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MS Health Care Management

Our Healthcare Administration Degree is Offered Online

We are proud to share that we have just been named a top online health care management program by the health education website, Learn more. 

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, quality 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.

The Healthcare Management Master’s program offers three specialized tracks:

  • The Healthcare Informatics Track is offered jointly with the Department of Health Informatics.  Courses in this track cover the methodologies behind health informatics applications, introduce biomedical data analysis, and provide an overview of the concepts, techniques and software used in clinical decision-making. After completing the master’s program, students have the option to continue on to earn a graduate certificate. Credits earned during the master’s program can be applied to the certificate. Learn more about the Healthcare Informatics graduate certificate.
  • The Management and Leadership track is designed for 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.
  • The Behavioral Health track is for managers and supervisors in the mental healthcare service system. They gain the knowledge and technological skills 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 Behavioral Health.
  • The Gerontology track allows students focused on working with the aging population to gain a healthcare management experience. Five core courses include topics such as healthcare management and leadership as well as financial management in healthcare. The student also completes five courses specific to gerontology. Topics include social and healthcare policy for the older adult and long term care administration. These courses will allow the student to gain a deeper understanding of healthcare areas specific to the older adult. The courses in the track allow the healthcare manager to deepen and broaden skills in areas that affect the older adult. The final two courses in the curriculum are related to the curriculum project. The project will enable the student to apply concepts and theories covered in the program courses.

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The program is unique in offering:

  • Four specialized tracks:
  1. Management and Leadership
  2. Biomedical Informatics (in cooperation with the School of Health Professions Department of Health Informatics)
  3. Behavioral Health
  4. Gerontology
  • Convenience of entirely online course offerings
  • Potential to matriculate into a doctoral degree program
  • A highly structured capstone, graduate project
  • Growing network of successful alumni
  • Outstanding program faculty with extensive experience working in large healthcare organizations
  • Enrollment in a university ranked #1 nationally by College Factual in best colleges for health professions.

Learning Outcomes for all tracks are aligned with the School of Health Professions Outcomes and include outcomes related to major competencies for health care management. Learners will be able to:

  • optimize overall quality outcomes in health care;
  • achieve professional competencies as currently defined by health care organizations and professional associations, including: strategic planning, health care finance, management and leadership, legal and ethical considerations, as well as other similar competencies;
  • effectively communicate in oral, written, and technical formats;
  • communicate and collaborate with health care team members and other stakeholders to attain a common goal
  • and effectively access, store, evaluate and apply scientific, health care and patient/client information, while respecting the ownership and privacy of sources, to help solve real-world challenges of health care organizations.

According to theU.S Bureau of Labor Statistics,  the need for medical health service managers is expected to grow 17 percent through 2024. An aging population means a higher demand for skilled managers in settings such as hospitals, physicians offices, nursing homes, residential care facilities, home health care, outpatient facilities, the insurance industry, and community healthcare agencies.  An advanced degree will enable graduates to accelerate their careers in one of today’s fastest-growing occupational fields.

Rutgers is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), a voluntary, nongovernmental, peer-based membership association dedicated to promoting standards of excellence and improvement in higher education.

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