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Grow Your Career with a BAAS in Health Services Administration

Become an effective and innovative leader with a competency-based program that prepares you for a rewarding and impactful career in the ever-expanding healthcare field. Designed for working professionals, this program offers fully online coursework so you can plan your studies around your busy life. Receive credit for what you know and can do, then accelerate your degree completion and job promotion opportunities.

Where It Is Offered Online
Duration 2 years
Foreign Language No foreign language credits required
Delivery Only Offered Online (100% Online)
Total Credit Hours 120 hours
Thesis Requirements No thesis required

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Health Services Administration (BAAS) :: Is this program a good fit for you?

Is this Program a Good Fit for You?

Health services administration students are typically interested in:

  • Working with interdisciplinary teams in a healthcare setting
  • Strategically addressing the health needs of a community or target population
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SEE YOURSELF SUCCEED IN Health Services Administration

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Student Support

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A degree in health services administration offers the opportunity to:

  • Examine ethics and legal issues in healthcare and the role leaders play in fostering ethical behavior.
  • Learn about, from and with other health services professionals to enable effective teamwork and improved health outcomes.
  • Discover issues related to health services administration, including special populations and health policy and advocacy.
  • Develop leadership strategies to handle public relations scenarios in a range of health-related situations.
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Possibilities and opportunities in the current healthcare industry abound. Your degree in health services administration prepares you to manage and lead in dynamic healthcare settings such as nursing homes, rehabilitation facilities, imaging centers or outpatient ambulatory clinics.

Career Possibilities and Current Median Salaries

Health Services Manager (National Average)
Health Services Manager (DFW Median)
Mental Health Program Manager (National Average)
Mental Health Program Manager (Texas Median)
Nursing Director (National Average)
Nursing Director (DFW Median)

US DOL Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2020

ZipRecruiter, 2021

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Health Services Administration (BAAS) :: 1.11 WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

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What You Will Learn

Learn and develop practical workplace competencies to meet current and future challenges in a variety of health services settings. Acquire a broad overview of the health services field, including instruction in business, health, nursing, psychology and organizational leadership.

Courses to Prepare for Your Career

  • Required courses include Inter-professional Communication, Health Policy and Advocacy, and Quality Management and Performance Improvement.
  • General education courses and professional development electives are designed to complement the required courses and offer you a well-rounded, in-depth preparation for work in the field.
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Health Services Administration (BAAS) :: 1.12 FEATURED COURSES

Featured Courses

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Course Delivery and Resources

Three components make up the 120-credit-hour degree.

  • General Education/Core Curriculum (42 semester credit hours)
    • You have the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of general education competencies without needlessly sitting through introductory courses.
  • Professional Development Electives (48 semester credit hours)
    • You are able to demonstrate competency in a variety of related fields.
  • Upper Division Applied Coursework (30 semester credit hours)
    • You will build on and apply work-related skills in four mastery areas.

You begin each term by registering for up to two courses.

  • When you complete all your current courses before the end of a term, you can take and complete another course by the end of the term.
  • You can accelerate an unlimited number of times in each term.
  • Using this method, you can shorten your time to degree completion.
  • You are not allowed to add courses during the final week of the term.

Did you miss the registration window? Don’t worry! You have two available registration opportunities each semester! For specific dates, email our advising office.

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All competency-based programs in the College of Innovation and Design are offered in two seven-week terms per traditional semester with a break between each term.


SemesterTerm 1BreakTerm 2
SpringJan. 18 – March 4March 7 – 25March 28 – May 13
SummerMay 16 – July 1July 4 – 8July 11 – Aug. 26
FallSept. 6 – Oct. 21Oct. 24 – 28Oct. 31 – Dec. 16


SemesterTerm 1BreakTerm 2
SpringJan. 17 – March 3March 6 – 17March 20 – May 5
SummerMay 15 – June 30July 3 – 7July 10 – Aug. 25
FallSept. 5 – Oct. 20Oct. 23 – 27Oct. 30 – Dec. 15
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Program Costs

Tuition is a flat rate per seven-week term. Texas residents pay $750 per term and out-of-state residents pay $1,500 per term. Many of the courses include e-textbooks incorporated in the online competency modules.

