: You will graduate with a Russell Sage degree, which is meaningful given our 100-year history in healthcare education.

Course Requirements

Credits and Completion

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

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.

Easily Apply

Apply by November 1 or March 1 and start when you’re ready.

Application Requirements

  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A one- to two-page essay describing your career goals
  • A resume
  • An RSC graduate school application
Personal advising, experienced faculty

Our health services administration master’s comes with a deep, Russell Sage-level of support from an assigned faculty advisor who works with you to ensure your success.

Your Future Career 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.

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