Why ODU for Health Services Administration?

This online program is designed for both new and current health professionals. Our courses will prepare you to enhance the delivery of health services through healthcare management and policy education.

For current healthcare professionals, this program offers an education that builds on your expertise and experience. Prepare for management in a health care agency, or gain the expertise you need to establish your professional business.

New to the health sciences field? This program will build your knowledge and abilities to lead in a variety of health care settings.

When you graduate, you will earn a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences with a major in Health Services Administration. ODU's program is one of fewer than 50 undergraduate healthcare administration programs in America certified by the Association of University Programs in Health Administration. Visit the department web page for this program's mission, values, and vision statements.

Are you in the military? This program is designed to offer upper-division (jr./sr. level) advanced educational experiences to Navy Hospital Corpsman who are at an E4 level or higher. Students with related health training from other Armed Services are also eligible.

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13x Honoree

Military Friendly® School, 2010-2022
2022 Gold Award, Tier 1 Research Institutions - VIQTORY

Ranked #25

Best Online Bachelor's in Health Science and "Best in the Southeast", 2022
- Intelligent.com

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Get Guaranteed Admission at Old Dominion University

We've partnered with the Virginia Community College System and select educational institutions to make transferring easy. The Guaranteed Admission Agreement is intended to ease the transfer process between the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) and Old Dominion University (ODU).

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Required Courses

To earn a bachelor's degree from ODU, you must complete at least 30 credit hours with us. A complete bachelor's program requires 120 total credit hours.

If you are seeking entry to the health sciences field, you must complete 12 credit hours of prerequisites before applying for admission to this BSHS program.

Talk with our enrollment team to determine how your credits will transfer. The sample curriculum can serve as a guide for planning your course of study.

Online Learning Environment

Access course materials online from any location. Some classes will have regular online meeting times, while others will not. The instructor may schedule assignments and exams at specific times. This program also requires a practicum or internship. All courses follow ODU's regular academic calendar.

Bright Outlook

Employment of medical and health services managers is projected to grow 28 percent from 2021 to 2031, much faster than the average for all occupations.
— Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, March 2023

Careers in Health Services Administration

The skills and knowledge gained in this bachelor's program can be applied to healthcare careers in:

  • Management and administration
  • Program planning and management
  • Public health policies
  • Communication
  • Policy/Program analysis
  • Budgeting

Our graduates find work in hospitals, ambulatory clinics, wellness and fitness centers, physician practices, retirement communities, home health agencies, public health departments, and more.

Calculating Cost

  • In-state Virginia Residents$374 per credit hour*
  • Out-of-State Students$407 per credit hour

Active duty military students may qualify for a discounted undergraduate tuition rate.

These tuition rates are effective Summer 2022 and subject to change.
* In-state rate assumes residency requirements are met.

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How to Apply

This program is available completely online, which means you can apply to ODU as a freshman.

Already have college credits? Before you apply, our enrollment team can provide a free transfer evaluation to see how your credits will transfer to ODU.

In addition to admission to ODU, you will need to complete a separate application to this Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences program. Please visit the department's web page for a current application.

Get Guaranteed Admission to ODU

ODU has partnered with the Virginia Community College System and select educational institutions to make transferring easy. 

Learn more about Guaranteed Admission to ODU.

Meet Your Team

Our dedicated enrollment team will guide your transition to ODUGlobal.

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