About Our Program

The Master of Science (MS) in Clinical Leadership in Healthcare Management is a stand-alone program designed to give you a better understanding of the healthcare industry and the environment in which it exists and is for those who aspire to clinically-related leadership roles. Clinical leadership courses provide physicians, clinicians, pharmacists, nurse managers and other healthcare professionals with an understanding of the complex business environment in which they will ultimately practice, and the degree may enhance the academic record of those who plan to attend medical school.

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Clinical Leadership in Healthcare Management Curriculum

The master's in clinical leadership consists of 12 courses of graduate work. At the end, graduates will be prepared to continue their careers in their clinical fields. The program can be completed in one year, full-time, or over a three-year period, part-time.


The MS in Clinical Leadership in Healthcare Management is a 36 credit program (a total of 12 3-credit courses). There are 11 required courses and one elective course. The program can be completed in one year, full-time, or over a three-year period, part-time. Joint program students complete the MS degree concurrently with another degree program.

Clinical Leadership in Healthcare Management Curriculum

Required Courses:

  • Financial and Managerial Accounting for Decision Making 
  • Healthcare Operations 
  • Health Systems Managements
  • Healthcare Finance
  • Introduction to Health Systems
  • Managerial Epidemiology
  • Healthcare Economics
  • Legal Aspects of Healthcare
  • Strategic Issues for Healthcare Organization (capstone)
  • Statistical Methods for Data Analytics

Electives (2):

Students may take select non-equivalent courses offered in one of the following programs: Online MBA, MS in Healthcare Data Analytics and courses from the MS in Bioethics program.

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General Admission Requirements
Clarkson University Class of 2020 100 percent placement rating

An application includes:

  • Completed online application
  • Transcripts from all institution(s) attended
  • GMAT/GRE scores (see full checklist for information about substitutions and waivers)
  • Resume or C.V.
  • Statement of purpose
  • 3 letters of recommendation

International applicants also need:

  • English Proficiency Testing (see full checklist for options)
  • U.S. Bachelor’s equivalency 
  • Certificate of finance to receive an I-20

For a comprehensive review of application requirements, please visit the full checklist of Admissions Requirements for Graduate Business Programs.

MS Prerequisites:

  • Bachelor’s degree.

MS with Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (ACPHS) Program Prerequisites:

  • Enrolled in ACPHS BS Pharmaceutical Sciences Program.
  • Enrolled in ACPHS BS Pharmacy Program.
  • Enrolled in ACPHS PharmD Program.

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Students applying that satisfy ONE of the below criteria are eligible for automatic admission into our graduate business programs:

1) An undergraduate GPA of 3.3 or higher from a regionally accredited college.

2) An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher AND a GMAT score of 500 or higher.

3) A master's degree or above from a regionally accredited college.

*Auto-admit criteria are for admissions purposes only. Full scholarship considerations should include a complete application. Applies only to regional accredited institutions in the United States. All other applicants will follow the prescribed requirements.

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    Merit-Based Graduate Business Program Scholarships

    All students applying for Reh School of Business graduate programs will automatically be considered for merit-based scholarships (degree programs only) and need not fill out a separate scholarship application. As long as funds are available, scholarships are given based on academic achievement (GPA), standardized tests (GMAT or equivalent), as well as various metrics such as work experience and other notable accomplishments. Examples include:

    • The Reh Merit Awards (four anchor points ranging from 15 - 75% discount)
    • Academic or Professional Achievement award
    • Globally Distinctive Scholar Award

    You can download the complete merit based scholarship program here.

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    If you are interested in learning more, have questions or are ready to apply, contact:

    Office of Graduate Business Programs