Muhlenberg College School of Graduate Studies Announces New Master’s in Medical Leadership Program

The new graduate program is scheduled to hold its first classes in the 2023-24 academic year.

 Friday, October 21, 2022 08:47 AM

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Muhlenberg College developed its new Master’s in Medical Leadership program in consultation with leading healthcare executives for physicians and clinicians in emerging executive and administrative roles. The MML is designed to help healthcare professionals develop their careers and identities as leaders and prepare them to succeed in current or future executive positions that drive system-wide change in complex healthcare organizations. 

MML courses will use a low-residency learning model combining online learning with face-to-face meetings and self-study. This proven model offers a high-quality, high-impact and personalized academic experience while providing the flexibility required for working professionals. 

The MML requires ten courses and can be completed full or part-time in less than two years. A graduate certificate in Medical Leadership requiring five courses will also be offered for those students interested in the program but unable to commit to the full degree requirements due to professional constraints. While a graduate certificate does not take the place of a Master’s degree, it accommodates the demanding obligations of medical and clinical leaders providing essential knowledge and skills more quickly with a future path toward completing the master’s degree.

"The Master's in Medical Leadership will prepare physicians and clinicians moving into executive and administrative roles to address the diverse sets of challenges associated with complex health systems, which is more critical now than ever before," said Dr. AJ Lemheney, vice president and executive director of the Division of Graduate and Continuing Education.

"Muhlenberg College's grounding in the liberal arts serves as the foundation for the new Master's in Medical Leadership to inspire healthcare leaders to further develop competency in creativity, quantitative reasoning and measuring change, collaboration, social and emotional intelligence, thinking globally and appreciating cultural diversity", said Dr. Bruce Anderson, professor of chemistry and graduate program coordinator for the new degree.

Program recruitment and enrollment will begin in the spring semester of 2023. For more information, contact the School of Graduate Studies at 484-664-3300 or graduatestudies@search.learn.bisonpeoservices.com.

About the Muhlenberg College School of Graduate Studies
The Muhlenberg College School of Graduate Studies offers a variety of post-baccalaureate certificates and master’s degrees aimed at enhancing intellectual and career development through challenging coursework grounded in the liberal arts. With a mix of graduate certificate pathways and master’s degrees aligned with workforce and economic trends, the Muhlenberg College School of Graduate Studies enables students to prepare for professional work and career advancement, with a focus on leadership and innovation.