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Health Systems (MS)

Program Overview

The Executive Master of Science in Health Systems is available as a concentration for both the MS in systems science or MS in industrial and systems engineering. It is a 12-month program based in Manhattan that provides working professionals a competitive edge for leadership roles in healthcare systems, and prepares them for versatile, high-level careers in healthcare institutions, pharmaceutical companies, universities and medical centers, management and consulting firms, and a variety of other settings. Students will acquire advanced skills for modeling, analyzing and designing healthcare delivery systems and processes.

  • MS in Systems Science-Health Systems Concentration track: Students with a baccalaureate degree in any field may apply for admission to this program.
  • MS in Industrial and Systems Engineering-Health Systems Concentration track: Students with a baccalaureate degree in engineering or a related field may apply for admission to this program. Students with a non-engineering background who wish to pursue this track will be required to take additional prerequisites (up 10 or more courses) before completion of their degree.

Interested students who would like to receive immediate feedback regarding credentials and the likelihood of acceptance into the program should go to our immediate evaluation meeting web page.

Degrees Offered

  • MS in Systems Science: Health Systems

Internships, research opportunities and more

The Executive Master of Science in Health Systems program is designed to provide students with a well-rounded, practical skillset that is immediately applicable in professional settings. Students can expect to develop beneficial skills including application of systems science and industrial/systems engineering problem-solving tools and solution methodologies, with emphasis on ways to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, quality and timeliness of healthcare delivery. The ability to apply qualitative and quantitative methods to study, model, analyze and improve health systems will also be key.

Classes take place at the SUNY Global Center in Manhattan on Saturdays to accommodate working professionals. The department is dedicated to providing students with support at every level. For example, students may take advantage of the Watson Institute for Systems Excellence (WISE), a research institute for advanced studies at Binghamton University that unites students and sponsors from industry to conduct innovative research. Aside from the invigorating coursework, students gain real-life experience through cutting-edge, industry-based research. See how WISE is helping re-engineer healthcare.

After You Graduate

Graduates of the program are typically already working professionals in the field and, with the help of their academic experience, continue on to hold positions such as management or health systems engineer/analyst, quality and patient safety manager, clinical systems engineer, healthcare business analytics/intelligence specialists or directors and more. View student testimonies.

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
    • For MS Systems Science – Health Systems Concentration Applicants: Those with a bachelor's degree in any field may apply for admission to this concentration.
    • For MS Industrial and Systems Engineering – Health Systems Concentration Applicants: Those with a bachelor's degree in engineering or a related field may apply for admission to this conctration. Those with a non-engineering background who wish to pursue this option will be required to take additional prerequisites (which may include 10 or more courses) before completion of their degrees.
  • Personal statement of 1 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
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official GRE scores

Due to international student regulations, international students are not eligible for this program.

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.

Class Profile

Total Enrollment: 56
International / Non-Citizen Enrollment: 11%

Deadlines

Degree Fall Spring
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For more information, visit the Health Systems department page.

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