Health Care Innovation, MHCI

The University of Pennsylvania's Master of Health Care Innovation is an online degree program that aims to develop current and future leaders in health care innovation through top-tier, engaging education. The interdisciplinary curriculum is taught by Penn faculty experts in the fields of health policy, operations management, behavioral economics, and innovation methodology. Students in this degree are mid-career health professionals who learn how to improve health care delivery.


Students in the Master of Health Care Innovation are required to complete 11 course units of coursework and must maintain a GPA of 3.0 to remain in good academic standing with the program.
Core Requirements
HCIN 6000The American Health Care System1
HCIN 6010Health Care Operations1
Take the following multi-term course sequence:1
Behavioral Economics and Decision Making
Behavioral Economics and Decision Making
HCIN 6030Evaluating Health Policy and Programs1
HCIN 6040Health Economics1
HCIN 6050Applying Behavioral Economics0.5
HCIN 6060Applying Operations Management0.5
HCIN 6070Translating Ideas into Outcomes1
HCIN 6170Leading Change in Health Care1
HCIN 6180Building a Case for Transformation0.5
HCIN 6190Pitching Innovation0.5
Elective Courses
Select two HCIN electives2
Total Course Units11

Health Care Innovation Seminar Attendance

The MHCI Seminar is held annually in August. Students on the 2-year track are required to attend 2 Seminars, and students on the 3-year track are required to attend 3 Seminars. At Seminar, students attend faculty lectures, orientation sessions, interactive workshops, & networking events.

The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2023 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.