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Healthcare Administration

The mission of the Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration program is to provide a broad base of knowledge and skills to prepare you with general analytical, communication, and management competencies to serve as a professional in the field of healthcare administration. This program will prepare you to work within the fundamental business aspects of healthcare.

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Why Study Healthcare Administration at Radford?

  • All major classes are offered 100% online. You can complete the program as a hybrid program (on-campus & online).
  • Our instructors have real-world experiences from Carilion Clinic and other nationally acclaimed healthcare centers.
  • You will be exposed to all areas of healthcare practice and administration, and have opportunities to learn in the company of CEOs, COOs, subject matter experts, financial analysts, human resources administrators, and many more national experts in the field of healthcare administration.
  • You’ll experience interprofessionalism. In your classes, you will have opportunities to interact and learn beside a broad range of healthcare providers so you’ll be prepared to collaborate across clinical and nonclinical specialties from the start of your career.
  • The B.S. in Healthcare Administration program is a member of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration

Career Outlook

  • In 2021, medical and health services managers made a median annual salary of $101,340, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
  • The BLS projects that the employment of medical and health services managers will grow by 28% between 2021 and 2031, significantly higher than the 5% average growth projected for all occupations.
  • In its 2023 rankings of best jobs, U.S. News & World Report ranked medical and health services manager as the best business job, the third-best STEM job, and the third-best job overall.
  • The program’s employment placement is 100% on or near graduation. For those looking to continue their education, there’s an express path into the Radford University Carilion Master of Healthcare Administration program. Whether you are seeking employment or an advanced degree in healthcare administration, this undergraduate degree is an ideal starting point.

Opportunities for Healthcare Administration students at Radford

Throughout the program there are opportunities to be engaged as a student leader and participate in conferences and networking opportunities including: Upsilon Phi Delta Student Honor Association and American College of Healthcare Executives virtual series on public health and healthcare leadership.

Admissions Requirements

To be considered for admission:

  1. Meet all admission requirements for Radford University Carilion. Incoming undergraduate students must have completed a core of selected high school or college courses, and recent high school graduates (within the past 3 years) should provide SAT or ACT scores (SAT Code 5099, ACT Code 4367). For additional general undergraduate requirements, please visit Undergraduate Admissions.
  2. Submit the Radford University Carilion Application online.
  3. Submit official transcript(s) from all institutions – high school OR all higher education institution(s) to the admissions department. A minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA is required for admission, with at least a minimum cumulative 2.8 GPA preferred.

Current community college students may be admitted for the “2+2” format. Students begin the program at their community college with a two-year associate degree and then transfer to Radford University Carilion to complete their remaining requirements for a bachelor’s degree. Students must take certain courses and electives at their community college to transfer into the program.


Radford University is authorized by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) to offer postsecondary education in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Radford University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award Associate, Baccalaureate, Masters and Doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Radford University.
  • Ranked #2 in the nation Online Bachelor in Healthcare Administration

    Academic Influence in 2021

  • 4 learning tracks Healthcare Administration, Long-Term Care, Medical Practice Management, and Capstone Project

  • 100% online program

You will have the opportunity to participate in a unique real-world internship. This experience is not typical at this level of study, but Radford University Carilion offers you the opportunity to fulfill an internship in a chosen specialty area to enhance your understanding of the field with hands-on learning, networking, and mentorship opportunities.

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”My internship opportunity, along with everything I learned in the classroom, truly opened up doors for me in my professional life.”

Olivia Simmons ‘16

We want to get to know you better and we are excited that you are ready to take your next step and learn more about us. We are here to help you and look forward to working with you during your college search process.