Program Outcomes

  • 100% of graduates report being employed six years after graduation
  • 100% of AY 2017-2018 graduates report being full-time employed in the health sector 3 months after graduation (Knowledge Rate: 88%)
  • 93% first-year retention rate (Fall 2017 cohort)
  • 87.1% three-year graduation rate (Fall 2015 cohort)
  • 91% of current students would recommend the program to a friend or colleague (Student Experience Survey, 2019)
  • Graduates are highly sought after by recruiters from top hospitals in the region. Others decide to continue their education in doctoral programs at institutions like the University at Albany, the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina, and Duquesne University.
Sample Employers

Almana Group of Hospitals

Yale New Haven Hospital

United States Air Force

Yale School of Medicine

White Rose Home Health Agency


Hartford Healthcare

Community Systems Inc


Advanced Diagnostics Pain Center

United Health Group

CDMI/Magellan Rx Management

Yale New Haven Health System

Remedy Partners

Connecticut Kidney Center

Bristol Hospital

Connecticut Department of Developmental Services

Connecticut Department of Social Services, Medicaid Division

Value Options

Western Connecticut Health Network

Georgetown University Hospital

Interim Healthcare of Hartford



Meridian Medical Management

Winthrop University Hospital

St. Vincent's Medical Center

Sarah Tuxis Residential

Center for Pediatric Medicine

Temple School of Medicine

Prime Healthcare

University of Wisconsin Health System

Alternative Therapy, LLC

Vascular Experts


Montefiore Health

Interventional Pain Center

Alaska Billing Services

Waterbury Hospital

Stamford Hospital

ARC of Dutchess County

MidState Medical Center

Connecticut VAMC

The Lockwood Group

AMN Healthcare

Comprehensive Orthopedics & Musculoskeletal Care

Klingsberg Family Centers

Stamford Health Medical Group

St. Vincent's Health Services

USPI Decatur

Bridgeport Hospital

First Calvary Baptist Church

Maplewood Senior Living

Morris Adult Daycare

COPE Health Solutions

Milford Internal Medicine

University of New Haven

Lawrence & Memorial Hospital


Yale University School of Management

Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven

UCONN Health

Smilow Cancer Hospital

Agency on Aging of Central Connecticut

Centers LLC

GxP Validation Services

Abbott Nutrition

University of New Haven Dental Clinic

Yale New Haven Hospital

Bristol Myers Squibb

Full-Time Student Two-Year Graduation Rate
Academic Year* of Entry # in MS-HCAD cohort # Graduating within 2-Years, Same Major % Graduating within 2-Years, Same Major
AY 12-13 29 22 76%
AY 13-14 31 25 81%
AY 14-15 16 12 75%
Grand Total 76 59 81%
Part-Time Student Five Year Graduation Rate
Academic Year* of Entry # in MS-HCAD cohort # Graduating within 5-Years, Same Major % Graduating within 5-Years, Same Major
AY 09-10 8 5 63%
AY 10-11 26 21 81%
AY 11-12 17 13 76%
Grand Total 51 39 76%