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 Management0.5
HCIN 607Translating Ideas into Outcomes1
HCIN 617Leading Change in Health Care1
HCIN 618Building a Case for Transformation0.5
HCIN 619Pitching Innovation0.5
Elective Courses
Select two HCIN electives2
Total Course Units11

Health Care Innovation Seminar Attendance

These in-person seminars are held on Penn's campus annually in August. Students are required to attend each year. At the seminar, students attend faculty and  guest lectures, orientation sessions, interactive workshops, and networking events.
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.