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Healthcare Administration, MS

Study Healthcare Administration at Azusa Pacific University

You’ll learn how to develop solutions to the challenges facing today’s healthcare industry and how to oversee operations in various healthcare settings. Whether you’re new to the field or an experienced leader, you’ll further develop your leadership and management skills in this program focused on a strong commitment to Christian principles, respect of others, ethical conduct, and a desire to make a difference in the world.

Program at a Glance

The nationally ranked School of Nursing prepares administrators who provide effective, ethical leadership to a broad range of healthcare organizations.

Application Deadline

  • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and reviewed as completed for each term. The application deadline is approximately three weeks before the start of each semester.

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Program Information

  • Program Units: 39
  • Cost per unit (health care courses): $690
  • Cost per unit (business courses): $690


  • Online
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Yellow Ribbon and Military Friendly School

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Gain Hands-on Experience

  • Complete field work at practicum sites, including a wide array of learning laboratories in Southern California and across the globe.
  • Deepen your knowledge and skills in the areas of finance, human resources, analysis, applied statistics, and problem-solving.
  • Develop a system-level approach to address healthcare delivery issues, organizational outcomes of quality, safety, efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and health equity.

By the Numbers

1 of 79 Best Western Colleges according to The Princeton Review’s 2024 Best Colleges Guide
13:1 student-to-faculty ratio
100 % of incoming students receive financial aid

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Program Details

Browse the tabs below—if you have questions, visit the Student Services Center page, and we’ll make sure you get the info you need.

Admission Requirements—Domestic Applicants

The university graduate and program admission requirements below must be met before an application is considered complete

International students have a separate application procedure that precedes the standard admission process. View international requirements below or contact the International Center.

  • Graduate application for admission
  • $45 nonrefundable application fee
  • Official transcripts from all institutions leading to and awarding the applicant’s bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution and all postbaccalaureate study

    An official transcript is one that Azusa Pacific University receives unopened in an envelope sealed by the former institution and that bears the official seal of the college or university. A cumulative minimum 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) grade-point average on the posted degree is required for regular admission status. Provisional admittance may be granted to individuals with a lower GPA if competency can be shown through multiple measures.
  • Personal statement, one to two pages in length, that outlines your professional goals and what you want to accomplish through the completion of this degree
  • Two recommendations from professional references who have the ability to evaluate your performance (e.g., managers, supervisors, and academic faculty; not coworkers)
  • Current résumé, including the following:
  • Employment and educational experience
  • Professional or academic honors
  • Volunteer activities

Send official transcripts to:

Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions
Azusa Pacific University
PO Box 7000
Azusa, CA 91702-7000
[email protected]

What to Expect

After all admission materials have been received by the Student Services Center, the faculty or department chair reviews the applicant’s file. The applicant is notified in writing of the admission decision.

Delivering high quality graduate programs takes a comprehensive support system. Your investment in an advanced degree includes a complete network of student services and access to a community of faculty and staff who partner with you in your pursuit of your master’s in Healthcare Administration.

Tuition (per unit)
Health Care courses (per unit) $860
Business courses (per unit) $680

All stated financial information is subject to change. Contact the Student Services Center at (626) 815-2020 for more information.

Financial Aid

Several types of financial aid are available to graduate students. The resources range from federal loans and state grants to, for some graduate programs, fellowships and scholarships. For details about financial aid available for your program, please contact the Student Services Center at (626) 815-2020.

Military Benefits

Military members—and in some cases their spouses and dependents—qualify for financial assistance covering tuition, housing, and books. Azusa Pacific is a Yellow Ribbon University and Military Friendly School, so you can be confident that you’ll receive the benefits and flexibility you need to complete your education.

To view specific requirements and coursework information, visit the current academic catalog:

If you have questions, we’re here to help! Connect with a representative who can walk you through the program details and application process.

Contact Your Admissions Representative

Additional Program Contact

Jennifer Elrod, program manager, (626) 815-2056, [email protected]

School of Nursing


(626) 815-5386


School of Nursing
Azusa Pacific University
PO Box 7000
Azusa, CA 91702-7000


Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
(voicemail messages left will be addressed on the next business day)

Student Services Center

Contact (626) 812-3016 or [email protected], and visit for details on the admissions process, financial aid, and class registration.

International Services

International students should contact +1-626-812-3055 or [email protected], and visit

Azusa Pacific University is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).

Featured Faculty

Linda Searle-Leach

Linda Searle-Leach

Associate Professor

Career Outlooks and Outcomes

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Choosing Administration Degrees: Healthcare Administration or MBA?

A healthcare administration degree can prepare you for the more than 900,000 healthcare management occupations that will be created between 2020 and 2030.

Note: This information is current for the 2023-24 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.
*Base Cost (cost per unit x program units) is provided to aid in program comparison only.
All stated financial information is subject to change. View Tuition tab above.

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