School and Ranking Information
Most of the schools offering health administration programs in or within 20 miles of Fort Lauderdale are private nonprofit or for-profit institutions. Based on ranking, school type and number of undergraduate and graduate degrees conferred in health administration, the following university is considered a top school in the Fort Lauderdale area for this field of study:
- Winner: Florida Atlantic University is the only 4-year public university in the Fort Lauderdale area with studies in health administration. The university offers bachelor's and master's degree programs in health administration. It awards the highest number of each degree in this subject compared to other schools in the area providing the same studies.
School Info Chart
|Category||Florida Atlantic University|
|Rankings||#194 among research universities (2014)*; #130 among universities in the South (2014)*|
|Location||Boca Raton, Florida|
|School Type||4-year, public|
|Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||Undergrad: $4,790 (in state); $17,234 (out-of-state)**|
|Health Administration Degrees Offered||Bachelor's and master's|
|Health Administration Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2012-2013||146**|
|Most Popular Health Administration Degree in 2012-2013||Bachelor's (118 awarded)**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||41%**|
|Noteworthy||First public university opened in southeast Florida***; bachelor's and master's degree programs in health administration accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)|
Sources: *Forbes; **NCES College Navigator; ***Florida Atlantic University
Florida Atlantic University
- Offers internship opportunities in professional settings
- Master of Health Administration program can be taken full- or part-time
- Evening and online courses offered in the Master of Health Administration program
Founded in 1964, Florida Atlantic University is a public research school that offers over 170 bachelor's, master's and graduate degree programs across ten colleges to more than 30,000 students each year. The university has a satellite campus, which is one of six campus locations, in Fort Lauderdale. Both health administration degree programs can be found within the College of Business.
In the Bachelor of Health Services program, students learn about healthcare organization and administration, health law, healthcare financial management, health research methods, and planning in health organizations. They also learn the basics of accounting, statistics, economics and information systems. A health practicum course requires working at least nine hours per week in a healthcare setting for one semester.
The Master of Health Administration program includes foundation courses in business, accounting and marketing principles, along with core courses that focus on the business side of healthcare. Students also complete elective courses and an internship with a healthcare management organization. Students with at least four years of experience can pursue an Executive Master of Health Administration; a 4-course graduate certificate in health administration is also available.