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Health Services

Health Services Management
Bachelor of Science
  • 120 credits
  • Transfer up to 90 credits
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
  • $250 per credit
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Advance in one of the country's fastest-growing job sectors with a degree in health services management.

With an online bachelor’s degree in health services management from University of Maryland Global Campus, you’ll be provided with core knowledge and competencies for effective management in the dynamic healthcare environment. The curriculum, designed with input from employers, industry experts, and scholars, will teach you to think comprehensively and strategically about healthcare trends so you can lead innovation.

Total Credits Required: 120

Required Major Courses: 33 Credits

  • (3 Credits, HMGT 300)
  • (3 Credits, HMGT 307)
  • (3 Credits, HMGT 310)
  • (3 Credits, HMGT 320)
  • (3 Credits, HMGT 322)
  • (3 Credits, HMGT 335)
  • (3 Credits, HMGT 372)
  • (3 Credits, HMGT 400)
  • (3 Credits, HMGT 420)
  • (3 Credits, HMGT 435)
  • (3 Credits, HMGT 495)

Related Required Courses

The following may be applied to general education or elective requirements:

  • (3 Credits, IFSM 305)
  • (3 Credits, STAT 200)

UMGC outlines the options available to fulfill the 41 credits of general education coursework for bachelor's degrees on the General Education Requirements webpage.

In addition to the major, elective, and general education courses and requirements outlined on this page, please review the overall bachelor's degree requirements.

This is our recommended course sequence to progress through this program. You may take multiple courses simultaneously, up to your course load limit. You cannot take a prerequisite with its subsequent course during the same session. Your plan will be unique and dependent on multiple factors, including the number of credits you transfer to this program. Contact an advisor if you have any questions about this plan, course alternatives, or your course load limit.

Sequence Course Requirement(s) Fulfilled
1 (1 Credit, LIBS 150) General Education: Research & Computing Literacy
2 (3 Credits, PACE 111S) General Education: Research & Computing Literacy
3 (3 Credits, WRTG 111) General Education: Communication
4 (3 Credits, IFSM 305) Major
5 (3 Credits, WRTG 112) General Education: Communication
6 (3 Credits, HMGT 300) Major
7 (3 Credits, SPCH 100) General Education: Communication
8 (3 Credits, STAT 200) General Education: Math; Major
9 (3 Credits, NUTR 100) General Education: Biological & Physical Sciences
10 (3 Credits, HMGT 307) Major
11 (3 Credits, HUMN 100) General Education: Arts & Humanities
12 (4 Credits, BIOL 103) General Education: Biological & Physical Sciences
13 (3 Credits, BEHS 103) General Education: Behavioral & Social Sciences
14 (3 Credits, ARTH 334) General Education: Arts & Humanities
15 (3 Credits, ECON 103) General Education: Behavioral & Social Sciences
16 (3 Credits, HMGT 310) Major
17 (3 Credits, HRMN 300) Elective
18 (3 Credits, HMGT 320) Major
19 3-credit elective course Elective
20 (3 Credits, HMGT 322) Major
21 (3 Credits, GERO 427) Elective
22 (3 Credits, HMGT 335) Major
23 (3 Credits, WRTG 394) General Education: Communication
24 3-credit elective course Elective
25 (3 Credits, HMGT 372) Major
26 (3 Credits, EMGT 302) Elective
27 3-credit elective course Elective
28 (3 Credits, HMGT 400) Major
29 (3 Credits, COMM 300) Elective
30 3-credit elective course Elective
31 (3 Credits, HMGT 420) Major
32 (3 Credits, CSIA 300) Elective
33 3-credit elective course Elective
34 (3 Credits, HMGT 435) Major
35 3-credit elective course Elective
36 (3 Credits, BMGT 317) Elective
37 3-credit elective course Elective
38 3-credit elective course Elective
39 (3 Credits, BEHS 380) Elective
40 (3 Credits, HMGT 495) Major
41 1-credit elective course Elective

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These requirements are for students who enroll in the 2023–2024 academic year. For prior year requirements, visit our catalog archive.

Bachelor’s Degree Requirements

In addition to the specific course requirements outlined on each bachelor’s degree webpage, UMGC maintains certain requirements for all bachelor’s degrees.

Program Highlights

Develop skills and gain knowledge through coursework that draws from the expertise and experience of our respected faculty.

Industry Snapshot

This program is designed to help prepare you to work in the fast-growing field of health services management.

New Jobs
The market is expected to add more than 130,000 new medical and health services management jobs by 2029.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics | “Medical and Health Services Managers" | 2020
Healthcare Professionals
There are more than 23 million people employed in healthcare and social assistance in the United States as of 2020.
Source: IBIS World | “Healthcare and Social Assistance in the U.S. Employment Statistics 2005-2026" | 2020

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Healthcare Community Hub

The mission of the UMGC Healthcare Community Hub is to encourage each member to sustain a philosophy of lifelong leadership development and increased knowledge, skills, and education, thereby ensuring the pursuit of quality healthcare in the community.

Upsilon Phi Delta (Healthcare Management)

Upsilon Phi Delta, the national academic honor society of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration, elevates and encourages scholarship, standards, and ethics in the healthcare field. This honor society recognizes scholarship in the healthcare field, and honors students who achieve distinction in healthcare-relevant programs of study in universities and colleges.

It is available to undergraduate and graduate students. Undergraduate membership is open to students pursuing a major in health services management. Undergraduate students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher and at least 18 credits of health services management coursework, with a GPA of 3.25 or higher in those courses. Graduate student membership is limited to individuals who are actively pursuing their graduate degrees in one of UMGC's healthcare-related programs, meet the national eligibility standards of a minimum GPA of 3.5, have completed 18 credits, and are invited to become a member. For more information, please email

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