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The George Washington University - Online MSHS in Health Care Quality

The School of Medicine and Health Sciences at The George Washington University (GW) offers an online MSHS in Health Care Quality degree as well as a Health Care Quality Graduate Certificate. The MSHS (Master of Science in Health Sciences) degree and graduate certificate were formed in partnership with the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). Topics covered include: developing, implementing and leading a patient-centered, high-quality health care system; patient safety improvement; interpretation of healthcare data; and research for quality care decision making.

The George Washington University Health Care Quality programs are designed for healthcare professionals who wish to move into leadership roles in the areas of patient safety and quality of care, management, and research. The flexible, online format allows professionals to earn a graduate degree while working full-time. In addition, the graduate certificate courses can be applied to the full MSHS in Health Care Quality degree.

The MSHS in Health Care Quality degree consists of 36 credits and can be completed part-time in 24 months. The Health Care Quality Graduate certificate comprises 18 credits and can be completed in 18 to 24 months part-time. Students may begin in fall, spring, or summer. The programs are 100% online with no campus visits required.

Online MSHS and Graduate Certificate students begin with a virtual new student orientation. In addition, students are assigned an academic advisor. GW utilizes the Blackboard Learning Management System (LMS) for online courses, syllabi, communication, assignments, forums, discussion groups, and assessments. Students also have access to 24/7 technical support, library services, career counseling services, and admissions counseling.

The online MSHS in Health Care Quality and the Health Care Quality Graduate Certificate both require the following courses: Introduction to Health Care Quality; Building a Quality Culture; Health Care Quality Landscape; Quality Improvement Science; and Health Care Quality Measurement, Data Management and Analysis.

Additional courses for the MSHS degree include: Biostatistics for Clinical and Translational Research; Epidemiology for Clinical and Translational Research; Topics in Health Care Leadership; Leadership and Change in Health Care Quality; The Health Care Enterprise; and Health Information, Quality and Outcomes.

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

The George Washington University

Programs: Graduate Certificate in Health Care Quality, MSHS in Health Care Quality
Accreditation: Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

Graduate Certificate in Health Care Quality

Program Highlights
  • The program was formed in partnership with the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)
  • The graduate certificate courses can be applied to the full MSHS in Health Care Quality degree
  • Allows professionals to earn a graduate degree while working full-time
Program Overview
Program Structure: Online instruction with no campus visits required
Example Courses: Introduction to Health Care Quality; Building a Quality Culture; Health Care Quality Landscape; Quality Improvement Science; Health Care Quality Measurement, Data Management and Analysis
Instruction Methods: Courses are delivered ashynchronously through Blackboard in weekly increments with collaboration, research, and discussion occurring through multimedia tools
Degree Requirements
Credits Required: 18 credits needed to graduate
Campus Visits Required: 0
Program Options
Program Start Dates: Fall, Spring, and Summer admission
Curriculum Options: Part-time
Length of Program: Program can be completed in 18 to 24 months
Admission Requirements and Tuition Costs
GPA Requirements: Minimum GPA 3.0
Testing Requirements: No GRE required
Work Experience: Two years healthcare work experience required
Tuition Costs: ~$17,640 + fees
Cost per Credit Hour: $980.00

Visit anding.healthsciencesprograms.gwu.edu to Learn More About GW Health Care Quality Programs

MSHS in Health Care Quality

Program Highlights
  • School of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • The program is designed for healthcare professionals who wish to move into leadership roles in the areas of health care quality, patient safety or research
  • The program is designed for healthcare professionals who wish to move into leadership roles in the areas of health care quality, patient safety or research
Program Overview
Program Structure: Part-time
Example Courses: Online instruction with no campus visits required
Instruction Methods: Biostatistics for Clinical and Translational Research; Epidemiology for Clinical and Translational Research; Topics in Health Care Leadership; Leadership and Change in Health Care Quality; The Health Care Enterprise; Health Information, Quality and Outcomes
Degree Requirements
Credits Required: Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
Campus Visits Required: 0
Program Options
Program Start Dates: Fall, Spring, and Summer admission
Curriculum Options: ~$35,280 + fees
Length of Program: Program can be completed in 2 years
Admission Requirements and Tuition Costs
GPA Requirements: Minimum GPA 3.0
Testing Requirements: No GRE required
Work Experience: Two years healthcare work experience required
Tuition Costs: $980.00
Cost per Credit Hour: 36 credits needed to graduate

Visit anding.healthsciencesprograms.gwu.edu to Learn More About GW Health Care Quality Programs