University of Denver

University College

Healthcare Policy and Regulatory Leadership


2199 S University Blvd

Denver, CO 80208

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master's in Healthcare Policy and Regulatory Leadership

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Healthcare Policy and Regulatory Leadership master's degree concentration is offered online or on campus at the University of Denver in the evenings, or in a combination of both, to meet the needs of busy adults. Students will acquire the essential tools necessary to become leaders who help shape, interpret, and implement policies and regulations that impact a value-driven healthcare system. Designed and delivered for busy adults seeking professional development and advancement within the healthcare industry, the healthcare degree will provide an improved understanding of healthcare systems, legislative procedures, and trends as they relate to healthcare related public policy and healthcare law. Degree-seeking students will discuss the implications of policies across geographic areas. The role of professional standards and accreditation is discussed in relationship to quality assurance and reimbursement strategies for healthcare. The master's degree concentration in Healthcare Policy and Regulatory Leadership from University College examines the complex and changing relationship between policy, providers, and patients within various cultural settings, domestically and internationally, in healthcare. Master's degree students will receive a career-relevant education that shapes them into healthcare leaders with a pulse on the dynamism in healthcare and continuing emergence of reform leading to changes in healthcare policy. Customize your Healthcare Leadership master's degree through the innovative Professional Options Curriculum using our convenient online degree builder tool, which allows you to select courses that cater to your specific career needs. Healthcare Leadership Outcomes This program prepares students to: -Manage and lead in a variety of healthcare settings -Develop the ability to create solutions to address the current trends and challenges facing the healthcare industry. -Identify and evaluate major healthcare reform efforts and proposals -Compare and contrast technological solutions to current issues in healthcare systems -Articulate responses to national and global healthcare challenges -Identify ethical and legal considerations pertinent to the delivery of healthcare


University College programs maintain the highest level of accreditation offered by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 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. The commission sets a standard of integrity for universities, taking into consideration the academic mission, strategy, resources, assessment process, teaching effectiveness, student learning, usefulness of curricula, and community involvement.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: Master 48 Cert 24

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): On campus:506.00 Online:558.00 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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