Online Master of Healthcare Innovation

Develop healthcare leadership skills and create ways to alleviate current industry challenges in the Master of Healthcare Innovation. In this program, you’ll take a multidisciplinary approach to healthcare, including studying change theory, leadership, entrepreneurship, technology and system design. This healthcare innovation degree is ideal for students interested in becoming leaders in health management.

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Quick facts

Next start date: 10/12/2022


Total classes: 11

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 34

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What is a healthcare innovation degree?

The first of its kind, the master’s in healthcare innovation is a leadership program focused on teaching the science of innovation for direct application in a world full of change. With a curriculum centered around innovation, this program helps you gain the knowledge and skills needed to facilitate new ideas, products and services for the betterment of patient care and accessibility.

The Master of Healthcare Innovation can be completed as part of an accelerated track wherein students obtain both a bachelor's and master's degree in as little as five years. You can earn the master’s in healthcare innovation in one of five 4+1 accelerated program options, which include:

Please keep in mind each program has unique requirements to be eligible. For additional information, speak with your advisor.

What will I learn in a master’s in healthcare innovation?

 

In the master’s in healthcare innovation, you’ll develop competence in the design, application and testing of innovative processes and products. You’ll also learn how to create and sustain cultures of innovation in healthcare from multiple perspectives, such as:

  • Communication.
  • Entrepreneurship.
  • Financing.
  • Remodeling system infrastructures.
  • Technology and policy-making.
  • Use of evidence in decision-making.

Additional skills gained throughout this health innovation degree include forward thinking, planning, implementation and evaluation.

Why earn a healthcare innovation degree?

 

Earning a healthcare innovation degree is a great step in becoming a leader in healthcare. Through the innovative healthcare management courses, you’ll gain the leadership skills needed to influence the future of healthcare and transform outcomes for consumers and communities.

Additionally, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in healthcare occupations is projected to grow 16% from 2020 to 2030, with about 2.6 million new jobs being created.

Will my healthcare innovation degree say 'online'?

No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.

A health leadership degree, designed with the professional in mind.

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Master’s in healthcare innovation courses

This 34-credit degree is made up of core courses, electives and a hands-on capstone project. Developed by the founders of this health innovation degree, the Seven Pillars of Innovation serve as the foundation for the program’s curriculum. Courses include:


Required core

Advanced Principles and Concepts of Innovation


Required core

Financing for Innovation


Required core

Healthcare Policy and Innovation


Required core

Innovation and the Individual


Required core

Innovation Methods


Required core

IT for Healthcare Innovation


Required core

Outcomes Evaluation


Required core

Systems Thinking in a Complex Environment


What can I do with a master’s in healthcare innovation?

As a graduate of the master’s in healthcare innovation program, you can choose to focus on a variety of areas throughout the industry — all in need of innovation. Potential career paths include, but are not limited to:

Health care administrator

Chief innovation officer

Health administration consultant

Community health leader

Nonprofit administrator

Health product innovation manager

Entrepreneur or startup executive

Learn from prestigious faculty

The Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation is the home to world-renowned faculty members.

  • Countless national faculty nursing awards.
  • Fulbright Senior Scholar.
  • Rosalynn Carter National Leadership Award in Caregiving.
  • Ruth B. Freeman Award from the American Public Health Association.

Learn from prestigious faculty

The Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation is the home to world-renowned faculty members.

  • Countless national faculty nursing awards.
  • Fulbright Senior Scholar.
  • Rosalynn Carter National Leadership Award in Caregiving.
  • Ruth B. Freeman Award from the American Public Health Association.

Master’s in healthcare innovation admission requirements

Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation.

Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's or master's degree from a nationally recognized, regionally accredited academic institution.

Application requirements

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Preparing the nursing and health leaders of tomorrow

ASU’s Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation provides a first-class education to students across a wide range of health disciplines. The college distinguishes itself through high-quality instructors and challenging courses and programs.

10+


undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs online.

250+


faculty members.

$13.2 million


in research awards.

4,000+


students.

Tuition calculator

The ASU Online tuition calculator is currently being updated. For the most accurate estimate, please visit the ASU tuition calculator.

Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

Financial aid can reduce out-of-pocket costs, resulting in less financial stress and increased academic confidence. Learn more.

Tuition calculator

The ASU Online tuition calculator is currently being updated. For the most accurate estimate, please visit the ASU tuition calculator.

Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

Financial aid can reduce out-of-pocket costs, resulting in less financial stress and increased academic confidence. Learn more.

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