Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the goal of this program?

The program is designed to provide students with knowledge in health care delivery science and fundamental skills to contribute to the development of high-quality, patient-centered, safe and accessible healthcare. Students will be trained with the competencies required to participate in health care quality improvement and will be exposed to a variety of disciplines and tools, including health analytics, health disparities, leadership skills, health care service and management.

 2. Who should consider the program?

The program is designed for individuals with bachelor’s degrees in health care, education, management, or related discipline, working healthcare professionals, and foreign medical graduates. The program will also help professionals interested in career advancement or, possibly, a career change.

3. Upon graduation, what types of positions would I qualify for?

Graduates of the Master of Healthcare Delivery Science program will be qualified for positions in health analytics, patient safety outcomes, program assessment, quality of care, and more.

4. Is the program accredited?

There is no accrediting body for MHDS programs. However, EVMS is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

5. Can I complete the entire program online and from a distance?

Yes, this program is explicitly designed to allow students to complete all courses and assignments online and from a distance. Courses will be delivered predominantly via asynchronous instruction so students can access material and complete assignments at times most convenient for them. Upon completion of all degree requirements, students are strongly encouraged to attend Commencement activities, if at all possible.

6. Can the courses be completed in any order?

No, the courses are structured to be completed in the sequence depicted on this website.

7. How much time will typically be required per week for studying and completing assignments?

Although the amount of time may vary, on average, students should expect to spend about 12-15 hours per week.

8. Am I eligible to receive federal financial aid?

 Partial aid might be possible for U.S. citizens. The EVMS Office of Financial Aid can provide guidance:

 http://www.evms.edu/education/financial_aid/