Learn from a tightly focused curriculum that brings the best of an MBA and an MPH

The Master of Health Care Delivery Science (MHCDS) program provides students with a strong foundation and the advanced skills and knowledge needed to transform their organizations to improve health care delivery (today), as well as to envision and change the future of health care delivery for all. The MHCDS curriculum is a custom blend of MBA, MPH, leadership, and health policy coursework that is focused squarely on the unique challenges of health care delivery. 

Engage with world-class faculty and a talented, diverse student body

MHCDS faculty member Steven Woloshin is a leading expert on improving the quality of medical communication to the public, patients, physicians, and policymakers.

MHCDS has been an educational pioneer in transforming health care delivery. The MHCDS faculty consists of internationally acclaimed professors from the Tuck School of Business and the Geisel School of Medicine, each of whom is deeply committed to the success of MHCDS students. Each class cohort is comprised of accomplished health professionals, diverse in function and role, but united in the mission to transform health care delivery. Physicians, nurse leaders, administrators, payers, and policy makers join with faculty to share meaningful knowledge and perspectives.

Gain an exceptional Ivy League education while still advancing your career

MHCDS’s low-residency degree program was designed specifically for successful, busy mid-career professionals. The 12-month program launches with a ten-day residential period on the Tuck campus at Dartmouth and then has students return to campus every six months for week-long sessions over the course of the program. Online course commitments are both predictable and flexible so they can be met by students in even the most demanding careers. Individualized support ensures that each student reaches their personal goals for professional development.

Grow new capabilities with immediate payoffs and long term impact

At the heart of the MHCDS 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.

Professional benefits accrue quickly and durably to students in the MHCDS program.  Coursework is focused on the skills, knowledge, and context to help students become more effective health care leaders, so learnings are applied at work the very next day. Individual leadership skills are fostered with the faculty-mentored creation of a personal leadership development plan, as well as with the applied Action-Learning Project. The learning environment fosters sharing of current projects and professional challenges while the depth of expertise, from both faculty and fellow students, leads to rich and actionable insights.

Join a powerful community of life-long learners, with a passionate commitment to each other and to the transformation of health care delivery

United by a common goal, a community of students and faculty forms at MHCDS during the very first days of each program and stays connected going forward after the program ends. MHCDS alumni are some of the most passionate at Dartmouth, with many returning for the annual MHCDS symposium or participating in abundant MHCDS-specific alumni programming to continue their learning.


Ready to transform the world of health care delivery? Connect with the MHCDS team to get started. 

  • Class of 2020

    Elizabeth Warner, MD

    Vice President, Medical Affairs and Senior Medical Director
    Capital District Physicians’ Health Plan

    "The energy and exchange of ideas is like nothing I’ve experienced in any other classroom. We each bring different perspectives to the program, but we all bring a desire to work collaboratively toward a better future in health care."