Health Administration Degrees in New Jersey

Programs Currently Accepting Applicants

This year, New Jersey became the second state in the nation to pass a mandate requiring residents to obtain health insurance, or pay a fee.

Also in this year, 250,000 New Jerseyians signed up for ACA plans, and an additional half-million people were granted health insurance through Medicaid expansions.

And as of 2017, approximately nine percent of the 7.65 million people below the age of 65 were without health insurance; given the recent law, this number is likely to lower over the next several years.

Programs Currently Accepting Applicants

With GW’s online Master of Health Administration program, [email protected], you can earn your degree and become a health care leader in as few as 24 months. Bachelor’s degree required. No GRE/GMAT required.
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American University’s online MS in Healthcare Management will give you the skills you need to manage effectively within healthcare organizations and successfully navigate change. Graduate Certificate option also available.
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Earn an MS in Health Informatics & Analytics online from Tufts School of Medicine in as few as 20 months. Graduate prepared to process data to improve health on an individual, local, and global scale. GRE waivers available.
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The George Washington University’s (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences offers online Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences (BSHS) programs for healthcare professionals, including a BSHS in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management.
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Ranked number five in the nation with regards to public health by U.S. News and World Report, and with a steadily increasing demand for health professionals due to progressive policies, many in the industry are choosing to relocate to New Jersey, where they where they work in hospitals and clinics or start their own businesses in the health sector.

If you live in New Jersey or are interested in pursuing a degree in health administration in the state, you have a number of option available to you.

Common Master’s in Health Care Administration Degree Concepts

You might already know that students who pursue an MHA receive an interdisciplinary education which tends to focus on improving health care, health systems, and policy.

In addition to the specific health industry curriculum, students are usually taught concepts more associated with an MBA, as economics, management skills, and law.

Below, we have listed several examples of courses you are likely to find in an MHA degree plan.

Principles of Healthcare Administration

This course focuses on teaching students how healthcare organizations operate from the top down, as well as the skillsets required to successfully run a complex operation. Students generally explore leadership traits, as well as health governance and regulation specific to their state.

Population Health

These and similar courses aim to introduce students to myriad determinants of health in a society, such as economic, environmental, social, and behavioral factors. Students are meant to gain the ability to analyze these factors in the context of caregiving organizations.

Leadership

Most MHAs include some sort of leadership curriculum, given the fact that recipients of the degree usually go on to work in managerial or administrative positions within large organizations. Students are introduced to different leadership styles, traits, and strategies used for complex problem-solving.

Online (and Onsite) MHA Programs in New Jersey

We wanted to highlight a few example universities and their MHA programs being offered. Try to pay attention to the unique aspects of whatever schools you are considering to make your selection easier.

Rutgers University

With a history of research and academia dating back to before America’s independence, Rutgers is the largest and arguably one of the most prestigious university in the state.

Its Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy offers two different tracks for students interested in obtaining their Health Administration degree: a traditional track and an executive one, both with a high focus on the relationship between health care, health systems, and health policy.

Being a public university, Rutgers charges lower fees to in-state residents.

For the Traditional MHA, they can expect to pay a base tuition $8,424 for a full semester of coursework; out-of-state residents, however, are charged a higher tuition of $14,028.

For professionals with at least five years of experience in the health industry who are looking to obtain executive level positions in anywhere from public hospitals to non-profits, the Executive MHA is a two-year, 45-credit program which offers Saturday classes in addition to online coursework.

The traditional MHA is for students who can attend on-campus coursework. Though the recommended completion time is two years, students are welcome to accommodate to whatever pace suits them and can take a mixture of online and in-person classes.

For the Executive program, resident students can expect a base tuition of $6,201 per 9-credit cluster.

As with most programs, out-of-state students will pay higher and this program isn’t any different. If you are coming from out-of-state, you will be paying a higher fee of $10,322.

As always, standard additional campus fees apply, and students are encouraged to investigate financial aid packages.

Seton Hall University

Seton Hall’s MHA program allows students to complete their degree entirely online, on campus, or in a hybrid manner. However a student chooses to complete their degree, the program comprises 42 credit hours and is generally completed in two years.

Students who pursue the online option are placed into small Learning Teams; while the majority of the coursework can be completed online, students are required to attend on-campus sessions with their teams on three occasions throughout the degree plan. These intensive residency sessions are five days in length and occur at the beginning, middle, and end of the degree plan.

For students of either the online or in-campus option, the base tuition for the degree is $1,212 per credit hour.

Students should note that those attending on-campus classes will be charged additional university and technology fees, but are exempt from the $500 online fee.

