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Program Mission, Values, & Vision


The mission of Marymount University’s Graduate Health Care Management program is to prepare students to compete in the current health care management marketplace.

The program aims to develop students’ managerial and leadership skills, while sharpening their policy perspectives on health care issues. Graduates of the program are prepared to deliver the highest professional standards in formulating, evaluating, and implementing effective and efficient health care delivery systems and policies for diverse populations.

Given the University’s location in the national capital region, these skills are critical in preparing students for successful careers in varied health care settings, such as hospitals, managed care organizations, government agencies, associations, and health care consulting firms.


Reflecting the mission statement, the core values of the MSHCM include:

Student Centered Environment
The MSHCM strives to create a student centered learning environment. Our faculty members are accessible and open to engage students within and outside of the classroom.

Competency Based Education
The MSHCM Program competency model is the basis of our curriculum. Every required course attempts to address students’ learning within the framework of this model.

Our student population is diverse in both, their professional and demographic backgrounds. This diversity lends itself to a fulfilling and dynamic environment that fosters learning and professional growth.

Real-World Connection
The MSHCM program provides a real-world connection for students through academic outreach, faculty scholarship and service, involvement of health care practitioners and field experiences.

Community Involvement
The MSHCM strives to collaborate with local and global community partners that provide our students the opportunity to serve the community as well as gain exposure to diverse health care settings.

Ethics and Integrity
The program maintains a strong focus on ethics, professional and academic integrity in alignment with the roots of the University.


The vision of Marymount University’s MSHCM program is known to be a premier graduate healthcare management program in the National Capital Region. Our faculty members are dedicated to delivering a current and comprehensive healthcare curriculum and developing future leaders in the health care industry.