Academic Program Proposal

Date
Proposal
Activated
Institution
and
Proposal
Degree
Awarded
Academic
Program
Name
Objections
Received
Decision
Deadline
MHEC Final
Action
Final
Decision
Date
5/28/2016University of Maryland Baltimore
Proposal
MSSubstantial Mod: Health Science7/27/2016
Substantial Mod: Health Science Program Description
The University of Maryland Baltimore’s Master of Science in Health Science will beinnovative in the state of Maryland, interdisciplinary in its delivery, and will preparestudents from diverse professional backgrounds for careers in the health sciences. Themodified program is designed for students with related work experience in healthcare,governmental, private, and not-for- profit organizations. The proposed changes to theMSHS program emphasize concepts, practices, and skills that professionals need to beeffective in a wide range of organizations. The modified program will require students tocomplete a minimum of 18 core credits and 12-18 credits in an area of concentration,including a culminating capstone project, for a total of 30 to 36 total credits. Studentsmay complete the degree over a minimum of four 8-week terms, with most full-timestudents expected to complete the program in 18 months.