Union Institute and University

Union Institute & University (Cincinnati, OH)

Master of Science in Health Care Leadership


440 E. McMillan Street

Cincinnati, OH 5602

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Health Care Leadership

Format: Online

Program Description:

Union Institute & University’s Master of Science in Health Care Leadership (MS-HCL) program prepares you for a leadership role in the health care profession. Courses provide critical insights about health care; and one-on-one mentoring helps you develop the skills required to lead in a variety of health care settings.

To succeed in this dynamic field, health care professionals need more than technical expertise. They need people skills that inspire continuous innovation, and they must promote social justice within the rapidly changing health care environment. Students will also learn to maintain ethical standards while preserving the founding missions of their organizations.


  • Complete the fully online program in 12 months (2 courses every 8 weeks)
  • Receive individualized mentoring by high-level health care professionals
  • Become a student member of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE)
  • Master leadership skills through a diverse teaching and learning cohort community
  • Receive competitively priced tuition for the 36 semester hours (12 three-credit courses)

Each MS-HCL student receives membership in the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) – the premier international organization for more than 40,000 health leaders.

The MS-HCL program offers the most important determinant of long-term leadership success: mentoring. From the beginning, each student brings a work-related project to develop and is matched with a mentor who will advise and support the student through the entire program. Seasoned and successful health care professionals who understand leadership will mentor each student. Mentor meetings will focus on developing insights and skills about the complex health care environment—especially the financial perspectives that
support and create change.

Mentors will focus on understanding one’s own skills, limitations, and ambitions while fulfilling the needs of the health care organization. Mentoring helps each student develop into an effective leader while maintaining positive working experiences with key stakeholders such as patients and their families, community members, employees, supervisors, and board members.


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 36

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $515 USD

Classification: Higher Education Institution (Not Carnegie Classified)

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 1,000-2,999

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