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Master of Science in Clinical Management

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

Alumni Scholarship Eligible

Clinical managers are at the epicenter of change in the evolving healthcare space, leading collaborative teams and managing integrative clinical settings to improve patient outcomes. The Master of Science in Clinical Management program focuses on care pathways and the patient experience, empowering future clinical managers to meet the complex challenges of today’s value-based care arrangements. This part-time program can be completed in 24 months and is offered entirely online, giving students the flexibility to continue to work as they earn their degree.

Students will learn how to lead and manage teams. They’ll examine modern healthcare challenges and focus on improving the delivery of patient care. Areas of study include the relationships between healthcare policy and practice, management and delivery of engaged care, economic and financial aspects of health administration, strategic planning and marketing, and ethical and legal aspects of healthcare management.

MCPHS graduates will be well prepared to successfully lead and manage clinically focused healthcare organizations.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the MS in Clinical Management program, graduates will be able to:

  • Develop and apply practical approaches to population-level health, including patient-centered values
  • Demonstrate ethical decision-making informed by data analysis, critical thinking, and evidence-based approaches
  • Apply analytical skills in evaluating and disseminating solutions to challenges relating to value, revenue, and health outcomes
  • Demonstrate strategy in aligning and balancing the competing priorities of clinical environment stakeholders, including patients, providers, and payers
  • Exhibit leadership qualities and manage teams through crisis, conflict, and change
  • Provide leadership and guidance for the delivery of care that meets the needs of patients, providers, and communities served
  • 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
HCM 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. See the full list of the School of Healthcare Business faculty.

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.


Alumni Scholarship Program Offers Tuition Discount

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MCPHS graduates receive a 50% tuition discount toward one of seven master’s degrees, including the Master of Science in Clinical Management.

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