University of Nebraska Medical Center

Master of Healthcare Delivery Science

The fully online Master of Healthcare Delivery Science program is an innovative interprofessional degree designed for today’s health professionals.

Why Study Healthcare Delivery Science?

"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

Why Study Healthcare Delivery Science at UNMC?

The Master of Healthcare Delivery Science 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.

Program Snapshot

Course Load
Full-time or part-time
Three years
Start Date
Spring, Summer, Fall

Program Highlights

The fully online Master of Healthcare Delivery Science program is an innovative interprofessional degree designed for today’s health professionals. Highlights of the program include:

  • A completely online program which provides flexibility in learning for working professionals.
  • Students gain advanced knowledge of core administrative and leadership competencies identified by the National Academy of Medicine. The courses are designed for students to apply the core competencies to their unique fields of healthcare practice.
  • An individualized approach to meet the unique needs and interests of the student through elective coursework and a portfolio creation.
  • An interprofessional degree offered by an interprofessional group of faculty.

Careers and Outcomes

The Healthcare Delivery Science program was designed for professionals looking to advance in administration and leadership in the areas of public health, medicine, nursing, and other health professions. The Healthcare Delivery Science academic offerings provide prospective applicants with opportunities for an advanced graduate degree through the master’s degree plan of study or a concentrated focus of practice through one of the associated subplans: Applied Health Informatics and Healthcare Quality Improvement.

Students who graduate from the Healthcare Delivery Science program will be prepared for careers as health professions managers and administrators, lead clinical practitioners, health professions educators, and health education specialists.

Alumni Testimonial

"While I love my career as a technologist in magnetic resonance imaging, I know there is potential for growth in my professional role. Taking the leap of faith to work towards my master’s degree has been the best choice I have ever made. The Master of Healthcare Delivery Science program has already helped me so much in my growth as a leader. Little did I know, it wouldn’t be hard to leave my comfort zone at all with a program that has literally made me feel so at home and connected with my instructors and peers." - Braya Prince, RT(R)(MR)(CT)(ARRT), Healthcare Delivery Science Graduate

Braya Prince

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