2017 Top Online Healthcare Master's Programs

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This list of the top 10 schools providing online graduate degrees in healthcare fields is based entirely on student feedback. The schools on this list cover a variety of MHA programs and other specializations to equip motivated healthcare professionals in their careers. Impressively, Liberty University, which tops the list with a Student Score of 94.28, maintains a high rate of student satisfaction while still maintaining a lower cost of attendance - at $8,475 annually, Liberty University's tuition is the lowest among the schools on this list.

One 2015 graduate from Saint Joseph's University said the online format was ideal in that it "provides opportunities for academic and professional development. It also has the flexibility of being fully online to allow students to continue their regular lives and intertwine them with academics." Click on the names of the schools listed below to find out more about what other online graduate students had to say. Feel free to adjust the dropdown menu to include other related healthcare fields as you explore your options in online education.

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Rank College 2017 Student Score
#1 #1 Liberty University 2017 Student Score 94.28
#2 #2 Southern New Hampshire University Online 2017 Student Score 92.66
#3 #3 Nova Southeastern University 2017 Student Score 88.31
#4 #4 University of Illinois at Chicago 2017 Student Score 86.49
#5 #5 Saint Joseph's University 2017 Student Score 85.97
#6 #6 California University of Pennsylvania 2017 Student Score 84.41
#7 #7 University of Southern California 2017 Student Score 83.86
#8 #8 University of Maryland University College 2017 Student Score 82.42
#9 #9 Utica College 2017 Student Score 79.34
#10 #10 Ohio University-Main Campus 2017 Student Score 77.76


Our goal in presenting this school data is to create a standardized and trustworthy method to assess institutions based on reliable statistics. In order for a school to be eligible to be featured on a 2017 Top Online Programs List, at least five students from that particular major must have submitted feedback on their institution. Graduate Programs only considers regionally or nationally accredited, non-profit institutions for our rankings. Aggregated student rating values were multiplied by 20 to create a Student Score out of 100; in the event of a tie, schools were awarded the same rank value.

Together with our internal recommend rate data, which is calculated based on tens of thousands of student reviews submitted to our site, the data used in the school listings were gathered in 2016-2017 from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). This site is the primary governmental entity for gathering and presenting data related to education. NCES data is updated annually. However, in many cases the most recently available data will not be for the current academic year. Additionally, tuition rates may vary by program, so prospective students should contact a representative from your institution of choice for more details.

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This indicates that a school has an annual tuition of $15,000 or less as reported to the National Center for Education Statistics or based on the school's website.