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Health Care Management, M.S.

Immaculata’s Master of Science in Health Care Management prepares you for the dynamic health care industry through flexible, fully online classes that you can complete in five semesters—less than two years.

The booming health care industry has significant needs for managers nationwide, and most positions require a master’s degree.

This 30-credit Master of Science program provides talented health care professionals with the vital leadership skills, business acumen and advanced credential required to improve the quality and efficiency of care across healthcare organizations. Through online delivery and accelerated pathways, this program is well-suited for those who are working in the allied-health or healthcare management professions who aspire to elevate their career through graduate education.

At A Glance

Program: Master of Science
Audience: Graduate students
Format: Online
Next Start Date: May 20, 2024
Cost: $710/credit
Time to Completion Five semesters

"I am honored and blessed to be a part of Immaculata University. IU instructors are great, and they have taught me all that it takes to be successful in whatever I put my mind to. There were times that I struggled between work and school, but I chose not to let go. During difficult times of my studies, I met with instructors, communicated via emails, made use of the writing center and other learning materials, and they were very helpful. At IU, my strength and courage grew as I continue working towards my goal."

Verity Saba

Where Can I Work?

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the need for medical and health care managers is increasing dramatically. These professionals can earn a median wage of $99,700, although salaries vary by region. You can become a practice manager or health care administrator in settings such as hospitals, nursing homes, or group medical practices.

You may also choose to pursue a career in health care supply companies, health care management companies, consulting firms, pharmaceutical companies, health insurance companies, or health care policy organizations.

Course Overview
  • Aging and Long Term Care Management (3)
  • Resources, Recruitment and Retention in Health Care (3)
  • Fiscal Management in Health Care (3)
  • Health Economics (3)
  • Risk Management and Patient Affairs (3)
  • Health Care Politics and Policy (3)
  • Health Care Strategic Planning and Marketing (3)
  • Medical Practice Management (3)
  • Health Care Management Capstone (3)
  • Methods of Research (3)

Total Credits Required: 30

Student Learning Outcomes
  • Evaluate the complexities of health care to provide and manage safe delivery of care and services.
  • Improve the management of internal and external customers to maintain a multifaceted and diverse organizational environment.
  • Incorporate general health care principles and policies to create well-functioning fiscal and budgetary operations within the health care organization.
  • Examine current health care management literature and recommend and develop areas for improved strategies for directing a medical organization.
  • Prepare to distinguish yourself and inspire others using management skills and leadership qualities.
Admissions Requirements

No GRE or GMAT required!

  • Submit your application to Immaculata University
  • Official undergraduate transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • GPA of at least 3.0. If your GPA is between 2.5 and 3.0, you will be brought in as a non-matriculated student. You must maintain a 3.0 GPA in the program and earn a minimum of a B grade in your graduate course work.
  • Goals statement
Theresa Walsh

Alumni Spotlight

Because of her excellent undergrad experience at Immaculata, Theresa Walsh decide to pursue the M.S. in health care management.

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