Division of Management FAQ

When do classes meet?

Our Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management, Masters of Science in Healthcare Management, and M.B.A.  in Healthcare Management programs are offered in a hybrid format:

  • Eighty percent of the classroom interaction is completed through the online learning platform, Sakai.
    • weekly readings, assignments, and forum discussions take place there.
  • Twenty percent of the classroom interaction is completed in-person.
    • Required in-person classes (face-to-face sessions) take place two Fridays and Saturdays per term, one at the beginning of the term, and one towards the end.

Please check the current Schedule of Classes page for examples of specific dates/times.

Can I be a student if I do not live near Portland, Oregon?

Yes. Our courses are designed so that working students are required to come into Portland only twice per term for classes (face-to-face sessions). The rest of the coursework is completed in an online environment. That way students have the best of both worlds; personal interaction with other students and faculty, and an online environment where they are able to complete coursework at a distance.

What is the workload like?

Students should plan on a minimum of 10-12 hours per week of outside homework study for each 4 credit class.

Will I need to order my books as soon as I register?

Yes. You will want to have your textbooks before the term begin.  Please visit the Schedule of Classes page for links to course descriptions that include a list of required textbooks

Do I have to be admitted/matriculated into a program to take a class?

No. Students can take up to 8 credits (roughly two courses) before matriculating to determine if this schedule works for them in both their professional and private lives. Once the decision is made, the admissions/matriculation process can begin while taking classes. For more information on taking classes without admission into a program, please visit the Non-degree Student page.

How long does it take to graduate?

Students taking two courses per quarter, four quarters per year, will graduate from the M.S. in Healthcare Management in two years. Students taking one course per quarter will graduate in four years.

Students taking one class per term will finish the Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management program in 21 months. Students taking two classes per term will finish the program in 9 months.

The estimates above assume a fall term matriculation. Enrolling winter or spring term can extend time-to-degree due to course sequencing.

Are your programs accredited?

The M.S. in Healthcare Management degree program and the Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management are fully accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. The Healthcare M.B.A. carries additional professional accreditation through the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Are Advisors available to help me plan?

Yes, academic advisors are available to meet and discuss your career goals and to assist you in selecting the best courses to accomplish those goals. For an academic advising session, please contact us at 503-346-0375.

What kind of financial aid is available?

Students pursuing the M.S. or M.B.A. may be eligible for federal financial aid. The financial aid office can advise you on your eligibility for student loans. Check the Financial Aid website for more information, or contact:

Financial Aid Office
Oregon Health & Science University
3181 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Road
Mailcode: L109A
Portland, OR 97239-3098
(503) 494-8249 | finaid@ohsu.edu 

Are international students eligible for Division of Management programs?

Our programs are offered on a part-time only basis, therefore, we cannot accept applicants on F-1 or J-1 student visas.