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Master of Science in Health Care Management


Health professionals can advance in their careers and enhance the value they bring to their current organization with our Master of Science in Health Care Management (MSHM). This fully online program builds upon the experiences of current health professionals by strengthening competencies in management, leadership, strategic planning, finance, qualilty assurance, informatics, legal compliance and ethics. The program is offered part-time, allowing students to work full-time while pursuing an advanced degree. We offer three specialized tracks: Management and Leadership, Psychiatric Rehabilitation, and Health Care Informatics.

According to the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics, the need for medical health service managers is expected to grow 17 percent through 2024. An advanced degree will enable graduates to accelerate their careers in one of today's fastest-growing occupational fields.

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Management and Leadership

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The Management and Leadership track is designed for a wide range of health professionals. This track is especially suited for current or aspiring healthcare supervisors and managers who are seeking to broaden and deepen their management and administrative skill-set. The track offers an ideal blend of structure and flexibility, combining foundational course requirements related to management, leadership, finance and strategic planning, as well as an extensive choice of track courses and electives.

Psychiatric Rehabilitation Track

Evolving requirements for managers and supervisors in the mental healthcare service system has lead to the need for skills, knowledge and the use of technology to ensure resources are managed effectively, and program and patient outcomes are achieved. Experienced faculty guide students through coursework on management, leadership, finance, strategic planning and evidence based & promising practices in Psychiatric Rehabilitation.


Program Overview:

We prepare experienced mental health and rehabilitation professionals to become supervisors, managers, and quality improvement professionals in psychiatric rehabilitation - roles that professionals with graduate degrees are often called upon to perform in the field of mental health care delivery. The course of study emphasizes the leadership skills needed for advancement to administrative and supervisory positions. This includes classes in management, supervision, organizational and program development as well as a firm background in the empirical basis of psychiatric rehabilitation.

In addition to the core requirements of the Masters of Science in Healthcare Management, the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Track courses include important content about the practices that promote recovery such as:

  • Psychiatric Rehabilitation
  • Evidence-based and Promising Practices
  • Wellness & Recovery

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The Informatics track (offered in cooperation with the School of Health Professions Department of Health Informatics) is for health professionals who wish to obtain a Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Informatics from the Department of Health Informatics as well as a Master of Science in Healthcare Management from the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies. This combination of the Graduate Certificate and the Master's degree is for individuals who utilize information systems in the management of their unit.


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