Frequently Asked Questions

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

Admissions

How do I get started?

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

What are the educational requirements for admission?

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.

Can I apply if my GPA is below a 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

How many terms do you offer a year?

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.

What is considered a full-time student?

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

Are campus visits required to complete the program?

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

What are the Master of Healthcare Administration degree requirements?

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

What is a focus area?

At UNE Online, a focus area is a suggested bundle of electives in a specific area of interest. While this bundle of electives will be listed on the student's transcript and the area of interest can be emphasized on a personal resume, please note that the focus area title will not appear on a student's transcript or diploma.

How long does it take to complete the Master of Healthcare Administration program?

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.

How would you describe typical class assignments?

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.

How many hours should a student reserve for each class weekly?

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

Transfer Credits

Can I transfer previous course credits?

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

Student Support

What kind of support will I receive as a student?

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.

Which online learning platform is used?

The Healthcare Administration program uses the Blackboard Learning Management System.

Accreditation

Is UNE accredited?

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

What is the tuition?

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

Can I receive financial aid?

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.

 

Questions?

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