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Why ODU for Health Services Administration?

Our healthcare administration degree online program will prepare new and current health professionals to succeed in this rewarding career.

For current healthcare professionals, this program offers advanced education that builds on your expertise. 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 function in a variety of health care settings. Graduates find work in hospitals, ambulatory clinics, wellness & fitness centers, physician practices, retirement communities, home health agencies, public health departments, and more.

This degree 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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Ranked #3

Best Online Bachelor's in Health Science, 2019 - BestColleges.com

11x Honoree

Military Friendly® School,  2010-2021
#8 Tier 2 Research Institution, 2020-2021 - VIQTORY, Inc.

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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 this degree from ODU, you must complete at least 30 credit hours with us. This bachelor’s degree requires 120 total credit hours.

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

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

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 18 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations.
— Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Nov. 2019

Careers in Health Sciences- Healthcare Administration

This bachelor's degree can be applied to health science careers in:

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

Calculating Cost

  • In-state Virginia Residents$360 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 Fall 2020 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 ODUOnline.

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