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Health Administration and Policy Major (Bachelor of Science)

With a Bachelor of Science (BS) in health administration and policy (HAP), you will be prepared to be a leader in the modern healthcare industry. Here, you’ll learn to put patients first and gain a solid understanding of healthcare institutions, management processes, public policy and social issues.

The health administration and policy major is right for you if you enjoy working with people and want to promote social justice in healthcare. At Creighton, the program emphasizes the Jesuit values of ethical conduct and compassionate care. Here, you’ll learn how to help create a better, healthier world.

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Program Details

What You’ll Learn

Creighton health administration and policy graduates are prepared to meet the complex and evolving challenges of healthcare today. In this program, students will explore:

  • Healthcare management processes
  • Healthcare public policy
  • Social and ethical issues facing the healthcare industry


As a health administration and policy major, you’ll take classes like:

  • Health Finance and Budgeting
  • Public Policy and Healthcare
  • Managerial Communication
  • Bioethics and Society

Visit our course catalog for the full curriculum.

Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s Program

If you see graduate school in your future, why not start sooner? Get a head start on your Master of Public Health (MPH) while finishing up your bachelor’s degree.

Learn how to save a year of time and tuition through our Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s programs.

Health Administration and Policy Minor

The minor in health administration and policy helps students understand administration and policy issues as they relate to healthcare institutions. The program is helpful to students who seek to understand the healthcare system as an adjunct to their chosen career.

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Admissions Requirements

Creighton admissions are based upon:

  • High school GPA
  • ACT or SAT scores*
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Personal statement to demonstrate creative abilities not reflected in your transcripts
  • Recommendation from high school counselor
  • Honors sections and advanced placement courses will enhance a candidate’s application
*For students who are choosing to apply test-optional, ACT/SAT exam scores are not required at the time of application for admission.

Dates & Deadlines

Applications for the fall semester open on Aug. 1 of the prior year. For scholarship consideration, the earlier you complete your undergraduate application, the better. For up-to-date deadlines, visit our admissions page.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition rates are updated each year. Visit our financial aid site to learn more about the cost of attendance.

Financial Aid

Creighton University’s Financial Aid Office administers over $200,000,000 in student aid each year from federal, state, institutional and private sources.

To help make your undergraduate studies at Creighton University more affordable, we encourage you to file the FAFSA to apply for financial assistance. A variety of scholarships are also available.

Malorie Wolf
“Creighton has provided many opportunities to learn, grow and connect with individuals of diverse strengths and experiences. The faculty challenge us to engage in praxis and participate in practical application.”
— Malorie Wolf, Anthropology and HAP Major
Rasika Mukkamala
“At Creighton, I’ve been exposed to many different courses, themes and projects that have strengthened my ability to be a servant leader in healthcare. I loved my HAP internship course because I’ve been able to connect with professionals in the Omaha area!”
— Rasika Mukkamala, HAP Major, Public Health and Biology Minor
Sam Clark
“My time in the HAP program exposed me to numerous current healthcare administrators and potential career paths. It’s an ideal place for those who are curious about a career in healthcare administration and seeking to learn more.”
— Sam Clark, HAP Alumnus

Student Organizations

In the Health Administration and Policy Student Association (HAPSA) organization, students can:

  • Share interests in the healthcare field with peers
  • Learn more about the future of the profession
  • Network with healthcare executive mentors

Recent Creighton health administration and policy graduates have been admitted to medical, dental and law schools, as well as public health and health administration graduate programs at the Universities of Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Minnesota, Washington, Colorado and more.

One of the curriculum requirements is a health administration and policy internship. Student interns work for 100 hours to gain three hours of academic credit (approximately 7 hours a week). Students work as entry-level administrative professionals in organizations involved in healthcare delivery, administration or policy-making. Open to juniors or seniors with a GPA of at least 2.5.

An undergraduate degree in health administration and policy is sufficient for an entry-level position in the healthcare industry. Most higher-level heath administration management positions require training and education beyond a bachelor’s degree. Creighton’s flexible program allows you to pick electives for your personal career objectives.

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