Healthcare Delivery Science, MHDS
Master of Healthcare Delivery Science
Why Pursue This Program
The online Healthcare Delivery Science, MHDS program is an innovative interprofessional degree designed for today’s health professionals. It is designed for professionals looking to advance in the areas of administration and leadership in the areas of public health, medicine, nursing and other health professions.
Students of this program gain:
- Advanced knowledge of core administrative and leadership competencies identified by the National Academy of Medicine.
- Tailored approach to the unique needs of the student through elective coursework
- An interprofessional degree offered by an interprofessional group of faculty
The five essential areas of healthcare practice identified by the National Academy of Medicine include:
- Providing patient-centered care
- Working in interdisciplinary teams
- Employing evidence-based practice
- Applying quality improvement
- Utilizing informatics
Note: This unique online option allows students to take one course, a few courses or complete the entire master’s degree.
According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of healthcare occupations is projected to grow at a rate of 15%, much faster than the average for all occupations. This projected growth is mainly due to an aging population, leading to greater demand for healthcare services.
Career paths include:
- Clinical Professor
- Health Promotion Specialist
- Continuing Education Specialist
- Pre-Health Advisor
What's it like to take a program online?
Quality learning experience
The University of Nebraska has offered distance education courses for more than 100 years so you can expect a quality, rigorous experience. Online courses are often highly interactive with faculty and students communicating through e-mail, discussion forums and chat groups. You’ll have direct access to world-class faculty – researchers who are experts in their fields or practitioners with real-world experience. Also, you’ll be part of a community of learners and can benefit from the perspectives of students from across the globe.
Online learning gives you the flexibility and freedom to attend your classes wherever is convenient to you. You can save time and money by being able to continue to work and by avoiding relocation or travel costs. You will be required to complete assignments in a certain timeframe, but in most instances, you can log in and complete coursework during the time of day that works best for you. You aren’t tied to a specific class time.
Service you expect from a leading University
Online learners at the University of Nebraska have access to the same student services available to on-campus students. An academic adviser will guide you along your journey, library services are available to help you excel in your program and career services are available when you are ready to take your next step. These are just a few of the services in place to help you succeed.