Top Health Care Administration Degree Programs - San Diego, CA

There are four schools 10 miles from the San Diego area that offer degrees in health care administration. Find the best program for you by reading about the top school's rankings, program offerings and tuition info.

School and Ranking Information

Two of the schools in the San Diego area with health care administration programs are private, not-for-profit, and the other two options include one public school and one private for-profit school. Based on its public school ranking and program options, the following school is considered a top choice for health care administration:

  • Winner: UC - San Diego, a 4-year, public school, is located in La Jolla, California. It offers a Master of Advanced Studies in the Leadership of Healthcare Organizations.

Category UC - San Diego
Rankings #8 Top Public Schools (2015)**
Location La Jolla, California
School Type 4-year, public
Program Tuition & Fees approx. $31,000***
Health Care Administration Degrees Offered Master's
Health Care Administration Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2013-2014 9*
Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class 86%*
Noteworthy Graduates of the program work for Pfizer, Inc., Naval Medical Center - San Diego, Dominican Hospital in Santa Cruz, and more***

Source: *NCES College Navigator, **U.S. News & World Report, ***UC - San Diego

UC - San Diego

  • Students have opportunities for enrollment in research or degree programs outside of UCSD
  • Master's program prepares clinicians to exert more influence over business decisions that dictate how patients receive health care
  • Program-specific scholarships are available

UC - San Diego is located about nine miles outside of San Diego proper, and it's one of ten branches in the University of California system. Established in 1960, the school has a student population of 31,502 as of 2014.

The school offers a Master of Advanced Studies in the Leadership of Healthcare Organizations which provides students with a thorough understanding of policy issues and business principles in health care management. It can be a full-time or part-time program, and it puts emphasis on clinical process improvement.

Core courses include organizational dynamics, quality of care, modern health care, health care leadership and statistics. The program consists of 42 units, and electives might include policy advocacy and project management. Graduates can move on to work as health program coordinators, clinical operations managers and hospital administrative directors.


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