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Master of Science in Healthcare Management

The Master of Science in Healthcare Management (MSHCM) degree program is designed for individuals who wish to work or are currently working in responsible management positions in a wide variety of medical and healthcare institutions.

The 36-credit program presents a practitioner-focused curriculum that includes critical knowledge, competencies, and skills necessary to lead and work effectively in the core business sectors within the healthcare industry.  Students will acquire current skills in key healthcare management domains including; finance, leadership, human capital management, technology, quality improvement, and strategy that are critical variables in establishing, managing and leading a successful healthcare organization.

Students will develop and demonstrate critical reasoning, data-driven decision-making, and process improvement that will enable them to contribute to the growth, quality, and evolution of the rapidly growing healthcare industry.  Program content presents strategic and current models of healthcare management, provides the evolutionary content and critical analysis of the leading healthcare models. In addition, the content examines the application and interconnection of course learnings in the healthcare industry.

Credit Distribution

Subject Area/Course Credits
I. Core Courses 33
  • HCM-500: 21st Century Healthcare Systems
  • HCF-701: Healthcare Finance
  • HCM-501: Organization of the Healthcare Value Chain
  • HRM-530: Human Resources Management
  • HCM-502: Healthcare Administrator Leadership
  • HCL-704: Legal Issues in Healthcare
  • HCM-503: Quality Improvement Strategies in Healthcare
  • PJM-510: Project Management
  • HCO-702: Healthcare Management within a Healthcare Organization
  • ORR-510: Organizational Research (must be taken prior to Capstone)
  • MSM-620: Leading Strategic Change
II. Capstone 3
  • MAN-630: Management Capstone
Total Credits 36

Note: Organizational Research (ORR 510) must be take prior to the Management Capstone (MAN 630). You cannot take them in the same term. Contact your academic advisor to register for both courses.

About the MSHCM Program



Estimated Cost of Degree:


Based on:

  • $50 application fee
  • $668 per credit
  • $298 graduation fee

Excludes books or other fees
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Transfer Credits:

Up to 12 Credits

Meet the Dean

“Organizational leadership is a strong focus of our curriculum and is a relevant and desired competency in today’s fast-changing, global marketplace.”

» Michael Williams, Ph.D.

Toni M. Terry, BA

"I am 67 years old, soon to be 68, and to be able to say I did this at this day in my life is just gratification for my own self."

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