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Compare Universities

Choose the university and program that is right for you by comparing them below.

More About the Programs

First, you finish the association’s prerequisites and tests. That’s at considerable savings for you: 125 CME credits cost you $6,765 to $8,025, depending on the courses you choose. After that, you can pick among five of the nation’s top universities to complete your post-graduate degree.

There are two Master of Medical Management programs, plus an MBA with a focus in medical management and an MS in Healthcare Quality and Safety Management. The formats vary: some online, some in-person plus online. Some of the programs fill quickly, so you may want to apply even a few months before you finish your prerequisites. Here’s a snapshot comparison of the programs. Click on the school to go to its website and learn more.

Program Brochure

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Format:

  • 11 courses/34, 100% online, asynchronous
  • All core courses offered every Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Admission on a rolling basis throughout the year
 
Content: 
  • Practical business knowledge
  • Emphasis on experiential and collaborative learning;
    best practices
  • Curriculum integrates business analytics
  • Easily applied to health care
Program Begins: 
  • January, May and September
 Application Deadline:
  • June 1 for Fall
  • Oct. 1 for Spring
  • Feb. 1 for Summer
 Time:
  • 9-11 hours per week, per class
 Cost:
  • Cost:$29,540
  • Pay as you go each semester at $810 per credit (discounted AAPL rate) plus registration fees and
    books
 Contact:
  • Mary Beth Kimball
  • 413-545-5626

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Format:

  • Hybrid 18 month, Four 4 ½ day on-campus sessions
  • Asynchronous online distance course
  • Interactive sessions online and onsite
 
Content: 
  • Physician Leadership
  • Strategy Development
  • Management tools and methods with real world application
  • Healthcare provider and payer focus
Program Begins: 
  • September (pre-work material mailed early July])
 Application Deadline:
  • April 1
  • Completed applications including all required material are reviewed on a rolling basis
 Time:
  • 10-15 hours per week
 Cost:
  • $36,165
  • Includes books and some meals
 Contact:
  • Patti Lee
  • 412-268-8634

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Format:
  • Hybrid 1-year program (four 7-day on-campus
  • sessions combined with asynchronous online learning)
 
Content: 
  • Physician Leadership & Organizational Effectiveness
  • Entrepreneurship & Innovative Thinking
  • Distinguished EMBA & MHA Faculty
  • Healthcare Industry Focus
Program Begins:
  • March (pre-work mailed late January)
Application Deadline:
  • Dec. 1
Time:
  • 10-15 hours per week
Cost:
  • $43,000
  • Includes fees, books and most meals
Contact:
  • Maeleine Mira
  • 213-740-8990
Format:
  • 30-credit program with Capstone Project
  • 10 online courses
  • Asynchronous delivery
  • Three terms per year
  • Flexible pacing
 
Content:
  • Health care quality
  • Patient Safety
  • Patient-Directed Care
  • Change Management
  • Health Systems Science
  • Population Health
Program Begins: 
  • January and September
 Application Deadline:
  • July for Fall start
  • November for Spring start
 Time:
  • 10-14 hours per week, per course
 Cost:
  • Cost:$33,010
 Contact:
  • April Smith
  • 215-503-5305

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Format:

  • 30 credit program with Capstone Project
  • All online
  • Asynchronous
  • Self-paced
  • Interactive with faculty and other learners
 
Content:
  • High Value Team-based Patient Care
  • Healthcare Leadership
  • Healthcare Systems Engineering
  • Population Health
  • Healthcare Economics and Policy
  • Healthcare Management
  • Healthcare Informatics
Program Begins: 
  • Five Entry Points per year
 Application Deadline:
  • June 1 for Fall
  • Oct. 1 for Spring
  • Feb. 1 for Summer
 Time:
  • 10-15 hours per week throughout
  • Cost:$22,530
  • Includes 10% off Program fees for AAPL members
  • Textbooks and other university fees not included
 Cost:
  • Cost:$22,530
 Contact:
  • Kristen Will
  • 602-496-0808