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Department of Health Services Administration

HSA_MSHIThe Department of Health Services Administration (full website) is a leader in health administration education - shaping the future of healthcare. Several of the programs are the only one of their kind in the state, first of their kind in the nation, and ranked in the top ten in the nation. Graduates of these programs enjoy high starting salaries and abundant job opportunities including CEO's of top hospitals across the country.

The accrediting agencies for programs offered by the Department are:

  • Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA)
  • Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME)

Administration-Health Services, D.Sc. (Executive Program)
Practice-oriented, academic program designed to meet the needs of experienced healthcare executives who currently occupy or who are preparing to enter senior leadership positions within their organizations. Read more...

Administration-Health Services, Ph.D. (Residential Program)
Offers students the chance to pursue the conceptual, philosophical, and applied aspects of administrative processes in health care. Students usually have backgrounds in health administration, public health, business, finance, and economics. Other students include physicians and other clinical professionals. Read more...


Health Administration, M.S. (Executive Program)
Created to meet the needs of busy executives and only requires students to visit the UAB campus for only eight days three times each year to complete the degree in just two years. Between the intensive campus sessions, students continue courses through online distance learning. Read more...

Health Administration, M.S. (Residential Program)
Prepares students to assume executive leadership positions in a broad range of health services organizations including hospitals, health systems, physician group practices, long-term care facilities, consulting firms, and insurance companies. Read more...

Health Care Management, B.S.
Designed to provide students with the necessary industry knowledge and job skills needed by mid-level managers in health care organizations including hospitals, ambulatory care centers, long term care facilities and home health care agencies. Read more...

Health Informatics, M.S.H.I. (Executive)

Students learn how to successfully manage the flow of information throughout a healthcare organization. They also learn the value of building a solid business case for the purchase, implementation and use of technology in a healthcare setting. Read more...

Health Information Management, B.S.

By designing and maintaining health information systems, Health information managers  work with administrative and clinical staffs in health care facilities to provide the best possible information resources. Read more...
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