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Deepen your impact on the healthcare industry.

As healthcare systems management continues to evolve and grow, so does the demand for innovation at the systemic level. This is a call for the next generation of motivated leaders, progressive thinkers and empowered helpers. With an advanced degree in healthcare systems engineering, you’ll improve patient care while optimizing organizational resources.

Through UCF, you have the opportunity to implement, manage and introduce dynamic changes that will unleash the full potential of a modern, progressive healthcare system. This unique program’s coursework will prepare you to improve the design and implementation of social and ecological-systems solutions across the healthcare sector. Throuhg a blend of in-pesron and online courses, you’ll learn to use quantitative analysis, systems modeling and computer simulation to mitigate systemwide health risks and develop the infrastructure for a quality healthcare management system.

The work you do within your healthcare systems engineering degree will equip you to spearhead cutting-edge change initiatives needed to lead healthcare organizations into the future.

One Year Degree option

Designed for international students (F1-Visa) and engineers, you’ll have the opportunity to earn your degree through an accelerated format. This format is a full-time, cohort model program that includes on-campus instruction and admits only for the fall terms.

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Why Healthcare Systems Sciences?

Healthcare systems are becoming increasingly complex. To cope with this complexity, organizations will need healthcare systems engineering experts to ensure the effective delivery of care needed by patients. Through the online graduate Healthcare Systems Engineering program, students will learn how to redesign current healthcare systems and, in turn, become a part of a necessary systemic change in this industry.

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What can You do with a HSE degree?

  • Conduct analysis of large-scale systems in healthcare
  • Analyze the risks to public health impacted by issues in the healthcare system
  • Simulate the operations of healthcare organizations
  • Develop and manage a quality management system
  • Plan and conduct initiatives that directly impact organizational quality and costs
  • Adapt information systems to improve management planning and control
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of processes, therapies and organizational controls

International Application Deadline

January 15

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International Admissions Requirements

International Students are eligible for paid internships via the UCF Office of Experiential Learning as well as for Optional Practical Training (OPT) status after graduation (Curriculum Practical Training – CPT).

Program Admission Guide
Please review required information to start admission process and complete steps before the deadlines.

Step 1: Apply Online

Your admission to UCF starts with the UCF application form, which has a cost of U.S. $31.00 for a graduate application.

  • Program Select > Industrial Engineering, MS: Healthcare Systems Engineering
  • Term Start Select > Fall 20XX

Step 2: Submit required academic documents

Submit transcripts from all universities attended. Please review the transcript and evaluation information website.
Applicants applying to this program who have attended a college/university outside the United States must provide a course-by-course credential evaluation with GPA calculation. Credential evaluations are accepted from World Education Services (WES) or Josef Silny and Associates, Inc. only.

For details on your country’s required documents, including academic credentials and equivalency, please visit the Sample Country Requirements website.

Test of English as a Foreign Language (Proof of English Language Fluency) is required for international students. Please review Test Requirements information website.

A resume and two letters of recommendation required.

Step 3: Submit required immigration documents

Please visit International Affairs and Global Strategies website for required documents downloads and instructions.
International students coming from abroad will need:

  • I-20 Request Form
  • Copy of Passport
  • Certification of Finances and supporting financial documents
  • Dependent Documents (if applicable)

International students transferring from a college or university in the United States:

  • Transfer Clearance Form
  • Copy of F-1 Visa or Notice of Action
  • Copy of Form I-94 (to print your Form I-94, please visit
  • Copy of Original SEVIS I-20 and all other previous I-20’s

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From the Program Director

"Be the change in the future of health care today. Use Health care Systems Engineering to deliver systemwide solutions that accelerate improvement in patient quality of life and affordability of care."