Massachusetts Health Administration Degree Programs
(found 14 schools)


Listed below are all of the accredited schools in Massachusetts that offer Health Administration degree programs.

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With almost 6.7 million residents, Massachusetts has many healthcare organizations that depend on skilled healthcare administrators to run smoothly and provide quality patient outcomes. Some of the largest and most important healthcare organizations in Massachusetts include Brigham and Women's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Baystate Medical. When you speak with schools about their programs, be sure to ask about internships they may offer through these and other local institutions.

To tackle the tasks of healthcare administration, you'll need an Associate's, Bachelor's, or Master's degree in the field. There are several ways to evaluate programs. Look through each school's curriculum to ensure that it prepares you for the type of administrator role that you want to pursue. If you have started a degree already, you can check to see if your credits will transfer to the schools you're considering. It can also be beneficial to look at the school's reports of previous classes to see how many people graduate on time and how many graduates work in the field.

Health Admin Education in Massachusetts

There are 14 healthcare management schools in Massachusetts. These schools offer a great mix of degree levels, so you can reach your goals no matter what your current education level is. Two of these schools—Boston University and Simmons College—are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education.

As you begin your educational journey to becoming a healthcare manager, take advantage of the resources offered by local professional groups. Joining healthcare groups can help you build a strong network of professional contacts. The American College of Healthcare Executive of Massachusetts is one of the largest organizations in this area. Other organizations include: Throughout the course of your degree, you'll learn various management skills and how to use them in a healthcare setting. One of the biggest topics you'll cover is healthcare law; this can show you how to make sure your organization is legally staffed at all times, what is legally required of each type of healthcare organization, and how to minimize liability. You may also address human resources, including how to interview, hire, and let go of personnel. The school's curriculum will likely touch on evidence-based care and how to change healthcare policies as new evidence comes out. KMBZ reports on Boston hospitals that recently changed their surgical techniques after the release of new medical articles.

Outlook for Health Admin Careers in Massachusetts

When you begin your career as a healthcare administrator, you can look forward to a strong job outlook. O*Net expects a 21% increase in job openings between 2010 and 2020, leading to over 400 new jobs per year.

O*Net reports that the average salary for a healthcare manager in Massachusetts is $98,800; this is over $10,000 more than the national average. It's important to also consider the cost of living in Massachusetts when looking at average salaries.

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Health Administration Schools

Additional Massachusetts Health Admin Schools by City

Boston >


Boston University (Boston, MA)
Programs Offered:
MS - Health Communication (online)
Harvard School of Public Health (Boston, MA)
Programs Offered:
Doctor of Science in Health Policy and Management
Master of Public Health
Master of Science in Health Policy and Management
Simmons College (Boston, MA)
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Public Health

Brookline >

Newbury College (Brookline, MA)
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management

Easton >

Stonehill College (Easton, MA)
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration

Fall River >

Bristol Community College (Fall River, MA)
Programs Offered:
AAS - Healthcare Information

Framingham >

Framingham State College (Framingham, MA)
Programs Offered:
Master of Arts in Health Care Administration

Haverhill >

Northern Essex Community College (Haverhill, MA)
Programs Offered:
Associates of Arts in Business Management - Healthcare Practice Option

Lowell >

University of Massachusetts-Lowell (Lowell, MA)
Programs Offered:
Master of Health Management

Springfield >

Springfield College (Springfield, MA)
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Health Services Administration

Waltham >

Brandeis University (Waltham, MA)
Programs Offered:
BS - Health: Science, Policy and Society

Worcester >

Clark University (Worcester, MA)
Programs Offered:
MBA - Global Health
Worcester State College (Worcester, MA)
Programs Offered:
Master of Science in Health Care Administration