Exceptional professional development specifically for Health Care Leaders.

Individuals with an Master of Science in Health Services Administration degree are sought for management positions in hospitals and hospital systems, nursing homes, health maintenance organizations, insurance companies, managed care companies and government and regulatory agencies.

The MSHSA Experience

As a student in our master’s program in Health Services Administration, 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 program with Russell Sage College’s Dietetic Internship program. 

Your courses will be led by full-time professors with doctorates in related 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 and On-Campus with Competitive Tuition

Our accredited master’s program in Health Services Administration is convenient for working adults. Classes are held on Russell Sage College’s campus in Albany and online and you can combine in-person and online courses for the most flexibility. Most classes are offered in the evenings or one day a month on a weekend or a reduced seat time format.

Most students complete the Health Services Administration degree 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 care management master’s  programs, you’ll see our tuition is competitive. We also have two discount programs — the Healthcare Alliance and Businesses for a Better Sage — which offer a 10% discount on tuition and deferred billing.

Student-Centered, Whether Online or In-Person

The same faculty members teach the same Health Services Administration curriculum online and on campus, so your own learning style and the demands on your time can be the deciding factors when it comes to choosing the combination of online and in-person classes that work for you.

And we keep our graduate business program small, to allow a level of individual attention that is rare in business school. As a matter of fact, the dean of the School of Management advises all business master’s degree students personally — and we annually celebrate our top students at the Sigma Beta Delta international business honor society induction ceremony.

“We graduate professionals who are prepared for the next stage of their careers.”

Kim Fredericks, Ph.D, MPA, RD
Graduate Program Director
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Your Future

Russell Sage College’s master’s program in Health Services Administration will prepare you with the skills, knowledge and confidence for the next stage of your career.


Individuals with a master’s program in Health Services Administration from Russell Sage College are working in state government, hospital systems, insurance companies and service-based organizations

Recent graduates 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 master’s program in Health Services Administration, 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 small-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 master’s program in Health Services Administration program. 

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