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Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration

Learn what it takes to become a professional in health administration with a flexible BSHA program that lets you study 100% online.

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You must be a licensed registered nurse or have completed an associate degree of nursing to apply for the program.

You must be a licensed registered nurse and have completed a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree or a bachelor's degree in a closely related field to apply for this program.

You must be a licensed registered nurse and have completed a Master of Science in Nursing degree to apply for this program.

You must be a licensed registered nurse and have completed a Master of Science in Nursing degree or a master's degree in a healthcare related field.

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Bachelor of Science in Health Administration (BSHA) Highlights

<p>100% online study including mobile-friendly content and access to LinkedIn Learning</p>

100% online study including mobile-friendly content and access to LinkedIn Learning

<p>Multiple starts per year with accelerated and working professional BSHA program paces available</p>

Multiple starts per year with accelerated and working professional BSHA program paces available

<p>Choose among our general or specialized tracks</p>

Choose among our general or specialized tracks

<p>Competitive tuition with financial aid and scholarships available for those who qualify</p>

Competitive tuition with financial aid and scholarships available for those who qualify

Why a BSHA Degree?

Health administration professionals help healthcare organizations of all kinds run smoothly. When you earn your BSHA online, you’re working to gain the skills and knowledge needed in today’s healthcare field. Learn what it takes to help run hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare facilities.

Our BSHA program students have the opportunity to build a foundation in a variety of business and administrative skills, including finance, marketing, and information systems. They also have the opportunity to complete courses that teach them about leadership in healthcare, research methods, and risk management.

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WCU offers BSHA specialty choices

BSHA - Finance Track

Spend more time learning about finance, accounting, and economics.

BSHA - Strategic Management Track

Take specialized courses in entrepreneurship, business analytics, and organizational behavior.

Additional Information About our Online BSHA Degree

Study on Your Schedule

Because we understand personal goals and life circumstances vary, we offer a range of timelines to BSHA degree completion.

Accelerated Pace
(40 Months)

This is a program for students eager to complete their bachelor’s degree with speed. Online study is designed with consideration to location and schedule, and to create flexibility for students excited to complete a degree and begin the next phase of their careers.

Working Professional Pace (80 Months)

Our syllabus is also tailored to consider more complicated schedules, so we designed a course of study to accommodate working students, parents, and caretakers.

BSHA Curriculum

Preview your course of study by degree. BSHA degree curricula are curated by specialty. The number of months your degree will take (depending on whether you choose an accelerated or working professional pace) will vary as well. We recommend reviewing your prospective curriculum in detail, so you know what to expect.

Bachelor of Science in Health Administration

Academic Calendar

New academic sessions begin, on average, and depending on programs, every eight weeks, and typically lasts about six trimesters on the accelerated schedule. You can access an up-to-date start-to-completion schedule by degree.

Academic Calendar

Career Services

Our Career Services department provides ongoing assistance with professional and career development through workshops and guidance for our online BSHA program students and graduates. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, medical and health services managers work in a range of settings, including:

  • Hospitals (state, local, and private)
  • Offices of physicians
  • Nursing and residential care facilities
  • Government facilities
  • Outpatient care centers1

1Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Medical and Health Services Managers

WCU provides career guidance and assistance but cannot guarantee employment.

Will my previous coursework transfer into the program?

We can evaluate your previous coursework for transfer credit. WCU accepts up to 33 general education transfer credits, up to 30 elective credits, and up to 27 core and track course credits on a case-by-case basis. Speak to your admissions advisor to learn more. 

Will I be able to complete my degree or certificate if I am working?

All our online programs have been designed to give you the flexibility you need to earn your degree. While due dates and assignments help keep you on track, you will be able to watch lectures and complete coursework when and where it’s convenient for you. You choose whether to study in the mornings, evenings, or weekends.

How long does it take to complete the BSHA degree?

Our online BSHA programs offer two program paces. Our Accelerated program pace allows you to earn your degree in as little as 40 months. The Working Professional pace lets you take fewer classes per trimester, providing flexibility when you need it, and can be completed in as little as 80 months.

How long does it take to get a BSHA?

WCU's online BSHA program can be completed in as few as 40 months with the accelerated BSHA pace. The Working Professional Pace lets you earn your online BSHA degree in 80 months.

Can I get a BSHA degree online?

With WCU, you can earn your BSHA degree 100% online through our flexible online BSHA program.

What is the purpose of the BSHA program?

The purpose of the Bachelor of Science in Health Administration (BSHA) program is to prepare graduates for a variety of administrative roles in healthcare organizations including (but not limited to) financial analysis, policy development, and risk management.

What can you do with a BSHA degree?

There are a wide variety of professional opportunities for Bachelor of Health Administration degree graduates. Potential careers include Administrative Services Managers, who keep healthcare organizations running efficiently by planning and directing healthcare administration services.

Is financial aid available for the BSHA program?

Financial aid and scholarships are available for those who qualify. Among the scholarships offered are the Alumni Pathway Grant (covers up to 20% of tuition), the WCU Health Services Grant (covers up to 10% of tuition), and the WCU Performance Scholarship (covers up to 15% of tuition).

For additional information and eligibility requirements, visit our scholarships and grants page on our online catalog. 

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