Master of Science in Healthcare Management

A 100% online graduate program designed to give working professionals the experience and skills they need to assume leadership positions in healthcare. A curriculum that goes beyond theory – designed by professionals so everything you learn is directly applicable to impactful day-to-day leadership decision-making.

Tuition

$418 per credit hour

Total Tuition

$17,000*

Program Durations
MS Healthcare Management:
2.5 years (5 semesters)

Certificate Healthcare Management: In as little as 3 semesters

Credit hours
36 credit hours (MSHM)

15 credit hours (Certificate in HM)

Note: Credits earned in the online certificate program can also be applied toward the completion of the MSHM degree.

*Tuition for the entire 36-hour program is estimated to be $17,000 based on current rates for graduate school virtual campus and program fees. Virtual campus tuition and fees apply to any student taking all hours online. An E-Learning fee is also assessed.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The need for professionally-trained healthcare leaders is rising. Demographic changes, technology advances, and demands for quality outcomes require leaders who can balance cost and value. This is driving the healthcare industry’s creation of new executive positions in information management, values-based management, and overall strategy in order to address these trends.

CAREER OUTLOOK

  • Projected employment growth: 20-21% through 2024
  • Medical and Health Services Managers median pay: $98,000 per year

Those who earn the Master of Science in Healthcare Management (MSHM) degree might enjoy one of these careers planning, directing, or coordinating medical and health services in hospitals, clinics, managed care organizations, public health agencies, or similar organizations:

  • Administrator 
  • Clinical Director 
  • Health Information Management Corporate Director 
  • Health Information Management Director 
  • Department Manager 
  • Mental Health Program Manager 
  • Nurse Manager 
  • Nursing Director 
  • Office Manager 
  • Risk/Quality Manager 
  • Practice Administrator 
  • Program Manager 

Additionally, the MSHM degree prepares graduates to pursue key C-suite or executive positions that typically determine and formulate policies, provide overall direction of private and public sector healthcare organizations within guidelines set up by a board of directors or similar governing body. These key leadership positions, like those listed below, include those professionals who plan, direct, or coordinate operational activities at the highest level of management with the help of subordinate executives and staff managers:

  • Chief Executive Officer (CEO) 
  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO) 
  • Chief Nursing Officer 
  • Chief Operating Officer (COO) 
  • Chief Information Officer (CIO) 
  • Executive Director 
  • Executive Vice President (EVP) 
  • Operations Vice President 
  • President 
  • Vice President 
  • Assistant Vice President 

WHY OUR PROGRAM IS UNIQUE 

The Master of Science in Healthcare Management (MSHM) program is a transformational graduate program designed by healthcare industry experts who have extensive leadership experience.  

  • Affordable. One of the lowest-cost graduate degree programs in the region. 
  • Accessible. All coursework is 100% online during the course of the semester, and the program can be completed in 5 semesters.  
  • Community. In addition to online courses, on-campus weekend seminars are organized each program year that build a sense of community within the cohort. 
  • Expert Faculty-Mentors. You’ll learn from healthcare professionals who have decades of industry experience. They’ll take textbook theory and demonstrate real-world applications.  
  • Career Acceleration. The need for skilled, professional healthcare leaders has never been higher. The MSHM degree equips you with the education and skills that will qualify you to enjoy a career in healthcare management.  
  • Curriculum that counts. No time-wasting courses here. Every course has an application to the real world of healthcare management. You can pursue a certificate or graduate degree to meet whatever career goals you’ve set. 
  • Courses that Matter. Healthcare-specific courses in disciplines such as economics, law, information systems, ethics, economics, strategy, marketing, policy, and quality provide you with tools, skills and evidence-based learning to address strategy and viability in an ever-changing healthcare environment. 

If you’re ready to take your healthcare career to the next level and ready to take the lead in the healthcare field, explore our admission requirements, request more information, or apply now.