Aug 03, 2020  
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2019-2020 
    
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Healthcare Systems Engineering, M.S.


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The Healthcare Systems Engineering (HSE) Master's Program offers the two following modalities:

  1. 4+1 HSE program for LMU undergraduate science students who earn their BS degree at LMU and wish to earn the MS degree one year later
  2. A regular HSE MS program

Objectives and Outcomes of Healthcare Systems Engineering Master's Program


  1. To serve the healthcare industry with innovative comprehensive education in systems-based healthcare operations management, enabling graduates for successful professions throughout healthcare. Potential applications include: clinical and operational management within hospitals, clinics, radiology and clinical laboratories, pharmacies, emergency departments, operating rooms, healthcare enterprise IT systems; as well as industry initiatives such as lifecycle patient wellness and population health, telemedicine, health delivery systems, and medical device systems. Educational Outcome: All students will appreciate and understand these applications.
  2. To integrate academic training with industry application, through effective partnerships with national recognized faculty from LMU, Kaiser Permanente, UCLA Health, and other healthcare organizations, who deliver exciting and important curriculum, as well as student projects, internships, and industry connections. Educational Outcome: All students will perform a Capstone Project with relevant and practical industrial application.
  3. To equip graduates with industry-leading knowledge in health systems engineering, systems-enhanced lean management, and project management, providing management skills that enables graduates to effectively lead systems-based change initiatives within the healthcare setting. Educational Outcome: All students will perform a Capstone Project demonstrating systems engineering and project management process and skills. Two advanced Lean courses will test students' ability to apply Lean methods.
  4. To assure continued program excellence and industry relevance with nationally recognized experts serving on the HSE Board of Advisors. Educational Outcome: All students will have an opportunity to interact with national experts in their classes, in guest lectures and seminars and in industrial visits.
  5. To serve our students, graduates, and the industry with opportunities to enhance ethical healthcare using resources of the renown LMU Bioethics Institute. Educational Outcome: Students will be exposed to the Bioethics Institute operations and relevance in healthcare operations via a guest lecture.

4+1 HSE Program for LMU Undergraduate Science Students


Admission Requirements


  • Senior standing in Fall semester; apply by November 1 in the Senior year. Admissions decided during the month of November. Enter the program in the Senior Spring Semester.
  • Application to Graduate Admissions and a $50 application fee. To apply online, visit http://graduate.lmu.edu.
  • Undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 recommended. Lower GPA will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Essay demonstrating passion for a healthcare career
  • Two letters of recommendation

Graduation Requirements


One course (SELP 515 ) to be taken in the Senior year as an undergraduate elective (included in the undergraduate tuition), plus 9 HSE courses.

Core Courses


Elective Courses


Two courses to be selected from the following electives:

Note:

* In any given year, between two and four of these elective courses will be offered depending on the number of students and their interests.

Schedule


  • Take the first course SELP 515 Healthcare Delivery Systems  in Senior Spring semester as an Elective, under the undergraduate tuition
  • Graduate normally with the BS degree in May of the Senior year
  • As a graduate student, follow with the SELP 535 Lean Healthcare  course in Summer Session II
  • Follow with four courses in the Fall semester and four in the Spring semester
  • Graduate with MS degree in May
  • The students who fail to follow this schedule default to the regular HSE MS program.

For more information, contact Dr. Bo Oppenheim, boppenheim@lmu.edu, 310.338.2825.

HSE Program for Regular Students


Admission Requirements


  • Application to Graduate Admissions and a $50 application fee. To apply online, visit http://graduate.lmu.edu.
  • Bachelor's degree in science and engineering from a U.S. accredited university. Candidate with degrees from U.S. accredited universities in other fields (e.g., psychology, pre-med, business) who have completed upper division science, mathematics and statistics courses will be evaluated individually.
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Essay demonstrating passion for a healthcare
  • 3 letters of recommendation

Graduation Requirements


The requirement for the MS in HSE is 30 semester hours (10 courses at three semester hours each).

Elective Courses


Three (3) courses to be selected from the following electives:

Note:

  • * In any given year, between two and four of these elective courses will be offered depending on the number of students and their interests.

Note:


Students lacking healthcare work experience will need to include SELP 515  as one elective.

Schedule


  • Application deadline for regular students: year round.
  • Students can be admitted either for the Summer Term II or Spring Semester (note: no Fall semester admissions). Students with work experience in healthcare will enter the program in the Summer Term II with the course SELP 535 Lean Healthcare . Students without experience in healthcare will enter the program in the Spring semester with SELP 515 Healthcare Delivery Systems , and follow with the SELP 535 Lean Healthcare  in Summer Session II.
  • The remaining courses can be accomplished at the student's own pace. Two courses per each Fall and Spring semester is considered a full load. HSE students are free to take between one and four courses per semester.

The students with healthcare work experience may complete the HSE MS program in one year by following this aggressive schedule:

  • Enter the program in the Summer Term II with the course SELP 535 Lean Healthcare .
  • Follow with four courses in the Fall and four in the Spring semesters.
  • End with an Elective course in the Summer Term I.

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