Healthcare Systems Engineering M.S.
The M.S. in Healthcare Systems Engineering degree program prepares graduates to become proficient systems engineers and specialists capable of supporting healthcare entities as they work to become more responsive and flexible to their patients.
Healthcare today is a rapidly growing career field. It also faces challenges related to safety, affordability, access, and the means for reliably producing positive outcomes for all patients of all ages and across all care environments. Recent studies by the National Academy of Engineering, National Science Foundation, National Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Medicine and several other agencies have argued persuasively that systems engineers are ideally suited to help healthcare become more patient-centered, more responsive and more flexible.
The M.S. in Healthcare Systems Engineering program is fully online. It utilizes an interdisciplinary curriculum model combining concepts from engineering and health sciences disciplines including lean management, process modeling and simulation, quality and process improvement, and information technology and data analysis.
The program is designed for experienced, mid-level, and ambitious junior-level engineers and healthcare professionals, and other specialists in STEM fields who are interested in addressing the complex challenges of healthcare through the application of innovation, management, and engineering principles.
Cesar Poveda, Ph.D.
Coordinator, MS programs
Holly M. Hampe, D.Sc.
Program director, Health Services Administration
- Course Plan
Curriculum includes ten 3-credit courses, including eight core courses and two electives that can be selected from a curated array of engineering or health services administration courses.
ENGR6200 Healthcare Systems Engineering
ENGR6220 Design of Experiments
ENGR6230 Process Modeling and Simulation
ENGR6240 Lean Management in Healthcare
HSAM6030 Performance Improvement and Quality Management in Healthcare
HSAM6040 Accountable Care Management and Finance
HSAM6080 Healthcare Logistics and Operations Management
HSAM6330 Managing Healthcare Information Systems
Electives (select 2)
ENGR6250 Service Systems, Engineering, and Management
HSAM6130 Risk Management in Healthcare (Patient Safety)
ENGR6210 Healthcare Project Management
HSAM6140 Human and Organizational Resource Management
ENGR5010 Cost Estimation and Financial Analysis
ENGR6280 Human Factors in Healthcare
- Admissions Requirements
- Bachelor’s degree required from a STEM discipline (science, technology, engineering, or mathematics)
- Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0
- Working knowledge of descriptive and inferential statistics
- Application Process
- Apply free online at www.rmu.edu.
- Submit all final & official transcripts to: Robert Morris University 6001 University Blvd, Moon Township, PA 15108.
- Current resume
- Essay on your professional & academic goals
- Two letters of reference
- Official GRE score not older than five years
The GRE score may be waived in lieu of three or more years of relevant work experience. An annotated resume detailing work experience, responsibilities, and projects will be reviewed by the Program Director for waiver approval.
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