Become a leader in health care. You can develop health care leadership skills and create ways to alleviate current health care challenges in the Master of Healthcare Innovation (MHI) offered through the Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation. This healthcare management degree helps you take on important roles in a rapidly changing industry. In this program, you will take a multidisciplinary approach to health care, including studying change theory, leadership, entrepreneurship, technology and system design.

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

Is healthcare innovation the health management degree for you?

The online healthcare innovation master’s degree is ideal for students who seek to lead in health management.

Healthcare innovation doesn’t only come from one process, outlook or workflow. Instead, it often involves a variety of approaches and considerations. In a similar fashion, the MHI program attracts students with many different backgrounds, both in and outside the world of healthcare. Participants join the program with backgrounds in nursing, health sciences and healthcare architecture, as well as engineering, business administration and journalism.

The support of a distinguished college

The Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation distinguishes itself through high-quality instructors and challenging courses and programs, including this health leadership degree, designed with the professional world in mind.

What is a degree in health management and healthcare innovation?

The ASU healthcare innovation master’s program is a fully online degree in health management for students who are already health practitioners, or who desire to become a leader in the health care sector. Thanks to a multi-disciplinary approach to health care leadership and administration, the healthcare innovation degree prepares graduates to navigate one of the most changing professional environments: health care.

The Master of Healthcare Innovation program is a total of 34 credit hours across 11 courses that emphasize innovation in the world of healthcare. You will also cover functional considerations including, but not limited to:

  1. Use of evidence in decision-making.
  2. Remodeling system infrastructures.
  3. Financing.
  4. Entrepreneurship.

By incorporating current trends in healthcare and networking opportunities with professionals and faculty across a variety of disciplines, you’ll enjoy a diversified educational environment that continually emphasizes healthcare innovation.


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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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Potential career paths for healthcare innovation or health management degree holders

Graduates who earn a Master of Healthcare Innovation degree can pursue a variety of opportunities in the world of healthcare. Potential career paths include, but aren’t 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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