Master of Science in Healthcare Management
Healthcare is a challenging, rapidly growing industry that employs one of every 10 working adults nationally and is responsible for more than 15 percent of annual employment growth in Texas. The Master of Science in Healthcare Management prepares industry leaders with a solid foundation in business analysis and decision–making, a thorough exposure to real–world healthcare management and rewarding professional development opportunities.
UT Dallas’ nationally recognized business faculty, together with a select group of highly experienced healthcare industry executives, prepare healthcare management M.S. graduates to assume increasingly responsible management and leadership roles in a wide range of healthcare settings, including health and hospital systems, service provider organizations, insurers and managed care companies, consulting firms, pharmaceutical companies, public health organizations, and medical device and biotechnology firms.
Note: To apply for this degree program, an undergrad business degrees is not required (all undergraduate majors welcome).
Evening classes and a flexible format are designed to meet the needs of working professionals, including healthcare administrators, clinicians and support personnel, as well as anyone planning a career move into healthcare. Students may enter the program three times per year: in January, May and August. By taking two classes per semester, students may expect to complete the degree in two years.
The 36–credit–hour MS in Healthcare Management is earned by completing 15 credit hours of business core, a minimum of 12 hours of healthcare core and nine hours of healthcare electives. All classes are offered in an on–campus setting, although up to 60 percent of the program may be taken online. See the Degree Plan below for the complete curriculum.
Looking for a business career that is challenging, dynamic, and rewarding? Consider the world of healthcare management. Healthcare is the second largest employer in the DFW Metroplex. While 8.4 million jobs have been lost since the economic slowdown began in 2007, the healthcare field has added one million new positions. Job opportunities are as diverse as hospital administration, medical/dental clinic management, consulting, government agencies, pharmaceuticals, and biotechnology.
The program allows students with full time jobs to complete their degree through evening and on-line courses. Nine hours of electives allow students to tailor courses to meet their individual needs. Suggested career tracks include information technology, internal audit, and operations. A Six Sigma green belt certificate is also available.
Healthcare reform, an aging population, and increasing technology will all contribute to the need for well trained individuals wishing to take a leadership role in the healthcare management field.
Business Management Core (15 hours)
Healthcare Management Core (12 hours)
Choose at least 2 courses from the followings
Healthcare Dialogue 2013
Make plans to attend the next installment of the Jindal School’s Healthcare Dialogue Series, Healthcare Reform in Texas: How the Affordable Care Act will Impact Small Employer Health Insurance, which begins at 7:30 a.m., Tuesday, June 11, at the Davidson Auditorium (JSOM 1.118).
This free event will examine coverage requirements, the function of health insurance exchanges and the future of employer-sponsored health insurance. Scheduled speakers include:
The forum will be moderated by Forney Fleming, MD and director of the MS in Healthcare Management program.
Healthcare is a challenging, rapidly–growing industry that employs one of every 10 working adults nationally. Healthcare employment has grown every year for the past 20 years, and in Texas is responsible for more than 15 percent of the state’s annual employment growth. Of the 30 projected fastest growing jobs in the U.S., 15 are in health–related fields, including six in the top 10.
The Master of Science in Healthcare Management prepares graduates for management and leadership roles in a wide range of rapidly growing health–related organizations, including health and hospital systems, service provider organizations, insurers and managed care companies, consulting firms, pharmaceutical companies, public health organizations, and medical device and biotechnology firms.
18 to 24 months. Since the majority of our students have full time jobs the courses are offered in the evenings. Students taking two courses per semester (including summer) finish in two years.
For domestic students: Fall—July 1; Spring—Nov 1; Summer– April 1
For international students: Fall—May 1; Spring—Sept 1; Summer—March 1
Students may enter at any semester
Yes. Either the GMAT (average score 580) or the GRE (average score 315) is required. Preparatory courses for these exams are offered by UTD.
Yes. We are accredited by two organizations—AACSB and SACS. We are also members of AUPHA (Association of University Programs in Health Administration).
There is a very active Healthcare Management Club which holds meetings designed to benefit students with networking and career information. We encourage students to join ACHE (American College of Healthcare Executives, which has a student membership category) and MGMA (Medical Group Manager’s Association).
Are courses offered on-line?
All of the core business courses (15 hours) are available on-line. Currently only two of the healthcare courses are offered on-line. Student interaction in the classroom is a valuable part of the educational experience, since many of the students are already working in the healthcare field.
No. This is a self-contained course which will furnish the basic business and healthcare knowledge you need. Many students are using this degree for a career change into the healthcare field. Other students are entering the program directly out of undergraduate degree programs.
Internships are available for students desiring work experience in the healthcare field. There are three sources for internships:
Requirements for the internship: