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Health Care Delivery Science, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
University rank #94 (WUR) , NH,
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 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.

At the heart of the 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

Detailed Programme Facts

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    Rolling until full

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 18 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • A complete application file consists of an application form, a current resume or CV, recommendations, a statement of institutional support, official transcripts, standardized test scores (if required), and an application fee
  • Official Transcripts - All applicants must submit official transcripts for all programs, both undergraduate and graduate, for which you were awarded a degree
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Personal Statement - A two-page, 500-word statement that explains the significant personal, professional, or social experiences that have contributed to your decision to study in the MHCDS program
  • Standardized Test Scores (GRE, GMAT, or MCAT and TOEFL or PTE)
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Tuition Fee

  • International

    72252 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 108375 USD for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    72252 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 108375 USD for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
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Living costs for Hanover

  • 1371 - 2480 USD/month
    Living Costs

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