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Master of Health Care Management

Become a leader in the health care field with the 100% Online Master of Health Care Management

Gain Strategic Health Care Leadership Skills

The Master of Health Care Management provides specialized coursework and a holistic view of the complex and ever-evolving industry to help you become a strategic leader. Offered 100% online to accommodate working adults, the program develops a deep understanding of how management and medicine work together to achieve the goal of superior patient care.

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Group of doctors talking around a table
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Time to Complete

On average, students complete their MHCM in 3 to 5 semesters

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10 courses totaling 30 credits

Program Highlights

No matter where you are in your career, the Master of Health Care Management can help you break into the world of health care or help you advance to the next level.

  • 100% Online program provides work-life-school balance
  • Faculty with industry experience and superior research in a variety of health care management fields
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Learning Methodology

The MHCM program consists of 10 courses, each 3 credit hours, in a variety of topics including: Medical Care Organization, Public Health Administration, Financial Management for Health Care Managers, Managing People, Efficiency Management, Analysis of Health Care Markets and Health Care Informatics to name a few. The program culminates in a capstone course integrating learning from the previous 9 courses.

Admissions Requirements

Students applying to the Health Care Management program must meet the Admission Requirements for the Graduate College.


Program Courses

HCA 501Managing People in Health Care Entities3 Credits
HCA 502Financial Management for Health Care Managers3 Credits
HCA 503Efficiency Management in Health Care3 Credits
HCA 515Medical Care Organization3 Credits
HCA 555Analysis of Health Care Markets3 Credits
HCA 602Public Health Administration3 Credits
HCA 616Seminar in Health Quality & Policy3 Credits
HCA 625Health Care Informatics for Managers3 Credits
HCA 640Health Care Law and Ethics3 Credits
HCA 660Integrated Business Strategy for Health Care Administration (capstone course)3 Credits
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Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition and financial aid for CSU programs are kept competitive so you can receive the education you deserve. Tuition for online programs and courses follows the same fee structure as traditional, on-campus programs and courses. Current CSU Graduate tuition costs can be found on the Bursar’s website.

Approximately 70% of CSU’s students receive some form of financial assistance. The University participates in or administers all the major federal and state grant and loan programs. In addition, CSU provides University grants and scholarships.

To begin the financial aid process, you will need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You must file a FAFSA every year after January 1st to receive your financial aid. Cleveland State University’s financial aid school code is 003032.

If you have any questions, visit the Financial Aid section of CSU’s website, or contact the Financial Aid office.



Our dedicated team of faculty and business advisors provide opportunities to meet virtually and in-person. The faculty who teach in the program have a wide variety of academic and professional backgrounds specific to the health care industry including expertise in:

  • Health Care Informatics
  • Data Analysis/Health Care Analytics
  • Hospitals and Health Systems
  • Biotech and pharmaceutical companies
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Student Success Coaching

At CSU, you will be paired with a Student Success Coach to support you on your journey from acceptance into a program to graduation. Coaches help with:

  • Time management
  • Study strategies
  • Focus techniques
  • Work-life balance
  • Academic support resources
  • Navigating University policies and procedures
  • Resolving issues and locating the right resources

Student Success Coaches will reach out to you for a welcome call early in your program. Coaches can help you create an academic success plan with strategies and goals that will help you be successful. Student Success Coaches are available to you throughout your program. Student Success Coaches do not replace academic advisors or other counselors, but rather work as a team with them to provide you with all the right resources. 

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Career Outcomes

The MHCM program provides the skills and knowledge that strategic healthcare leaders need to advance within the organizations that they serve, as well as their own careers.

The MHCM can prepare you for roles including:

  • Clinical Director/Supervisor
  • Clinical Trials Manager/Director
  • Health Care Data Analyst
  • Health Care Operations Manager/Director
  • Hospital Manager/Director
  • Medical Staff Director
  • Quality and Safety Manager/Director
  • Risk and Compliance Manager/Director
  • Supply Chain Manager/Director

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the GMAT or GRE required for the Master of Health Care Management?

The GMAT or GRE requirement is currently being waived. To understand our admissions requirements better, please make an appointment with a graduate business advisor.

How long does the MHCM program take to complete?

A typical full-time student can complete the MHCM in as few as 3 semesters. Most students choose to take 2 classes at a time with degree completion after 5 semesters.

How much does the program cost?

Graduate tuition for the 2022-2023 academic year is $632.35 per credit hour. Click here to learn more about tuition.

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