Online Master of Science in Health Care Management

Elevate Your Health Care Administration Career

The University of Michigan-Flint’s Master of Science in Health Care Management is a 100% online program that prepares you for executive leadership roles in the health care field. Collaboratively offered through our Department of Public Health & Health Sciences (PHHS) and the School of Management (SOM), the MS in Health Care Management degree innovatively incorporates business management skills with health care administration knowledge.

The online Health Care Management master’s degree program is designed for current mid-level managers who aspire to advance in their health care careers and better support patient well-being. With a transformative interdisciplinary curriculum, the program empowers you to become a well-rounded leader in the health care industry.

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Why Choose UM-Flint’s Master’s in Health Care Management Program?

Proven Outcomes

Through this program, you learn state-of-the-art practical underpinnings of health care management and how to implement proven foundational concepts and frameworks through simulated real-world applications.

The MS in Health Care Management online program allows you to work effectively as self-aware, reflective change agent, armed with a deeper understanding of organizational dynamics.

Online Learning Built for Working Professionals

To accommodate health care professionals’ lifestyles, UM-Flint offers the MS in Health Care Management degree in a 100% online format. It enables you to attend classes from anywhere. The program also offers a mixed-mode completion option via the Net+ residency. Net+ is a blended online business education with two weekend (Friday and Saturday) on-campus residency sessions per semester.

Flexible Program Length: Part-/Full-Time Study

The length of the 30-credit online master’s in Health Care Management program is flexible. Supporting working professionals to balance their work commitments, the part-time format allows degree completion in as few as 22 months. Full-time study is also available if you would like to complete the degree in a shorter time frame, as little as 18 months.

Affordable Health Care Administration Degree

At the University of Michigan-Flint, we endeavor to make our world-class education accessible to students from diverse backgrounds. If you are interested in pursuing the online master’s in Health Care Management degree, you have the opportunity to receive generous scholarships and financial aid.

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 In 2024, University HQ ranks UM-Flint #12 in the Best Online Master’s Degrees in Health Care Management category.

Online Master’s in Health Care Management Program Curriculum

Health care is an ever-changing industry that requires leaders to have a comprehensive understanding of the industry climate, policy changes, technology innovations, and modern management concepts. Accordingly, providing the skills needed for advanced leadership roles in a variety of health care settings, the MS in Health Care Management program curriculum empowers you to lead and transform the health care field.

Composed of six health care administration courses and four business management courses, the online master’s in Health Care Management program curriculum requires you to complete 30 credit hours of study to graduate. The flexible degree plans (i.e., 1.5, 2.5, 3.5 years) allow you to choose your own pace. Courses emphasize real-world applications and cover the diverse challenges of a health care administrator, including managing money, employees, marketing, and data.

Learn more about the MS in Health Care Management curriculum and courses.

Health Care Administration Career Outlook

As the aging population grows, the demand for health care services and health care professionals keeps increasing over the years. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment of Medical and Health Services Managers will increase by 32% through 2030, almost four times faster than the average employment growth rate of all jobs.

In addition to the increasing demand, the health care industry is evolving. As health needs change, new standards, expectations, and regulations emerge, and a leader’s role is more critical. A Health Care Administrator’s job includes such responsibilities as organizational strategic planning, patient care improvement, and financial resource management.

With the online Health Care Management master’s degree, you are equipped to implement smart leadership to administer hospitals, outpatient care centers, mental health facilities, government agencies, and more.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that Medical and Health Services Managers’ median salary is $101,340 per year.

$101,340 median annual wage for health care administrators

Admission Requirements (No GRE/GMAT)

The University of Michigan-Flint’s online Master of Science in Health Care Management degree seeks applicants who meet the following requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Minimum overall undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • A minimum of two years of post-baccalaureate, professional work experience.

State Authorization for Online Students

In recent years, the federal government has emphasized the need for universities and colleges to be in compliance with the distance education laws of each individual state. If you are an out-of-state student intending to enroll in the online Health Care Management program, please visit the State Authorization page to verify the status of UM-Flint with your state.

Applying to the Online Master’s in Health Care Management Program

To be considered for admission to the MS Health Care Management program, submit an online application below. Other materials can be emailed to [email protected] or delivered to the Office of Graduate Programs, 251 Thompson Library.

  • Application for Graduate Admission
  • $55 application fee (non-refundable)
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. Please read our full transcript policy for more information.
  • For any degree completed at a non-US institution, transcripts must be submitted for an internal credential review. Read the following for instructions on how to submit your transcripts for review.
  • If English is not your native language, and you are not from an exempt country, you must demonstrate English proficiency.
  • Two letters of recommendation:
    • If timeframe of degree completion was greater than 5 years, one professional letter and one letter from employer are required.
    • If timeframe of degree completion was 5 years or less, one academic and one professional letter are required.
  • Statement of Purpose: a typewritten document of 500 words or less that includes:
    • Your understanding of and interest in health care management.
    • How you anticipate a Master of Science in Health Care Management degree will help you in future professional settings.
    • How you plan to use health care management courses in your career.
    • Why you want to attend the University of Michigan-Flint.
    • Any special circumstances applicable to your application.
  • A current résumé
  • Students from abroad must submit additional documentation.

This program is fully online. Admitted students will not be able to obtain a student (F-1) visa to pursue this degree. However, students living outside of the US may complete this program online in their home country. Other nonimmigrant visa holders currently in the United States please contact the Center for Global Engagement at [email protected].

Application Deadlines

The Health Care Management master’s degree program has rolling admissions and reviews completed applications each month. Application deadlines are as follows:

  • Fall (early deadline*) – May 1
  • Fall (final deadline) – August 1 
  • Winter – December 1
  • Summer – April 1

*You must have a complete application by the early deadline to guarantee application eligibility for scholarships, grants, and research assistantships.

I was drawn to the program because the classes are online and the schedule is flexible. The program is tailored to working professionals, which was an invaluable opportunity to advance my career. I could take classes part-time, while working full-time as program manager for the Center of Health Care Outcomes and Policy at UM-Ann Arbor. I am learning things in the classroom and then able to directly apply them on the job.

Clarice Gaines
Health Care Management, 2023

Clarice Gaines
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Educational Background: I attended the University of Michigan Ann Arbor as an undergraduate and then spent a decade in the workforce before returning to the University of Michigan Flint for my master’s. 

What are some of the best qualities of your program? The vast range of experiences that all of my professors and fellow students bring to the table every day. Every single person has been extremely knowledgeable and more than happy to share what they have learned along their own journey.

Academic Advising

Do you need more guidance on your journey toward achieving a Master of Science degree in Health Care Management? UM-Flint’s expert academic advisors are here to help! Committed to your success, our advisors can assist you with class selection, degree plan development, and much more.

Find and contact your advisor.

Increase Your Impact on the Future of Health Care

Integrating world-class business management education into the health care-focused curriculum, UM-Flint’s MS in Health Care Management online program prepares you to be a well-rounded leader in the field.

Are you committed to shaping the future health care ecosystem? Are you ready to lead and influence health care organizations? If so, take your next step toward advancing your career to high-level administrative roles with the online Master of Science in Health Care Management degree!

Request information or start your application today!

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