Healthcare Delivery Science

Deadlines for Applying to the Program

Admit Term Application Open 
Application Deadline
Spring (Jan – May) Aug 1 Nov 15
Summer (May – Aug) Sep 1 Apr 1
Fall (Aug – Dec) Oct 1 Jun 15

Master’s Degree Program

The Master of Healthcare Delivery Science (MHDS) is an innovative, online educational degree offered by the University of Nebraska Medical Center. The goal of the online program is to provide practicing healthcare professionals with advanced knowledge pertaining to core administrative and leadership competencies. The innovative curriculum focuses on five core areas identified by the National Academy of Medicine to improve health care quality and patient safety including:

  1. Providing patient-centered care
  2. Working in interdisciplinary teams
  3. Employing evidence-based practice
  4. Applying quality improvement
  5. Utilizing Informatics

Coursework is delivered by an interdisciplinary faculty team utilizing an easily accessible distance education format. Individual plans of study include required courses in the five core areas while allowing the student to further develop their area of focus through the completion of self-selected elective courses.

View the Technical Standards for CAHP distance education programs.

Why the HDS?

"The Healthcare Delivery Science Degree is a great option for the practicing healthcare professional who desires to obtain advanced knowledge and competencies pertaining to core administrative and leadership functions within the US healthcare system. The curriculum examines the US healthcare from a systems perspective, and is specifically designed to allow the participant to immediately apply newly acquired knowledge to their own role and workplace. Courses in management, team-science, patient-centered care, safety and quality improvement, applied bioinformatics, and leadership will prepare the healthcare professional to positively impact their area of clinical practice and assume leadership roles within the healthcare system. And, being able to complete the degree fully online with an interprofessional cohort of healthcare providers will make the course of study an extraordinary experience."

- Kyle P. Meyer, PhD, MS, PT, FASAHP
  Dean of the College of Allied Health Professions