Bachelor of Science in Health Services Administration

Format: Online
Application Deadlines
  • Spring 2022 Priority Deadline: November 8, 2021
  • Spring 2022 Regular Deadline: December 1, 2021

Health Services Administration is a growing field related to the leadership, management, and administration of hospitals, hospital networks, healthcare systems, clinics, nursing homes, and smaller medical facilities. 

It is crucial for these facilities to hire trained professionals who can address the constant changes and advancements made in healthcare. These include the evolving integrated healthcare delivery systems, its technological innovations, the complex regulatory environment, the restructuring of work, and the growing focus on preventive care.

The BS in Health Services Administration online degree program prepares students for managerial or supervisory positions in healthcare organizations. Through a combination of healthcare and business coursework, students learn how to ensure quality patient care in health service organizations through the development of departmental goals and objectives; management of finances; evaluation of laws and policy regulations; training of staff; and communication with internal and external stakeholders.

Career Prospects

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, medical and health services managers held about 347,000 jobs in 2016. This is expected to grow by 20% between 2014 and 2024, which is significantly higher than the average growth rate for all other occupations.

Currently, the national median annual Health Services Manager salary is $99,730 with a range usually between $95,790 and $121,036. In New York, the median salary is $116,290, with an entry-level average of $78,990 and an experienced level average of $157,710. 

Graduates of the BS in Health Services Administration online degree program are prepared for a variety of health management professions including (but not limited to) quality improvement manager, hospital administration management analyst, medicare product manager, operations manager, patient navigator, and administrative supervisor.

Articulation Agreements

Articulation agreements are formal agreements between CUNY School of Professional Studies, (CUNY SPS) and two-year colleges and universities, allowing students to transfer the maximum number of credits with ease to our BS in Health Services Administration program from institutions with which we have an established transfer process in place.

Admissions Criteria

Applicants must possess at least 24 transferrable credits from an accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants need to demonstrate basic proficiency in reading, writing, and math.

Application Deadlines

  • Spring 2022 Priority Deadline: November 8, 2021
  • Spring 2022 Regular Deadline: December 1, 2021
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Student/Alumni Profiles

Rachel Marshall

BS in Health Services Administration

"As I journey into a complex industry, I am certain that my new skills will help to ensure my success and prepare me for the challenges to come."

Edith Mejia

BS in Health Services Administration

"I hope that my perseverance to earn a college degree will teach my daughters and those who are part of my life the lesson that everything is possible as long as you keep that dream alive."

Bonaparte Pierre

BS in Health Services Administration

"In terms of impact, the degree will eventually help me to get work in greater and more complex facilities."

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