The 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.

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UMass Dartmouth advantages

  • Complete the 30-credit hour curriculum on a full-time or part-time basis
  • Maximal flexibility with online, blended, 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

Program requirements

The curriculum develops the operational and behavioral skills necessary for transforming the healthcare workplace into an efficient, effective, error-free, and empowered organization. The MSHM curriculum consists of a total of 30 credit hours:

  • 8 required courses
  • 2 elective courses or a Master’s Project or Master’s Thesis

Core courses focus on two areas:

  • management of costs, quality, and error reduction
  • development of leadership, motivation and collaborative skills

Study Online

We offer you the option to earn your degree online.

Online program


Dr. Laura Forker

Program Coordinator


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