You need advanced skills to manage today's health systems. And you need to develop them on your schedule.
Why Health Systems Management at the Universities at Shady Grove?
The Universities at Shady Grove campus in Rockville, Md., lies along Montgomery County's expanding "high-tech" corridor, highly diversified with advanced professional, research and tech services at its core; it's also close to Shady Grove Adventist Hospital and other medical facilities. Learn more.
42-45 credit program (dependent on your professional experience and transfer credits).
Offered Saturdays and as a combination of traditional classroom classes and online courses.
Offered at Universities at Shady Grove in Rockville, Md., along Montgomery County’s expanding “high-tech” corridor, and close to Shady Grove Adventist Hospital and other medical facilities.
Fall: Rolling; Spring: Dec. 1.
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Tuition is $824 per credit in-state, $1,149 out-of-state. Regional students pay in-state tuition.
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Personalized flexibility to fit your career.
Depending on your previous work experience, you can take advantage of this program's distinct flexibility:
- If you have prior professional experience in the field, you can complete the degree with 6 fewer credits (39 instead of 45), saving you time and money.
- If you need professional experience, you can supplement your coursework with with an internship in an administrative role in a health-care organization. Since health systems managers require an interdisciplinary background to lead effectively, you'll delve into a wide range of professional subject areas, including: finance, epidemiology, qualitative methods, organizational behavior, ethics, law, and information systems.
The curriculum addresses the 10 critical content areas recommended by the Association of University Programs in Health Administration.
Classes are offered Saturdays during the day and online in a 10-week session.
Student and Alumni Spotlights
Tiffany Cover, M.S. ’18, began her academic career at the University of Florida and earned her B.S. in Health Science in 2012. She also obtained her master’s in occupational therapy from the University of Florida in 2013. She is a board certified and licensed occupational therapist who has been practicing for the past five years in the acute care hospital setting. Tiffany decided to return to school during her clinical career and recently completed her Master of Science in Health Systems Management at the University of Baltimore.
She currently works at the Baltimore Veterans Affairs Medical Center as an Associate Group Practice Manager. In this new career path, the overarching goal is to promote access to care for our nation’s veterans using face-to-face discussions with healthcare providers and administrative staff, data analytics, administrative policies, and legislature/health policy to name a few areas. Through team collaboration, ensuring access to care strives towards the Veterans Health Administration’s top priority to provide quality care for our Veterans.
The M.S. in Health Systems Management program is one of five programs housed in the School of Health and Human Services. Learn more...