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Leading Healthcare Site Launches 2013 Rankings of Best Health Science Degrees

A health science degree prepares students for careers in a wide-ranging and continuously growing field, providing the education and training necessary for employment as allied health professionals, healthcare managers and public health officials, to name just a few possibilities. In response to the high demand for qualified health sciences graduates, a number of schools offer distance-based degree programs geared toward adult students or other non-traditional degree candidates. To assist potential students in finding the school that best suits their needs and goals, BestHealthScienceDegree.com, a website dedicated to providing educational and career information to prospective health science majors, has recently released a ranking of the top 10 best online health science degree programs. With pertinent information such as tuition rates, degree requirements and school summaries included, this ranking list aims to make the school search a little easier for future healthcare professionals.

In compiling the list, criteria such as school reputation and history, curricular strengths, required coursework and expedient scheduling were all taken into account. Students at various academic stages will find suitable programs on the list, which includes degree tracks at the associate, baccalaureate and graduate level. Highlighted programs range from generalized health science curricula to specialized concentrations in child development, gerontology, health informatics and healthcare management. BestHealthScienceDegree.com presents only those schools that are fully accredited by a recognized accrediting body, so future students can feel secure in applying to any of the programs mentioned.

1. Ashford University – Cost: $402.00 per credit
Degree Name: Bachelor of Arts in Health Care Studies

2. Grand Canyon University – Cost: $687.50 per credit
Degree Name: Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences

3. Kaplan University – Cost: $371.00 per credit
Degree Names:
• Master of Healthcare Administration
• Master of Public Health

4. Walden University – Cost: $290.00 per credit
Degree Names:
• Bachelor of Science in Health Studies
• Bachelor of Science in Public Health
• Master of Healthcare Administration
• Master of Public Health

5. South University – Cost: $36,180.00 total tuition for associate degree program; $72,360.00 total tuition for baccalaureate degree program
Degree Names:
• Associate of Science in Allied Health Science
• Bachelor of Science in Health Science

6. Keiser University – Cost: $440.00 per credit
Degree Name: Bachelor of Science in Health Science

7. Arizona State University – Cost: $442.00 per credit
Degree Name: Bachelor of Applied Science in Health Sciences

8. Bellevue University – Cost: $370.00 per credit
Degree Name: Bachelor of Art in Health Sciences

9. United States University – Cost: $250.00 per credit
Degree Name: Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences

10. Nova Southeastern University – Cost: $300.00 per credit
Degree Name: Bachelor of Science in Health Science

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