Helping people live their healthiest lives takes more than just the dedication and attention of doctors, nurses, and clinical researchers. Medical facilities also require the skill and knowledge of management professionals who are just as invested in the well-being of patients as the frontline staff who treat them.
The online Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies with a major in Healthcare Management program will increase your knowledge, skills, and leadership ability needed to succeed as a management professional in the healthcare industry. Designed for students ages 25 and older who have already completed at least 60 hours of college credit, the undergraduate healthcare management program will instill industry-specific management and business principles, along with financial, ethical, operational, and program management skills, that will allow you to establish and evaluate the strategic direction of a medical facility, business, or system and help it excel.
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Take the next step for your career with a degree from the University of Oklahoma. Applications are reviewed year-round for eight-week sessions in the fall, spring, and summer. Choose your program, choose your start, and apply today.
Our generous transfer credit policy can help you get a degree faster than you think. Transfer your previous credits and get your degree in as little as 12 months.
Jaime helps students who are interested in pursuing a degree in Healthcare Management. She identifies students who are a good fit for College of Professional and Continuing Studies, helping them through the application process, and providing support until admission.
“I am truly inspired by students in my classes each and every term. The stories that they tell, the obstacles they’ve overcome, the dreams that they have and are working hard toward every single day… I am humbled to get to be a part of their journey.”
Jennifer Gatlin, Instructor
Every OU Online program is built on the foundation of world-class University of Oklahoma faculty mixed with professors of practice providing valuable instruction. By linking industry experts with our online programs, we are offering the most advanced curriculum available and preparing students for future career success.
Get a first-class education with the pride of completing what you started. Our flexible online format allows you to complete assignments on your own schedule, leaving more time for what matters to you most. You’ll have support from our experienced faculty and advisors every step of the way.
Pursue a job in one of the fastest-growing industries in the U.S. and one of critical need in Oklahoma. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for medical and health services managers is projected to grow 32.5% from 2020-2030, with a median annual salary of $101,340, giving you opportunities for better pay and career options.
Our transfer credit policy gives you credit for what you’ve already done, so you can get your degree as quickly as possible. In addition to a world-class online academic experience, you’ll experience personal growth and transformation that will benefit both you and the organizations you go on to serve.
Meet your goals and reach beyond them. A bachelor’s degree can lead to a 49% increase in salary or more, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The best investment you can make for your career is in yourself.
The healthcare management degree completion program requires 120 credit hours to graduate, and 60-90 of those hours can be transferred to OU from other institutions.
For example, if a student transfers in 90 credit hours, only 30 hours at OU are required to complete the degree. At $500 per credit hour, the cost to that student would be $15,000.
$15,000-$30,000 depending on the number of transfer credits
1 Credit Hour = $500
3 Credit Hours = $1,500
6 Credit Hours = $3,000
9 Credit Hours = $4,500
Fees associated with the program are included. Books and materials are additional.
Offered through the nationally-ranked OU College of Professional and Continuing Studies, the online Bachelor of Arts – Healthcare Management is a fast-paced, accelerated program designed to accommodate working adults. When you are admitted into the program, you will be assigned an advisor who creates an individualized graduation plan. This plan will help organize and identify the courses you need for your degree.
These courses will total a minimum of 30 credit hours completed in the upper-division (3000-4000) level. Degree topics will vary depending on your proposed plan of study.
All undergraduate courses in this program are eight weeks long. Most students choose to take four courses (or 12 credit hours) a semester; two courses the first half of the semester and two courses the second half of the semester. The number of credit hours you take each semester should be discussed with your advisor and reflective of your personal and work schedules — these courses are fast-paced and intensive.
Designed for working professionals who want to finish their degree quickly, the Bachelor of Arts – Healthcare Management can be completed in as little as 12 months, depending on the number of transfer credit hours you have.
The University of Oklahoma’s online bachelor’s degree programs are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Created by university faculty and staff, the online programs are held to the same high standards of quality as our in-person programs. When you graduate from an online program, your diploma will look the same as those received by students who attend class on campus.
To be admitted to the online bachelor’s degree, students must have 60+ hours of letter-graded college credit, a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0, and be 25 years of age or older.
For more information on the admissions process or to request a transfer credit evaluation, please schedule a call, and an admissions counselor will be in touch shortly.
If you are younger than 25 or do not have 60 college credit hours, the University of Oklahoma offers a number of bachelor’s degree programs that might be right for you. More information about these degrees can be found on the College of Professional and Continuing Studies website.
No. Applicants should have at least 60 hours of letter-graded college credit, but they do not need an associate degree to be admitted.
Our programs are offered year-round and in eight-week increments. You can apply to begin in the fall (August or October), spring (January or March), and summer.
The admissions committee operates under a rolling admission process, and admissions may continue until two weeks before the start of classes. The committee strives to respond to all applicants within two weeks from the time a completed application is submitted.
If you would like to compare the estimated cost of your program with a typical financial aid package, use the cost calculator on our OU Online financial aid page.
We are a top-tier public institution offering high-quality, affordable, professional graduate programs that are committed to maintaining academic excellence in an online format.
Every OU Online program is built on the foundation of world-class faculty mixed with professors of practice providing valuable instruction. By linking industry experts with our online programs, we are offering the most advanced curriculum available and preparing students for future career success.
When you graduate from an OU Online program, you’ll earn a degree from the University of Oklahoma. Graduates join the network of 250,000 OU alumni and are forever part of the OU family. Become part of the tradition of excellence that OU has established in its 130-year history.