Education Details

Healthcare Administration
Award type: BS
Eastern Washington University

Program Details  
Program Overview for Healthcare Administration
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Eastern Washington University
Program website
Program contact
Public Health and Health Administration Department
(509) 828-1337
Program description
The Health Services Administration Program is offered by the College of Business and Public Administration. This Interdisciplinary program is designed for students interested in a variety of careers in the field of health services administration. Positions are with long term care facilities, health maintenance organizations, mental health agencies, health insurance companies, home health agencies, health maintenance organizations, mental health agencies, health insurance companies, home health agencies, health departments, academic medical centers, various regulatory agencies and community-based agencies among others. Responsibilities carried out by health managers/administrators include: budgeting/financial management, planning, human resource management, data analysis, marketing and public relations, general and departmental administration. The required courses come from health services administration, business, health and economics. In addition, the program suggests that the student complete an option in a specific sub-specialty. Examples of options include: aging, private sector, public sector, social work, planning, integrated studies (formerly liberal arts enrichment), human resource management and management information systems. Students must have approval of the program advisor for options chosen and courses selected. The culmination of the student's experience in the program will be an internship at a health care setting. To qualify for the internship, the student must have at least a 3.0 GPA in the major plus permission from the department. Students in the Health Services Administration Program must have a cumulative GPA of 2.25 and not less than a 2.0 in any given course. Also, students must complete one year of a foreign language, such as Spanish or sign language or two years of a single high school foreign language. Upon acceptance to the program students must complete at least 82-83 credit hours. Students choosing to minor in health services must complete 20 credit hours. Courses are offered on an every other year basis and students should check with the program director and class schedule each quarter. Professional Membership Requirements: Every student graduating in Health Services Administration must be a member of a professional organization at least by their senior year. Work Experience Requirements: It is strongly advised that all students seek as much practical experience as possible, whether voluntary or paid. Students are urged to consult with their advisors in order to plan their program.
Financial Information
Resident - $2,457.34/quarter; $7,372.02 academic year (10-18 credits per quarter)
Tuition per credit
Mandatory fees, covering STA Transportation, Health & Wellness, Student Technology and Recreation Center, are $186.93/quarter; $560.79/academic year
Books and materials
Vary depending on course; average $1,050.00 annually
Other costs
Vary depending on course; annual fees average $150
Program Information
Length of training
4 Years
Award type
Locations offered
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Offered evenings/weekends
Offered onlineyes
Certification/license required to work in this field
Certification/license obtained as part of training program
Certification/license test preparation provided