1. Master of Science in Healthcare Delivery Leadership
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Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about our program and how it fits into your education and career goals. For additional questions about the Health Care Delivery Leadership program, contact healthcaremasters@mssm.edu.

Frequently Asked Questions

We seek forward-thinking current and aspiring health care managers and leaders from diverse backgrounds, who want to obtain the knowledge and skills required to provide strategic leadership and effective management within a rapidly changing health care sector.

Our unique educational approach and online learning management system offers you flexibility in completing engaging course work either onsite or online (Hy-Flex) while still working full time. We also provide multiple opportunities for collaborative learning and networking with other program participants, faculty, and health care leaders.

The program involves, on average, 16 hours per week of time dedicated to fulfilling the requirements of the learning experience. Courses are offered in a trimester format (three 12-week terms) with most courses beginning after 5 pm ET.

The program starts in the fall term, during the month of September. Most students take nine credits per term (Fall, Spring 1, Spring 2) and complete the program in two years.

Students in the Health Care Delivery Leadership program are required to have a computer that meets the following specifications:


  • Processor: Minimum Intel® Pentium® 4 (we recommend later versions) 1.4GHz or faster for Microsoft® Windows®; 2GHz Pentium 4 (or equivalent) or faster processor for Windows Vista®
  • Operating System: Windows XP, Vista, or latest version
  • Memory: 1GB RAM or higher recommended
  • Browser: Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Chrome (latest editions)
  • Plug-ins: Adobe Flash Player 10.1 (or latest version) and Adobe Reader (or latest version)


  • Processor: 1.83GHz Intel Core™ Duo or faster processor
  • Operating System: Mac OS X, 10.5, 10.6, or 10.7.2 (Intel, or latest version)
  • Memory: 1GB recommended or higher
  • Browser: Firefox, Safari 4 or 5, or Chrome
  • Plug-ins: Adobe Flash Player 10.1 and Adobe Reader (latest versions)

Java Requirements

  • PC: Windows XP, Vista, 7,8: 1.6, 1.7 (Java SE 6 and Java SE 7), Java Access Bridge 2.0.1
  • Mac: OS X: Apple Java 1.5.0_16 +(J2SE5-32 bit), Apple Java 1.6.0_07 +(J2SE6-64 bit), Oracle Java 1.7
  • Linux: 1.6, 1.7 (Java SE 6 and Java SE 7), 64-bit JVM's with 64-bit Operating Systems Webcam and microphone
  • Webcam and microphone: If your PC doesn’t have a built-in webcam or microphone, we recommend you acquire Logitech HD Webcam C270 (PC Only) or USB headset with microphone (We recommend the Plantronics Audio 655)

The Graduate School is committed to nurturing a diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning environment to train the next generation of leaders in scientific and clinical discovery, innovation, education, health policy, clinical care, and advocacy. Our Center for Multicultural and Community Affairs works with leadership through several formal executive level committees and councils to coordinate outreach, recruitment, and retention activities for historically underrepresented students. These efforts have helped sustain outstanding diversity of women and racial and ethnic minorities in the medical and graduate schools.

This program is part of the Mount Sinai Health System, the most comprehensive system of unrivaled knowledge, resources, and leadership expertise in the New York metropolitan region. Mount Sinai has a trusted reputation for developing and implementing innovative practices in health care delivery, which provides a unique basis for teaching and learning.

We welcome multiple applicants from an organization for the Master of Science in Health Care Delivery Leadership program. Not only will organizations benefit from expanding the health care expertise of several employees, but they can also reduce money spent on external consultants and improve retention.

Accepted applicants who are U.S. citizens or eligible residents and are interested in pursuing federal loans must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. As a direct lending institution, we also offer Federal Stafford Loans to students. In addition, all students can consider a monthly payment plan option through our provider, Tuition Management Systems.

Participants often receive tuition subsidization or time off from their employers to complete program work or the applied improvement project (capstone project). The program director can provide additional information to support such requests. For information about payment options, such as student loans or payment plans, please contact the Office of Student Financial Aid Services.

Program costs are billed and payable at the start of each trimester for which you are enrolled.

Our 2022-2023 tuition is $2,115 per credit, amounting to $74,025 for the 35 credits needed for degree completion. Tuition and program fees do not include books and subscription materials, travel costs, and room and board for in-person seminar sessions at Icahn Mount Sinai’s New York City campus. In addition to tuition, students are responsible for additional program costs, including:

  • $100 application fee
  • $500 program fee
  • $600 (annual) estimated for texts, books, subscriptions, and supplies
  • $125 (annual) student activity fee

Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice by the Board of Trustees.

We offer a leadership scholarship of up to $1,500 each to all enrollees currently residing within the United States. Any applicant from the United States will be automatically considered; no separate application is required.

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