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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.

Since 1888, The University of Scranton has grounded its education in Catholic and Jesuit principles based on intellectual growth and integrity, all of which shape the online master’s and certificate programs. You can choose one of seven degree programs from a selective institution ranked among the top 10 master’s universities in the North by U.S. News & World Report.

All online programs are taught by expert faculty — 89% of whom hold terminal degrees.

The online, master’s degree curriculum is taught by highly-credentialed faculty and reflects the same rigorous academic standards as the on-campus programs. Nearly all of The University of Scranton’s instructional faculty hold doctoral or other terminal degrees in their fields – so you can excel in yours.

Master’s Degree Programs

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MS in Finance

The new 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 field, and helps prepare you for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) certification. Study such advanced finance topics as:

  • 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 2015 was $80,310, with the highest 10 percent earning more than $160,760.1

— U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2014 to 2024)

Master of Accountancy (MAcc)

Designed for current and aspiring accounting professionals, the online MAcc program integrates core competencies with competitive tools in coursework that can be completed in less than one year. Here are a few reasons why the online master’s in accounting at The University of Scranton is different.

  • 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 11 percent with a median annual wage of $65,940 and the top 10% earning more than $144,950.

– U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2014 to 2024)

MBA with eight specializations

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

Eight Specializations Offered

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

U.S. News & World Report ranks The University of Scranton MBA among the top online MBA programs. It also names The University of Scranton a “Top 10 Master’s Universities in the North” and No. 12 in the nation for best financial value at graduation.


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 Master of Health Administration 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, with a median annual wage of $98,350.


– U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2016 to 2026)

MS in Health Informatics

The University of Scranton 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 their care. This in-demand degree provides you with the following:

  • In-depth computer science knowledge
  • Concise communication techniques
  • Working knowledge of information systems
  • Effective leadership skills

Career Information: Individuals with a master’s in health informatics earn an average of $67,199 annually.


– U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2012 to 2022)


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, with a median annual wage of $102,780.


– U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2014 to 2024)


The name change to Master of Science in Human Resources Management will take effect in Fall Semester of 2018 and apply to students beginning their program on or after the Fall 2018 term. Students who are admitted prior to that term will graduate with the original program name, Master of Science in Human Resources.

MBA-MHA Dual Degree

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

Prepare to successfully lead healthcare and related organizations with in-depth knowledge of health systems and processes combined 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: Healthcare spending accounted for 17.8 percent of the U.S. Gross Domestic product in 2015, making it one of the largest sectors of the economy, and it is expected to grow.

—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.

  • 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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