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MS in Healthcare Leadership and Management

Lean Six Sigma in Healthcare Quality Yellow Belt Certificate

Lean Six Sigma is a framework used in improving quality by focusing on re-engineering the processes involved in delivering a product or service. The Six Sigma concept was introduced in the mid-1980s to improve manufacturing processes, and it has evolved over many decades. Lean Six Sigma has become popular in the service sector and increasingly has been applied to improve the quality of healthcare processes and reduce the overall cost.

Admission Requirement

Students currently enrolled in the Master of Science in Healthcare Leadership and Management program are eligible but still must formally apply to the Yellow Belt Certificate Program. Academic certificate programs follow the same application and admission processes as graduate degree programs. All dates and deadlines can be located in the UTD Academic Calendar

All students must complete the required courses with a grade of (B) or higher.

  • HMGT 6320 The American Healthcare System
  • HMGT 6321 Strategic Leadership of Healthcare Organizations
  • HMGT 6323 Healthcare Informatics
  • HMGT 6332 Quality Improvement in Healthcare – Six Sigma and Beyond

Term Priority Deadline* Regular Deadline**
Fall Full-Term January 15 May 1
Spring Full-Term May 15 October 1
Summer Sessions October 15 March 1

* Priority Application and Documentation Deadline (Complete Admissions Application File Due)
** Regular Application and Documentation Deadline (Complete Admissions Application File Due)

Texas residents can expect to pay approximately $10,200 (assumes two courses per term) to complete the four classes (UT Dallas tuition and fees apply).

No additional Test scores are needed for non-degree applications.

For additional questions, please contact:

Quincy Sinele Program Coordinator
MS in Healthcare Leadership and Management

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate

Lean Six Sigma is a framework used in improving quality by focusing on re-engineering the processes involved in delivering a product or service. The Six Sigma concept was introduced in the mid-1980s to improve manufacturing processes, and it has evolved over many decades. Lean Six Sigma has become popular in the service sector and increasingly has been applied to improve the quality of healthcare processes and reduce the overall cost.

Admission Requirement

Students currently enrolled in the Master of Science in Healthcare Leadership and Management program are eligible but still must formally apply to the Green Belt Certificate Program. Academic certificate programs follow the same application and admission processes as graduate degree programs. All dates and deadlines can be located in the UTD Academic Calendar

All students must complete the required courses with a grade of (B) or higher.

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt in Healthcare Quality:
HMGT 6332 Quality Improvement in Healthcare: Six Sigma and Beyond

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt:
OPRE 6364 Lean Six Sigma

Required Project

The student will work in a team with other students to complete a project under the guidance of a coach to address the quality-improvement issue at a healthcare or healthcare-related organization (for the Green Belt in Healthcare Lean Six Sigma) or in any organization (healthcare or not) for the Green Belt certificate in Quality. Please contact  Dr Kannan Ramanathan for more information.

Term Priority Deadline* Regular Deadline**
Fall Full-Term January 15 May 1
Spring Full-Term May 15 October 1
Summer Sessions October 15 March 1

* Priority Application and Documentation Deadline (Complete Admissions Application File Due)
** Regular Application and Documentation Deadline (Complete Admissions Application File Due)

Texas residents can expect to pay approximately $10,200 (assumes two courses per term) to complete the four classes (UT Dallas tuition and fees apply).

No additional Test scores are needed for non-degree applications.

For additional questions, please contact:

Quincy Sinele Program Coordinator
MS in Healthcare Leadership and Management

Healthcare IT Certificate

The graduate certificate in Healthcare IT emphasizes practical concepts and hands on experience, essential to professional careers in the Healthcare IT industry. Technical skills, such as the utilization of electronic medical records (EMR) software such as Epic, are built into the certificate program. The learning outcomes for the program include the following:

  1. Identify and evaluate the types of information systems prevalent in healthcare organizations.
  2. Utilize hands-on, practice-oriented opportunities to learn the core components of clinical information systems used by major health care providers in the United States.
  3. Formulate a conceptual understanding of healthcare analytics and decision-making, in addition to developing technical skills in business intelligence and prescriptive analytics using decision analysis.

The graduate healthcare IT certificate requires the following courses, with a grade of “B” or higher:

  • HMGT 6323 Healthcare Informatics
  • HMGT 6327 Electronic Health Records Applications
  • HMGT 6334 Healthcare Analytics**
  • **OPRE 6301 Statistics and Data Analysis is a prerequisite and a core business course in the degree plan (information found in the graduate course catalog). Certificate-seeking students can request a waiver for OPRE 6301 if previous graduate coursework was taken that demonstrates an equivalent level of proficiency.

Degree-Seeking Students and Certificate-Seeking Students

Current degree-seeking graduate students are eligible but still must formally apply to the Healthcare IT Certificate Program. Academic certificate programs follow the same application and admission processes as graduate degree programs. All dates and deadlines can be located in the UTD Academic Calendar (clickable link to: https://www.utdallas.edu/academiccalendar/)

Non-degree seeking students can apply as a new student to Healthcare IT Certificate Program using the JSOM admission website. Please see the UTD Bursar webpage for information regarding tuition and fees.

Term Priority Deadline* Regular Deadline**
Fall Full-Term January 15 May 1
Spring Full-Term May 15 October 1
Summer Sessions October 15 March 1

* Priority Application and Documentation Deadline (Complete Admissions Application File Due)
** Regular Application and Documentation Deadline (Complete Admissions Application File Due)

Texas residents can expect to pay approximately $10,200 (assumes two courses per term) to complete the four classes (UT Dallas tuition and fees apply).

No additional Test scores are needed for non-degree applications.

For additional questions, please contact:

Quincy Sinele Program Coordinator
MS in Healthcare Leadership and Management

Please see the current graduate course catalog for course descriptions, course prerequisites and other information.

For more information, contact Quincy Sinele, Program Coordinator for MS Healthcare Leadership & Management Program: quincy.sinele@utdallas.edu

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