MS in Healthcare Leadership

Healthcare changes keep coming. The need for visionary leaders who can adapt to these changes in such a dynamic environment is greater than ever and leadership development has become integral to hospitals and healthcare systems. Dominican's MS in Healthcare Leadership empowers students with the transformative knowledge, market-driven skills, and experiential learning necessary to face these challenges and transform healthcare.



A collaboration between Dominican's Barowsky School of Business and the School of Health & Natural Sciences, this program brings together curriculums in business and healthcare tailored for healthcare industry leadership skills.

Our university offers hands-on experience in functional areas of business including finance, marketing, and management, as well as courses in healthcare economics, politics, laws and regulations, healthcare analytics, and healthcare informatics. The program culminates with a global consulting practicum, featuring an international trip focused on project-based learning with healthcare clients.

The MS in Healthcare Leadership will prepare you to be a leader who works across organizational boundaries, creating and managing systems of care for the health of the populations you serve.

Crafted for working professionals, our evening and weekend courses feature a face-to-face format, small class size, high faculty interaction, and guided career mentoring.

We also offer you the unique opportunity to earn an MBA with a concentration in healthcare leadership

Program Highlights

  • 31-unit program made up of 19 units of graduate business courses and 12 units of graduate healthcare courses
  • Students can enter the MS in Healthcare Leadership program and transition into the MBA concentration
  • Part-time and full-time programs offered
  • Classes offered on evenings and/or weekends to accommodate the needs of working adults
  • Global consulting practicum involves a 10-day international trip
  • Generous merit scholarships available

Program Objectives

    Students who complete the program will be able to:

  • Lead in clinical, corporate, public, and not-for-profit sectors
  • Interpret and use data for sound managerial decision making in the healthcare industry
  • Formulate innovative strategies to promote outstanding healthcare business solutions
  • Improve the financial health of their organizations

Who Should Apply?

  • Healthcare professionals seeking to advance into leadership and management roles in the healthcare delivery, healthcare consulting, public health, health insurance, patient advocacy, and health care policy regulation industries
  • Hospital administrators and managers
  • Physicians
  • Scientist/Biotech/Pharmacy professionals
  • Physician Assistants
  • Nurses (RNs)
  • Physical and Occupational Therapists
  • Lab Managers



Admission Requirements

A complete admissions file must contain:


1.             Completed Application for Admission

2.             Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning

3.             Official transcript of coursework from each college or university attended (undergraduate and graduate). Transcripts must be sent directly in a sealed envelope from the college or university. Students who received their degree from an institution outside the United States should contact the Office of Admissions for further instructions.

4.             A grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or above in graded graduate course work.


A grade point average (GPA) of 2.7 or above for the last 60 units of graded undergraduate course work.


A GPA of 2.3-2.69 for the last 60 units of graded undergraduate coursework AND one of the following:

a.             GMAT score of 560 or GRE score of 162 quantitative and 144 verbal reasoning

b.             Minimum of 3 years of professional work experience

c.             Completion of 12 credit hours, with a minimum grade of 3.0, in the following subjects from a                           regionally accredited college/university:

                                Statistics/Quantitative Methods



                                Business Communications

5.             Resume

6.             Statement of purpose/intent: a 1 page essay describing professional and/or personal goals and       reasons for obtaining the above graduate degree.

7.              Two letters of recommendation (academic or professional, on letterhead)

8.             Prerequisite course requirements: Completion of 3 units of Microeconomics, 3 units of Macroeconomics, and 3 units of Statistics/Quantitative Methods with a minimum GPA of 3.0 at the undergraduate level. Students who do not meet these prerequisites are required to successfully complete BSB’s tutorials in Quantitative Methods and/or Economics during their first semester of study.


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Contact: Mike Lavigna ~  [email protected] ~ 415.485.3253