Health Services Administration Emphasis

The Health Services Administration emphasis offers health care practitioners the skills to succeed as supervisors and managers in health care settings. 

Our curriculum provides a working foundation in management and interpersonal skills, while introducing you to the health care delivery system and its varied challenges.

This degree is offered through WSU's distance learning program as well as on campus.  The distance learning courses are delivered online and through independent study.

Why Choose Health Services Administration at WSU?

  • Excellent preparation: 85% of our students get an A- or higher grade from their internship preceptors.
  • High level of student satisfaction with our program and curriculum

What You'll Learn

We emphasize topics such as:

  • Individual and group behavior
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Decision-making
  • Leadership theory and skills
  • The process of change
  • Motivation
  • Teamwork
  • Organization design and culture

Employment Opportunities

Graduates work in a variety of health care-related organizations, including: 

  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Management consulting
  • Financial institutions
  • State and federal agencies

There are more jobs available nationwide in health administrative services than there are graduates to fill them. The average starting salary for an entry-level administrator is $50,000 per year, with the median of all administrators earning around $84,000. Salaries vary depending on region, workplace and skill level.

Course Requirements


The faculty advisor for the Health Services Administration emphasis is:

Macey Buker
Office: Marriott Allied Health Building, Room 206
Phone: 801-626-7254