Medical Device Innovation Curriculum

Innovative Curriculum for Medical Device Leaders

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The Medical Device Innovation curriculum follows a 34-credit degree program in technology innovation management, medical device innovation practica, medical technology macro environments, medical-technical subject specific electives and a capstone. Students meet two nights per week on Monday and Wednesday with a practicum course on occasional Saturdays.

Whether you are looking to earn a high-impact degree you can complete in a shorter amount of time or one that allows a little breathing room for work-life-family balance, we have an option for you. Beginning in the fall of 2020, students will have the option of completing the program in either 16 or 22 months. The material covered and the cost are the same regardless of which track you choose.

Traditional option (16-month option):

  • 34 credits
  • Completed in four semesters (Fall, Spring, Summer, Fall)

Extended option (22-month option):

  • 34 credits
  • Completed in five semesters (fall, spring, summer, fall, spring)
  • Provides an extra semester to complete the final Capstone project and elective courses

For more information on which track may be best suited for you, speak with one of our admissions associates. 

A detailed breakdown of the course curriculum by semester is laid out in the menus below:

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During the final two semesters in the MDI degree program, students use the knowledge and skills acquired throughout the program to tackle a relevant issue, problem, or subject within their current area of interest and propose innovative recommendations or solutions. The project gives students the experience and confidence needed to grow and advance professionally.

Elective Courses

In addition to the required 28 credits of MDI core courses, students have the opportunity to explore areas of particular interest through six credits of elective coursework. Below is a list of approved elective courses for Medical Device Innovation students to choose from. Courses not on the list may be approved by the Director of Graduate Studies on a case-by-case basis. 

Review the MDI program requirements and scholarship opportunities, then CONNECT WITH OUR ADMISSIONS TEAM to learn how this program can help you get closer to your career goals.