The College of Health Solutions prepares current and future administrative and clinical health care professionals to address the complex needs of the health care system. Through the interdisciplinary study of population health, patient-centered care, health economics, policy, data analytics and leadership, students gain the skills necessary to achieve value-based health care.

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

The online Master of Science degree is designed for students with an interest in a career in the health care industry. This collaborative program is delivered by ASU’s College of Health Solutions and focuses on quality improvement systems in health care, health disparities and interventions, health policy, leadership skills, and evidence-based assessment and management.

Much of the course work utilizes a case-based, solution-oriented approach to facilitate integration of knowledge and competencies. The program’s culminating experience (or capstone project) provides students the opportunity to apply concepts learned in class to a real world health care-related project. See the courses tab (above) for selected course descriptions.

Faculty are experts in their fields and bring a breadth of knowledge and experience to share with students.

Looking for an in-person program? Explore the on-campus health care delivery degree.

Developing the health workforce of the future:

At the College of Health Solutions, students and faculty research solutions to global pressing health challenges while preparing the health workforce of the future.

  • In the fall 2019, the College of Health Solutions had 6,758 students, 289 Barrett Honors scholars, 163 faculty members and $14.5 million in research expenditures.
  • Ongoing partnerships with the medical community offer students access to professional resources and networking opportunities with Mayo Clinic, Banner Health, HonorHealth, Dignity Health and more.

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Next Start Date:

01/13/2020
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Faculty

Faculty continue to practice and engage actively with the medical community. Faculty engagement and research include:

  • Leadership within the Mayo Clinic
  • Diabetes and cardiovascular disease research
  • Health monitoring technology research
  • Big data analysis to improve patient health
  • Study of human communication through state-of-the-art cognitive, behavioral and neuroscience techniques
  • Research to understand the link between environment and policy on food security and community health

Program Summary

Total Hours:

30

Related Careers

Graduates with a Master of Science in Science of Health Care Delivery have career opportunities illustrated in the following list.

Requirements

Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the College of Health Solutions.

Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's or master's degree from a regionally accredited college or university of recognized standing in a related field such as biology, chemistry, biochemistry, nursing, public health, pharmacy, biomedical informatics, social work, premed, prehealth, nutrition, health promotion or others.

Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's or master's degree from a regionally accredited college or university of recognized standing in a related field such as biology, chemistry, biochemistry, nursing, public health, pharmacy, biomedical informatics, social work, premed, prehealth, nutrition, health promotion or others.

All applicants must submit:

  1. Graduate admission application and application fee
  2. Official transcripts
  3. Three letters of reference
  4. Personal statement
  5. Proof of English proficiency

Additional Application Information

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

Three letters of reference from either academic or professional sources are required; reference letters from friends or relatives will not be accepted. Letters demonstrating involvement in health care, community service or leadership are encouraged.

A personal statement must be submitted that explains how the applicant plans to contribute to the health care system after the degree is obtained; how the program will help the applicant achieve their goals; what the applicant's career aspirations are; and what interested the applicant in this degree program.

A phone or video conference interview with the admissions committee may be required.

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