Program Description

LLU’s Health-Care Administration program contains a distinctive online curriculum designed to prepare individuals to serve in mid-level administration, supporting health care professionals such as clinicians, researchers and executives in a variety of health care environments. Such environments include assisted living and skilled nursing facilities; rehabilitation centers; private, public, and proprietary clinics; and medical centers.

Students will be trained in health care leadership, emotional intelligence, sustainability, information systems, financial management, assessment, strategic and marketing plan development personnel management, law and policy, and operations management. These core skill sets give students a competitive edge in the health care sector.

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Program Length

15 months (full-time) or 24 months (part-time)

Possible Careers

Administrative positions in various healthcare settings, including, but not limited to:

• Clinical Department Manager
• Hospital Administrator
• Health-care Human Resources Manager
• Social and Community Services Manager
• Medical Office Administrator
• Health-care Initiative Project Manager
• Dental Office Business Manager
• Health Information Officer
• Nursing Home Administrator
• Coordinator, Health-care Administration
• Director of Admissions, School of Medicine

Application Deadlines

QuarterApplication OpenPriority DeadlineFinal Deadline
Summer of 2020Nov 1, 2019Apr 30, 2020

Admissions Requirements

For regular admittance, the following academic qualifications of applicants must be demonstrated:

  • Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA of all freshman and sophomore course work from an accredited educational institution; students with a 2.0 – 2.49 GPA may be considered for provisional acceptance
  • High school diploma or its equivalent, the GED is required
  • Statement of purpose
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts of all previous undergraduate work sent by each previous institution to LLU


  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medical Terminology
  • Introduction to Computers (High School or waiver exam is acceptable)
  • College Algebra (2 years High School Algebra or Intermediate College Algebra)
  • Oral Communication, Public Speaking, or Interpersonal Communication
Students that come to LLU with at least 116 quarter units can complete the BSHA program in 5 quarters of full-time enrollment; part-time enrollment is permitted. Students that come to LLU with at least 104 quarter units can complete the BSHA program in 8 quarters of full-time enrollment.

28-32 quarter units of Spiritual and Cultural Heritage
24-32 quarter units of Scientific Inquiry and Analysis
9-13 quarter units of Communication
3-6 units of Health and Wellness

Discipline Accrediting Agency

Loma Linda University is regionally accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities.

State Accrediting Agency

State laws across the nation require universities to be authorized to legally deliver online education to students residing in states other than the home state of the institution.  To view the list of states authorizing Loma Linda University online students, go to:

Integrating faith and health
Loma Linda University educates and encourages a balanced life by living our values of humility, compassion, justice, integrity, excellence, freedom and self- control. You will be surrounded by faculty who are committed to healthcare innovation and research while engaging your spirituality.

Expected Cost of Attendance

Academic Year 2020-2021

Year of Program:Year 1Year 2
Books & Supplies$3,000$3,000
Misc (e.g., Boards, Licensing exam, Uniforms)


Expected costs for the 2020-2021 academic year are based on full time attendance. From year to year, increases are anticipated consistent with inflation in the professional education sector.

Tuition and fees are subject to change each year. Students should be prepared to be responsible for all tuition fees, books, living expenses, and transportation. Financial aid is available. Loan applications can begin before being accepted. For financial aid information, please contact the LLU Financial Aid office at (909) 558-4509.

Estimated Living Expenses

Academic Year 2020-2021, off campus, with a roommate

Year of Program:Year 1Year 2
Months enrolled1212
Room & Board$16,860$16,860
Personal Expenses$2,760$2,760


  • Amounts are what a student can apply to borrow for the number of months shown in each academic year based on living off campus with a roommate and not with a relative.
  • International students need to calculate 12 months of living expenses based on the numbers listed here.
  • In general, to qualify for financial aid a student must be enrolled at least half time taking degree requirements. Half time is 6 units in a quarter for undergraduate programs and 4 units in a quarter for graduate programs.