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  • BS in Health Services Administration


    The accredited online Bachelor's Degree in Health Services Administration provides a part-time course of study for ambitious professionals pursuing careers in the burgeoning field of healthcare management to earn advanced skills and accreditation. Upon graduating, you'll have abundant career opportunities in a variety of fields, including clinics, consulting firms, health insurance organizations, hospitals and private practices, nursing homes, mental health organizations, public health departments, rehabilitation centers, and skilled nursing facilities.

    Program Features

    • Drexel is ranked a top-10 ‘Most Innovative’ institution by U.S. News & World Report
    • Courses taught by on-campus faculty
    • Program can be completed fully online
    • A dynamic and interactive environment geared toward working professionals
    • Special tuition plans for employees of health system partners and community colleges
    • Certificate in Medical Billing and Coding credits may be applied as free electives toward the degree

    State restrictions may apply to some programs. Learn more.


    This program allows transfer of up to 135 quarter credits (equivalent to 90 semester credits) from any accredited institution of higher learning as long as the grade is a C or better. Most credits will fulfill liberal arts or general classes.

    English Sequence 
    ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
    ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: The Craft of Persuasion3.0
    ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Thematic Analysis Across Genres3.0
    Natural Sciences8.0-10.0
    You may select from Biology (BIO), Chemistry (CHEM) or Anatomy (ANAT) courses. However, any course selected must include a laboratory component. Additional natural science subject options may be considered with the approval of your advisor. 
    MATH 101Introduction to Analysis I3.0-4.0
    or MATH 181 Mathematical Analysis I
    MATH 102Introduction to Analysis II3.0-4.0
    or MATH 182 Mathematical Analysis II
    CS 161Introduction to Computing3.0
    Drexel Experience 
    UNIV NH101The Drexel Experience1.0
    UNIV 380Special Topics-University Wide1.0
    Health Services Administration Core Requirements 
    HSAD 210Health-Care Ethics I3.0
    HSAD 310Introduction to Health-Systems Administration3.0
    HSAD 321Health-Care Human Resources3.0
    HSAD 322Health-Care Law3.0
    HSAD 330Financial Management in Health Care3.0
    HSAD 331Non-profits and Health Care3.0
    HSAD 332Health-Care Marketing3.0
    HSAD 334Management of Health Services3.0
    HSAD 335Health-Care Policy3.0
    HSAD 340Leadership in Health Services Administration3.0
    HSAD 345Ethics in Health Care Management3.0
    9 Health Services Administration (HSAD) electives*27.0
    Business Courses 
    ACCT 115Financial Accounting Foundations4.0
    ECON 240Economics of Health Care Systems4.0
    ORGB 300Organizational Behavior4.0
    STAT 201Introduction to Business Statistics4.0
    or STS 345 Statistics for the Health Sciences
    Humanities and Social Sciences 
    PSCI 110American Government I4.0
    SOC 101Introduction to Sociology3.0
    Humanities and Social Sciences electives**29.0
    Free Electives40.0
    Total Credits180.0-184.0


    HSAD 316 Health Care across Cultures, HSAD 325 Issues in Health Care System, and HSAD 320 Managed Health Care are recommended electives.


    SOC 235 is a recommended elective.

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    Admissions Criteria

    • A minimum of 24 previous college credits with a grade of C or better
      • If you don't meet this prerequisite you're still encouraged to apply and will be reviewed on an individual basis by the Program Director
    • College GPA of 2.5 or above

    Required Documents

    With multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our supporting document submission guide.

    • A completed application
    • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended
    • Additional requirements for International Students


    The tuition rate for the academic year 2016-2017 is $479 per credit. (A 40% discount off Drexel's regular tuition rate of $798 per credit)

    • This rate applies only to new online students.
      • Students being readmitted to Drexel University must contact within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify.
    • This program is eligible for Financial Aid.
    • Special tuition rates available for Drexel University Alumni, Military members, and members of our Partner Organizations.
    • Special rates cannot be combined. If you qualify for more than one special rate, you'll be given the one with the largest savings.
    • When receiving special tuition plans with Drexel University Online, you may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University.


    Academic Calendar

    Classes Begin 
    Classes End 
    Exams Begin 
    Exams End 

    Fall 2015     

    September 21, 2015

    December 5, 2015

    December 7, 2015

    December 12, 2015

    Winter 2016 

    January 4, 2016

    March 14, 2016

    March 15, 2016

    March 19, 2016

    Spring 2016 

    March 28, 2016

    June 6, 2016

    June 7, 2016

    June 10, 2016

    Summer 2016 

    June 20, 2016

    August 29, 2016

    August 30, 2016

    September 3, 2016

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