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MS 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, 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 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 Informatics Track, offered jointly 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.
  • The Psychiatric Rehabilitation 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 Psychiatric Rehabilitation.

Questions?

  • Office of Admissions:  973-972-5454
  • Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, Healthcare Management:  973-972-8576

The program is unique in offering:

  • Three specialized tracks:
  1. Management and Leadership
  2. Informatics (in cooperation with the School of Health Professions Department of Health Informatics)
  3. Psychiatric Rehabilitation
  • 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.

Questions? Please give us a call with any questions you have about the program:

  • Office of Admissions:  973-972-5454
  • Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, Healthcare Management:  973-972-8576
  • Minimum of a bachelor of science degree with an overall GPA of 3.0 or greater
  • A minimum of two to three years full-time experience working in the healthcare industry
  • Two letters of recommendation using the Recommender Form
  • Structured personal statement
  • Official transcripts from all academic institutions attended
  • Resume/CV
  • Completed application
  • Payment of application fee

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis for the fall, spring and summer semesters.  The deadline to apply for the fall semester is July 15; spring semester is Nov. 15; and summer is April 15.  Individuals may take up to 12 credits in the program as non-matriculants prior to application to the program.

Questions?

  • Office of Admissions:  973-972-5454
  • Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, Healthcare Management:  973-972-8576

The Master of Science in Health Care Management is a 36-credit program consisting of the following:

  • An 18-credit core of courses [6 courses]
  • Three, 15 credit specialty tracks
  • A 6-credit capstone graduate project

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

Course requirements and descriptions

This graduate program emphasizes health services management competencies. Students will develop the skills to effectively lead and manage within the complexities of the health care industry.

Graduates will be prepared to assume rewarding and highly demanding leadership and management positions within the health care industry, including serving as clinical department directors and managers, hospital administrators, as well as a variety of health care regulatory and governmental oversight positions.

  • Minimum of a bachelor of science degree with an overall GPA of 3.0 or greater
  • A minimum of two to three years full-time experience working in the healthcare industry
  • Two letters of recommendation using the Recommender Form
  • Structured personal statement
  • Official transcripts from all academic institutions attended
  • Resume/CV
  • Completed application
  • Payment of application fee

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and you may apply online here.

Subject to approval, up to 12 credits may be taken on a non-matriculated basis.  The non-matriculated registration can be found here.

Yes. The best source for financial aid information is at the Rutgers Student Financial Aid Office.  Call 973-972-4376 or click  here.

There are limited scholarships available for SHP students.  General scholarship information can be found by clicking here. In addition, individuals should look for third party opportunities such as those scholarships offered through the American College of Health Care Executives (ACHE) and the New Jersey Hospital Association (NJHA).

Questions?

 Please give us a call with any questions you have about the program:

  • Office of Admissions:  973-972-5454
  • Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, Healthcare Management:  973-972-8576
Dept. Home
APPLY NOW!
Program Director Jane Red-Hector

To learn more,
email Program
Director
Janet Reid-Hector