Peru State College Online

M.S. in Organizational Management: Healthcare Administration

Program Overview

Embrace Who You Can Become in Peru State's M.S. in Organizational Management: Healthcare Administration

Healthcare is simultaneously one of the largest and most important industries in the country. It's an incredibly intricate machine that, when functioning properly, saves lives and gives people the ability to be their best selves. With a Master of Science in Organizational Management (MSOM): Healthcare Administration from Peru State, you can poise yourself to become the type of leader who ensures healthcare systems run as efficiently as possible.

Our healthcare-focused organizational management degree is specifically geared toward developing transformational leaders. The courses intensely dissect and analyze healthcare systems, helping you develop impactful strategies that improve health outcomes and prepare for leadership roles in healthcare organizations. You'll graduate with an expert understanding of management in healthcare and the insight to be a leader in health systems anywhere.

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$13,680 Program Cost

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36 Credit Hours

Develop the Skills to Transform Healthcare at Peru State

When you earn an MSOM: Healthcare Administration degree from Peru State, you aren’t just learning the skills to become a healthcare administrator — you’re transforming yourself into an agent of change. In addition to the core curriculum of the MSOM degree, your degree will cover:

  • Various differences between modern healthcare delivery systems
  • Laws and regulations specific to healthcare and how they are applied in the workplace
  • Health informatics and how to use data in healthcare settings
  • Specific economic and financial idiosyncrasies of the healthcare industry


Low Tuition, Top-Value Education

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At Peru State College Online, we take it all seriously — including your education investment. Our students work hard on their education, so we do our part to make it as affordable as possible.

Peru State College's approach of providing high-quality education at a competitive cost works well for both you and us, earning our college the distinction of being a Top ROI, Best Buy and Best Value.

Our MSOM program has been showcased specifically for affordability, rated seventh on's “Most Affordable Master's in Entrepreneurship” list and one of the top five most affordable online master's programs in entrepreneurship by

What's our secret? No surprises here …

  • At a lean $380 per credit hour, our low, “one-rate, any-state” tuition simplifies things, with no other per-credit-hour fees to worry about.
  • Other cost-friendly options are available, too, like transfer credit, financial aid, and corporate or military tuition assistance, if applicable to you.
  • Finally, it's free to apply.

Less financial stress for you, enormous pride for us. Ready to make the most out of your education dollars? At Peru State College Online, you'll find transformative education offered affordably, for you.

Academic Support

An Engaged Online Community

With no physical boundaries, Peru State College's rich tradition of community on campus easily extends to our family online. You will immediately feel welcome among our circle of faculty, staff and distance learners like you.

  • Our knowledgeable instructors are experts in teaching online. Easily accessible, they include 1:1 faculty interaction, discussion boards and video conferencing as part of your experience.
  • You'll advance alongside others with similar aspirations, and benefit from knowledge sharing and motivating mutual support.
  • Free online tutoring and career services are just a few bonus features that help keep your eye on the prize.
  • And to help ensure a top-notch educational journey, your student advisor will be by your side, offering encouragement and keeping you right on track to graduation.
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Simple, Clear Application Process

Whether you'd like a little help from us or prefer to get started on your own, your journey at Peru State College Online begins with a smooth — and FREE — application process.

  • STEP ONE. Complete the Application for Admission (FREE)
  • STEP TWO. Request your official college transcripts (not required if you are transferring a bachelor's degree from Chadron State College or Wayne State College)
  • STEP THREE. Provide two recommendation forms (preferably from a supervisor/principal and coworker), a copy of your Teaching Certificate and a current Resume

We promise a speedy response to your application, averaging about 24 hours to process. From there, we'll work together to enroll and get you moving toward your graduation goal ahead.

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"I would not have selected any other college to continue my education. I bleed blue."
– B. Lutz, MSOM Alumni

Flexible, Quality Learning

We know school isn't your only priority — that's why we strive to make our online courses as flexible and accessible as possible. All of the online MSOM: Healthcare Administration courses are 100% online, eight weeks long and start at multiple points throughout the year. We don't sacrifice quality for flexibility, either. Our expert faculty have developed an in-depth understanding of healthcare administration and organizational management through years of their own experience, and they pass their knowledge on to you.

  • Eight-week courses
  • Multiple class start dates
  • Easy Canvas navigation
  • Asynchronous courses with no set log-in times
Core Courses – Required

MGMT 550 Organization Development and Change (3 Credit Hours)

Organizational development is considered as a multi-step process that may involve a wide variety of interventions. Interventions from those involving basic human processes to those requiring planning at the strategic level are considered in this course, with a particular emphasis on selecting appropriate interventions based on thoughtful diagnosis of organizational issues. Prerequisite: Graduate Student Status

MGMT 551 Program Evaluation (3 Credit Hours)

The purposes, procedures, and techniques of effective evaluation processes are considered, with an emphasis on informing those involved in organization change efforts. Students have the opportunity to prepare a detailed evaluation plan. Prerequisite: Graduate Student Status

MGMT 552 Management of Innovation and Growth (3 Credit Hours)

Understanding innovation as a process and creating the conditions for this process to occur successfully within an organization are the main themes of this course. Common routes to organizational growth are also considered as is dealing with issues associated with rapid growth. Prerequisite: Graduate Student Status

MGMT 553 Conflict Management and Mediation (3 Credit Hours)

