The Program

The problems of health care throughout the world are not primarily ones of medical knowledge or even political will—they are problems of effective management and execution.

The Master of Health Care Delivery Science (MHCDS) program at Dartmouth delivers this specialized knowledge to a diverse, global group of participants—the managers and professionals who are poised to be the health care leaders of tomorrow.

The faculties of the Tuck School of Business and The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice (TDI) have partnered to offer the MHCDS degree from Dartmouth College. The combination of The Dartmouth Institute's advanced research expertise in health care outcomes with the Tuck School's proven success in teaching leadership and teamwork, finance, and operations creates an educational opportunity unmatched by other programs.

At the heart of the program is a commitment to the value-based improvement of health care delivery—achieving better outcomes for the same or lower costs—that is scientifically, ethically, and managerially sound.

The MHCDS degree has been designed to accommodate the needs of people who are already leading the delivery of healthcare. The rigorous curriculum is delivered through a combination of residential, distance learning, and on-site projects where students apply the learning they have gained through the program directly back to initiatives at their own institutions.

In addition to knowledge and skills, participants gain tangible results through personal leadership development and action-learning projects. They will also continue to benefit throughout their careers from an active and committed alumni network.

Organizations supporting the program will advance their mission of value-based improvement as they invest in leadership resources and build their capacity for continual change.