Online degree programs are available in certain healthcare fields.
The most popular study areas are nursing, psychology, health administration, counseling, social work and public health.
- Because healthcare is naturally hands-on, there are limits to what you can study online.
- Medicine, dentistry and occupational therapy, for example, don't have online degree programs.
For clinical degrees (such as Bachelor of Science in Nursing), students are required to do workplace training as well as online study. You or the online school may be able to organize work placements at healthcare facilities near to where you live. Clinical programs may also have residential schools (occasional multi-day classes on campus).
Below is a list of the main healthcare degrees you can get from online universities. The list doesn't show detailed specializations (such as specialist nursing fields and various types of counseling).
List of Online Healthcare Degrees
The main healthcare degrees which are available online are listed here. Note:
- The bachelors and masters lists were generated from degree lists at online universities.
- Clinical degree programs may require you to do supervised training in a healthcare facility.
- Many specializations are available within programs, including in counseling, nursing and psychology.
Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Health Science
Bachelor of Science in Counseling
Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness
Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration
BS in Health Information Management
Bachelor of Science in Health Science
Bachelor of Science in Health Studies
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)
Bachelor of Science in Nutrition Science
Bachelor of Science in Psychology
Bachelor of Science in Public Health
Bachelor of Science in Sociology
Bachelor of Social Work
Master of Public Health
Master of Science in Addiction Studies
Master of Science in Clinical Psychology
Master of Science in Counseling
Master of Science in Health Care Administration
Master of Science in Health Care Informatics
Master of Science in Health Education
Master of Science in Human Behavior
Master of Science in Mental Health and Wellness
Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling
Master of Science in Nursing
Master of Science in Professional Counseling
Master of Science in Psychology
Master of Social Work
Best Online Universities for Healthcare Degrees
Good Colleges has ranked the top 3 online universities for healthcare.
The rankings are based on 4 criteria:
- overall size of the online healthcare program
- student ratings and feedback for courses in nursing, healthcare, counseling, social work, public health and clinical psychology
- depth and variety of degree courses in healthcare
- tuition fees for bachelor and masters degrees.
The best universities for healthcare provide good value for money. Students are generally happy with the course and how it helped them with their career.
The rankings are interesting and identify universities you may want to have a look at if you are interested in a healthcare career. But it is also useful to look at how the health schools perform in particular subjects.
Healthcare industry growth
The healthcare industry is one of the fastest growing career generators in the country, which means that qualified healthcare professionals will be in high demand.
Online study convenience
With an online healthcare degree program, you have the independence to advance your career around your busy schedule. Our online program students have 24/7 access to coursework.
Gain real-world experience... We’ve teamed up with over 360 hospitals and clinics nationwide to provide our students with clinical and externship opportunities.