The Master of Science Care Management degree program prepares individuals with post-baccalaureate or post-graduate degrees for care management practice in a variety of settings serving diverse populations. Graduates of the Master of Science Care Management program will provide care management to diverse people across the lifespan using interdisciplinary, collaborative principles and approaches. Key functions include: facilitating the delivery of health care to individuals/family, engagement of individuals/family in care plan design, and implementation resulting in high quality, high value, cost-effective care. The Master of Science Care Management degree is offered in conjunction with the MU Office of Graduate Studies.
The Master of Science Care Management program is a distance mediated, 100% online degree with no on-campus experiences required. Students may select from part-time or full-time plans of study to meet individual needs. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Start your application today.
MS Care Management Program Outcomes
Upon completion of the Master’s program in Care Management, the learner will:
- Communicate, collaborate, and engage individuals/families, health care professionals, and health care systems to facilitate appropriate use of health care resources in order to deliver high-quality, high-value care in all health care settings.
- Critique, assimilate and evaluate research, technology, health care costs, and informatics data as a basis for promoting health, improving health care coordination, and influencing changes at the systems and policy level.
- Advocate, through leadership and policy, for all persons in need of health care coordination regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, and military veteran or socioeconomic status.
- Practice professional accountability and behavior consistent with the Code of Professional Conduct for Case Managers.
The MS Care Management curriculum is interdisciplinary in nature with collaboration from other divisions including Health Management and Informatics and Social Work. The curriculum is designed with flexibility to tailor to the student’s areas of interest and practice. Students gain knowledge of health informatics, research, policy, and quality and safety. Courses specific to Care Management explore the foundations of care management, interprofessional practice, evidence-based care management practice, and culminate with a role-focused practicum experience in the student’s care management setting of choice.
Graduates of the Master of Science Care Management program may gain employment in a variety of settings including acute, primary, and tertiary care settings, community-based care settings or organizations, private practices, as well as for-profit and non-profit agencies.
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