Frequently Asked Questions
Find answers—many with links or contact information to get you on the right track—to the most commonly asked questions about the Master's Degree in Health Delivery Science program.
The cost of the training is $600/credit hour, and the curriculum covers 38 credit hours.
The application is fee is $55 (waived for Cedars-Sinai internal applicants).
Any student who has graduated from an accredited undergraduate institution is eligible to apply. The admissions committee does focus on scientific and healthcare background in the admissions process.
At this time, we do not offer housing for students.
The MHDS program is unable to issue student visas, but we are able to recruit other visa holders (e.g., H1B work visa) as long as the students use their own time for study.
Only students pursuing a PhD degree are offered medical benefits.
The program does not offer childcare.
The MHDS program will accept up to 20 students each academic year. We accept only the most qualified candidates; therefore, actual acceptance may be fewer than 20.
The MHDS program is designed to be highly efficient. We have developed a 20-month curriculum to maximize learning while acknowledging that students need to move on and find work.
Students have many avenues for academic advising and support throughout the program. Each MHDS student is assigned an academic mentor upon joining the program. The mentor is required to meet with the student each trimester to review academic performance, the student's insight into academic and intellectual development, personal issues and career aspirations. In addition, course faculty hold regular office hours during their course trimester to address student questions and other relevant needs. All students work closely with a preceptor and embedded team through the mentored capstone program. This relationship provides direct contact for progress toward the capstone project, for career development and as a conduit to program leadership, as needed. The preceptors serve as academic advisers and are available on a continual basis for advice and support. Our existing graduate program features a student advisory committee that targets issues affecting graduate students, such as examination preparation and choosing a master level project. Students may meet with a specific adviser in the committee or with the entire committee.