MS in Care Management
The Master of Science Care Management degree program is fully online and prepares students with post-baccalaureate or post-graduate degrees for a career in care management through the exposure of a variety of different settings and diverse populations. Graduates of the MS Care Management program will provide care management to patients of all ages using interdisciplinary and collaborative approaches.
A minimum of 33 hours beyond the bachelor's degree is required. Students must take a minimum of 15 hours of 8000-9000 level course work. No more than forty percent of the total required credit hours may be problems, readings and research hours. For example, in a 38-hour master's degree program, 15 hours may be from problems, readings and research hours.
Key components of this program include:
- Facilitating the delivery of health care to individuals and families
- Engaging individuals and families in care plan design
- Participating in high quality, high value, and cost-effective care
|HMI 7430||Introduction to Health Informatics||3|
|NURSE 7500||Foundations of Care Management: Professional, Legal, Financial, and Business||3|
|NURSE 7510||Pharmacology, Pathophysiology, & Physical Assessment for Care Managers||3|
|NURSE 7150||Research Basis for Advanced Nursing||3|
|or P_HLTH 7952||Research Methods in Public Health|
|or SOC_WK 7952||Research Methods in Social Work|
|NURSE 8150||Interprofessional Practice: Transforming Healthcare|
|NURSE 8940||Nursing and Health Policy||3|
|or SOC_WK 8220||Integrated Health Policy and Services|
|or SOC_WK 8240||Policy and Advocacy for Empowered Aging|
|or P_HLTH 7850||Mental Health Policy|
|NURSE 8160||Evidence Based Care Management Practice for Individuals and Populations|
|NURSE 8310||Health Disparities of Rural and Other Underserved Populations||3|
|NURSE 8920||Quality, Safety, and Performance Outcomes||3|
|NURSE 8955||Care Management Role-Focused Practicum|
|NURSE 8990||Practice Inquiry||1|
|NURSE 8720||Symptom Management in Acute and Chronic Illness||3-5|
|NURSE 8010||Family Dynamics and Intervention||3|
|SOC_WK 7480||Direct Practice with Older Adults||3|
|SOC_WK 7390||Helping Strategies With Children and Adolescents||3|
|Other electives upon advisor approval|
To satisfy requirements for the MS, a student must:
- Complete an approved plan of study with a cumulative GPA of 3.0
- Complete the program within a five-year period
Because the program is distance-mediated, students are required to obtain the required computer technology for successful participation in distance-mediated courses (see Mizzou Online Computer Requirements).
Sample Plan of Study
Sample plans of study can be found on the Sinclair School of Nursing Master's webpage.
Each candidate must pass a final examination to demonstrate mastery of the fundamental principles of the work included in the course of study offered for the degree. This requirement may be fulfilled by completion of NURSE 8990 Practice Inquiry. In this course, students will demonstrate a culmination of knowledge and skills learned throughout the MS program. Students must successfully complete a critical review of the literature in an integrative review format on a healthcare topic of their choice related to their area of study. The MS Examination is the final course product comprised of the comprehensive oral presentation that assists in evaluating the paper process and students meeting program outcomes.
Applicants are required to meet two sets of minimum qualifications for admission: the requirements of the MS in Care Management program and the minimum requirements of the Graduate School. Because requirements vary, you must refer to a degree program’s graduate admission page to learn about specific admission criteria, application deadlines, eligibility and application process. Before official admissions to the University of Missouri, your application materials will be reviewed by both the Graduate School and the degree program to which you've applied.
Due to higher education regulation changes, the University of Missouri is unable to accept applications for admission to online programs from students residing in various states. You may find more information at this link: https://online.missouri.edu/about/state-authorization.
Admission Contact Information
S235 School of Nursing
Columbia, MO 65211