Master of Science in Health Care Management (MS)

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Collaboratively offered through our Department of Public Health & Health Sciences (PHHS) and the School of Management (SOM), the innovative Master of Science in Health Care Management looks to continue a strong growth of health care offerings by the University of Michigan-Flint.

This 100% online master’s degree program prepares you for the executive leadership role when an overall aging population increasingly drives the demand for health care services. You will complete a master’s degree and complete a SOM business certificate as well.

As health needs change, new standards, expectations, and regulations emerge, and leaders’ role is more critical. Our workforce must be responsive by adequately training our current and future leaders. If you are a health care professional (with administrative positions), administrator, or manager, you can use this degree for professional success, personal advancement, and support patient well-being.

Proven Outcomes
Through this program, you will 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 will allow you to work effectively as self-aware, reflective change agents, armed with a deeper understanding of organizational dynamics.

Built For The Working Professionals
Only 30 credits, this program is organized to be completed part-time in as few as 22 months. You also have the option to complete it in a shorter time frame if attending full-time. Offered 100% online in the health care and business courses, the program also offers mixed-mode completion via the Net+ residency. Net+ is a blended online business education with two weekends (Friday & Saturday) on-campus residency sessions per semester.

Health Care Legacy
The University of Michigan has a storied history of outstanding health care degrees. From Michigan Medicine in Ann Arbor to the Doctor of Physical Therapy in Flint, our programs are among the nation’s best in preparing successful physicians, nurses, physical therapists, and other medical leaders. The MS in Health Care Management faculty looks to continue that same rich legacy by offering this advanced and responsive degree.

Academic Advising

At UM-Flint, we are proud to have many dedicated advisors who are the experts students can rely upon to help guide their educational journey. For academic advising, please reach out to your program/department of interest as listed here.

Admission 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 management experience in a health care setting
    • Supervisor, manager, coordinator, lead, leader, etc. roles are examples. 

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 an online program, please visit the State Authorization page to verify the status of UM-Flint with your state.

To be considered for admission, submit an online application below. Other materials can be emailed to 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
  • 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
  • International students must submit additional documentation. This program is completed 100% online. Admitted students are not eligible to obtain a student visa (F visa).
    International students may complete this program online in their home country.

Application Deadlines
The 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 – November 15
  • Spring – March 15

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

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