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The George Washington University - Online BSHS in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management & BSHS in Global Leadership in Disaster Response (GLDR) Degree Completion Programs

The School of Medicine and Health Sciences at The George Washington University (GW) offers an online Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences (BSHS) in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management and a BSHS in Global Leadership in Disaster Response (GLDR). Both are degree completion programs requiring completion of at least 60 credits through GW and transfer of 45-60 credits from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning.

The BSHS in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management was specifically designed to develop healthcare leaders who are equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to manage healthcare operations and improve patient quality of care. Students learn: effective communication skills for leadership and teamwork; marketing concepts and organizational plans to effect change; and tools to effectively develop and implement complex programs.

The BSHS in Global Leadership in Disaster Response (GLDR) was specifically designed for active military personnel, civilians, and military veterans in the healthcare and emergency response sectors. Taken from the military training of Special Operations medics, the program focuses on civilian and military challenges occurring during natural disasters as well as man-made calamities. The program focuses on domestic and global delivery of humanitarian aid to victims of catastrophic events. Graduates will be able to: develop and implement disaster response plans; integrate the use of telemedicine; educate populations in disease prevention, hygiene, and health promotion during and after a crisis; and communicate effectively with all parties involved.

Both Health Sciences bachelor’s degrees are 100% online, requiring no campus visits. The degree completion programs require the student to complete a total of 120 credits, at least 60 of which must be completed through one of the GW online BSHS programs. The Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management can be completed in about two years with the transfer of 60 credits. The GLDR degree can be completed in about 3.5 years. Students may begin in spring, summer or fall and the programs are offered both full-time and part-time. Military tuition discounts may apply.

The online learning experience for the BSHS programs at GW is flexible and asynchronous, with courses broken up into weekly sections. GW uses the Blackboard Learning Management System (LMS), for which students complete an online orientation with self-paced modules, requiring about four hours to complete. Students have access to course syllabi, readings, videos, assignments, and assessments through Blackboard. Student services include 24/7 technical support, faculty support, career and library services, and admission and scheduling services.

Courses for the BSHS in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management may include: Management of Human Resources in Health Sciences Organizations; Marketing for Healthcare Leaders; Health Policy and the Health Care System; Current Issues in Bioethics; Quality Improvement in Health Care; Health Care Law/Regulation; Introduction to Statistics for Health Sciences; and Introduction to Medical Informatics. Elective choices may include: Psychosocial Aspects of Health and Illness; Health Care in Literature; Principles of Biostatistics for Health Sciences; Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Concepts; and Pathophysiology.

Courses for the BSHS in Global Leadership in Disaster Response (GLDR) may include: Infectious Diseases & Bioterrorism; Disaster Response Planning & Management; Technology in Critical Incident Response; Introduction to Telemedicine; Disease Prevention & Health Promotion Concepts; Health Care in Developing Nations; Human Physiology in Extreme Environments; and Current Issues in Bioethics. Electives may include: Principles of Hazardous Materials and CBRNE incident Management; Case Studies in Health Care; Pathophysiology; and Integrated Response to High Impact Violent Incidents.

The George Washington University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).

The George Washington University

Programs: BSHS in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management
Accreditation: Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

BSHS in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management

Program Highlights
  • The BSHS in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management is a degree completion program that requires 45-60 college-level transfer credits from a regionally accredited institution, and completion of at least 60 credits through GW
  • Specifically designed to develop healthcare leaders equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to manage healthcare operations and improve patient quality of care
  • Students learn effective communication skills for leadership and teamwork, marketing concepts and organizational plans to effect change, and tools to effectively develop and implement complex programs
Program Overview
Program Structure: Online instruction with no campus visits required
Example Courses: Management of Human Resources in Health Sciences Organizations; Marketing for Healthcare Leaders; Health Policy and the Health Care System; Current Issues in Bioethics; Quality Improvement in Health Care
Instruction Methods: Courses are delivered asynchronously in weekly sessions through Blackboard; class sizes are kept small and interaction takes place through various online multimedia tools
Degree Requirements
Credits Required: 60 credits needed to graduate
Campus Visits Required: 0
Program Options
Program Start Dates: Fall, Spring, and Summer admission
Curriculum Options: Full-time or Part-time
Length of Program: Program can be completed in about 2 years with transfer of 60 credits
Admission Requirements and Tuition Costs
GPA Requirements: Minimum GPA 2.5
Testing Requirements: No SAT or ACT required
Work Experience: Not required for admission
Tuition Costs: ~$36,900 + fees
Cost per Credit Hour: $615.00

Visit landing.healthsciencesprograms.gwu.edu to Learn More About the GW Online BSHS Programs

BSHS in Global Leadership in Disaster Response

Program Highlights
  • The BSHS in Global Leadership in Disaster Response is a degree completion program that requires 45-60 college-level transfer credits from a regionally accredited institution, and completion of at least 60 credits through GW
  • Specifically designed for active military personnel, civilians, and military veterans in healthcare and emergency response sectors Taken from the military training of Special Operations medics, the program focuses on civilian and military challenges occurring during natural disasters as well as man-made catastrophes
  • The program focuses on domestic and global delivery of humanitarian aid to victims of catastrophic events Graduates will be able to develop and implement disaster response plans, integrate the use of telemedicine, educate populations in disease prevention, hygiene and health promotion during and after a crisis, and communicate effectively with all parties involved
Program Overview
Program Structure: Online instruction with no campus visits required
Example Courses: Infectious Diseases & Bioterrorism; Disaster Response Planning & Management; Technology in Critical Incident Response; Introduction to Telemedicine; Disease Prevention & Health Promotion Concepts
Instruction Methods: Courses are delivered asynchronously in weekly sessions through Blackboard; class sizes are kept small and interaction takes place through various online multimedia tools
Degree Requirements
Credits Required: 60 credits needed to graduate
Campus Visits Required: 0
Program Options
Program Start Dates: Fall, Spring, and Summer admission
Curriculum Options: Full-time or Part-time
Length of Program: Program can be completed in about 3.5 years
Admission Requirements and Tuition Costs
GPA Requirements: Minimum GPA 2.5
Testing Requirements: No SAT or ACT required
Work Experience: Not required for admission
Tuition Costs: ~$35,700 + fees
Cost per Credit Hour: $595.00

Visit landing.healthsciencesprograms.gwu.edu to Learn More About the GW Online BSHS Programs