The online master of healthcare innovation degree at ASU offers a multidisciplinary, educational approach to prepare students for an innovative and transformative role in healthcare. Students will learn change theory, leadership, entrepreneurship, application technology, and system design programs, to create innovative and transformative solutions to current healthcare challenges.

ASU Online offers start dates every 7.5 weeks.
Multiple enrollment sessions throughout the year.
Required number of credits to complete this degree.

This 34-credit master’s degree program is not limited to students with a healthcare background. Students who have successfully completed the program have come from a variety of disciplines, including nursing, health sciences, and healthcare architecture, as well as engineering, business administration, and journalism.

Students will approach the study of innovation for the healthcare marketplace with a focus on advancing the system from multiple perspectives—personal competence for innovation, use of evidence in decision making, remodeling system infrastructures, financing, communication, entrepreneurship, technology, and policy making. Students will develop competence in the design, application, and testing of innovative processes and products, however, the primary focus is on preparing students to lead the process of innovation and transformation. The curriculum incorporates the latest trends in healthcare and the opportunity to network with other professionals and faculty across diverse disciplines.

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ASU Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation Achievements:

  • According to U.S. News & World Report, the Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation ranks in the top 11% nationally for its Master's programs.
  • The partnership between ASU’s Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation and Mayo Clinic received the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Exemplary Academic-Practice Partnership Award in 2015.


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Arizona State University’s Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation is the home to world-renowned faculty members including:

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

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Graduates with an ASU Online Master of Healthcare Innovation have career opportunities illustrated in the following list. Career examples include but are not limited to:


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.

Applicants must have a minimum of a 3.00 cumulative GPA (scale is 4.00 = "A") in the last 60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours of a student's first bachelor's degree program, or applicants must have a minimum of a 3.00 cumulative GPA (scale is 4.00 = "A") in an applicable master's degree program.

All applicants must submit:

  1. Graduate admission application and application fee
  2. Official transcripts
  3. Three professional recommendations
  4. Personal statement and essays
  5. Current resume
  6. Proof of English language proficiency

Additional Application Information

An applicant whose native language is not English (regardless of current residency) must provide proof of English proficiency.

The professional recommendations should be from individuals knowledgeable about the applicant's academic and leadership potential.

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