MSHCDL Program Admissions

The ideal applicant to the program will have at least seven years of professional experience in an healthcare setting. Candidates should also have leadership and/or management experience in any of the following organization types:

•           Hospital, research or clinical setting
•           Health care service company
•           Health plan/insurer
•           Pharmaceutical company
•           Medical device corporation
•           Educational organization
•           Government agency
•           Consulting firm

Applicants to the program receive a comprehensive evaluation for admission based upon a range of factors including academic record, professional experiences, leadership capabilities, major accomplishments, and motivation.

For groups of two or more individuals from the same organization, we would also require a brief letter of institutional support from someone in a senior leadership position.

Standardized test scores (GRE, MCAT, or GMAT) are generally not required to apply to the program. However, those applicants who do not possess a graduate-level degree and have only the minimum years of expected experience may be asked, during the admissions process, to take and submit scores as additional evidence of capability to complete the rigorous program.

Applicants from non-English speaking countries will be required to submit a TOEFL score. This requirement may be waived by the program Directors after conducting an evaluation of a candidate’s prior experience in English-speaking settings. Academic transcripts from non-US institutions will need to be submitted to the World Education Service (WES) for a course-by-course evaluation.

Application Deadline: August 1


Fall I:
Gateway Seminar: Critical Themes for Health Care Delivery in the 21st Century
The Affordable Care Act
Navigating Health Care Reform Policy and Politics
Health Care Delivery Economics

Spring I:
Strategy Creation for Health Care Delivery Organizations
Strategic Communications for Health Care Delivery Organizations
Leading and Managing Health Care Delivery Organizations

Fall II:
Leveraging Data for Evidence-Based Decision-Making in Health Care Part 2
Seminar 2: Systems, Tools and Techniques for Improve Health Care Delivery
Health Information Systems and Technology
Finance Essentials for Health Care Delivery Leadership
Operations Management in Health Care Delivery Part 1

Spring II:
Operations Management in Health Care Delivery Part 2
Improving Population and Public Health Delivery
Clinical Microsystems Innovations

Computer System Requirements:

All students must have a computer with the most up-to-date hardware and software to access course content on the Learning Management System 24/7. For the most current requirements, please visit the website at


Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai expects students to participate in and attend all instructional activities. The requirement of active participation is no different in an online course versus classroom base course, albeit using different methods and mediums. Student “attendance” in an online course will be measured against the criteria for active course participation that is defined in the individual course syllabus.

To maintain integrity of the cohort model learning process which requires active peer-to-peer knowledge exchange, assignments should not be submitted prior to the official course start date. Assignments which are submitted prior to the course start date will not receive credit.

Students are required to view all lectures and presentations and be actively engaged in Blackboard LMS online learning community.

All course activity is monitored to ensure compliance with regulatory standards of contact hour participation. Online courses will, at a minimum, have weekly mechanisms for student participation, which can be documented by any or all of the following methods: student tracking records in Blackboard; submission/completion of assignments; and communication with the instructor.

Discussion board postings are an integral part of the course. As such, you must post your own responses weekly to the discussion board and must read and respond to at least two other student’s posting. Responses must be more than “I agree.” They should be substantive and should reference reading assignments, web references, lecture notes and outside resources.

Class synchronous sessions are required (mandatory) in some courses. Refer to the course syllabus for specific information about synchronous meeting requirements. If you are unable to attend these sessions you much contract your instructor prior to missing the session. Missed sessions will be approved on a case-by-case basis.

Students who fail to maintain active participation in an online course as defined in the course syllabus will be contacted by the course instructor and/or the program administrator to figure out the best way to quickly re-engage. Multiple or long periods of neglect towards actively engage in week-to-week course activities may result in poor grades on related assignments, a failing grade in a course, and, in some instances, dismissal from the program.