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Program Details

WGU's online Master of Science in Integrated Healthcare Management (MSIHCM)was created to prepare healthcare professionals to lead in the 21st century. This degree will expand their knowledge and expertise in areas such as the Affordable Care Act, patient care, and other changing healthcare initiatives.

Western Governors University is:

  • Challenging—The ideal student is a motivated self-starter who can commit at least 15 to 20 hours per week to their studies.
  • Accredited—Western Governors University is regionally accredited.
  • Affordable and Nonprofit—Tuition is less than half the cost of other reputable online universities. Your tuition goes toward your education, not to shareholders.
  • Competency Based—An innovative learning model, designed for adult learners like you, that measures learning, not time spent in class.
  • Respected—Your degree coursework is relevant and up-to-date because it’s designed and developed in collaboration with industry experts.
  • Flexible and Online—With no set class times, you can log in and learn anytime, anywhere.


This program consists of 12 total courses.

To be considered for this M.S. program, you must be able to demonstrate healthcare experience through at least one of the following methods:

  • A bachelor’s degree in nursing, pharmacy, or other clinical discipline and current healthcare leadership position for at least 3 years
  • A clinical graduate degree (M.D., Pharm.D, MSW, etc.) and current healthcare leadership position
  • A bachelor’s degree and current employment in a corporate healthcare leadership position with at least 5 years of progressive responsibility

Accreditation & Licensing

Western Governors University is the only university to have received simultaneous accreditation by four regional accrediting commissions. Currently, WGU's "home" accrediting commission is the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, the same organization that accredits such leading institutions as the University of Washington, University of Oregon, University of Utah, Brigham Young University, and other public and private colleges.
WGU is the first online university to receive NCATE accreditation for its degree programs that lead to teacher licensure from the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). 
WGU’s Health Informatics program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). WGU's nursing programs are CCNE accredited  (CCNE, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington DC 20036, 202-867-6791).