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Health Services Administration (BAAS) :: Program Admission

Program Admission

Step 1: Demonstrate Your Knowledge

To demonstrate your knowledge, you will submit evidence of a level of competence in reading, writing and mathematics.

You are required to take or be exempt from the Texas Success Initiative assessment prior to enrolling in college; students without assessment scores because of exemptions that are not test or grade based must take a placement test to determine entry level in math and English courses.

TSI Exemptions

  • ACT scores: Composite 23; English 19 or Math 19; no older than five years
  • SAT scores: Composite 1070; Verbal 500 or Math 500; no older than five years
  • TAKS scores: 2200 Math or 2200 English/Language Arts with a three writing subscore
  • Received an associate degree or baccalaureate degree from a Texas public institution.
  • Out-of-State/private institution transfer who has satisfactorily completed college level work with a “C” or better in areas of reading, math and writing.
  • Has met readiness standards at another Texas public higher education institution; “C” or better in developmental course work.
  • Military Service
    • Serving in the active military.
    • Serving as a member of a reserve component of the armed forces for at least three years preceding enrollment.
    • Honorably discharged, retired or released from active duty in the military on or after August 1, 1990. Please provide us with your official DD214 with discharge status in order to apply this exemption.
  • Additionally, you may submit scores from the THEA (Texas Higher Education Assessment), COMPASS or ASSET to satisfy the assessment requirement.

For more information about the assessment requirements, please contact the Testing Center.

Step 2: Submit Your Transcript

Submit or request submission of official transcripts from high school, GED score report including percentile scores and/or each institution you attended.

  • A transcript is considered official only if received directly from the sending institution or, if hand delivered, the transcript must be in a sealed registrar’s envelope.
  • Send Transcripts to:
    • Office of Undergraduate Admissions
      Texas A&M University-Commerce
      P.O. Box 3011
      Commerce, Texas 75429-3011
    • For faster delivery, check to see if your previous/current academic institution(s) can submit an electronic version of your transcript to the Admissions Office. We accept SPEEDE and Escrip-Safe electronic transcripts.

Step 3: File for Financial Aid

We can give you financial aid guidance to help you complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

  • Designate TAMUC as the college to receive your FAFSA information.
  • A&M-Commerce’s school code is 003565.

For more information, please contact financial aid advisor, Daniel Sanders at [email protected] or call 903.468.6059.

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Health Services Administration :: Degree Guide

Degree Guide

Prefix and NumberRequired/Core Course TitleSCH
General Education/Core Curriculum*42
HSCB 300Introduction to the U.S. Healthcare System*3
HSCB 301Inter-Professional Communication*3
HSCB 320Financial Issues in Health Services*3
HSCB 321Health Informatics*3
HSCB 380Culture, Inequalities and Social Justice in Health*3
HSCB 440Health Policy and Advocacy*3
HSCB 430Quality Management and Performance Improvement*3
HSCB 441Healthcare Ethics and Legal Issues for Leaders*3
HSCB 431Critical Incident Management in Health Services*3
HSCB 399Health Services Administration Capstone*3
Prescribed Elective Course TitleSCH
Professional Development Electives ^48

^ Professional Development Electives may be previous coursework from community colleges, four-year colleges/universities, WECM or military credits or other transcripted academic work. CSHO certification will be converted to transfer credit in this portion of the major. Students may also select courses from the CBE inventory within the College of Innovation and Design with advisor approval.

TOTAL: 120 hours

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Health Services Administration (BAAS) :: 1.14aa Staff

Faculty and Staff

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Contact Us

  • P.O. Box 3011
  • Commerce, TX 75429-3011
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