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Master of Science in Clinical Management

Location: Online
Start Term: Fall, Spring
Format: Part-Time

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In today’s complex healthcare environment, clinical managers are at the epicenter of change, leading interprofessional, collaborative teams and managing the delivery of care at multiple levels, including in hospitals and physician organizations. As clinical manager, you have the power to shape the future of clinical care.

This program empowers you to grow as a leader in clinical management and support the complex demands of the professional healthcare setting, with an emphasis on the care-path and the patient. This part-time program is offered entirely online, giving you the flexibility to continue to work, and can be completed in 24 months.

Gain the skills to lead and manage healthcare delivery and clinically-based practices by understanding the relationships between policy, practice, and the importance of outcomes in newer, value-based care arrangements. This program prepares innovative leaders and managers for the complex nature of the clinical practice environment and focuses on informed decision-making and careful consideration of population-driven outcomes.

Focus on subject areas including the analysis of the healthcare system and its current challenges, management and organizational behavior of healthcare organizations, economic and financial aspects of health administration, strategic planning and marketing, healthcare policy, and ethical and legal aspects of healthcare management. When you graduate, you’ll be well prepared to lead and manage in clinically focused organizations, hospitals, and provider-based organizations.

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0
  • Management experience in healthcare or closely aligned field preferred
HCM 710* Health Systems: Policy and Management 3
HCM 720* Organizational Dynamics 3
HCM 734* Value-based Healthcare 3
HCM 740* Managing Teams, Performance, and Human Capital 3
HCM 770 Population Health & Risk Management 3
HCM 718 Leadership in Healthcare Administration 3
HCM 752 Quality Improvement in Healthcare 3
HCM 821 Clinical Informatics and Data Analysis 3
HSC 763* Managing Crisis, Conflict, and Change 3
HCM 842 Practice Management & Leadership 3
HCM 825 Managing and Delivering Engaged Care 3
HCM 850 MSCM Capstone 3

 *Denotes course shared with the MBA program


Our students learn from faculty who are leaders in their fields and are committed to the success of each student. Discover this program's full list of Healthcare Business faculty

Graduates of the program will be able to:

  • Develop and apply practical approaches to population-level health, including patient-centered values
  • Demonstrate ethical decision-making that is informed by data analysis, critical thinking and evidence-based approaches
  • Apply analytical skills in evaluation and dissemination of solutions to core challenges in the delivery of healthcare including value, revenue, and health outcomes
  • Demonstrate strategy in aligning and balancing the competing priorities of the health system stakeholders including patients, providers, and payers in the clinical environment
  • Communicate and disseminate critical information to multiple audiences
  • Provide leadership and guidance for the delivery of care that meets the needs of patients, providers, and the communities served

Online tuition is calculated at a cost-per-credit rate based on the program you choose and the number of credits for which you register. Learn more about Online tuition and fees.


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