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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.


    This program is organized into four 10-week quarters per year (as opposed to the traditional two semester system) which means you can take more courses in a shorter time period. One semester credit is equivalent to 1.5 quarter credits.

    You can transfer 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 101 Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research 3.0
    ENGL 102 Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing 3.0
    ENGL 103 Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres 3.0
    Natural Sciences 8.0-10.0
    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 101 Introduction to Analysis I 3.0-4.0
    or MATH 181 Mathematical Analysis I
    MATH 102 Introduction to Analysis II 3.0-4.0
    or MATH 182 Mathematical Analysis II
    CS 161 Introduction to Computing 3.0
    Drexel Experience  
    CIVC 101 Introduction to Civic Engagement 1.0
    UNIV NH101 The Drexel Experience 1.0
    Health Services Administration Core Requirements  
    HSAD 210 Health-Care Ethics I 3.0
    HSAD 310 Introduction to Health-Systems Administration 3.0
    HSAD 321 Health-Care Human Resources 3.0
    HSAD 322 Health-Care Law 3.0
    HSAD 330 Financial Management in Health Care 3.0
    HSAD 331 Non-Profits and Health Care 3.0
    HSAD 332 Health-Care Marketing 3.0
    HSAD 334 Management of Health Services 3.0
    HSAD 335 Health-Care Policy 3.0
    HSAD 340 Leadership in Health Services Administration 3.0
    HSAD 345 Ethics in Health Care Management 3.0
    9 Health Services Administration (HSAD) electives * 27.0
    Business Courses  
    ACCT 110 Accounting for Professionals 4.0
    ORGB 300 Organizational Behavior 4.0
    STAT 201 Introduction to Business Statistics 4.0
    or STS 345 Statistics for the Health Sciences
    One of the following ECON courses: 4.0
    ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics  
    ECON 202 Principles of Macroeconomics  
    ECON 240 Economics of Health Care Systems  
    Humanities and Social Sciences  
    PSCI 110 American Government I 4.0
    SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3.0
    Humanities and Social Sciences electives 29.0
    Free Electives 40.0
    Total Credits 180.0-184.0

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

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    Admissions Criteria

    • Transfer Students
      • A minimum of 24 previous college semester credits (36 quarter credits) with a grade of C or better from a regionally accredited institution
      • GPA of 2.5 or above
        • If you don't meet these prerequisites you're still encouraged to apply and will be reviewed on an individual basis by the Program Director
    • First-Year Students
      • Between 0 – 23 previous college semester credits from a regionally accredited institution
      • Must have earned high school diploma or GED a minimum of 2 years ago
    • Non-Matriculated Option
      • Drexel University also offers a non-matriculated option, where you can take courses without being enrolled in a degree-granting program.

    Required Documents

    With multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our Completing Your Application Guide.

    • A completed application
      • Transfer Students
        • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended
      • First-Year Students
        • Official high school transcripts
        • Official ACT/SAT scores no more than five years old
        • 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 2018-2019 is $501 per credit. (A 40% tuition savings off Drexel's regular tuition rate of $834 per credit)

    • This program is eligible for Financial Aid.
    • Special tuition rates available for Drexel University AlumniMilitary members, and members of our Partner Organizations
      • These rates apply only to new online students and students being readmitted.
      • Tuition rates are subject to increase with the start of each academic year in the fall term.
      • All students must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify.
      • 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

    2018-2019 Academic Year


    Classes Begin

    Classes End

    Exams Begin

    Exams End

    Fall 2018

    September 24, 2018

    December 8, 2018

    December 10, 2018

    December 15, 2018

    Winter 2019

    January 7, 2019

    March 16, 2019

    March 18, 2019

    March 23, 2019

    Spring 2019

    April 1, 2019

    June 8, 2019

    June 10, 2019

    June 15, 2019

    Summer 2019

    June 24, 2019

    August 31, 2019

    September 3, 2019

    September 7, 2019

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