Healthcare Management  Master of Science

Earn your Master of Science in Healthcare Management (MHM) online in as little as 14 months. Cambridge College's flexible program combines policy implementation with business management to help you address challenges in the healthcare industry.

30 Credits
Starts September 2, 2024


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Online Master's Degree in Healthcare Management Overview

Healthcare is the fastest-growing sector of the U.S. economy, employing over 18 million people* and accounting for about a fifth of the nation's economy.

Today's healthcare system has undergone tremendous change with the implementation of new legislation and policies on the state and national levels. These changes affect healthcare organizations, patient outcomes, access to care, and individual healthcare professionals.

The MHM curriculum combines policy implementation with business management. This online business degree program is designed to provide you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to evaluate the implications of policy on organizational structure, marketing, finance, and strategy.


Online Master of Science in Healthcare Management Degree Program Highlights

The online MS in Healthcare Management curriculum is designed to prepare you to address healthcare industry challenges related to health policy, health operations management, risk and regulatory compliance, and more.

After completing this degree, you will be equipped to:

  • Understand the unique policy, regulatory, and legal issues facing U.S. healthcare industry participants and address these complexities in planning and decision-making
  • Analyze financial statements and statistical data to understand the financial health of the organization, opportunities for growth or cost containment, and use this detailed and high-level data to inform decision-making, planning, and managing risk
  • Construct and apply analytical and performance improvement tools, including information technology, that help healthcare executives and managers solve complex operations problems and make efficient and effective healthcare operations decisions
  • Compose effective strategies in the management of contemporary healthcare operations issues such as process improvement, patient flow, and quality improvement
  • Design interprofessional teams to create a strategic planning process to address quality improvement initiatives in a healthcare setting

Since I started the program, I have advanced and been promoted not only in my full-time job in the healthcare industry, but also in my government responsibility as a National Guard officer.

Nilson Fernandes, Graduate
MS in Healthcare Management
Nilson Fernandes, Graduate

One in four jobs is in healthcare, and in order to have that competitive advantage in my current industry, I wanted to make sure that I was working with an industry that was very relevant.

Danielle LaPresta Zine, Graduate
MS in Healthcare Management
Danielle LaPresta Zine, Graduate

Master's Degree in Healthcare Management Tuition Information

Cost Per Credit
Total Program Tuition
Cost Per Credit$705
Credits* 30 credits
Total Program Tuition $21,150

*See curriculum sheet for a breakdown of credits and credit ranges.

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Cambridge College accepts many industry-standard certifications for college credit. You could receive credit for your professional certifications, saving you both time and money.

Prospective graduate degree students for online programs offered through Cambridge College Global must satisfy the following requirements plus any program-specific requirements your program may have.

  1. Complete and sign the online application.
  2. Pay the application fee. Pay your $50 ($100 for international students) application fee by the term start date.
  3. Send official transcripts. Maildirectly to Cambridge College in a sealed, unopened envelope. Learn How to Send Transcripts. Required degrees must be from accredited colleges or universities.
    • Master's and most graduate certificate programs require an earned bachelor's degree.
    • Post-master's certificates and CAGS require an earned master's degree.
    • International transcripts must be translated and evaluated by an approved agency. See all international student requirements
  4. Send your résumé and work experience. Send your resume that details your education and work experience, including how they pertain to your career goals. Four years of work experience is required for fully online Cambridge College Global graduate programs.
  5. Submit your personal statement. Write a 250-word, typed, double-spaced essay describing your professional experience, goals and objectives for graduate study. How do you expect your graduate studies to enhance your future career?
  6. Complete an interview. You’ll have an interview with Admissions, generally by phone.

Program-Specific Admission Requirements

Students are conditionally accepted into the MHM program until the GMA 305 Statistics course is completed. Students may transfer in the equivalent of this course in accordance with the Transfer of Credit policy or enroll in this course before full acceptance into the MHM at CCG. Students may also test out of the required prerequisite course by successfully completing a CLEP examination if one is available in the subject area. Other conditions for acceptance may be stipulated for applicants in some instances. Students who are conditionally admitted into the program will be informed of the conditions to be met for full admission status and the deadlines for meeting each condition.

Careers in Healthcare Management

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median yearly salary for medical and health services managers is $104,830, with a 28% projected employment growth from 2022 to 2032.*

Nearly all our students are working adults who recognize Cambridge College as a good fit for its convenience and flexibility. Sixty-three percent of our online students are employed at organizations with an Educational Partner relationship with Cambridge College.


Median yearly salary for medical and health services managers*


Projected employment growth for medical and health services managers between 2022-32*

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Medical and Health Services Managers, (visited October 10, 2023).

Jobs in Healthcare Management

The online MS in Healthcare Management can help you advance to healthcare management positions in critical business disciplines. These leadership positions are often found in for-profit and nonprofit entities related to:

  • Healthcare delivery
  • Clinical practices
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Biotechnology
  • Medical devices
  • Healthcare services
  • Insurance
  • Investment firms

Cambridge College's master's program also serves students who are interested in exploring entrepreneurial opportunities within healthcare and are pursuing their business degree online.

Faculty Spotlight

Cristian Lieneck

Cristian Lieneck


Adjunct Professor

Dr. Lieneck has over ten years of practical experience in the field of healthcare administration with a strong focus in medical group practice management (physician practice administration) - and over a decade of preparing future healthcare leaders in higher ed. He began working in the healthcare field while in high school as a licensed emergency medical technician (EMT) and was later commissioned as a Medical Service Corps officer (MSC officer) in the United States Army. As a Lieutenant...