Program Overview

The Master of Health Innovation (MHI) degree is designed to build on already learned knowledge and skills of basic health care practices, while also introducing the essential concepts of concern within the ever-changing healthcare system. Students will study issues and methodologies creating new and innovative ideas to facilitate a health care program with improved care, lowered costs, new ideas; as well as policy delivery, laws, ethics and health care economics. The advanced degree offers students a concentration in the area of Health Communication. Health Communication gives students the resources to focus on broadening and deepening an understanding of literacy for written and oral messaging specific to healthcare industry needs.

Students entering the competitive healthcare industry should be well prepared with the core competencies gained from the MHI degree. The specialized curriculum may develop a students skills in leadership positions as well as provide the foundation for creating organizational change utilizing the newest technological innovations for exceeding the current quality of care. The critical application of learned knowledge and skills from the MHI program will be demonstrated in the students abilities to apply new ideas, processes, and products towards the most effective and efficient promotion, prevention and patient care.

The modern online and on campus program allows busy professionals the opportunity to earn the valuable education, while spending limited time at an actual brick-and-mortar location. Students are required to attend the Irvine, California location several times a year, to demonstrate extensive relationship-building with faculty, a capstone project and in-depth collaboration in learning. The flexible MHI program should give successful students the most current education related to health communication while also recognizing the non-traditional schedules of medical and healthcare professionals.

Potential graduates must satisfy the 36 credits required for completion of the MHI degree program. The program is comprised of 27 core Healthcare Innovation courses, delving into topics of Technology and Information Access,Population Health: Metrics and Payment Models, Diffusion of Healthcare Innovation, Quality Management, Outcome Management and Health Policy and Regulation. The remaining 9 credits are allocated towards the students concentration in Health Communication. The Communication concentration will introduce students to the essential concepts of understanding: Health Communication, Communication in Healthcare Settings and Health Literacy.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree:

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission


    Potential MHI students should satisfy one of the four admission requirements set forth by the University.


    Two times during two years of coursework all MHI students will meet at Brandman's Irvine, CA campus for:

    Extensive relationship-building with faculty and students program-wide

    Capstone project seminars

    In-depth engagement in learning<

    School Overview

    Brandman University is a private, non-profit institution that is a part of the Chapman University System. Founded in 1861, Chapman University is one of California’s oldest, most prestigious private universities and is located in Orange, California. Its overall mission is “to provide students with a dynamic education based on excellence and flexibility that creates lasting value and relevance for evolving careers.”  Steeped in academic tradition, this university offers quality education consistent with the needs of a new kind of student: one who demands the same high academic standards as a traditional university but whose life requires greater flexibility and real-world relevance in the curriculum.  With undergraduate, graduate, credential, and certificate programs in Business, Arts and Sciences, Health, Education, and professional development, Brandman offers numerous fully-online programs to provide added flexibility for its students.


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