Program Requirements

The Master of Science Care Management degree program is offered in conjunction with MU Graduate Studies. Students must meet the specified program criteria in order to be awarded the MS Care Management degree.

MS Care Management Curriculum

All students pursuing the MS Care Management degree must complete a minimum of 33 credit hours of graduate coursework. Students will complete a total of 240 practicum hours, 180 of which are during a care management role focused practicum.See a sample plan of study over 3-years here.  

 Credit hours may vary depending upon the student’s area of study. Previous graduate-level coursework from another institution may be accepted toward the degree depending upon transcript review.

Students must maintain a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 in order to graduate.

Master’s Exam

The Master’s Examination (MS exam) consists of a paper that should reflect the graduate student’s grasp and synthesis of the clinical and theoretical knowledge gained in the course of study.

The MS exam is offered on a pass/fail basis. The student is encouraged to identify the focus for the MS exam early in the graduate program.

The overall purpose of the MS exam is to evaluate the student’s ability to

  1. apply advanced theoretical knowledge in a selected area of specialization, and
  2. to critique research as it relates to the area of specialization.


Further details about the Master’s examination process are in the Graduate Handbook.


If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Kari Lane at .