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Online Master's in Healthcare Management

Pursue a Leadership Role in a Growing Field

Learn the skills needed to secure a leadership position in medical and health service organizations.

Online Master's in Healthcare Management
  • Program Overview

    There is a growing need for healthcare management in the United States, and with it comes a growing need for knowledgeable professionals to take leadership roles at healthcare organizations across the country. For working professionals already in the healthcare field, achieving an advanced degree often is the best way to expand their skills and begin or advance a career in healthcare management. Stevenson University Online’s Healthcare Management master’s program allows students to pursue their graduate degree online, offering them the ability to benefit from Stevenson’s knowledgeable and experienced faculty, no matter their schedule.

    Courses in Stevenson University Online’s master’s in Healthcare Management program are taught by practicing healthcare managers, and combine theory with applied skills and expertise to expand their skill-sets. Using the case study method and other problem-solving integrative methodologies, the program provides opportunities for students to participate in interdisciplinary team-based activities. In addition, student will learn important competencies in accordance with our mission, vision, and values to help them excel in this field.

    Students can select from two concentrations based on their personal interests and career aspirations:

    • Quality Management and Patient Safety. This concentration prepares students to plan, organize, and lead efforts to improve the effectiveness of patient treatment in healthcare organizations.
    • Project Management in Healthcare. This concentration teaches students to develop strategies, tools, and skills to assess and manage healthcare organization projects from initiation to execution.

    Career Opportunities on the Rise

    The time has never been better for students to pursue a master’s in Healthcare Management. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) indicates that healthcare management is one of the fastest-growing occupations in the country, due to the expansion and diversification of the healthcare industry (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2014). The BLS also projects that employment of medical and health services managers is expected to grow 23 percent from 2012 to 2022, which is faster than the national average for all other occupations.

    Stevenson University Online’s combination of faculty healthcare management expertise and flexible course schedules makes it the clear choice for working professionals to earn their advanced degrees in the growing healthcare management field.

    A Proven Track Record

    Students and graduates of Stevenson University Online’s Healthcare Management master’s programs have advanced their careers within the industry at hospitals, long-term care facilities, physician practices, insurance companies, medical technology and device companies, and nonprofit healthcare-related organizations. Their job titles include, but are not limited to: Quality Data Manager, Program Administrator or Manager, Territory Manager, Administrative Supervisor, Practice Manager, Electronic Medical Record Analyst and Report Manager. 

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    Program Design

    The Online Program Design Certification recognizes programs that are designed around measurable learning objectives or competencies. Design or revision of individual courses within the program align with program objectives, involve QM-trained personnel, and are consistent with the relevant QM Rubric.

  • Courses


    Core Courses

    The Healthcare Management program is an online 36-credit hour master's program. 

    • HCM 557 Project and Resource Management
    • HCM 600 Managerial Epidemiology and Statistics
    • HCM 605 Healthcare Management and Administration
    • HCM 612 Healthcare Policy, Law, and Ethics
    • HCM 620 Human Resources Development in Healthcare
    • HCM 650 Organizational Behavior in Healthcare
    • HCM 652 Healthcare Finance: Challenges

    HCM 700 Internship in Healthcare

    This internship was designed for students who have not acquired work experience in the healthcare industry or for professionals who are seeking a career change. As an elective course, the internship would be fulfilled in addition to the 36 credits required to complete the Healthcare Management master’s program. The internship will enable students to integrate and apply healthcare leadership competencies to professional experiences in healthcare organizations.

    Concentration Requirements

    Project Management 

    • HCM 635 Innovative Management Leadership
    • HCM 640 Team Work in Healthcare Settings
    • HCM 642 Healthcare Project Planning and Management
    • HCM 644 Project Management
    • HCM 646 Project Management Accounting

    Quality Management and Patient Safety

    • HCM 660 Planning for Evidence Based Practice
    • HCM 662 Quality Management in Healthcare
    • HCM 665 Patient Satisfaction and Quality Improvement
    • HCM 667 Customer Relationship Management
    • HCM 669 Patient Advocacy for Healthcare Quality


  • Admission Requirements

    Admission Requirements

    • Completed online application.
    • Completion of bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution.
    • Official college transcript from your degree-granting institution; additional transcripts may be required to demonstrate satisfaction of program-specific prerequisites or at the discretion of the Admissions Committee.
    • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in past academic work.
    • Earned a grade of "B" or above in statistics or an upper level math and an English composition.
    • Two professional letters of recommendation with at least one from a current or past supervisor. Recommendation form.
    • Personal Statement.
    • Resume of professional experience.
  • Faculty



    Sharon Buchbinder, RN, Ph.D.
    Professor and Program Coordinator
    MS in Health Care Management

    B.A., Psychology, University of Connecticut
    M.A., Psychology, University of Hartford
    Ph.D., Public Health, University of Illinois  


    Trina G. Armstrong, M.B.A., M.F.P.
    Adjunct Instructor, Health Care Management
    B.B.A.,  Finance, Loyola University, New Orleans, LA
    M.B.A., Business Administration, Loyola University, New Orleans, LA
    D.H.A.,  Candidate, Healthcare Administration, University of Phoenix

    Susan Casciani, M.B.A., M.S.H.A.
    Adjunct Professor, Health Care Management
    B.S., Healthcare Administration, State University College at Fredonia, NY
    M.S., Healthcare Administration, D'Youville College, Buffalo, NY
    M.B.A., University at Buffalo, NY 

    John P. McNally, M.S.H.A.
    Adjunct Instructor, Health Care Management
    B.S., Biology, Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA
    ​M.S., Healthcare Administration, Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA

    Lea Nolan, M.A.
    Adjunct Instructor, Health Care Management
    A.B., History, Georgetown University
    M.A., Women's Studies with a concentration in public policy, The George Washington University

  • Tuition


    Established in 1947, Stevenson University has a long history of providing students an affordable, private education. We offer financial aid packages to those who qualify, in addition to a reduced-tuition rate through partnerships with community colleges, healthcare organizations, and other organizations and corporations. For a full list of Stevenson's partners, please visit our Partnerships page.

    The following reflects the total cost of a master’s degree if completing 36-credit hours. Students are eligible to transfer up to 6-credit hours from a 4-year institution if applicable. 

    Stevenson University Online has simplified the cost of your education by eliminating all fees.

    Master’s Program Cost Per
    Credit Hour
    Cost Per Course
    (3-Credit Hours)
    Total Cost of Master's
    (36-Credit Hours)
    Healthcare Management $670.00 $2,010.00 $24,120.00*

    *Does not include books.

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