Master of Science in Healthcare Leadership and Management


Healthcare is a challenging, rapidly growing industry that employs one of every 10 working adults nationally and is responsible for more than 15 percent of annual employment growth in Texas. The Master of Science in Healthcare Leadership and Management degree program prepares industry leaders with a solid foundation in business analysis and decision-making, a thorough exposure to real-world healthcare management and rewarding professional development opportunities.

UT Dallas’ Naveen Jindal School of Management’s nationally recognized business faculty, together with a select group of highly experienced healthcare industry executives, prepare healthcare leadership and management MS graduates to assume increasingly responsible management and leadership roles in a wide range of healthcare settings.

Career Options

Graduates of the program seek positions such as: management and leadership roles in a wide range of rapidly growing health-related organizations, including health and hospital systems, service provider organizations, insurers and managed-care companies, consulting firms, pharmaceutical companies, public health organizations and medical device and biotechnology firms.

Program Options

Students can obtain a double MS and MBA degree by taking a minimum of 63 semester credit hours (assuming they meet all the degree requirements for both programs).

Application Requirements

Degree requirements: A bachelor's degree from an institution in the United States, or its equivalent (all majors are considered).

GPA: Students must maintain a 3.0 grade-point average (GPA) in both core courses and in aggregate courses to qualify for the MS degree.

Test score required: Yes

Competitive GMAT (GRE also accepted) performance based on a score that is less than five years old.

International applicants must submit a TOEFL score of at least 80 on the Internet-based test that is less than two years old.

Letters of recommendation: Minimum of one

All master's programs will require at least one letter of recommendation which can be either academic or professional.

Resume required: Yes

Admissions essay required: Yes

Personal essay outlining academic interests and goals.

Deadlines: University deadlines apply.