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The University of Scranton’s Online Master’s Programs

Take comprehensive courses in business, healthcare, and HR – around your principles and at your pace.

The University of Scranton's online master's and certificate programs are grounded in Catholic and Jesuit values of intellectual growth and integrity. Each program is taught by expert faculty and has the same rigorous academic standards as the on-campus curriculum.

Many of The University of Scranton's instructional faculty hold doctoral or other terminal degrees in their fields, so you can excel in yours. Plus, with multiple graduate-level degree and certificate program offerings in growing fields, you can choose a program that fits your career aspirations.

Ranked among the "Best Colleges" 12 years running
– The Princeton Review

MS in Finance

The online AACSB-accredited MS in Finance provides you with advanced financial and investment knowledge taught with Jesuit values of ethics and social responsibility.


Designed for those interested in financial management or investment management, this program emphasizes critical areas of knowledge required in the financial field and helps prepare you for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) certification. Topics of study include:


  • Financial securities
  • Financial markets
  • Risk metrics
  • Investment criteria
  • Capital budgeting techniques
  • Hedging strategies


Career information: The median annual wage for financial analysts as of May 2017 was $84,300, with the highest 10 percent earning more than $165,580.


U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Master of Accountancy (MAcc)

Designed for current and aspiring accounting professionals, the online MAcc program combines core competencies with hands-on tools that can have you ready for the field in less than one year. Scranton's online master's in accountancy highlights:

  • AACSB-accredited program
  • Discount on Wiley CPAexcel® Review Course
  • Ranked among top-tier CPA exam pass rates
  • Focus on technical, practical, leadership, and communication skills


Career Information: Employment of accountants and auditors is projected to grow 10 percent from 2016 to 2026 with a median annual wage of $69,350 and the top 10% earning more than $122,220.


– U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

MBA with eight specializations

The University of Scranton online MBA leads you to high-level success with a focus on ethics, social responsibility, and technology-enhanced leadership skills. Choose from eight specializations, each with a customizable Flex curriculum to tailor your studies to your career goals. No GMAT/GRE is required for admission to this nationally recognized and AACSB-accredited online MBA.

Eight Specializations Offered

  1. Accounting
  2. Business Analytics
  3. Enterprise Resource Planning
  4. Finance
  5. Healthcare Management
  6. Human Resources Management
  7. International Business
  8. Operations Management
  9. General MBA

U.S. News & World Report ranks The University of Scranton MBA among the "Best Online MBA Programs."


Career Information: The average salary for 2014 graduates of The University of Scranton's MBA program was $95,841.


– 2014 University of Scranton Graduate School Survey data

Master of Health Administration (MHA)

As one of the first fully online MHA programs to be CAHME accredited, The University of Scranton online MHA develops your expertise in healthcare system management. Learn practical knowledge from experts in the field with coursework that encompasses core competencies in critical areas defined by the ACHE Healthcare Leadership Alliance.

Two Specializations Offered

  • Health Informatics
  • Global Health

Career Information: Employment of medical and health services managers is projected to grow 20 percent from 2016 to 2026, with a median annual wage of $98,350.

– U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

MS in Business Analytics

The 100% online, AACSB-accredited MS in Business Analytics program will develop a toolkit of effective data-backed problem-solving skills. Gain hands-on experience with highly sought software tools such as Python, R, and Tableau, to support data-driven business decisions.


As a full-time student, you can complete the 30-credit program in as little as 12 months with appropriate planning. The core curriculum focuses on three primary areas as you establish a repertoire of business analytic skills:

  • Descriptive Analytics
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Prescriptive Analytics


You'll be able to:

  • Analyze ineffective business processes.
  • Produce data-backed and informed proposals to solve business problems.
  • Examine the ethics Big Data, Internet of Things, and Artificial Intelligence.
  • Gather and analyze data to bolster administrative decision-making.


According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Management and Business Analysts have a median salary of $85,260, with the field expected to expand by 14% by 2028.

MS in Health Informatics

The University of Scranton's online MS in Health Informatics teaches you to create meaningful health data reports and bridge the communication gap between executive leadership, IT, and other healthcare providers. You'll gain the skills to make informed, data-driven decisions that keep patients' health at the center of your care. This in-demand degree provides you with the following:

  • Information science and healthcare knowledge
  • Interprofessional collaboration competencies
  • Working knowledge of information systems
  • Effective leadership skills

If you're interested in big data, you can extend your talents to address healthcare challenges by specializing in Data Analytics. This optional specialization enables you to develop expertise at the intersection of clinical, business, and predictive analytics, data mining, and data visualization. After the program, you can move into health informatics roles that focus on enhancing healthcare delivery and lowering costs.


Career information: Health information managers and directors with a master’s degree earn up to $106,000 annually.


Burning Glass Technologies: Labor Insight™ (visited January 5, 2020)


The master's in health informatics program is in candidacy status, pending accreditation review by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

MS in Human Resources Management

Make smart and savvy human connections when you choose the online MS in Human Resources Management at The University of Scranton. The online human resources program integrates current research and best practices to support organizational goals and touts a curriculum that aligns with SHRM's HR Curriculum Guidebook.


Earn your degree from a highly ranked university without interrupting your career, and with no GRE/GMAT required for admission, enrollment is stress-free. You'll acquire fundamental executive skills, such as:

  • Leadership
  • Effective decision-making
  • Strategic planning
  • Negotiation
  • Performance improvement
  • Rewards system development

Career Information: Employment of human resources managers is projected to grow 9 percent from 2016 to 2026, with a median annual wage of $110,120.


– U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

MBA-MHA Dual Degree

The dual Master of Business Administration/Master of Health Administration degree combines the coursework and outcomes of both programs in one convenient degree. Finish faster and with fewer credits than you would taking each program separately.


Prepare to successfully lead healthcare and related organizations with in-depth knowledge of health systems and processes along with broad-based business expertise.

  • Nationally recognized and AACSB-accredited MBA
  • CAHME-accredited MHA curriculum
  • Coursework aligns with the Healthcare Leadership Alliance’s competency model

Career information: Under current law, national healthcare spending is projected to grow at an average rate of 5.5 percent per year from 2017 to 2026, reaching $5.7 trillion in spending by 2026.


Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Graduate Certificates

The University of Scranton offers several graduate certificate programs. All certificate programs can be completed in less than one year and are designed as a gateway to the respective master's programs.

  • Business Analytics
  • Enterprise Resource Planning
  • Health Informatics
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Supply Chain Management

Ranked as a “Best Value” School

U.S. News & World Report

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