The curriculum develops the operational and behavioral skills necessary for transforming the health care workplace into an efficient, effective, error-free, and empowered organization. The Master of Science in Healthcare Management curriculum consists of a total of 30 credit hours, with core courses focusing on two areas:
• management of costs, quality, and error reduction
• development of leadership, motivation and collaborative skills
Entrance to the Program
Candidates must submit the required application materials and fee to the Office of Graduate Studies. Applications are reviewed and judged on the following criteria:
1. Undergraduate degree: Official transcripts from all institutions of higher learning attended.
2. GMAT or GRE scores: The GMAT/GRE requirement for graduate program admission to the Charlton College of Business at UMass Dartmouth may be waived under certain conditions.
3. One letter of recommendation, preferably from a faculty member or an employer.
4. A personal statement (minimum 300 words) explaining the applicant’s career goals and motivation for the degree.
5. Current Resume.
6. Candidates whose Bachelor’s degree was not earned in an approved English language country must submit either the TOEFL exam (minimum score of 80 internet-based or 550 paper-based) or IELTS exam (minimum band score of 6.5). The TOEFL/IELTS requirement for graduate program admission may be waived under certain conditions. For more information, see https://www.umassd.edu/graduate/international-students/language-test-waiver.
The MSHM curriculum consists of a total of 30 credit hours: 8 required courses, and 2 elective courses or a Master’s Project or Master’s Thesis.
For more information, see the Graduate Studies website at: https://www.umassd.edu/programs/healthcaremanagement-ms/