Master's Concentration

Healthcare Policy and Regulatory Leadership

Develop long-term solutions to the healthcare challenges we face today by learning to shape, interpret, and implement policies that impact healthcare systems and patient safety. You’ll develop a robust understanding of healthcare systems, legislative procedures, and quality improvement as they each relate to healthcare policy. This program prepares you for the NAHQ Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) accreditation exam.

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At a Glance

Classes Begin
September 10
Format
Evening or Online
Term Length
10 Weeks
Admission
No GRE or GMAT
Master's Degree
Tuition
$32,928
Time
As few as 18 months
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Skills You'll Learn


Create effective and lasting healthcare public policy


Manage change and innovation


Ensure quality assurance through professional standards and accreditation

Curriculum

MS in Healthcare Management with a concentration in Healthcare Policy and Regulatory Leadership requires completion of 48 credit hours (12 courses)

5
Core Courses
4
Concentration Courses
3
Elective Courses

Electives may be chosen from among all courses in the Healthcare Management program. You may also select courses from other University College graduate programs with approval from the academic director.

Your academic advisor will help you select electives that align with your career and personal goals, and your advisor will obtain any necessary approvals from the academic director.

Sample Schedule

Plan out your schedule and determine your preferred timeline for completing your master's degree—finish in as few as 18 months or take up to five years.

Time to Completion
Year 1 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
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Year 2 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
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Take a Course Before You Apply


We know how important it is to get started when you're ready and that's why you can enroll in a course before you officially apply.

Career Outcomes

Predicted outcomes for graduates of Healthcare Policy and Regulatory Leadership


Opportunities for healthcare professionals is projected to grow 19% through 2026, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In fact, 25% of all new jobs created will be related to healthcare.


Aging populations and demand for better preventative care will impact individual companies that must continually update their healthcare offerings, making people with healthcare policy expertise even more valuable.


As healthcare regulations and insurance policies continue to become more convoluted, having the skills to interpret the rules accurately will be beneficial.

Job Titles

Chief Compliance Officer
Director of Compliance
Corporate Operations Compliance Manager
Internal Review and Audit Compliance
Regulatory Consultant
Compliance Officer
Regulatory Affairs Portfolio Leader
Quality Control Analyst

Compliance Manager Salary: National Average

$108,461
(U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

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Flexible Online Classes

Flexible Online Classes

We understand the demands of balancing work, friends and family, and school can be challenging. That's why at University College, you can complete your program entirely online. Our online learning platform makes it easy to work anywhere at any time.

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Accreditation

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Higher Learning Commission

University College programs maintain the highest level of accreditation offered by The Higher Learning Commission, one of the regional accrediting bodies recognized by the federal government. The University of Denver and all of its academic programs are regionally accredited by this commission, and regional accreditation is the highest standard for universities in the United States.

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