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Healthcare Administration Programs

Healthcare Administration Degrees and Certificates

The University of Providence develops healthcare leaders that will advance the industry with integrity, compassion and intellect. We offer healthcare administration degrees at the associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s levels, as well as healthcare administration certificate programs. 

Students enrolled in a healthcare administration program at UP will take courses in topics such as healthcare management, human resource management, legal issues in healthcare and leadership. Our healthcare administration certificate programs are designed to pair with our master’s in healthcare administration (MHA) program and offer a specialized focus of study in either Health Justice or Community Health. 

Whatever your educational or career goals, UP’s unique learning environments provide an intimate setting for you to develop decision-making, critical thinking and leadership skills for the healthcare industry. Our faculty are industry professionals with years of experience that can help you develop into the next industry leader in healthcare. Nestled in a welcoming and beautiful campus environment, our Montana-based healthcare administration degree and certificate programs will offer you the support you need to reach your goals.

Choosing a Healthcare Administration Program – Which One is Right for Me?

Our diverse program offerings mean you have the ability to choose which degree or certificate type is best for you. Located in Montana, the University of Providence’s healthcare administration programs are well-respected, and we are dedicated to ensuring that our graduates are prepared for the next step in their journey after graduation – from pursuing a career in the industry to applying for graduate-level studies. 

If you’re wondering which UP healthcare administration program aligns with your experience and goals, consider the following program overviews.

Degree Programs

Associate’s in Healthcare Administration

The Associate of Science in Healthcare Administration (ASHA) program prepares students to understand practices that protect patients and maintain proper employee conduct. Students in the ASHA program are prepared to enter into various careers in hospitals, clinics, rehabilitation centers, dental practices and other healthcare facilities.

Learn more about the ASHA degree
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Bachelor’s in Healthcare Administration

The robust Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration (BSHA) program prepares students for leadership in healthcare. The BSHA curriculum is designed to integrate a foundation of general healthcare administration education with theory and practice that prepares graduates to enter into management positions in healthcare.

Learn more about the BSHA degree

Master’s in Healthcare Administration

With an emphasis on workplace application, our Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) program focuses on advancing the careers of healthcare leaders. Graduates of the MHA program will learn to use informatics, information technology, evidence and data to improve decision-making, accountability and quality outcomes in healthcare.

Learn more about the MHA degree

Certificate Programs

Health Justice Student

Health Justice Certificate

The University of Providence’s Health Justice Certificate introduces students to the concepts that build and surround medical-legal partnerships, including how to recognize indicators of medical-legal interventions, synthesize information about health inequalities and apply persuasive communication techniques to advocate for legislative change. Students who obtain the Health Justice Certificate often go on to serve as organizational resources for medical institutions.

Learn more about the Health Justice Certificate
Community Health Investments Students

Community Health Investment Certificate

Students pursuing the Community Health Investment Certificate will learn about health equity and social drivers of health in order to understand trends in community health and make improvements in investment and initiative opportunities. With a focus on understanding policy and regulatory requirements for community health, the Community Health Certificate will prepare students to become champions of community health systems and leaders in their communities.

Learn more about the Community Health Certificate

Careers in Healthcare Administration

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), medical and health service managers can look forward to a projected growth rate of 32 percent between 2020-2030, which is much faster than the national average of eight percent for all occupations.

In addition to the rapidly increasing occupational outlook for this career, the BLS reports that medical and health service managers earn a median annual salary of $101,340, with the typical entry-level education at that of a bachelor’s degree. Healthcare administrators can find employment in hospitals, nursing homes and group medical practices, usually in a clinical or administrative role.

Tuition and Scholarships

The University of Providence is committed to helping make college affordable through our generous financial aid program. We offer scholarships, federal grants, student employment and student loans, and nearly 96 percent of all students at UP receive some form of financial assistance.

Tuition rates vary depending on degree level – visit the Tuition and Fees page for more information. You can use our Net Price Calculator tool to determine estimated costs for your healthcare administration degree of choice.

Whatever Your Goals, the University of Providence has a Healthcare Administration Program For You

An exciting future in healthcare awaits you with University of Providence’s associate’s, bachelor’s or master’s in healthcare administration. Or, add a certification to your studies and round out your skill set with a Health Justice or Community Health Investment Certificate. 

To learn more about our healthcare administration programs, Request Information or visit the Apply page to learn more about application requirements and deadlines.

Contact Information


Mary Amick, Ed.D.

Associate Professor Healthcare Administration

Frankie Lyons, Ed.D.

Associate Dean of Health Programs