Students of either program will also complete a capstone project near the end of their coursework: this is a standard among MHA programs nationwide and allows students to use their knowledge and skills to address real-world issues within the field.

Health Administration in New Jersey

In the last year alone, New Jersey has experienced a growth of over 20,000 jobs in the health and education industries.

At the same, government policies have aimed to lower the cost of healthcare premiums for all residents, and thus increase the total amount of New Jerseyians with access to health care.

As far as the professionals concerned, the New York-Jersey City metropolitan division is ranked among the most well-paid in the nation for health managerial professionals

Their average salary in 2017 was $137,980. State-wide, this average drops to $118,290, though it is worth noting that this is still higher than the national average.

A health professional with an MHA might be qualified for a job in medical laboratories, general hospitals, pharmaceutical industries, research services, and outpatient care centers, to name only a few examples.

If this line of work interests you, and you wish to continue your education with an MHA in a New Jersey university, you may want to consider any of the institutional options listed below.

Here is a list of all the schools offering a healthcare administration degree in the state of New Jersey:

List of Programs

Programs Currently Accepting Applicants

George Washington University

Online Master of Health Administration
CAHME Accredited

American University

Online MS in Health Care Management
Accredited

Tufts University

Online MS in Health Informatics & Analytics
Accredited

George Washington University

BSHS in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management
Accredited

List of New Jersey Programs

Programs Currently Accepting Applicants
College of Saint Elizabeth
M.S. in Health Administration
M.S. in Health Administration program is designed for health care administrators, managers, nurses, other health care providers, and any health related professionals to enhance their knowledge and expertise in health management. The knowledge and skills acquired through this program enables the students to excel both professionally and personally.
Morristown
Felician University
MS Healthcare Administration
The MSHA program focuses on applying 21st century leadership concepts and enables students to develop strategic leadership approaches to solving problems in organizations.
Lodi
Felician University
MS Healthcare Administration
The MSHA program focuses on applying 21st century leadership concepts and enables students to develop strategic leadership approaches to solving problems in organizations.
Lodi
Kean University
M.S. in Nursing
The MSN degree in Clinical Management at Kean University prepares nurses with expertise in clinical management emphasizing system planning and protocols of care development and the competence necessary to take a leadership role in the clinical arena.
Union
Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Master of Health Administration
Master of Health Administration program has two options: Executive Program for professionals having 5 years of heath care experience and who want to transform health care delivery, Traditional Masters Program for recent graduates and professionals seeking to make a career change or the health practice professional moving into a management position.
New Brunswick
Rutgers University-New Brunswick
M.S In Biomedical Informatics
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New Brunswick
Saint Peter's University
M.B.A. in Health Care Administration
The mission of M.B.A. in Health Care Administration program at Saint Peter's University is to prepare candidates to manage people, assets, ideas and technology in a rapidly changing global environment. The graduates of the program gain the knowledge they need to analyze issues and trends in the financing of the industry; propose strategies to improve administrative practice; explore human resource strategies that improve organizational effectiveness.
Jersey City
Saint Peter's University
Master of Science in Nursing
Master of Science in Nursing program at Saint Peter's University is intended to prepare graduates for specialization as adult-gerontology nurse practitioners and administrators. The program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
Jersey City
Seton Hall University
Master of Healthcare Administration (M.H.A.)
Master of Healthcare Administration (M.H.A.) program at Seton Hall University is offered both online and on-campus. The program is intended to provide the skills required to assume leadership and management positions in today's complex, dynamic healthcare industry. The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME).
South Orange
Seton Hall University
M.B.A./M.S.N. in Health Systems Administration
M.B.A./M.S.N. in Health Systems Administration Program at Seton Hall University provides both the clinical knowledge and the business skills nurses need to excel as managers and executives. The program offers both full- and part-time options.
South Orange
Seton Hall University
M.B.A./M.S.N. in Health Systems Administration
M.B.A./M.S.N. in Health Systems Administration Program at Seton Hall University provides both the clinical knowledge and the business skills nurses need to excel as managers and executives. The program offers both full- and part-time options.
South Orange
Strayer University-New Jersey
MASTERS OF SCIENCE IN HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION DEGREE
Masters Of Science in Health Services Administration Degree program at Strayer University-New Jersey is offered online and develops managerial, technical and communication skills to become part of the next wave of health care visionaries.
Cherry Hill
Thomas Edison State University
Master of Science in Nursing-Nursing Administration
Master of Science in Nursing-Nursing Administration program at Thomas Edison State University prepares graduates for the role of nurse administrator in healthcare settings.
Trenton