Which New Jersey Colleges Offer Healthcare Administration Courses?

Learn about healthcare administration programs in New Jersey. Get information about classes available, admissions, and program requirements to make an informed decision about your education. Schools offering Health Care Administration degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

What You Need to Know

Both bachelor's and master's degree programs related to healthcare administration are available to students in New Jersey. Bachelor's degrees are offered by at least one public and one private school and take about four years to complete. A minimum of three graduate-level programs are offered by four-year schools, both publicly and privately funded. Students must possess a bachelor's degree prior to enrolling in a master's degree program; the degree does not have to be in healthcare administration, but should be in a related field. At least one bachelor's degree program requires that applicants have an associate's degree or certificate in an allied health field.


Bachelor's in Healthcare Administration Programs in New Jersey

Felician College

  • Program Name: Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration
  • Program Length: 4 years
  • Tuition: $13,900 per semester (for 2012-2013, tuition only)
  • School Type: 4-year, private not-for-profit, about 2,300 students (approximately 1,900 undergraduate)
  • Address: 262 South Main Street, Lodi, New Jersey 07644
  • Phone: (201) 559-6000

The Division of Business and Management Sciences at Felician College offers a healthcare administration program that includes business core and professional development courses, in addition to courses covering the major. To earn your degree, you can study organizational behavior, human resource management for healthcare, quality care and healthcare policies. A capstone course is also required.

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

  • Program Name: Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences, Health Services Management and Education Track
  • Program Length: 3 years (full time with 1 summer term)
  • Tuition: $329 per credit for in-state residents, $493.50 per credit for out-of-state residents (as of 2012-2013, tuition only)
  • Prerequisites: An associate degree or certificate in allied health with a GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Requirements: License, certificate or registration in your field of study
  • School Type: 4-year, public, about 7,000 students (approximately 1,000 undergraduate)
  • Address: 65 Bergen Street, Room 1441, Newark, New Jersey 07101-1709
  • Phone: (973) 972-4300

This 3-year program offers a bachelor's degree to students who have already earned an associate degree or certificate in healthcare administration or management. Courses in this program include computers in healthcare, scientific inquiry, and cultural issues in healthcare. All courses are offered online. A practicum or internship is required to complete the program.


Master's in Healthcare Administration Programs in New Jersey

College of Saint Elizabeth

  • Program Name: Master of Science in Health Care Management
  • Program Length: At least 2 years
  • Tuition: $1,036 per credit hour (costs for 2012-2013, tuition only)
  • Prerequisites: Bachelor's degree
  • Requirements: Health requirements; computer literacy; personal statement; resume; 2 letters of recommendation
  • School Type: 4-year, private not-for-profit; about 1,900 students (approximately 700 graduate students)
  • Address: 2 Convent Road, Morristown, New Jersey 07960
  • Phone: (973) 290-4000

In this interdisciplinary program, you'll be expected to participate in a capstone experience, which includes seminar, research project, professional portfolio or thesis options. You can expect to take an ethics course and healthcare management application course, in addition to courses in statistical analysis, regulatory issues, healthcare environment and research methods. If you choose the thesis option, you'll need at least 2 semesters to research and prepare your thesis.

Seton Hall University

  • Program Name: Master of Healthcare Administration
  • Program Length: 2 years (full time with summer courses); 3 years (part time)
  • Tuition: $1,033 per credit hour (rates for summer 2012-spring 2013)
  • Prerequisites: Bachelor's degree
  • Requirements: Transcript; personal statement essay; 3 letters of recommendation; resume
  • School Type: 4-year, private not-for-profit, about 10,000 students (approximately 5,000 graduate students)
  • Address: 400 S Orange Ave, South Orange, New Jersey 07079-2697
  • Phone: (973) 761-9000

Seton Hall's healthcare administration program prepares graduates for the challenges of modern healthcare. This program is offered both full time and part time, to accommodate those already working in healthcare management. Course topics include emergency preparedness, healthcare economics, and healthcare ethics.

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

  • Program Name: Master of Science in Healthcare Management
  • Program Length: 2 years (with summer courses)
  • Tuition: $591 per credit for in-state residents, $615 per credit for out-of-state residents (as of 2012-2013, tuition only)
  • Prerequisites: Bachelor's degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Requirements: 3 letters of recommendation; career interest statement; resume
  • School Type: 4-year, public, about 7,000 students (approximately 6,000 graduate students)
  • Address: 65 Bergen Street, Room 1441, Newark, New Jersey 07101-1709
  • Phone: (973) 972-4300

The University of Medicine and Dentistry offers 3 tracks in its Master of Science in Healthcare Management degree program: management and leadership, healthcare informatics and pharmaceutical management. This program is only offered online. Course topics include healthcare policy, legal issues in healthcare and health science research methods.


Career Info for Healthcare Administration

Healthcare administrators, also called health service managers, oversee medical facilities such as clinics, hospitals, medical practices and medical departments. Healthcare administrators usually need a bachelor's degree, and many hold master's degrees. Nursing care facility administrators must be licensed, although requirements vary depending on the state.

Salary and Job Outlook

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts that employment of health service managers will grow by 22% between 2010 and 2020, which is faster than the average projected growth for all jobs. Part of this growth is due to an increase in baby-boomers needing additional medical services. In May 2011, New Jersey employed about 8,000 healthcare administrators, who earned a mean annual wage of about $110,000.

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