Master of Health Services Administration Clinical Care Management
PROGRAM AT A GLANCE
Why earn an MSHS in Clinical Care Management from Strayer?
Our accredited Master of Health Services Administration with a concentration in clinical care management can help you become an informed leader in health care. Discover approaches to optimize clinical operations at health care facilities and ensure the well-being of patients through effective administration and management.
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What is clinical care management?
Clinical care management is the area of health care that specializes in the operational side of clinical health care, including long-term care, ambulatory care and health care data systems and analyses.
Is an MSHS in Clinical Care Management good to have? It depends on what you learn.
- Apply legal and ethical thinking to address health services conditions.
- Develop tactical and strategic planning skills to move the needle on health care operational success.
- Utilize information systems to enter or evaluate health care data.
- Hone leadership, communication, change management and conflict resolution skills.
Class size varies based on course objectives and the teaching demands of the subject matter. In general, Strayer University aims to keep the student-to-instructor ratio low.
How long does it take to get an MSHS in Clinical Care Management?
- There are 12 11-week courses in this program.
- How many courses you take at a time will determine how long the overall program will be.
- Strayer University credits are expressed in quarter hours.
- One quarter hour of credit is granted for the successful completion of 10 contact hours per course.
- The standard requirement for one course is for students to spend 10 to 14 hours including in- and out-of-classroom work. Strayer’s course design uses this requirement to meet applicable regulatory standards.
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Strayer University has distinct accreditations and affiliations that attest to our academic quality. We're committed to meeting quality standards, so you can earn a diploma you're proud to display. View the ACBSP student achievement information.
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Program cost breakdown
The MSHS program consists of 12 courses, with the price of $1,680 per course. There are additional fees for textbooks and supplies, a $65 technology fee each term, and a one-time $150 degree conferral fee.
Courses from another institution may be eligible for transfer credits to Strayer, which can help reduce the number of courses you need to graduate and your overall tuition. You can transfer up to four classes toward your master’s degree. The Strayer transfer credit page has more information as well as a tool to estimate how many transfer credits you may be able to apply to your Strayer degree program.
Scholarships and financial aid
There are a number of financial aid options worth exploring on our financial aid page. To apply for federal aid, prospective students should fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. Stafford loans are available for graduate study. These are direct unsubsidized loans, not based on financial need. Unlike subsidized loans, Stafford loan interest will accrue while in the program. Making interest payments while in school will help reduce the amount of principal that would otherwise build up, reducing your end cost.
There are also scholarships and private loans available for Strayer students.
More than 500 organizations – including corporations and community colleges – invest in their employees by partnering with Strayer University to offer access to discounted education programs. If your employer is a Corporate Alliance Partner, you may qualify for programs that can help you discover career pathways in your field.
Nonfederal loans can help pay the difference between the cost of attendance and the total of loans and grants received from other tuition assistance programs.
Military tuition assistance
Scholarships are offered to eligible students currently serving in the military, as well as military spouses. Strayer is also approved by Veterans Affairs to accept and process veteran education benefits. Learn more about the Strayer University active military assistance program here.
In addition to participating fully in the Yellow Ribbon Program, Strayer is approved by Veterans Affairs to accept and process veteran education benefits. Student veterans can receive transfer credit for military training and life experiences.
What coursework do you need to specialize in clinical care management?
You’ll explore administrative practices related to quality care delivery strategies in the health care environment. You’ll also gain a deep understanding of health care ethics, patient rights and safety and regulatory compliance. View all courses.
Understand health care services and the related administrative and management functions within hospital and professional office settings as organized delivery systems. Learn to manage the essential operational functions within the U.S. health care system, including hospital reimbursements, ambulatory care and resource use.
Discover the internal and external realities of managing long-term care organizations and apply these concepts to real-world cases. Focus on the leadership and administrative aspects unique to this type of health care provider, and learn to meet today’s challenges related to quality care delivery.
Explore the key areas of management in the physician’s practices sector of the health care delivery system. Focus on the leadership and administrative aspects unique to this type of health care provider, and learn to meet today’s challenges related to quality care delivery.
This course focuses on management practices in health care organizations by addressing concepts that are consistent across organization types such as: organization design, effective communication, power and politics, and establishing strategic alliances. Key concepts include exploring the challenges associated with delivering value in health care systems.
Survey the legal environment of the health services industry from a policy perspective, with emphasis on the tensions and trade-offs between quality and cost. Use case law, statutory and regulatory analysis, and trends in health services delivery law to understand the legal relationships among physicians, personnel, patients and health care institutions. Topics include access to health care, antitrust law, personnel licensure and institutional accreditation, malpractice, professional and institutional liability, cost containment regulation, and cost controls in government programs. Discuss the philosophical and managerial implications of ethical issues including professional codes, resource allocation and decisions concerning impaired professionals, end-of-life decisions, experimentation and biotechnology.
Provides an overview of modern information technologies for locating health statistics and covers basic concepts of data quality and presentation. Familiarizes students with the scope and range of data systems and explores important health indicators with emphasis on decision-making needs. Will also explore the collection, analysis and reporting of data.
Master’s admission requirements
Before you can pursue your master’s degree, you’ll need to enroll at Strayer. Here’s what you’ll need to get started for admission to the university.
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Transferring to Strayer from another university?
Some or all of the credits you’ve earned may be transferable.
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