12 months
964 USD/credit 28920 USD/year
964 USD/credit 28920 USD/year
495 USD/credit 14850 USD/year
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This MS in Health Care Administration at Rhode Island College focuses on the organization, financing and management of healthcare organizations and the delivery of health care services in the United States.


The Health Care Administration program at Rhode Island College will prepare students for management careers in health care in the private and public sectors, including careers in public health, hospitals, long-term care, home/community-based care and health insurance. 

The program is also appropriate for those seeking positions in health policy.

Why Rhode Island College?

  • The curriculum focuses on leadership, performance improvement, organizational theory/behavior, health care finance and law. 
  • The program will offer an internship opportunity, which will allow students to apply their classroom knowledge in a health care setting.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Health Care Organizations
  • Health Policy and Contemporary Issues
  • Health Care Finance
  • Quality Management/Improvement in Health Care
  • Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Care Management
  • Health Care Informatics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed application form accompanied by a $50 nonrefundable application fee.
  • A Bachelor's degree in Health Care Administration (HCA) or related field from an accredited college or university.  Students with a bachelor’s degree in an unrelated field with relevant work experience may be considered for admission.  For more information, contact program director.
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate records.
  • Completion of the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE). A B.S. degree in HCA, health or human sciences, nursing or business from Rhode Island College or the University of Rhode Island, with a 3.00 G.P.A. in the major, will exempt the applicant from the GMAT/GRE.
  • A letter of intent including a statement of goals.
  • Three professional or academic references.
  • Completion of courses in Elementary Statistics, Principles of Economics and Introductory Accounting.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28920 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 964 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    28920 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 964 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    14850 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 495 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Providence

1030 - 1900 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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