Master in Health Care Management

Summary

The Master in Health Care Management (MHCM) program is designed exclusively for mid-career physicians and dentists in or new to leadership roles in health care organizations. As health institutions have grown more corporate and complex, the need to acquire formal managerial and organizational skills has become critical. MHCM students receive a unique, low-residency experience to gain valuable skills in business management education. 

The MHCM degree involves three weeks each summer of intensive training, followed by five four-day weekends throughout the year. Physician executives take what they learn on campus, apply the lessons in their day-to-day practice while employed full-time, and return to the program to share their successes and challenges with their cohort. The MHCM program is designed to encourage students to learn from each other’s ongoing work experiences. 

Details

  • Abbreviation: MHCM 
  • Degree format: On campus 
  • Time commitment: Low-residency (2 summers and 2 academic years) 
    • 2 synchronous on-campus trainings for three weeks each summer 
    • 5 synchronous on-campus trainings for four-day weekends during the academic year 
  • Program length: 22 months low residency
  • Weekly expectations: 10–15 hrs/week of asynchronous independent projects and assignments 
  • Estimated cohort size: 20–30 students per year 
  • Start term: Summer 

Admission information

Eligibility requirements

The Master in Health Care Management (MHCM) program is targeted towards mid-career physicians and dentists who are in managerial positions and seeking education at the master’s degree level to become more effective in their positions. 

Eligible MHCM applicants include: 

  • Medical directors managing care plans and group practices.
  • Clinical executives of hospitals, multi-hospital systems, community health centers, or pharmaceutical firms. 
  • Clinical leaders from organizations such as physician-hospital organizations, medical service organizations, and independent practice associations. 

Application requirements

All applications must be submitted through SOPHAS – the centralized application for schools and programs of public health. In addition to the application, applicants must submit:

  • Statement of purpose and objectives
  • Official test scores (not required/not reviewed)
  • Three letters of reference
  • Resumé/curriculum vitae
  • Post-secondary transcripts or mark sheets (World Education Services credential evaluation for applicants with degrees from outside of the United States.)
  • English language proficiency (TOEFL/IELTS), if applicable

Learn more about the application process.

Application deadline