Health Care Administration

The Master of Science in health care administration focuses on leadership, service and innovation in the health care management field. This program equips students to become effective leaders as they learn to tackle health care challenges of cost, access and quality with innovative solutions, cutting-edge technology and industry best practices.

Trevecca’s Master of Science in health care administration equips students with the skills to succeed in the competitive field of health care management. The program focuses on leadership, service, innovation, technology, information security and value-based management as they apply to the growing health care industry.

Program Benefits

  • Complete your degree online in 18 months with no residency requirements.
  • Continue to work and focus on your other priorities while earning your degree, taking one course at a time with all materials delivered to you.
  • Utilize a built-in support system and complete your degree alongside others who are working toward similar goals through Trevecca’s cohort model.
  • Establish a sustained advantage in a competitive market with a focus on health care innovation.
  • Learn from faculty who possess the highest degrees in their fields and have relevant and valuable real-world experience.

What to Expect

As a student in Trevecca’s Master of Science in health care administration program, you’ll learn the theories and practices surrounding the three pillars of health care: cost, access and quality. Our leadership focus will help you to become a patient-centered, effective and self-aware leader in health care management. You’ll also improve your organizational, critical thinking, communication and decision-making skills. You’ll work with cutting-edge technology; learn industry trends; and identify best practices for cost containment, patient access and overall health care experience. The research component of the program will allow you to connect with current industry leaders and complete a field experience or industry project. In just 18 months, you’ll be fully equipped to serve in your desired field.

Why Choose Trevecca?

Founded in 1901 and a leader in online education for more than two decades, Trevecca has been recognized nationally and locally for providing our students with the highest level of academic quality and rigor. We offer a holistic education focused on the intellectual, social, emotional, physical, and spiritual health of all the students in our diverse student body. As a Christian university, we offer programs that explore the ways faith and education intersect. We are committed to educating the next generation through servant leadership.

Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions

Get details on all the courses you’ll complete as you work toward this degree at Trevecca.

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Financial Aid & Costs

Financial Aid & Costs

Nearly every student at Trevecca receives some form of assistance in paying for college. Learn all about the affordability of a TNU education and options for receiving aid.

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Here’s a look at the approximate tuition rates you could expect for this program at Trevecca, including the cost per credit hour and the total tuition expense for the full degree program. Please note that rates and fees are subject to change.

Here’s a look at the approximate tuition rates you could expect for this program at Trevecca, including the cost per credit hour and the total tuition expense for the full degree program. Please note that rates and fees are subject to change.

Cost/Credit Hour




Tuition Cost*


*$50 fee assessed per course. Books are not included.

We understand life is busy and you may not have time to attend class on campus. You can earn your degree with us while focusing on one class at a time, any time—24/7. Through Trevecca Online, classes are taught digitally through our learning management system, Blackboard. Additionally, books and materials are delivered to your front door. And when we say the degree is entirely online, we mean it. Our program is structured so that you never have to step foot on campus—not even once!

Our online students also benefit from a cohort model, where students begin and complete their degree alongside a group of other online classmates working toward similar goals.

Our three-step enrollment process is fast, easy and free! Simply complete the application, submit your transcripts and we’ll take care of the rest.

Getting started

  1. Complete the online application (it's free!). No GRE or GMAT scores required
    Need help applying? Read the step-by-step instructions here!
  2. Fill out FAFSA to be considered for financial aid.
  3. Request official transcripts from your undergraduate institution.

Admissions requirements 

  1. Have earned a bachelor's degree from an institution accredited by a CHEA-recognized regional accrediting agency or the Association for Biblical Higher Education. Students who do not meet these degree requirements may be conditionally accepted in accordance with the Conditional Admission Policy
  2. 2.75 cumulative GPA for all prior coursework
  3. Completion of a college-level math course with a grade of C or higher
  4. Completion of a college-level English course with a grade of C or higher
  5. Provide photocopy of government-issued identification (e.g., driver's license, state ID, military ID or passport). This requirement ensures that Trevecca complies with the U.S. Department of Education expectations for student verification. (This is only required for students enrolled in an online program.)

If you feel you may not meet these requirements, please fill out the form below to be connected with an enrollment counselor.

Career Opportunities

With a Master of Science in health care administration, you’ll be ready to advance your career and tap into higher earning potential. When combined with your work experience, your degree will position you to be competitive in the following roles:

Degree and 1-4 Years Work Experience:

  • Supervisory positions
  • Coordinator/specialist roles in specific areas)
  • Office manager
  • Business manager
  • Associate administrator
  • Administrative coordinator

Degree and 5+ Years Work Experience:

  • Regional vice president (corporate level)
  • Hospital administrator
  • Nursing home administrator (must possess state licensure)
  • Executive director
  • Associate C-Suite level 
  • Senior VP level(s)
  • Chief executive officer
  • Chief operating officer
  • Health information director
  • Director of operations
  • Program manager

“The program has also helped develop research academic skills to a much deeper level thus enhancing my professional competency.”

Fernando Almeida Trevecca graduate