Conflict is inevitable, but it does not have to be debilitating for individuals and organizational/social systems. This course explores the theory and practice of dispute resolution using interest-based mediation and negotiation techniques. Students gain a broad understanding of mediation and negotiation strategies, learn skills that lead to greater success in managing conflict, and develop confidence in the mediation process as an effective means for resolving interpersonal, organizational, and community disputes. Prerequisite: Graduate Student Status

MGMT 601 Study Design and Data Collection (3 Credit Hours)

The development of appropriately phrased research questions and alternative methods of inquiry are considered, as are factors influencing validity and reliability. Although survey methods are considered in detail, qualitative approaches also receive attention. Prerequisite: Graduate Student Status

MGMT 602 Statistical Methods and Data Analysis (3 Credit Hours)

A variety of statistical techniques frequently used in social science research are covered. Using statistical software, interpreting data, and drawing appropriate conclusions are emphasized. Prerequisite: Graduate Student Status

Healthcare Administration Courses

MGMT 623 Healthcare Law, Policy and Compliance (3 Credit Hours)

This course covers the legal aspect of healthcare and regulatory requirements. The security of data and patient information will be reviewed, including risks and privacy. External trends and regulations that affect healthcare systems will be discussed.

MGMT 630 Healthcare Delivery Systems (3 Credit Hours)

This class gives an overview of the American and some foreign healthcare systems for comparison. It includes the study of the evolution and current state of health care services. Included in the overview of systems are insurance, healthcare organizations, health professionals, health policies and healthcare financing topics. Current socioeconomic issues impacting healthcare delivery and services will be discussed.

MGMT 641 Healthcare Economics and Finance (3 Credit Hours)

This course will enable learners to apply the tools of economics, finance and strategy to address challenges faced by healthcare providers. Strategies for payers, manufacturers and providers will be examined. Topics will include the role of economics, cost-effectiveness, market analysis and financial projection. Case studies and current events will be integrated throughout to encourage discussions about healthcare economics and finance.

MGMT 642 Healthcare Information Systems (3 Credit Hours)

This course will concentrate on the systems and data used in healthcare organizations. It is important that leaders understand the technologies policy; data and analytics; health informatics; people and processes; and systems management in the healthcare environment. Leaders in healthcare must ensure that privacy and security of information are achieved and maintained. The business objective of the organization must be maintained through the use of healthcare information systems. Current healthcare trends will influence the planning, selection and implementation of those systems necessary to support those trends.

Thesis/Action Research Project

To graduate with an MSOM degree you’ll need to complete six hours of thesis, internship or research project credit in an advanced topic area. The final paper should relate to your area of concentration and constitute the culminating experience in the MSOM degree program.

Two primary goals for graduate programs at Peru State College are flexibility and relevance. Students may propose to write detailed case studies, develop unique courses or programs for other institutions or the community, research and write substantial grant proposals, etc.

MGMT 695 Graduate Internship (3-6 Credit Hours)

A student may opt to propose an internship that will allow him/her to apply the concepts from the graduate degree program. A minimum of 45 hours must be completed for each credit hour of internship that the student elects to complete. A final reflective paper that demonstrates the knowledge and skills gained in relation to the focus of the program is required.

Prerequisite: Completion of 27 or more credit hours and permission from the Dean of Graduate Programs

MGMT 696 Thesis/Action Research Project I (3 Credit Hours) & MGMT 697 Thesis/Action Research Project II (3 Credit Hours)

The Action Research Project should relate to the student’s area of interest and professional practice and should represent the culmination of the program. It may consist of an approved research project or alternative, e.g., a grant application and implementation.

The Thesis involves formal research of a topic related to the student’s field of interest. It can conform to experimental, descriptive or historical approaches and will be presented in the most current standard APA (American Psychological Association) five-chapter configuration. Unlike an Action Research Project, the focus of the endeavor will not be the participant’s own teaching situation.

Prerequisite: Completion of 27 or more credit hours and permission from the Dean of Graduate Programs

Career Outcomes for Healthcare Administration Graduates

Our online MSOM: Healthcare Administration equips you with the skills, strategies and experience to lead impactful change in healthcare. Whether you work in a private practice, small clinic, hospital or insurance setting, you can use your degree to not only advance your career, but make a difference.


Healthcare has always been a massive industry in the United States, and it is set to get even bigger. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects an addition of two million jobs in the industry by 2031, a 13% growth that is more than double the average growth of other industries.

Growth for healthcare administrators and service managers is projected to be even greater, with the BLS forecasting a staggering 28% growth in employment from 2021 to 2031. These roles pay well too, with BLS reporting the 2021 median annual salary for medical service managers at $101,340.

By earning an MSOM: Healthcare Administration you’ll prepare yourself for careers like:

    • Hospital Administrator
    • Healthcare Consultant
    • Clinical Director
    • Clinical Informatics Manager
    • Insurance Director

Accredited and Respected

Firmly established since 1867, Peru State College has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 1915.

HLC is an institutional accreditor recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation to accredit degree-granting colleges and universities.

Peru State received notice in July 2022 of its continued accreditation by HLC with the next Reaffirmation of Accreditation in 2031-32.

PROGRAMMATIC ACCREDITATION Peru State College is accredited under the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Standards through the CAEP Accreditation System, for a period of 7 years, from 2015 – 2022.

Peru State College was reviewed under the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Standards in Fall 2022 and is awaiting action on its review. Formed in 2013, CAEP is the single specialized accreditor for educator preparation and administers NCATE accreditation.

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