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2023-24 ATSU University Catalog 
2023-24 ATSU University Catalog

Health Sciences (Online), MHSc

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Master of Health Sciences

The Master of Health Sciences (MHSc) program prepares graduates to be effective leaders and change agents in a variety of health settings. Graduates are effective decision-makers and critical thinkers with knowledge and skills to evaluate, plan and implement solutions for new and ongoing challenges in a variety of complex clinical, organizational and/or educational systems with diverse populations. This program helps to prepare students for a variety of health science careers and to function as skilled leaders, educators and scholars.

Purpose, Mission, and Goals


The MHSc program provides a rigorous interdisciplinary education for professionals in the health sciences, preparing students to be effective leaders and change agents in a variety of health settings. The program offers innovative curriculum in a flexible, asynchronous format to best meet student needs. This program fosters the following: 1) excellence and quality; 2) provides full student support; and 3) is recognized as added value to students, employers, health care, and society at large. Further, the program promotes and support key ATSU commitments to being a leading innovator in health professions education and pioneering contributions to health professions education. 


The mission of the MHSc program is to prepare health professionals to develop or enhance their knowledge and skills in evidence-based practice, healthcare leadership, finance, research methods, population health, as well as health equity and disparities. By providing a learner-centered educational experience, graduates will advance as socially responsible leaders who may contribute to improving overall population health and furthering the osteopathic traditions of whole person healthcare.


  • Increase the number of graduate prepared health care professionals.
  • Improve the quality of masters-level health care preparation through an integrated theoretical approach.
  • Promote the usefulness of a professional versus a practical health care graduate degree.
  • Provide potential CGHS students and doctoral program applicants with a master’s program required to attain admission to doctoral programs that in turn expands our portfolio of graduate degrees.

Length of Program

The Master of Health Sciences program consists of 33 credit hours.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition is due the first day of class. The tuition due each semester is based on the credit hours being taken by the student during that specific semester. Delinquent tuition penalties accrue at 1.5% per month, which is 18% per year. For more information on Student Account Collection, please reference ATSU Policy #50-112 within the Financial Policies  section of this catalog.

Cost of attendance (COA), or budget is an estimated amount of all expenses for a period of enrollment. A budget, including all COA elements has been calculated for each program approved to certify for Title IV funding. An expense worksheet is also provided so students can calculate how the estimated cost of attendance will align with their actual costs and help to budget accordingly.

Tuition Student Technology Fee
$618 per credit hour $38 per credit hour

Program Outcomes

The following are recommended MHSc program learning outcomes:

  • Demonstrate effective skills in communication, professionalism, ethical practice, systemic thought and writing.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of foundational and innovative concepts in population health and evidence-based practice.
  • Apply research methods and analytic strategies in health sciences.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and global perspectives to issues in healthcare access, quality and health disparities.
  • Apply organizational theories and systems thinking to improve outcomes associated with ongoing challenges in healthcare safety and quality.
  • Demonstrate knowledge, behavior, and leadership that represent the highest standards of professionalism in health science.
  • Apply traditional and emerging models of leadership in various health sciences settings and cases studies to explore innovative and advancing leadership skills.
  • Apply knowledge of health informatics design and application to monitor and improve outcomes as well as to promote effective communication among patients and colleagues.
  • Demonstrate knowledge in traditional, innovative, and transformative educational theories and modules of delivery as they apply to in health sciences education.


Descriptions and Credit Values

Other Courses and Concentrations

Students pursue concentration courses during year 2.

Concentration #3 - Fundamentals of Education

Concentration #4 - Generalist

Concentration courses for new students starting Fall Block 1, 2021.

  • Select any 3 courses from the HSc concentration areas.

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