Agile leaders in healthcare delivery
The unsung heroes of health care, healthcare administrators play a vital role in the management of health delivery systems and services. In the constantly changing healthcare landscape, they are challenged to create unique solutions to some of health care's toughest problems. At Loyola, we educate the next generation of healthcare administrators with the values and understanding to be ethical leaders in the healthcare arena. In our department, we support our students on their pathway to success by offering opportunities to engage with faculty in experiential learning, community engagement, and interdisciplinary research.
Earning a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration or Master of Healthcare Administration positions you for success in one of today's fastest growing fields. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 17% growth rate for healthcare administrators through 2024. In 2021, U.S. News & World Report ranked the Health Services Manager as the #1 Best Business Job. This comes as no surprise as a healthcare administration degree prepares you to shape tomorrow's health care, a rewarding, challenging, and exciting career.
Our Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration is fully certified by the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA), and our Healthcare Administration program is guided by the External Advisory Board (EAB).
2020 President’s Medallion Winner
Peter Stein has used his time at Loyola to stand out both as a top student in the classroom and as a generous member of the community. Here, Peter talks about what his education has meant to him as he pursues a career in health care administration. Read more
Student Spotlight: Dana Varughese
Healthcare Administration student wins 3rd place in national essay competition.LEARN MORE
National case competition win
Led by faculty coach Assistant Professor John Brady, Dana Varughese, Roksana Lech, and Megan Sturonas beat out 11 other undergraduate teams at the Penn State 2020 Case Competition.LEARN MORE
“As health care evolves into a politicized, technology-driven business and patients are relabeled consumers, Loyola has instilled the value of cura personalis in me to ensure I always remember each person’s humanity and the health of both spirit and body.” Peter Stein (BS ‘20)
“Our mission to structure and improve health systems has never been more important, relevant, and urgent. Healthcare administrators have been asked to do more, do differently, adapt, step up, and have done so with grace and humility. What a wonderful profession to be in at just the right time.” MaryMargaret Sharp-Pucci, Chair of Healthcare Administration
“At first, I wanted to bring value to the medical field as a nurse or a doctor, but then I realized the importance of administration in the delivery of care.” Dana Varughese (BS ‘21)
From corporations to clinics, our faculty are established leaders in the healthcare field with a diverse background of experience including pharma and supply side, government, health advocacy, law, and the payer industry. In the classroom, they are dedicated to shaping future healthcare leaders with the skills to solve complex problems, operate a healthcare service line, and work with healthcare teams to deliver high-quality patient care.