Master of Science in Health Administration
Advance your career in Health Administration
Inaugural cohort of Fordham’s master’s degree in health administration.
The U.S. healthcare industry is undergoing profound systemic and historical changes. With far-reaching demographic shifts, a new paradigm of patient-centered care, and an evolving policy landscape, the future of this rapidly growing sector will depend on healthcare professionals with proven leadership, managerial, and problem solving skills.
Fordham’s M.S. in Health Administration program will provide you with the concrete skills and comprehensive industry knowledge required for you to become an innovator in healthcare administration—in hospitals, private practice, public health, healthcare unions, insurance companies, and many other settings.
An Interdisciplinary Model Built on the Strengths of Three Fordham Schools
The program joins together the resources of three of Fordham’s highly-respected graduate schools—the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the Gabelli School of Business, and the Graduate School of Social Service—to deliver an exciting, multifaceted curriculum taught by distinguished faculty and seasoned healthcare professionals.
Steeped in Fordham’s Jesuit ethos of cura personalis, which emphasizes care of the whole person and deep reverence for her or his human potential, our program will prepare you to be an ethically informed and highly skilled leader who is equipped to build new models of care while maintaining a patient-centered approach.
- Engage deeply in healthcare management’s most dynamic issues, including finance, communication and negotiation, operations, electronic medical records, leadership, law and regulatory issues, and ethics
- Enrich your coursework with the resources of the Global Healthcare Innovation Management Center, run by the program’s founder Falguni Sen, Ph.D.
- Participate in a yearlong case study, developing practical knowledge and ethical decision-making skills
- Complete a capstone project that is closely mentored and focused on policy-relevant research
- Network at events featuring thought leaders in the field
- Complete the program in 12 months—while working full time—with our executive-style curriculum; classes are held two weekends per month from late-August to late-July (including intensives and online instruction), for a total of 14 courses and 31 credits
- Build relationships through the program’s cohort model, which brings together a diverse group of students from all facets of the healthcare industry
- Attend classes at our conveniently-located Lincoln Center campus in midtown Manhattan
Highly-trained health administrators are in top demand. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 17 percent growth rate in healthcare administration jobs from 2014 to 2024.
As a graduate of Fordham’s M.S. in Health Administration program, you will be well-prepared to advance within your current profession or compete successfully for new career paths in the health administration sector. Positions include:
- Director of medical records
- Patient flow manager
- Practice manager
- Human resources director
- Financial analyst
- Audit director
- Nursing home administrator
- Billing department manager
- Managed care coordinator
- Chief operating officer of physician-owned and other multispeciality practices