Ashford University Expands Student Offerings with a Master's Degree in Health Care Administration

Ashford University has expanded its academic portfolio to include a new Master of Arts degree in Health Care Administration. The graduate degree program furthers Ashford University’s continued commitment to providing students with high-quality, innovative and easily accessible academic degree program options. 

“As Program Director for the master’s degree in Health Care Administration, it has been my privilege to work with some of the most highly qualified, experienced, and academically credentialed experts in this field,” said Mary Alexander, Program Director for Ashford University’s College of Arts and Sciences. “The development and implementation of this program was a collaborative effort between our Academic Affairs team and university faculty.  We believe we have developed a program that is timely and relevant, by addressing one of our most important societal needs.” 

According to Dr. Curt Lowe, Dean of Ashford’s College of Arts and Sciences, “There is a growing need for scholastically prepared health care professionals and this graduatedegree program is right in line with that need. It’s a natural progression from Ashford’s bachelor’s degree program in Health Care Administration.” 

Graduates with a Master of Arts degree in Health Care Administration will be academically prepared for careers in/or related to the health care industry, in such positions as: patient advocate, medical service manager, health care and product manager, consultant, research analyst, director of market research, director of strategic planning and community health care organizer. 

Currently, this program is open to online students only. To learn more or to apply, please visit

About Ashford University

Founded in 1918, Ashford University is a coeducational institution regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, with programs in education, business, accounting, criminal and social justice, computer animation and graphic design, and other areas.  The University offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, as well as a range of student activities and athletics, at its Clinton campus.  Online degree programs are available in education, organizational management, business administration, and psychology.  The University is known for its high quality yet highly affordable on-campus and online programs, with tuition fees among the lowest in the U.S. compared to other private institutionsIts tagline is: “Higher Education Made Affordable”SM