10-Most-Affordable-Online-Masters-in-Healthcare-Administration-and-Management-Degrees-(2016)With the major changes that recently happened in our country’s healthcare system, the need for leaders and managers is growing exponentially. There are many graduate programs all over the U.S. that will train you to become a leader and prepare you

for the dynamic evolutions in the industry, but the ones we’ve listed below are both the most affordable and accessible. While some offer a Masters of Science in Healthcare Management, others offer Masters in Business Administration; we’ve been sure to specify which below. One thing to note is that the tuition rates listed below reflect the cost of the entire program, start to finish. Our data comes from the university and colleges’ websites as well as nationally recognized U.S. News and World Report and The National Center for Education Statistics.

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Western Governors University

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A fully online university, Western Governors University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. They offer a MBA in Healthcare Management degree that is highly flexible: students go through the program at their chosen pace. Though this is the case, the sooner you finish your degree the cheaper it is. With the option to complete the program in as little as eighteen months, students can graduate early and at a more affordable price. The curriculum covers global economics, ethical leadership, data-driven decision making, accounting, management, marketing, more.

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Tuition: $9,750 in 18 months / $13,000 in 24 months

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West Texas A&M University

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Ranked as one of the best and most affordable online programs in the country by U.S. News and World Report, West Texas A&M University offers a MBA with a concentration in Healthcare Administration that has been accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. With a heavy focus on business education, the curriculum is comprised mostly of courses on accounting, econometrics, finance, strategic management, and more. One very important thing to note is that applicants must have at least two years of work experience in the healthcare industry, or a related field, to join the MBA program.

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Tuition: $11,160–$16,560

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Louisiana State in Shreveport

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Louisiana State University in Shreveport (LSUS) is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and their Masters in Health Administration degree, offered through their School of Business, is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The curriculum at LSUS covers everything from law to ethics, from marketing to policy, strategic management, and healthcare systems. It is required that students take foundational classes in either accounting and finance or economics and statistics. One thing to note is that classes are fixed; so students must take them synchronously.

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Tuition: $11,916

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Grantham University

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Unlike most of the other institutions on our list, Grantham University specializes in delivering its education online. They are a private, for-profit university nationally accredited by the Distance Education Accreditation Commission. They offer a Masters in Healthcare Administration degree that trains students to manage the legal and ethical challenges in the healthcare industry, to apply systems technology, to work in diverse environments, and more. Active military, veterans, and military spouses receive deep discounts on tuition.

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Tuition: $12,025 / $9,000 military

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Minnesota State University Moorhead

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Minnesota State University Moorhead (MSUM) is a public university that holds over a dozen accreditations. Their Master of Healthcare Administration degree is comprised of courses that cover marketing, ethical decision making, economics, health information systems, healthcare policy, and more. With an emphasis on leadership, MSUM helps students build on their existing skills and management styles while cultivating in them a competitive edge that will set them apart in the healthcare industry.

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Tuition: $13,875

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Lamar University

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Unlike most of the other institutions on our list, Grantham University specializes in delivering its education online. They are a private, for-profit university nationally accredited by the Distance Education Accreditation Commission. They offer a Masters in Healthcare Administration degree that trains students to manage the legal and ethical challenges in the healthcare industry, to apply systems technology, to work in diverse environments, and more. Active military, veterans, and military spouses receive deep discounts on tuition.

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Tuition: $12,025 / $9,000 military

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Wilmington University

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At Wilmington University you’ll receive a business-oriented approach to healthcare management with their Masters in Business Administration degree. They offer a specialization in Healthcare Administration that gives students a foundational knowledge of the industry, with specific emphasis on the analysis of decision making and health policy, insurance, and reimbursement. The common-core curriculum covers aspects integral to best business practices, such as ethical leadership, accounting, global marketing, quantitative analysis, and more. Finally, Wilmington will award course credit for certain professional certifications.

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Tuition: $15,984 / active military $10,800

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Colorado State University

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Part of the Texas State University System, Lamar University is a public research institution accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. They offer a MBA in Health Administration degree that prepares its students to become leaders in the evolving healthcare industry. Students gain a foundational knowledge of business administration while also being given specialized insight into the healthcare field. Lamar University has received numerous awards and recognitions, from U.S. News and World Report, Forbes, TeachTomorrow.org, and more.

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Tuition: $14,688

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Park University

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Located in Parkville, Missouri, Park University is a private, non-profit university accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. They offer an online Master of Healthcare Administration degree through their Hauptmann School of Public Affairs. The program prepares students to manage all facets of healthcare administration, including the legal, financial, political, and ethical aspects of working at the managerial level. The thirty-six credit-hour curriculum covers everything from economics to policy, from conflict management to quality improvement. Students are also required to participate in an internship with a healthcare administrator or leader.

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Tuition: $18,180

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King University

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A private university in Bristol, Tennessee, King University is affiliated with both the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. and the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, though as an institution it operates independently. Their Masters in Business Administration degree is fully online, can be completed in as little as sixteen months, and offers a concentration in healthcare management. The curriculum covers human resources, healthcare organizations and policy, ethics and legal issues, management, and sustainability in healthcare. King holds numerous accreditations, from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the Appalachian College Association, the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, and more.

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Tuition: $21,600

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