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Online Master's in Healthcare Administration (MSML)


Online Master's in Management and Leadership
Healthcare Administration


Final Examination — At the end of the program, students may be required to complete a comprehensive examination designated by the program. Students should consult the School of Business for specific details and requirements.

*Pending approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges we are no longer accepting applications for this program; however, we recommend students that are interested in this program consider our MBA program.



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A Master's in Healthcare Administration designed by healthcare professionals.
For healthcare professionals.

Healthcare is one of the fastest growing industries and landing a management job in the rapidly changing field is becoming increasingly more competitive. Stand out from the crowd when you earn your MSML in Healthcare Administration degree from SWU. Unlike a traditional MBA, this is a discipline-specific program that will help you hone your knowledge and abilities to lead teams and build alliances. And you don't have to break the bank; our program has been recognized by Grad School Center as one of the most affordable master's degrees in healthcare in the nation!

Through this 100% online program, you’ll grow into a dynamic healthcare professional who is ready to make meaningful change. We’ve designed our program for professionals like you—you know, the ones who already work in a healthcare setting and are eager to do just a little more. Take your career one step further when you learn to:

  • Give direction and lead organizational growth through strategic planning and goal setting
  • Make decisions based on data
  • Form strong relationships and lead with Christian servant leadership principles 

In addition to these skills, you’ll stay on top of industry trends and study the various policies and practices that are affecting the healthcare today.

Career Preparation

The MSML in Healthcare Administration prepares managers and leaders for the critical thinking, problem solving, and strategic leadership skills to succeed in leading healthcare teams and organizations, including:

  • Hospitals
  • Physician practices
  • Home healthcare
  • Nursing homes and elder care facilities
  • Outpatient care centers
  • Rehabilitation facilities
  • Mental Health centers



Admission Requirements for Master of Science in Management and Leadership
  • Submitted application
  • $25 application fee
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Experience in a healthcare setting of at least one year (healthcare administration concentration student only)
  • GPA of 2.7 or better on all undergraduate coursework or on the final 60 hours of undergraduate coursework
  • If GPA is less than 2.7 but better than 2.5, you may be granted conditional admission if approved by the Admission Committee
  • If GPA is less than 2.5 and upon approval of the Admission Committee, you may take the GMAT and present a score of 450 or greater for consideration. Admission to the program is not guaranteed by taking the GMAT.
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work
  • Although you do not need to take a GRE or GMAT exam to be admitted, we do require that you take the Peregrine Comprehensive Business Exam within ten days after admission.  This is simply to help pinpoint any business areas that may need to be strengthened. If an area is indicated, we strongly recommend you take any suggested Peregrine self-paced courses to ensure you will thrive in your graduate classes. Your advisor will provide you with details.
  • Applicants for whom English is a second language, you must submit an official TOEFL score of at least 550 (paper test), 213 (computer test) or equivalent evidence of proficiency in English.

Have questions? We can help. Connect with an admissions representative at 877-644-5557 or  .

Notice of Nondiscrimination

In compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendment of 1972 and with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Southern Wesleyan University does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, sex, or physical handicap in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. The university reserves its right to operate as a church-related institution and to develop policies consistent with the religious tenets of its sponsoring denomination, The Wesleyan Church.

Additional information related to SWU’s non-discrimination policies include:

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Sexual Misconduct Policy (Title IX)

Online Student Graduation

Commencement ceremonies are held on SWU’s campus twice a year in May and December. Online graduates who complete their degree program of study at the conclusion of the summer semester will have their degrees conferred at the December graduation. Letters of completion are available to graduates who wish to confirm to their employers that they have completed their degree program upon request through the Office of Academic Records ( ). We look forward to celebrating with you soon!