Online Master of Healthcare Innovation

Develop health care leadership skills and create ways to alleviate industry challenges in the Master of Healthcare Innovation. This health care innovation degree is ideal for students interested in becoming leaders in health management.

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Quick facts

Next start date:

Next start date: 03/11/2024


Total classes:

Total classes: 11

Weeks per class:

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours:

Total credit hours: 34

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What is a health care innovation degree?

The first of its kind, the master’s in health care 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 one extra year after completing an undergraduate degree. You can earn a master’s in health care innovation in one of five Accelerated Master's program options, which include:

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

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What will I learn in a master’s in health care innovation?

 

In the master’s in health care innovation, you’ll develop competence in the design, application and testing of innovative processes and products, with a primary focus on preparing to lead processes of innovation and transformation. You’ll also learn how to create and sustain cultures of innovation in health care 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, change theory, technology and system design, entrepreneurship, financing and evaluation.

Why earn a health care innovation degree?

 

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

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

Will my diploma 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.”

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

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Master’s in health care 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:


Core

Advanced Principles and Concepts of Innovation


Core

Financing for Innovation


Core

Healthcare Policy and Innovation


Core

Innovation and the Individual


Core

Innovation Methods


Core

IT for Healthcare Innovation


Core

Outcomes Evaluation


Core

Systems Thinking in a Complex Environment


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

As a graduate of the master’s in health care 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 administration consultant

Health care administrator

Chief innovation officer

Community health leader

Entrepreneur or startup executive

Health product innovation manager

Nonprofit administrator

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.

How to apply

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.

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Use our calculator to estimate your full-time or part-time tuition fees for this program prior to any financial aid. Keep in mind that most of our students receive financial aid, which can reduce out-of-pocket costs. Learn more.

Tuition calculator

Use our calculator to estimate your full-time or part-time tuition fees for this program prior to any financial aid. Keep in mind that most of our students receive financial aid, which can reduce out-of-pocket costs. Learn more.

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