Master of Science in Healthcare Leadership and Management

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Master’s in Healthcare Leadership and Management at UT Dallas

Developing fearless leaders to transform the healthcare industry.

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Learn from industry experts.

From hospital and home-health administrators to electronic-health-records executives, students learn from various experienced healthcare professionals and excellent faculty.

Providing the knowledge needed to innovate requires a wide range of teachers — from seasoned business leaders and experienced healthcare professionals to medical school faculty and a select group of accomplished physician executives. The curriculum centers on intense student interaction, real-life case studies and leadership problems. This approach to teaching and leadership equips graduates not just for right now but also for the leaders and change-makers of the future.

From hospital and home-health administrators to electronic-health-records executives, students learn from various experienced healthcare professionals and excellent faculty. The curriculum is a combination of the following elements:

  • Student-centric, market-relevant, experiential learning
  • Engaged healthcare industry partners
  • Personalized leadership development
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Boost your career.

Combining the industry growth with the tools, experience and knowledge gained through the Master’s in Healthcare Leadership and Management, you are ready to catapult your career trajectory.

15%Healthcare employment continues to grow each year, and in Texas, it is responsible for more than 15% of the state’s annual employment growth.

Prepares yourself for management and leadership roles in a wide range of health-related organizations, including health and hospital systems, medical and dental clinics, service provider organizations, insurers, managed-care companies, consulting firms, pharmaceutical companies, government organizations, and medical device and biotechnology firms. The curriculum provides real-world experience, a competency-based learning model and a focus on building leadership skills.

Simultaneously, the Jindal School Career Management Center is dedicated to assisting students with internships and connections to the healthcare job market.

Learn more about the career options you have as an MS in HLM graduate

Alumni Spotlights

Salman Moti

Salman Moti, MS’11, MBA’16

UT Southwestern Medical Center, Manager Of Health System Decision Support

Moti knows the value of education – he holds four degrees, including two from Jindal School of Management – an MS/Healthcare Management and an MBA. His other two degrees – a BS/Economics from Texas A&M University and master’s in Public Health from University of Illinois at Chicago – will grow to three when he completes his doctorate in Healthcare Administration at Medical University of South Carolina.

Glenn Egelman, MD, FACP, MS’08

Medical Director, Tricare; Defense Health Agency Headquarters

An unanticipated, unpredictable, traumatic healthcare issue has significantly reshaped my professional life.

Julie McClure

Julie McCure, MS’13

Texas Health Resources, Network Specialist

McCure, who earned her master’s degree in Healthcare Management, is part of a team managing Southwestern Health Resources’ preferred network of physicians and specialists. In addition, she’s working on an initiative to improve communication between Texas Health Physician’s Group and Texas Health Behavioral Health Help Line.

Holly Heironimus

Holly Heironimus, MS’17

Program Coordinator, Medical City Dallas Blood & Marrow Transplant Program

Heironimus completed her MS in Healthcare Leadership and Management degree and now works as coordinator for Medical City Dallas in the Blood and Marrow Transplant Program. Her responsibilities cover a range of services including operational support to the transplant team, such as patient scheduling, testing and data entry for future data mining in order to improve outcomes.

Fallon D. Wallace, MS’15 MBA’15

Associate Site Administrator, Parkland Health And Hospital System

Wallace, who earned her MBA and master’s degree in Healthcare Management at Jindal School, assists with all aspects of operations at Parkland’s Southeast Dallas Health Center, including administrative, business and clinical, in addition to the design of work processes, prioritization of initiatives and clinic performance improvement projects. She’s been at Parkland for almost four years.

Paulina Jesionek, BS’13, MS’15, MBA’15

Marketing Program Specialist, UT Southwestern Medical Center

Jesionek graduated cum laude in Fall 2013 with two undergraduate degrees – Global Business and Marketing. She delivered the commencement address that year.

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Stefanie Johnson, Elizabeth Henderson and Maria Dominguez graduated with master’s degrees in healthcare management.

Customize your flexible degree plan to meet your needs.

Life is hectic and unpredictable, so our degree plan offers flexibility designed to meet you where you are. Enjoy a tailored experience in both in the format of the courses and in the five concentrations offered.

The UT Dallas graduate program in healthcare management is a 36-hour degree plan with 27 hours of core credits and nine elective hours that lead to a Master of Science degree. There are also several certificate options available. The core credits give students a foundation in the skills needed for management and leadership roles in the healthcare industry.

The five optional concentrations allow you to customize your degree plan based on your individual career ambitions, such as a focus in finance, insurance, or patient experience. Whether you have extensive background in the healthcare industry or are starting fresh, the Master’s in Healthcare Leadership and Management prepares you for both the industry and specific career specialization.

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Become the future of healthcare leadership.

The healthcare industry is experiencing seismic shifts in delivery across the entire continuum of care. To activate these major changes, we need leaders of character who have a bias for action.

As the world changes, the healthcare industry must evolve to meet new needs and provide care. The healthcare industry is integral to the physical and economic health of every person in the U.S. Healthcare management professionals are vital to enacting and enforcing policies and keeping the system running efficiently.

The healthcare field is one of the largest and most rapidly growing business fields today. Emerging technology, the aging population and pricing transparency are just a few factors that will affect cost, access and outcomes in the future. To transform the industry and solve complex issues, healthcare management needs fearless leaders like you. Learn the skills and tools needed to be an effective and innovative leader.

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Job Growth

32% Job Growth in the next 10 years according to the Occupational Outlook Handbook

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Fastest-Growing Industries, Executive Jobs

Ranked among the 10 fastest-growing industries for executive jobs according to Monster.com

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GDP Growth in the Texas

Ranked No. 3 for Industries Driving GDP Growth in the Texas Economy according to Investopedia

Class Profile – Healthcare Leadership and Management

Demographic and Other Information

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Gender

74% Female
26% Male

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Average Test Scores

596 GMAT
306 GRE

25

Average Age

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Ethnicity Breakdown

3% African American
36% Asian
14% Hispanic
9% International
5% Two or more
1% Unknown
31% White

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Average GPA

3.3 Undergraduate
3.5 Graduate

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Typical Undergraduate Degrees

Business, Liberal Arts, Mathematics, Science

Resource Articles

Discover how Healthcare Leadership and Management faculty are researching, publishing, speaking and engaging in the business community. The authors of these articles also include Healthcare Leadership and Management students, staff and friends.

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Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Britt Berrett

Written by Gaby Mokry

What’s the measure of a community? Dr. Britt Berrett shares with us the trajectory of healthcare management in the industry.

John McCracken leading a healthcare class

Leading Change in the American Healthcare System

Written by Keith Thurgood

One of the biggest challenges in the healthcare system is leading with effective change. In response, the Jindal School has taken on the challenge and launched a new master’s degree program for healthcare professionals seeking additional education.

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Coronavirus Can Redefine Healthcare in the U.S.

Written by Mehmet Ayvaci

Innovative use of technology in responding to the COVID-19 crisis is unprecedented. Tech in the U.S. is putting its resources, such as machine learning and cloud capabilities, to study patient blood samples. The goal is to innovate.

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The Importance of Electronic Health Records

Written by Timothy Stephens

Electronic medical records are digitized records of clinical services provided to a patient by a provider — a digitized copy of a patient’s medical charts. Electronic health records are interconnected databases.

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Business of Healthcare Podcast Episodes 1 Through 67

Written by Jimmie Markham

Below you’ll find a list of all our episodes so far. We’ve been actively producing podcasts and sharing them on all regular podcasting platforms. Going forward, we’ll be linking our podcast episodes here so you have the chance to check them out.

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