New York City Schools Offering Health Services Management Degree Programs
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that most health services manager job positions require at least a bachelor's degree. However, the agency also states that master's degrees in fields such as long-term care administration, public health, health services and business administration are commonly held by health services managers or are required by employers.
This article looks at three schools, all within 30 minutes of downtown, that offer a variety of degree programs. It also contains a table of information about each school, such as enrollment numbers, tuition, acceptance rates and the percentage of students who graduate on time. This data can help prospective students decide on their best education option. At the end of the article is a listing of some other New York City-area schools with relevant programs.
- Located about two miles from the heart of the city, New York University offers an associate's, a bachelor's and two master's degree programs related to health services management.
- St. John's University - New York, which is approximately 15 miles from the center of New York City, offers a bachelor's degree program in health and human services administration.
- Additionally, the City University of New York (CUNY) Bernard M. Baruch College offers a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Healthcare Administration. This school is about three miles from downtown.
Comparison of Schools
There are several factors that individuals who are looking for a college should consider. The following table displays important information that makes it easy to compare these schools.
|New York University||St. John's University - New York||CUNY Bernard M. Baruch College|
|School Type||4-year, private not-for-profit||4-year, private not-for-profit||4-year, public|
|Total Enrollment (2017)||51,123*||21,340*||18,289*|
|Campus Setting||Large city||Large city||Large city|
|Tuition and Fees (2017-2018)||$50,464 for undergraduate and $43,848 for graduate students*||$40,520 for undergraduate and $18,175 for graduate students*|| $7,062 for in-state and $14,452 for out-of-state undergraduate students;
$10,810 for in-state and $19,680 for out-of-state graduate students*
|% of First-Year Students Receiving Any Form of Aid (2016-2017)||54%*||100%*||77%*|
|Acceptance Rate (2017)||28%*||68%*||29%*|
|Retention Rate (2016-2017)||93% for full-time students and 71% for part-time students*||83% for full-time students and 33% for part-time students*||90% for full-time students and 75% for part-time students*|
|Graduation Rate (Students who began in Fall 2011)||84% (10% transfer-out rate)*||58%*||70% (14% transfer-out rate)*|
Source: *College Navigator, National Center for Education Statistics
New York University
NYU's health administration associate's degree program and bachelor's in healthcare management are offered through the Paul McGhee Division of its School of Continuing and Professional Studies. The university's graduate degree programs related to health services management are offered through its Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.
Associate of Applied Science in Health Administration
This program requires completion of 60-62 course credit hours of study. Required classes in the program cover topics like quality and patient safety in healthcare administration, the legal aspects of healthcare, accounting principles and computer applications in healthcare administration.
Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management
Students in this program complete 56 credit hours of major classes covering topics like financial management of health services, statistical methods, the principles of human resource management and contemporary ethical issues in healthcare. The program's curriculum also includes two internships.
Master of Public Administration in Health Policy and Management with a Health Services Management Specialization
This 45-credit hour program provides students with instruction in how health services are delivered and the many aspects of society and economics that affect health. The program's curriculum includes a capstone project and professional experience requirement. Classes cover topics like public policy, current issues in health policy, health economics and healthcare information technology.
Master of Business Administration and Master of Public Administration with a Specialization in Health Policy and Management
This dual-degree program is offered through collaboration between the Wagner School and NYU's Stern School of Business. It requires three years of study, including 51 course credit hours of business administration studies and 33 course credit hours of public administration studies.
St. John's University - New York
This university's bachelor's degree program in health and human services administration is offered through its College of Professional Studies.
Bachelor of Science in Health and Human Services
This program includes 120 credit hours of study. It teaches students how to administer health services organizations, including the human and financial resources of those organizations. During their studies, students may complete internships at nursing homes, hospice facilities or hospitals.
CUNY Bernard M. Baruch College
This university's graduate program in healthcare administration is offered through its Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
Executive Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Administration
This 49.5-credit hour program is intended to take 30 months to complete. Classes in the program focus on topics like financial and management accounting, healthcare economics and healthcare informatics. The program culminates with a capstone course in which students design a business plan for a new venture and an international study tour.
Other School Options
Several of the more than 20 schools in New York City that offer degree programs related to health services management are quite large. Located less than two miles from the center of New York City, the CUNY New York City College of Technology offers a Bachelor of Science in Health Services Administration. Situated less than three miles from the center of New York City, Pace University offers a Master of Public Administration degree program with a track in healthcare administration. Columbia University in the City of New York, which is situated about five miles from downtown New York City, offers a Master of Public Health for Health Policy and Management through its Mailman School of Public Health. About 15 miles from downtown New York City, CUNY Lehman College offers a Bachelor of Science in Health Services Administration.