Healthcare Delivery Science, MHDS

Master of Healthcare Delivery Science

University of Nebraska Medical Center

  • Fully Online
  • 30
    Credits
  • $597.00
    In-State
  • $597.00
    Out-of-State

Program Overview

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.

Career Outlook:

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

Admissions and Requirements

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  1. A Bachelor's degree

  2. 3 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale

  3. A written personal statement

    A one-page personal statement discussing any of the following: areas of leadership/managerial interest or focus, prior leadership-based work experience, career goals/objectives and how this degree would be applicable and self-assessment skills and general preparation for succeeding in a graduate program.

  4. 3 letters of recommendation

  5. Official transcripts from all previous schools

  6. Current resume or curriculum vitae

  7. Participants need to possess computer operating system skills and have easy access to a computer with high-speed internet connection and up-to-date software.

To apply to this program:

  1. Complete and submit the online application through the UNMC CAS applicant portal.
  2. Pay the $60 application fee.

Courses You’ll Take

Course Information

Students will take 12 credit hours of electives

Core Courses

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
HDS 831Healthcare Management3
Description Pending
Healthcare Finance0
HDS 852Design of Quality Improvement Initiatives3
Description Pending
HDS 860Introduction to Health Informatics3
Description Pending
HDS 823Leadership in Health Professions Education3
Description Pending
HDS 871Introduction to Digital Portfolio1
Description Pending
HDS 872Digital Portfolio Capstone2
Description Pending

Elective Courses

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
HPTT 630/830Research Analysis & Design for Health Professions Education3
The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to research methods method likely to be encountered during a health professions teaching and technology career. Learners will demonstrate the steps of scientific research. This course will cover topics including formulation of a research problem, sampling and research design, dissemination of research findings, and research proposal writing. These topics will be discussed in detail and result in the learners demonstrating the application of newly acquired skills through critical review of peer-reviewed scientific articles. Research ethics is large component of the course. Learners will complete the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) training program as well as learn about the Institutional Review Board (IRB) processes and applications. Through an iterative process of group feedback and project refinement, each learner will develop a research/grant proposal which can be included in an e-portfolio.
HDS 815Communication & Culture in Healthcare3
Description Pending
HDS 823Principles of Critical Inquiry3
Description Pending
HDS 850Foundations of Quality Improvement3
Description Pending
HDS 851System and Social Influences of Quality and Safety3
Description Pending
HDS 853Implementation & Evaluation of Improvement Initiatives3
Description Pending
HDS 861Health Data Analytics3
Description Pending
HDS 862Health Information Systems3
Description Pending
HDS 863Health Information Management3
Description Pending
HDS 873Special Topics in Healthcare3
Description Pending
HDS 840Foundations of Clinical Teaching in the Health Professions3
Description Pending

Tuition & Fees

Nebraska Residents

Per Credit Hour

Tuition
$597.00
Fees
$141.25
Total
$738.25

3 Credit Hours

Tuition
$1791.00
Fees
$423.75
Total
$2214.75

Out of State Residents

Per Credit Hour

Tuition
$597.00
Fees
$141.25
Total
$738.25

3 Credit Hours

Tuition
$1791.00
Fees
$423.75
Total
$2214.75
About Faculty

University of Nebraska online courses are taught by expert faculty who embody the qualities resulting from research experience and professional/field experience. Students learn from faculty with a variety of backgrounds, many of whom are published researchers in their fields. NU faculty who teach online do so in a way that optimizes learning within the online modality and because technology enables students to access education they may otherwise may not be able to pursue.

Application Deadlines
  • Fall SemesterJul 01
  • Spring SemesterNov 15
  • Summer SessionApr 01