Master of Science in Healthcare Management

About: 

The UMass Dartmouth Master of Science in Healthcare Management (MSHM) provides you with the knowledge and tools to help improve the quality and efficiency of healthcare delivery and become an agent for positive change. Learn how to save time and money, improve quality of care, redesign organizational processes and reduce implementation errors.

Throughout the program, you’ll enhance your managerial skills, which can be applied immediately in the workplace. You’ll learn how to formulate and implement administrative policies and plans that support organizational goals. Graduates are well prepared to lead their organizations, and advance their careers.

Program Highlights

  • Complete the 30-credit hour curriculum on a full-time or part-time basis
  • Maximal flexibility with online and face-to-face delivery formats
  • Focuses on business disciplines most relevant to technical and behavioral change management skills
  • Provides high value and high quality
  • Taught by leading scholars supplemented by a cadre of seasoned practitioners
  • Networking and dialogue opportunities with other working professionals and faculty

Learn more about this program:
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ALABAMA, ARKANSAS, KANSAS, MARYLAND, and MINNESOTA RESIDENTS: UMass Dartmouth does not presently consider applications for online degree or certificate programs from applicants whose permanent residence is in Alabama, Arkansas, Kansas, Maryland or Minnesota because of the regulations resulting from legislation in these states. For details about regulations in your state that may affect your enrollment in an online program offered by another state, you may wish to consult your state's Department of Education and/or learn about efforts of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements at http://nc-sara.org/. If you are a resident of Alabama, Arkansas, Kansas, Maryland, or Minnesota, UMass Dartmouth welcomes your application to a face-to-face program only.

Tuition/Fees: 

Registration is administered through University Extension at UMass Dartmouth. Students will be invoiced. Please see Fee Schedule below.

Type of Fee Amount
Tuition $1,659
Technology Fee $150
College Fee $57
Library Access Fee $18
Registration Fee (per semester) $30
Total per Course* $1,914

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* Courses can vary from one to six credits; this total represents a standard 3 credit course

Accreditation: 

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

Did you know?

University of Massachusetts has earned several awards for its distance learning programs, faculty and technology including:

  • University of Massachusetts Lowell’s B.S. in Information Technology Ranked Among Top Affordable Online IT Degrees by Get Educated in 2011
  • UMass Ranked Among Top 10 Best Colleges in Online Education in Communication & Public Relations Degrees, 2011 by The Best Colleges
  • UMass ranks 19th highest-rated university in the world by the Times of London.
  • UMass ranked 56th in the Times of London’s Top 200
  • UMassOnline, UMass Boston President’s Special Achievement Award, Valerie C. Haven, Sloan-C 2010 Awards
  • University of Massachusetts Ranked Among Top 28 Best Value in Online Education for Human Services & Psychology Professionals, 2009 by Get Educated
  • Ranked Top 10 Online Degrees Colleges- September 2009 (Online Degree Reviews.com)
  • UMassOnline Awarded Public Sector of the Year by Mass Technology Leadership Council , 2008
  • Most Outstanding Online Teaching and Learning Program, UMass Lowell's Online Graduate Behavioral Intervention in Autism Program, Sloan Consortium Excellence Awards, 2008
  • 'Excellence in Online Teaching' Award, Dr. Jeannette E. Riley, Sloan Consortium Excellence Awards, 2008
  • 21st Century Best Practices Award, United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA)
  • Program of Excellence, University Continuing Education Association (UCEA)-Journalism Certificate
  • Excellence in Faculty Development, Sloan-C Excellence Awards
  • Excellence in Online Programming, Sloan-C Excellence Awards
  • Excellence in Online Teaching, Sloan-C Excellence Awards
  • 4th in Primary Care Education, U.S. World Reports
  • Excellence in Distance Teaching Education - United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) 
Admissions: 

Candidates must submit the required application materials and application fee to the Graduate School. Applications are reviewed and judged on the following criteria:

1. Undergraduate degree: Official transcripts from all institutions of higher learning attended.

2. GMAT exam or equivalent: The GMAT requirement for graduate program admission at UMass Dartmouth is waived* if the applicant proves, to UMass Dartmouth's satisfaction, any of the following:

  • An earned baccalaureate business degree from an institution accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 3.5.
  • An earned baccalaureate degree in any major from an accredited institution with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 and a minimum of five (5) years of post-baccalaureate professional work experience, including supervisory roles with increased responsibility.
  • An earned terminal graduate degree (PhD, MD, JD, DNP, DBA, etc.) from an accredited institution.
  • Licensure in the United States as a Certified Public Accountant or Certified Financial Planner. Other certification programs may also qualify for this waiver at the discretion of UMass Dartmouth. The applicant can fulfill the documentation requirement by submitting official transcripts and a description of the work experience, signed and dated by the applicant/employee and his/her supervisor.

3. Two letters of recommendation, preferably one from a faculty member and one from an employer.

4. A personal statement (minimum 300 words) explaining the applicant's career goals and motivation for the degree.

5. Current Resume.

6. Candidates whose Bachelor’s degree was not earned in an approved English language country must submit either the TOEFL exam (minimum score of 72 internet-based or 533 paper-based) or IELTS exam (minimum band score of 6.0).

* Applicants whose GMAT requirement is waived may still be required to take Foundation courses prior to beginning the graduate coursework. Exceptions and waivers will be considered on a case-by-case basis

Financial Aid: 

Availability of financial aid varies depending on matriculation and course status.  Please check with your program manager or advisor to determine your eligibility. Generally, if you are matriculated in a degree program and are enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits each semester, you may qualify for financial aid. Students who are admitted to the program should review our Financial Aid Checklist, and fill out the FAFSA form at www.fafsa.ed.gov. It is important to list the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth school code number 002210.

Tips:

  • Please renew your FAFSA form every year.
  • When you register for classes, please contact the Professional and Continuing Education at UMass Dartmouth at (508) 999-9202 to let them know you have applied/are applying for financial aid.

For more information or if you have further questions, please contact UMass Dartmouth Financial Aid Office at (508) 999-8632 or at financialaid@umassd.edu.

Request Information

Contact: 
Steven Briggs
Phone: 
508-999-8606
Campus: 
Dartmouth
Level: 
Graduate
Type: 
Master's Degree
Credits: 
30
Tuition Per Credit: 
$553
Format: 
Online
Subject: 
Business / Management
Health Sciences
Public Health
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