Master of Science in Health Care Management
Learn the most relevant business skills to be effective and efficient leaders who will improve the quality and access to health care.
Lead in health
Gain an in-depth understanding of complex health care issues to graduate with the ability to lead, manage, and change enterprises in dynamic industries.
Get involved in project-based experiential learning opportunities to develop collaborative partnerships with businesses and nonprofits, meet health policy leaders, or work within the Johns Hopkins medical system.
Harnesses the resources, reputation, and experience of Johns Hopkins University and its top-ranked schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health.
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Harness the resources, reputation, and experience of the Johns Hopkins medical community, and hone the skills necessary to advance your career.
Learn about our class profile*.
- 29 percent female / 71 percent male
- 71 percent of students are from the U.S.
- 2 countries represented
- 680 average GMAT score
- 3.49 average undergraduate GPA
- 0.9 average years of full-time work experience
*Fall 2022 incoming class
As a student in the Master of Science in Health Care Management program, you will gain the confidence and skills to make strategic decisions that improve the state of today's health systems. Stay current in the rapidly changing health care environment and graduate prepared to make a meaningful impact in the overall health and well-being of individuals and communities.
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The 2022 edition of the Carey Business School University Catalog is available.
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Health care is one of the fastest growing, increasingly complicated sectors. There's no shortage of opportunity for new leadership in the industry, as demand for qualified health care professionals continues to grow. The Master’s in Health Care Management degree prepares you to assess and act on opportunities, innovate, and improve productivity in all health care areas.
A health care management degree is unique because it recognizes the complexities of the sector: providers, payers, innovators, and institutions. You'll acquire the foundations of business and learn how to respond to the latest health care discoveries through first-hand exposure to current research and industry trends in practice. As part of a team, you’ll participate in project-based courses where you will apply practical management skills and build innovative business solutions for significant health care issues.
Health Care Consulting Practicum: This two-part course allows you to integrate health care knowledge from previous coursework and apply it to the health care sector by working on real case studies and health care challenges.
All students will fulfill the following course requirements:
- BU.881.700 Health Care Overview Bootcamp (non-credit online)
- BU.120.601 Business Communication (2 credits)
- BU.131.601 Business Leadership and Human Values (2 credits)
- 9 core courses (18 credits)
- 5 elective courses (10 credits)
- Project-based experiential learning (4 credits)
Core courses (18 credits)
- BU.881.707 Accounting for Decision Making in Health Care
- BU.881.702 Frameworks for Analyzing Health Care Markets
- BU.883.701 Fundamentals of Health Care Operations
- BU.881.703 Health Care Law and Regulation
- BU.883.706 Health Care Organization and Management
- BU.881.706 Health Innovation and Evaluation
- BU.881.705 Health Marketing and Access
- BU.881.704 Providers and Payers
- BU.550.620 The U.S. Health Care System: Past, Present, and Future
Health Care depth electives (10 credits)
Students choose 5 courses from the following:
- BU.555.710 Applied and Behavioral Economics in Health Care
- BU.883.704 Pharmaceutical Strategy
- BU.150.710/5 Discovery to Market I and II
- BU.883.702 Emerging Frontiers in Health Technologies and Strategies
- BU.881.701 Fundamentals of Health Care Systems
- BU.883.705 Health Care Financing and Financial Management
- BU.883.703 Medical Devices and Diagnostics
- BU.883.708 Negotiation in Health Care Settings
- BU.881.711 Research and Policy Seminars in Health
- BU.883.707 The Wire: Business Solutions for Community Health Improvement
Project-based experiential learning (4 credits)
Students will complete a two-part project-based course (2 credits each):
- Project-Based Course Part I
- Project-Based Course Part II
Your business education doesn’t end in the classroom. Step out of your comfort zone as you partner with businesses and work with others across the Johns Hopkins system in hands-on ways.
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The Career Development Office is committed to providing opportunities for you to build professional skills and competencies that are essential for building the career you want. Throughout your program (and beyond) Carey career and leadership coaches and employer relations industry specialists provide you with the support, resources, and opportunities you need to achieve your unique career goals.
Graduates of this program work in a variety of industries including consulting, finance, management, operations, and logistics.
- Blueprint Research Group
- Brigham Women’s Hospital
- Highmark Health
- Johns Hopkins Hospital
- Kaiser Permanente
- Navigant (a Guidehouse company)
- Nexus 8 International, LLC
- Tissue Analytics
- U.S. Food and Drug Administration
- Events Coordinator
- Executive Assistant
- Market Analyst
- Project Manager
- Senior Consultant
- Vice President of Business Development
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Tuition & Fees
There are numerous options for financing your education including scholarships, loans, and payment plans available to those who qualify. Learn more.
Fall 2023 | Round 4: May 31, 2023
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The Fall 2023 application is open.
Deadlines round 1 round 2 round 3 round 4* Candidate deadline October 26, 2022 January 4, 2023 March 22, 2023 May 31, 2023 Decision release December 14, 2022 March 1, 2023 April 26, 2023 Rolling Initial Deposit deadline January 18, 2023 April 12, 2023 May 24, 2023 3 weeks from decision Final Deposit deadline April 12, 2023 May 24, 2023 June 14, 2023 N/A
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tuition and fees
Tuition application fee Initial enrollment deposit Final enrollment deposit $83,750/year $100 $3,000 $2,000
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