Welcome to the Health Administration Department

Welcome to the Health Administration Department

Looking for a rewarding career in the health care industry?

Join one of the fastest growing careers with a degree in health administration from our Long Island campus. Our health administration graduates are suited for a variety of positions across the state and the country. While other segments of our economy are experiencing layoffs, downsizing, outsourcing and plant closures, health care is experiencing tremendous growth.

St. Joseph's University helps working adults lay the groundwork for career mobility among fellow health care professionals.

Health Care AwardsAlumni Achievement Awards

St. Joseph's University hosted its fifth annual Alumni Achievement Awards on June 15 with keynote speaker Michael Dowling, president and chief executive officer of Northwell Health.

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With online and weekend college options, our graduates have gone on to hold careers in various areas, including assisted living, clinic and health information administration; and clinical, data, health care and medical practice management. The Department of Health Administration will prepare you for a broad range of careers in the health field. 

The Health Administration offerings at St. Joseph's University are designed to prepare students for leadership roles in the health care field. Find your calling today.

B.S. in Health Administration
Start your health care career, and lead the way.

Health administration covers a wide spectrum of professions, and many of our students already have credentials in the health fields. Some are in radiologic technology, nursing and medical records. Others, though, are just seeking to enhance their career prospects through this program.

Our B.S. in Health Administration develops administrative skills and knowledge through an extensive curriculum that includes organizational behavior, comprehensive health planning, human resources management, long-term health care administration, staff development, financial management and home care administration.

This major fosters the development of knowledge skills, intellectual skills, and personal value systems. The program provides students with the opportunity to explore and understand diverse ideas and cultures as they relate to the provision of health care services.


Curriculum (Professional)


Dual Degree B.S. Health Administration and M.B.A. Health Care Management
Accelerate your life. Accelerate your career.

The dual degree program is designed to enable students to optimize financial resources, and compress time spent in college in order to accelerate the completion of both an undergraduate and graduate degree.

Dual degree candidates must meet the general undergraduate and graduate admissions requirements. The dual degree is also designed for working adults seeking to advance to a senior managerial position in the health care industry by allowing students to build upon undergraduate courses in health administration while completing graduate level courses. Students who may have limited exposure to the health care field may find this option attractive as it allows students to be emerged into the field without breaks in education.

After completing 90 undergraduate credits, 21, of which must be completed at St. Joseph’s college, students are allowed to begin graduate level courses. 



Jennifer YoungJennifer Young '18
M.B.A. in Health Care Management
Interned at Northwell Health in Melville

"I learned about a great [internship] opportunity [at Northwell Health] through one of my professors, John Sardelis. During his course, HCM 532, he provided us with great networking opportunities by inviting health care professionals from different areas to come in as guest speakers... my summer internship turned into a permanent full-time position. I am beyond excited and very fortunate to start my career with the largest health care system in New York!" "

Jennifer's Opportunities Through Northwell Health

A New Health Care Professional 

In addition to having met the general admission requirements of Professional Studies, our health administration students typically have postsecondary education and training and have acquired, through experience, the skills and knowledge appropriate to the degree. Exceptions to this are made with the approval of the Dean.