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 600The American Health Care System1
HCIN 601Health Care Operations1
HCIN 602Behavioral Economics and Decision Making1
HCIN 603Evaluating Health Policy and Programs1
HCIN 604Health Economics1
HCIN 605Applying Behavioral Economics0.5
HCIN 606Applying Operations Mgmt0.5
HCIN 607Translating Ideas into Outcomes1
HCIN 617Leading Change in Health Care1
HCIN 618Building a Case for Transformation0.5
HCIN 619Pitching Innovation
Elective Courses
Select four HCIN electives 12
Total Course Units10.5

HIPAA Compliance

All students at the Perelman School of Medicine are required to complete online HIPAA training once a year and must have completed either HIPAA initial training or a HIPAA Refresher within the past 11 months to be eligible to graduate.

Health Care Innovation Seminar Attendance

These in-person seminars are held on Penn's campus annually in August. Students are required to attend. At the seminar, students attend faculty lectures, orientation sessions, interactive workshops, networking events, and capstone sessions.
Health Care Innovation Seminar I
Health Care Innovation Seminar II


The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2020 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.