Top College in Tucson for a Health Services Degree

School and Ranking Information

Most of the schools offering health services programs in Tucson are for-profit institutions. Based on ranking, school type and student population, the following university is considered a top Tucson school for health services studies:

  • Winner: The University of Arizona is the only public school and the largest in terms of enrollment that provides programs in health services administration or management. Students can earn an undergraduate certificate in health care management or choose the health care management concentration found within the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program. Both of these programs are offered through the university's Eller College of Management.

School Info Chart

Category University of Arizona
Rankings Tied for #121 among Best National Universities (2015); tied for #58 among Top Public Schools (2015)*
Location Tucson, Arizona
School Type 4-year, public
Tuition & Fees (2013-2014) Undergrad: $10,391 (in-state); $27,383 (out-of-state)**
Health Services Programs Offered Undergraduate certificate and master's degree
Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class) 61%**
Noteworthy The MBA program at the Eller College of Management ranks #48 among national universities (2014)*

Sources: *U.S. News and World Report; **NCES College Navigator

University of Arizona

  • The university also offers a health and human services administration minor
  • Eller College of Management hosts the Center for Management Innovations in Health Care, a research facility that also serves as a training ground for health services students
  • Health services students can join organizations such as the Eller Health Care Management Club and the Healthcare Financial Management Association

The University of Arizona in Tucson is a 4-year, public university with an enrollment of more than 40,000 students annually. It offers more than 300 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including many dual-degree options. The institution has 20 colleges and 11 schools on three campuses; one of these is the Eller College of Management. In the area of health services, Eller offers an undergraduate certificate in health care management and an MBA program with a health care management concentration.

The Undergraduate Certificate in Health Care Management is a 9-unit program open only to Eller students in the Professional Program. Topics covered in required courses include health care information technology, health economics and management of profit.

Health care management is also one of several focus and concentration areas available in Eller's MBA program. Students in the health care focus follow a standard MBA curriculum, but it can be customized with specialized courses. Topics covered in health care coursework include health technology applications, health technology management and public policy in health care. All MBA students study business subjects like economics, finance, marketing, management, leadership and operations management.

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