Master of Healthcare Innovation

Unique interdisciplinary innovation leadership development program for dynamic healthcare professionals

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The current healthcare system is in urgent need of disciplined disruption and our online Master of Healthcare Innovation (MHI) can prepare you to lead that disruption. 

Our curriculum is focused on innovation leadership – the idea that we need to empower people to move innovation forward in highly complex and risk-averse organizations. Students come from diverse backgrounds, which allows cross-functional collaboration in the classroom that translates to current work environments. We encourage disruptive thought, creative approaches, human-centered design, and the words “what if” frame every conversation.

This fully online program is open to applicants with any undergraduate degree and can be completed while working full-time. The learning is hybrid, meaning it is a combination of synchronous and asynchronous classes. Let’s come together in pursuit of a common goal—to change healthcare for the better. 

Unlike in more traditional leadership development programs, you will learn from leaders in healthcare innovation while being exposed to virtual reality, the Metaverse, Miro boards, mind mapping, Adobe Spark, video discussion boards and more.

Intrigued? Explore core program coursework and capstone project information, join an overview session or apply today

Not quite ready for a master’s program? Our online Healthcare Leadership and Innovation Certificate might be the perfect fit. It can be completed in just two semesters and coursework required for the certificate is included in the MHI program, which allows students the opportunity to explore the content of the degree program prior to applying. 

The Ohio State University is authorized to offer MHI in all 50 states. For more information on state authorization requirements and disclosures related to online programs, please visit

Message from the Director

Our MHI program continues to meet the demands of those individuals who want to make a difference in our complex healthcare system. The program is rooted in the innovation competencies, including design thinking. The faculty are world class, providing students with real world examples of the impact innovation leadership can have on the healthcare system. Our graduates leave the program equipped to make a difference whether it be in healthcare systems, the insurance industry, start-ups, or various other fields that require an innovative approach to problem solving. Want to make an impact? This is the place to start!

Application Deadline

  • Autumn 2025
    Opens: August 1
    Deadline: March 1, 2025

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Kelly Lehmkuhl
Kelly Lehmkuhl, graduate

“Unequivocally, the networks that I have built through the program have been one of the greatest assets I have obtained. The program is paving a path for me to advance within my organization as we strategically advance healthcare.”