Online Master of Science in Science of Health Care Delivery

Arizona State University’s Master of Science in science of health care delivery teaches you how to design, implement and evaluate quality measures for health programs, departments and organizations. This innovative program also covers population health, economics and policy. The interdisciplinary approach used in this program encourages you to devise innovative solutions for improving today’s complex health care systems.

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Next start date: 10/13/2021


Total classes: 11

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 30

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What is health care delivery?

The science of health care delivery is the study of systems, processes, leadership and management to enhance patient outcomes. Health care delivery involves the combination of systems, agencies, facilities and providers that support patients. This degree is unlike any other and covers topics like environmental factors, ability to pay, treatment availability and other factors that influence patients.

Studying the science of health care delivery is similar to earning a health care administration degree. Both programs focus on strategies for managing health care organizations.

In the science of health care delivery program, you’ll benefit from a health-focused approach and faculty members with applied knowledge in health care. Your courses will prioritize evaluation, analysis and process improvement. This program is designed for those creative changemakers who want to understand and improve the health care system. A wider perspective prepares you to design and implement systems that:

  • Enhance the patient experience.
  • Improve population health.
  • Optimize health care delivery.
  • Reduce costs associated with care.

How can this health care delivery degree advance my medical career?

 

The science of health care delivery program can be completed in as little as one year, making it the perfect program to enroll in instead of medical school or during a gap year. The knowledge and skills learned in this program can prepare you for careers in administration. Graduates can also go on to train for clinical roles. This program provides you with a background in how patients access care.

Transferable abilities developed in this program can be applied to other careers. Studying process engineering for this degree can lead to a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate of Completion. You can then leverage that background for roles in process quality improvement.

What should I look for in an online health care delivery master’s degree?

 

You should look for a reputable program within an organization whose goal is to help you succeed. ASU Online’s master’s degree in science of health care delivery was the first of its kind. With a case-based, solution-oriented curriculum, you’ll learn practical experience. You’ll also complete a value-focused capstone with a health care organization in your area. Coordinators in our program will connect you with these opportunities.

Does my science of healthcare delivery 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.

Science of health care delivery courses

To complete this degree, you’ll study topics such as health economics, law, policy, finance and biostatistics. You’ll also take courses that cover management techniques, health care administration and process engineering.


Core

Fundamentals of Health Informatics


Core

Biostatistics and Data Management


Core

Health Care Systems and Design


Core

Health Economics, Policy and Payment Models


Core

Population Health


Core

Health Care Management and Finance


Core

Process Engineering


Core

Leadership and Professionalism


What can I do with a health care delivery degree?

After completing this program, you’ll be prepared to work in health care administration or pursue medical school. Program graduates go on to pursue a variety of careers including:

Clinical manager

Health care administrator

Health care data analyst

Pharmacy compliance auditor

Quality improvement specialist

Learn from innovative thinkers who value patient-centered care

Our faculty brings a high-level of expertise to every research project. In addition to cutting-edge approaches to research, we’re focused on creating a better future for people. We’re lifelong learners with a goal to improve health outcomes for the communities we serve. Some of our research focuses on:

  • Discovering the impact of the environment and policy on food security and community health.
  • Exploring mechanisms involved in the development of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
  • Harnessing big data to improve patient outcomes.
  • Using state-of-the-art cognitive, behavioral and neuroscience techniques to study the components of human communication.
  • Utilizing advanced technology to monitor and promote healthy lifestyles.

Learn from innovative thinkers who value patient-centered care

Our faculty brings a high-level of expertise to every research project. In addition to cutting-edge approaches to research, we’re focused on creating a better future for people. We’re lifelong learners with a goal to improve health outcomes for the communities we serve. Some of our research focuses on:

  • Discovering the impact of the environment and policy on food security and community health.
  • Exploring mechanisms involved in the development of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
  • Harnessing big data to improve patient outcomes.
  • Using state-of-the-art cognitive, behavioral and neuroscience techniques to study the components of human communication.
  • Utilizing advanced technology to monitor and promote healthy lifestyles.

Admission requirements for the science of health care delivery program

Applicants to the Master of Science in science of health care delivery program must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the College of Health Solutions.

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An educational institution that partners with leading health care organizations

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

6,500+


students.

250+


Barrett honors scholars.

160+


faculty members.

$14.5 million


in research expenditures.

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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.

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