Frequently Asked Questions

Below are answers to some frequently asked questions about the online Healthcare Administration program offered at the University of New England.

View each Healthcare Administration FAQ answer by clicking the + next to each question, to read some of the most popular questions that are routinely fielded by our specialized Enrollment Counselors

Admissions

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, three times per year for our Health Informatics graduate programs. Contact an Enrollment Counselor for program and enrollment information: (866) 722-5096 or owladmissions@une.edu

Applicants are required to have an undergraduate degree or above from a regionally accredited college or university with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75.

Yes. Applications for the Healthcare Administration program are reviewed holistically. The minimum GPA recommendation for this program is 2.75. Applicants who do not meet the minimum GPA requirements can still apply, however may be admitted on a provisional basis.

 

Registration

The online Healthcare Administration program offers three terms of enrollment per year: spring, summer and fall. Each term consists of two 8-week sessions. Students are eligible to take more than one course per session for accelerated learning.

Students taking one course per 8-week session are considered full time student, and eligible to receive financial aid.

No. The Healthcare Administration program is completed 100% online in an asynchronous format with no campus visits required. We encourage students to visit campus and, offer all on-campus resources to online students.

 

Master of Healthcare Administration Program

Students must successfully complete 36 credit hours in order to earn the Master of Healthcare Administration degree, which includes completion of the capstone project.

The flexibility of our program allows you to complete your degree in as little as 18 months. If you are interested in tailoring your academic plan, please contact an enrollment counselor at owladmissions@une.edu.

We design the online classroom experience to suit the demanding schedule of full-time professionals. And recommend students log in to courses 3-5 times per week. Program assignments will vary by course and be shaped for best content delivery. These assignments include discussion boards, written papers, reading, exams, and collaborative group work.

For the best outcomes, our student support specialists recommend that you reserve 15-20 hours a week for coursework and studying.

Yes. Upon acceptance, Healthcare Administration students may apply to transfer up to three, 3-credit courses (maximum nine semester credits) into the program.

 

Transfer Credits

Yes. Upon acceptance, Healthcare Administration students may apply to transfer up to three, 3-credit courses (maximum nine semester credits) into the program.

Yes, students who successfully complete one of the four healthcare graduate certificates can “stack” their 12 earned credits into UNE’s 100% online 36-credit Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) degree program. This can be done immediately or within several years after completion of the graduate certificate. Reach out to an enrollment counselor at healthcareadmin@une.edu or (866) 722-5096 for more details on this opportunity.

 

Student Support

Our motto is “A successful student is a supported student.” And we take that to heart. Upon entering the program, you will be assigned a dedicated Student Support Specialist to provide you with support and to answer any questions you may have.

Your Support Specialist is your on-the-ground advocate at the University – from questions on textbooks, to registration, to financial aid and more, they are there to help you make your academic journey successful. And of course, this dedicated support is provided in addition to the tremendous support you will receive from program staff, your academic advisor, course instructors and fellow classmates.

The Healthcare Administration program uses the Brightspace D2L Learning Management System.

 

Accreditation

Yes, the University of New England is accredited by the New England Commission on Higher Education (NECHE). To learn more, please see www.une.edu/accreditation/.

In addition to regional accreditation, the most prestigious and widely-recognized type of accreditation, The University of New England is a proud HIMSS Approved Education Partner. This designation demonstrates our commitment to delivering world-class, effective healthcare education. And authorizes UNE to prepare students for advanced knowledge in healthcare, including earning the CAHIMS or CPHIMS certification.

 

Financial Information

Tuition information for the Health Informatics graduate programs can be found here: online.une.edu/health-informatics/costs

UNE is proud to be among ‘America’s Top Colleges’ according to Forbes and one of the ‘Best Colleges for your Money’ based on a 2019 MONEY magazine ranking.

We value each graduate’s return on investment and ensure academic quality translates to higher earnings. More than 90% of our students receive some form of financial aid. Please visit our financial aid page for more information.

 

Need more info?

Was this Healthcare Administration FAQ not detailed enough? Do you need more information to help you make up your mind?  Get in touch with a specialized Enrollment Counselor. They will speak to you in-depth about the program and answer any other questions you may have. They are available via chat, email, and phone during regular business hours.

 

Questions?

If you have any questions about the coursework or the program requirements, please speak to one of our enrollment counselors at the email or phone number below.