Healthcare Management Program Description

The Master of Science in Healthcare Management prepares its graduates for leadership positions in which they plan, direct, or coordinate medical and health services in hospitals, clinics, managed care organizations, public health agencies, or similar organizations. The program has two areas of concentration: (1) Quality Management and Patient Safety and (2) Project Management. The curriculum includes integrative experiences that require students to draw upon, apply, and synthesize knowledge and skills covered throughout the program. Using the case study method and other problem-solving integrative methodologies (including role-playing, simulations and hands-on, team based projects), the program provides opportunities for students to participate in team-based activities. Upon graduation, students will be prepared to be reflective, competent, and confident healthcare managers and leaders.

Stevenson's innovative accelerated M.S. in Healthcare Management is designed for working adults who want to complete their degree quickly and expand their career horizons by strengthening their credentials as healthcare managers and administrators. Most of the coursework can be completed online. A minimum of 120 hours of the curriculum must be completed face to face with faculty members. Students will be required to complete 3, 3-day residencies during the course of the degree program to demonstrate integrative teamwork and competency building. In addition, a professional skills development seminar of 1 credit and a final capstone of 8 credits with 48 hours of face to face time with faculty is required.