Health Services Management Degree Programs in New York City

There are more than 20 schools within 25 miles of New York City that offer health services management degree programs. Read an overview of the programs, requirements and admission info for three schools no more than 15 miles from the city center and find out which is the right one for you.

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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 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, tuition, acceptance rates and 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.

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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 (2014) 49,274* 20,445* 18,090*
Campus Setting Large city Large city Large city
Tuition and Fees 2015-2016 $47,750 for undergraduate and $40,984 for graduate students* $38,680 for undergraduate and $24,264 for graduate students* $6,810 for in-state and $13,920 for out-of-state undergraduate students;
$10,438 for in-state and $19,028 for out-of-state graduate students*
% of First-Year Students Receiving Any Form of Aid (2014) 60%* 98%* 68%*
Acceptance Rate (2014) 35%* 63%* 28%*
Retention Rate (2014) 92% for full-time students and 61% for part-time students* 79% for full-time students and 80% for part-time students* 90% for full-time students and 33% for part-time students*
Graduation Rate (Students who began in Fall 2008) 83%* 59%* 66% (18% transfer-out rate)*

Sources: *College Navigator, National Center for Education Statistics.

New York University

NYU's health administration associate's degree program is 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 a minimum of 60 course credit hours of study. Required classes in the program cover topics like quality improvement 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 required 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 with a Specialization in Health Policy and Management

This 60-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 healthcare information technology for managers, the principles of health economics and healthcare management control.

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 44 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 126 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.

Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Administration

This 57-credit hour program is delivered through a part-time format and is intended to take three years to complete. Classes in the program focus on topics like financial and management accounting, healthcare economics and strategic planning in healthcare administration. The program culminates with a capstone course in which students design a business plan for a new venture.

Other School Options

Several of the 21 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 one mile from the center of New York City, Pace University offers a Master of Public Affairs degree program with a track in healthcare administration. Columbia University in the City of New York, which is situated about seven miles from downtown New York City, offers a Master of Public Health for Healthcare 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.

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