Master of Health Leadership
Note: This program replaces the former M.S. Integrated Healthcare Management degree program. The coursework and outcomes between the two programs are substantially similar, and prospective students who were interested in that program should consider applying for enrollment in the Master of Health Leadership.
What is value-based care? It's a transformational approach to health and healthcare that emphasizes outcomes rather than procedures. It incentivizes a personalized approach to delivering the right support at the right time to maximize the health of individuals, communities, and populations.
This shift away from fee-for-service toward understanding and maximizing health needs early and throughout the healthcare journey puts prevention and well-being front-and-center. As more and more of the industry moves toward value-based care, including major insurance providers and government agencies, there is huge demand for health leaders with a deep passion for—and a keen understanding of—value-based care. A master's-educated healthcare practitioner can build a strong, fulfilling career on helping drive this crucial moment in American healthcare.
Who the Program is For:
What kind of health leader excels in a value-based care environment? Experienced health professionals, leaders, and managers who are:
- Currently working in a leadership position in a healthcare-related field, including policy, legal, military, pharmaceutical, biomedical, or related healthcare-associated industry.
- Seeking a master's degree to prepare for a key leadership role in the rapidly evolving fields of health and healthcare.
- Looking to expand their knowledge and expertise in health policy, patient care, and other changing healthcare initiatives.
While you should plan to commit 20 to 30 hours a week to your studies, this program is flexible and adaptable to your schedule. Click here to learn how this program works.
What You'll Learn
Essential Knowledge and Skills
WGU's Master of Health Leadership is a flexible, online degree program designed for experienced healthcare leaders seeking a master's degree to grow within key leadership roles in health-associated industries and fields. This master's degree program can also help you expand your knowledge and expertise in areas such as healthcare regulations and laws, patient care, and other changing healthcare initiatives.
This online Master of Health Leadership degree program has been developed in close collaboration with experts and leaders working in major healthcare leadership positions as well as with the Accountable Care Learning Collaborative, Leavitt Partners, and other subject matter experts.
- Healthcare Strategist
- Transformational Leader
- Value Innovator
- Tactical Manager
- Person-Focused Care
Projects become progressively more complex as you progress through the curriculum, integrating more competencies to provide key skill sets and a knowledge base that will help your career.
Key Subject Areas
All offered online and developed by experts in experiential learning, these courses will add to your credentials:
Healthcare Information Technology
Healthcare Financial Management
Analytical Methods of Healthcare Professionals
Enterprise Risk Management
Population Health and Care Coordination
Challenges in Community Health
The Master of Health Leadership program culminates in a capstone project. The capstone is a final project based on real-world situations that allows you to apply what you’ve learned to a real-world situation you've identified as an opportunity for improvement.