How is the MHCDS Different from a Healthcare MBA or an MPH?
Dartmouth’s Master of Health Care Delivery Science (MHCDS) degree goes beyond traditional master’s degrees in health care management or public health. The unique MHCDS program aligns cutting-edge knowledge from both business and medicine, and provides a diverse, global group of students with the specialized knowledge required to be innovators and leaders in their organizations and across the health care industry.
How the MHCDS Degree Differs from a Healthcare Master of Business Administration (MBA)
The curriculum in a healthcare MBA program trains students how to improve the financial and operational performance of an organization, goals that are important for improving health care delivery, but cannot alone address the multi-dimensional challenges facing people and organizations in our health care delivery system.
How the MHCDS Degree Differs from a Master of Public Health (MPH)
An MPH curriculum is typically focused on providing students the skills to plan and manage programs and implement policies to promote public health. Coursework for an MPH degree includes epidemiology, biostatistics, social and behavioral sciences, health services administration, and environmental factors that affect public health, but lacks the critical business and leadership training needed to affect change at an organization or health system level.