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Best Hospital Administration Programs: List of Top Schools

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Hospital administration programs can be found at some of the best schools in the country at the undergraduate and graduate degree levels. Students have many options to consider when choosing a program.

Students who want to study hospital administration can find top programs at St. Joseph's University, New York University, and Columbia University. St. Joseph's and New York University offer undergraduate and graduate degree programs and certificate options, while Columbia University offers graduate programs. All three schools are highly ranked by U.S. News and World Report.

Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, PA

School Highlight: This Jesuit school that has been in operation for 160 years, and it's founded on its General Education Program.

Saint Joseph's was ranked tied at #11 on U.S. News and World Report's 2017 list of the top universities in the North. The school offers a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Health Services, which provides broad education in healthcare studies. The Master of Science in Health Administration is designed for healthcare and business professionals seeking career advancement in healthcare management or administration.

The program allows a concentration in training and organization development or a dual degree option in health education. Graduates of a master's program in another field can choose to enroll in an 18-credit post-master's certificate program in health administration.

Columbia University in New York, NY

School Highlight: The Health Policy & Management Department houses a larger-than-average faculty of approximately 80 lecturers and professors.

Columbia University ranked tied at #5 on U.S. News and World Report's 2017 list of the top universities in the country. This university offers programs through its Health Policy & Management Department. Those programs include an M.P.H., M.H.A., and Executive Programs. Students can also engage in various avenues of research, like Healthcare Policy and Medicaid Research.

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New York University in New York, NY

School Highlight: In 2015, New York University tied at #17 on U.S. News and World Report's ranking of the best graduate healthcare management programs in the country. U.S. News and World Report ranked NYU as the 36th top university in the country for 2017.

The school offers an associate's degree in health administration, a bachelor's degree in healthcare management and a master's degree in health policy and management. The bachelor's program offers concentrations in community health/healthcare advocacy and long-term care. Some of the courses for the bachelor's program are available online.

The master's program offers four areas of concentration, including health services management.

Top Hospital Administration Programs

Now let's look at other programs at some of the country's most well respected schools.

College/University Name Distinction Location
Ohio State University - Main Campus Students who receive a Master of Health Administration from OSU have a placement rate of about 95% at graduation Columbus, OH
Temple University More than 800 graduates make up the Temple University Healthcare Alumni Association Philadelphia, PA
University of Kansas Students who graduated from the Master of Health Services Administration program in fall of 2016 had a 100% employment rate after three months Lawrence, KS
University of Southern California USC offers an online Executive Master of Health Administration program Los Angeles, CA
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee UW-Milwaukee is home to the NIEHS Children's Environmental Health Sciences Center Milwaukee, WI

Students who are considering a hospital administration program may keep in mind a school's rankings as well as online availability, graduate job placement rates and program concentrations.

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