MHI Curriculum

The Master of Healthcare Innovation program is completed part-time, over six semesters and is 100 percent online. The coursework is a combination of synchronous and asynchronous learning. The synchronous learning requires students to participate in the course at scheduled times during the week. Orientation and graduation are held on-campus and all students are highly encouraged to participate, though not required. If you are unable to make the trip to campus for orientation do not worry, we will distribute the materials as well as recordings of the sessions afterward. The MHI program promotes the use of teamwork, communication and collaboration. We encourage you to meet with other students in your geographical area to work on projects, study or network.

The Master of Healthcare Innovation is a 34-credit hour professional master’s degree program. The core program requires 25-credit hours of course work and nine hours of capstone.

Core Coursework

HCINNOV 7440: Innovation in High Performing Organizations (3 credit hours)
HCINNOV 7441: Innovation Leadership: Leading from Within (3 credit hours)
HCINNOV 7442: Building a Culture of Innovation in Health Systems (3 credit hours)
HCINNOV 7460: Enhancing Communication in the Innovation System (3 credit hours)
HCINNOV 7500: Healthcare Policy: A Case for Innovation (2 credit hours)
HCINNOV 7520: Utilizing Technology to Measure Outcomes in Health systems (3 credit hours)
HCINNOV 7521: Best Practices in Organizational Operations (3 credit hours)
HCINNOV 7522: Fundamentals of Design Thinking in Healthcare (2 credit hours)
HCINNOV 7780: Evidence-Based Practice for Innovation in Organizations (3 credit hours)

Program Capstones

HCINNOV 7590: Capstone 1 (3 credit hours)
HCINNOV 7591: Capstone 2 (3 credit hours)
HCINNOV 7592: Final Capstone Project (3 credit hours)

Capstone courses are practicum courses that will be supervised by a primary preceptor and include practicum hours. Each capstone course builds on the previous capstone courses.

At the end of the MHI program, there is a capstone project. As a student in the MHI program, you will develop the skills to complete the capstone project throughout your coursework. You will work, either individually or in groups, with community partners and faculty to conceptualize, design, implement and evaluate your capstone project.

Core Competencies

Organizational Culture and Change
Organizational Operations in Healthcare
Evidence Based Leadership
Outcomes Orientation