The MCSO program is designed for clinicians and administrators who aspire to leadership positions in operations management.

Applicants should hold an advanced degree and possess at least five years of clinical experience or requisite work experience in the clinical setting. Visit our admissions page for additional information or email

Ideal candidates include:

  • Medical directors
  • Clinical leaders
  • Physicians
  • Clinicians
  • Nurses
  • Allied health professionals
  • Advanced practice clinicians
  • Administrators

Students accepted into the program must demonstrate, through grades and performance in graduate-level training, the potential to learn effectively in a rigorous educational environment.

  • Career Options

    Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be well positioned to pursue leadership roles including:   

    • Chief Operating Officer
    • Service Line Director
    • Administrative Director
    • Clinical Operations Director
    • Program Director
    • Clinical Research Director
    • Chief Patient Experience Officer
    • Nursing Director or Manager
    • Advanced Practice Clinical Director
    • Allied Health Director
  • Why Choose Harvard Medical School?

    Since its establishment in 1782, Harvard Medical School has become synonymous with excellence in biomedical research, education and clinical care. Our world-class faculty continually push the boundaries of science and innovation as we strive to fulfill our mission to nurture a diverse, inclusive community dedicated to alleviating suffering and improving health and well-being for all through excellence in teaching and learning, discovery and scholarship and service and leadership.


    Consistent with Harvard’s mission, this intensive 36-credit program over 9 months provides clinical operations leaders with the skills necessary to succeed in the ever-changing health care delivery environment. The curriculum is delivered by leading Harvard faculty, whose expertise in clinical operations provides an unrivaled learning experience while our rigorous curriculum is specifically designed to deliver the practical skills that will complement a mentored experience at a Harvard Medical School affiliate hospital.


    We invite you to join our academic community of more than 12,000 individuals working to advance the boundaries of knowledge in every aspect of health care delivery at a local, national and even global level.