Engineering, Healthcare Systems (MS)

Program Overview

The Master of Science (MS) in Healthcare Systems Engineering provides students with a balance of theory and practical knowledge for the practice of the profession and/or for advancement to a doctoral program.

Students in this program will attain a wide variety of industrial and systems engineering tools and skill sets, such as modeling and simulation, statistical process control, data science, reliability modeling, scheduling, human factors and optimization, among others. Coursework for the MS in Healthcare Systems Engineering includes a combination of core industrial and systems engineering courses and core health systems courses. Opportunities exist to complete the program through a coursework option, a project option or a thesis option.

Given the high concentration of healthcare providers in the greater Binghamton area, this program has been structured to serve both full- and part-time graduate students.

Degrees Offered

  • MS in Healthcare Systems Engineering

Internships, research opportunities and more

The department is dedicated to providing students with support at every level. For example, students can take advantage of the Watson Institute for Systems Excellence, a research institute for advanced studies at the University that unites students and sponsors from the industry to conduct innovative research. Aside from the invigorating coursework, students also gain real-life experience through cutting-edge, industry-based research. In addition, Watson Career and Alumni Connections offers professional advice and services such as interview guidance, cover letter critiques and networking opportunities.

After You Graduate

This program prepares individuals for professional or leadership roles in various healthcare areas, including hospital operations management, health systems engineering, health information technology and consulting.

Admissions Requirements

To be eligible for graduate study, you must:

  • Provide a complete set of your undergraduate (and, if applicable, graduate) transcripts showing one of the following:
    • You have earned a bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from a nationally or regionally accredited college or university
    • You are within one academic year of earning a bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent) from a nationally or regionally accredited college or university
    • You are eligible to apply as part of a memorandum of understanding between your current institution and Binghamton University
  • Have earned, at minimum, one of the following:
    • A 3.0 GPA over your entire undergraduate career
    • A 3.0 GPA during your last 60 semester credits or 90 quarter credits of your undergraduate degree, with most courses graded regularly (not as "pass/fail")
    • A 3.0 GPA in a graduate degree, with most courses graded regularly (not as "pass/fail")
    • In consideration of the different grading scales used around the world, each academic department evaluates international transcripts to determine on a case-by-case basis whether they demonstrate one of the above requirements.

To apply, you must submit the following materials. For general guidelines for these materials, see the Admission Requirements website.

  • Online graduate degree application with graduate degree application fee
  • Transcripts from each college or university that you have attended
  • Personal statement of 2 to 3 pages describing your reasons for pursuing graduate study, your career aspirations, your special interests within your field, and any unusual features of your background that might need explanation or be of interest to the graduate admissions committee
  • Résumé or curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official GRE scores

International students must also submit the following materials. For more information about these materials, see the International Students section of the Admission Requirements website.

  • International Student Financial Statement (ISFS) form
  • Supporting financial documentation (such as bank statements, scholarship or sponsor letters, etc.)
  • Proof of English proficiency (such as official TOEFL/IELTS/PTE Academic scores)

This information is subject to change. While we make every effort to update these program pages, we recommend that you contact the department with questions about program-specific requirements.


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For more information, visit the Engineering, Healthcare Systems website.

Mohammad T. Khasawneh

Professor; Department Chair; Graduate Director; Professor; Associate Director

Systems Science and Industrial Engineering; Watson Institute for Systems Excellence (WISE)