School for the Science of Health Care Delivery

Frequently Asked Questions

Science of Health Care Delivery, MS


Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. New application packets are forwarded to the admissions committee each Monday. Processing generally takes one to two weeks. Applicants will be notified of a decision by Graduate Education.

Yes, the personal statement should demonstrate how the Science of Health Care Delivery program is a good fit for the applicant’s career goals and aspirations. The statement should outline the applicant’s career interests/goals as they relate to fields in health care delivery or administration, health policy, health system architecture, etc. The personal statement should be tailored to the Science of Health Care Delivery program.

Although there are no specific requirements, the committee prefers academic letters which speak to the applicant’s ability to succeed in a graduate program. Letters from previous employers are also acceptable. Letters demonstrating involvement in health care, community service, or leadership are encouraged.

Applicants are not required to complete an entrance exam at this time.

In addition to the admissions standards defined by Graduate Education, additional criteria for consideration include: Completion of a bachelor’s or master’s degree in a related field from an accredited college or university to include biology, chemistry, biochemistry, nursing, public health, pharmacy, biomedical informatics, social work, pre-health, nutrition, health promotion, business and others.

Program Information

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The base tuition and mandatory fees for graduate programs can be found at An additional program fee of $5,000 will be assessed.

The online program has a variety of start dates throughout the year. Students in the on-ground program matriculate in the fall only.

Students may complete the online program on a part-time or full-time basis. The on-ground program requires full-time enrollment.

For the on-ground program, courses are taught at the ASU Downtown Phoenix campus.

Students in the online program take online coursework.

SHCD students complete the program as a cohort. The course layout/schedule varies among on-ground and FT and PT online cohorts. The graduate program coordinator provides admitted students with detailed information regarding the course schedule for their cohort.

Students in the on-ground program are required to attend a pre-program orientation and immersion session. Students in the online program are not required to attend the orientation and immersion.