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American Association for Physician Leadership

American Association for Physician LeadershipThe online Master of Science in the science of health care delivery (SHCD) at Arizona State University (ASU) is designed to provide knowledge and competencies for physician students to contribute effectively in a patient-centered, safe and cost-effective health care system. Focusing on high-value team-based patient care, the MS in SHCD curriculum provides the tools necessary to lead and manage in today’s evolving healthcare market.

Flexible Integrity

The MS in SHCD at Arizona State University offers asynchronous flexibility to pursue the degree entirely online and at your own pace. With this unique degree program, physicians and health care professionals examine today's complex healthcare environments utilizing a case-based, solution-oriented approach to facilitate the integration of knowledge and competencies. The curriculum includes courses such as Health Care Systems and Design; Health Economics, Policy and Payment Methods; and Leading Change in Health Organizational Systems.

Faculty are renowned experts in their fields and bring a breadth of knowledge and experience to share with students.

Our simplified application process makes it easy to apply to five entry points throughout the calendar year. Our team at ASU supports students throughout their tenure at Isenberg.

Partner Benefits

ASU is able to offer to physician leaders in the American Association for Physician Leadership (AAPL) a competitive and exclusive educational opportunity. AAPL members receive these benefits:

  • Discount to AAPL members who complete their 125 prerequisite courses through AAPL
  • No GMAT/GRE requirement
  • Personalized faculty mentor throughout your learning journey with ASU/AAPL
  • Culminating capstone experience presentation at AAPL Live Institute
  • A dedicated, interprofessional team specifically trained to work with physician leader students

Program Requirements

  • 30 credits (10 courses)
  • Culminating capstone project, with direct application to the healthcare organization of your choice

Program Cost

  • The cost of this program is $751 per credit hour, with no additional program fees. Technology, Financial Aid Trust and other mandatory university fees may apply.  The total estimated cost of the program is $22,530 (includes AAPL member discount)
  • This program is federal aid eligible (FAFSA)

How and when should I apply?

We admit students online at five entry points throughout the calendar year. Please contact us for the next available start date.

Learn about graduate admission at ASU

Admission Requirements:

  • Personal Statement
  • Professional resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Transcripts
  • Letters of Recommendations (3)

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Kristin Will

Kristen K. Will, MHPE, PA-C
Director of Executive and Continuing Education