Health Care Delivery Science

Dartmouth College

Master Blended
18 months
76650 USD/year
76650 USD/year
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The Master of Health Care Delivery Science (MHCDS) program at Dartmouth delivers this specialized knowledge to a diverse, global group of participants—the managers and professionals who are poised to be the health care leaders of tomorrow.


The problems of health care throughout the world are not primarily ones of medical knowledge or even political will—they are problems of effective management and execution.

The faculties of the Tuck School of Business and The Dartmouth College Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice (TDI) have partnered to offer the MHCDS degree from Dartmouth College. The combination of The Dartmouth Institute's advanced research expertise in health care outcomes with the Tuck School's proven success in teaching leadership and teamwork, finance, and operations creates an educational opportunity unmatched by other programs.

Learning outcomes

At the heart of the Health Care Delivery Science program is a commitment to the value-based improvement of health care delivery—achieving better outcomes for the same or lower costs—that is scientifically, ethically, and managerially sound.

The MHCDS degree has been designed to accommodate the needs of people who are already leading the delivery of healthcare. The rigorous curriculum is delivered through a combination of residential, distance learning, and on-site projects where students apply the learning they have gained through the program directly back to initiatives at their own institutions.

In addition to knowledge and skills, participants gain tangible results through personal leadership development and action-learning projects. They will also continue to benefit throughout their careers from an active and committed alumni network.

Organizations supporting the program will advance their mission of value-based improvement as they invest in leadership resources and build their capacity for continual change.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Science of Health Care Delivery
  • Finance Essentials for Leaders in Health Care Delivery
  • Clinical Microsystems: Designing, Leading, and Improving Patient-Focused Care
  • Shared Decision Making
  • Leveraging Data to Inform Decision-Making

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Rolling until full




30 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • International students' applications to Dartmouth are evaluated in the same manner as all other applications: the Dartmouth Admissions Committee uses a holistic and individualized review process to make sure we appreciate each candidacy in its entirety. 
  • As such, our evaluation goes beyond courses, grades, and test scores. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    76650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 114975 USD for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    76650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 114975 USD for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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