Master of Science in Healthcare Management
36 semester credit hours minimum
The Master of Science in Healthcare Management prepares students for roles in the leadership and management of the U.S. healthcare industry. It integrates a thorough grounding in advanced business management theory and practice with an understanding of the structure, operation, and financing of the U.S. healthcare system. The curriculum is customized to accommodate the needs of two different audiences:
Professional Track - for healthcare administrators and those desiring a management career in the healthcare industry; and
Executive Track - for physicians and senior healthcare executives.
Professional Track - The Professional Track MS in Healthcare Management is a 36 semester credit hour program consisting of business core, healthcare management courses, and electives. Students must maintain a 3.0 grade point average in both core courses and overall to qualify for the MS degree.
Required Business Core: 15 semester credit hours
Healthcare Management Core: 12 semester credit hours
The following four courses are required:
Choose at least 6 semester credit hours from the following:
Other Electives: 3 semester credit hours
The 3 semester credit hour Business Management elective requirement may be met by additional healthcare courses as well as by advanced courses in other management disciplines. Suggested elective concentrations:
For students desiring a strong background in the application of IT in the healthcare field
Healthcare Internal Auditing
For students with a desire for an internal auditing career with a healthcare provider organization
For students desiring a broad-based background in management of healthcare organizations
The Executive Track for physicians is delivered in a non-semester format. The 36 semester credit hour curriculum consists of nine 4-day residential classes. A different class is offered every two months and classes may be started at any time and taken in any order. The program is jointly taught by faculty from UT Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management and The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Eight classes are eligible for up to 36 semester credit hours each of Category 1 CME credit toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award and CEU credit for healthcare executives.
Successful completion of any five classes is recognized by the award of a Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management. Completion of the nine healthcare management classes OR any eight classes plus a self-directed field study is recognized by the award of a Master of Science in Healthcare Management. Students must maintain a 3.0 overall grade point average in order to qualify for the MS degree.
The Executive Track MS in Healthcare Management is supported entirely by participant fees and special admission requirements apply. The class is open only to physicians with a current license to practice medicine in the U.S.