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Master of Science in Health Sciences in Health Care Quality

As more information about the structure, process and outcomes of health care has emerged, there’s a rapidly growing need for the kind of specialists in patient safety and quality that can grow and sustain a culture of continuous improvement.

Our online Master of Science in Health Sciences degree in Health Care Quality is specially designed to train experts in the expanding field of quality. As a graduate of our program, you will be prepared for quality and patient safety leadership, management and research positions within health care organizations or policy agencies and be able to:

  • Develop, implement, and evaluate quality and patient safety improvement initiatives
  • Cultivate strategies to lead organizational change toward a quality-focused culture

  • Translate national quality expectations into daily operations

  • Apply processes and tools to measure, analyze and interpret quality improvement data

  • Design and implement information technology systems to support quality assurance

  • Conduct research to drive clinical and operational decision-making

Our program’s versatile distance-based format allows you to advance your education while working full-time, but also provides you with a rigorous curriculum, not to mention access to the resources and health care and policy experts both at GW and within the nation’s capital — regardless of your location.

In fact, you will learn from nationally renowned faculty who hold positions at GW and other premier academic and professional institutions.

Through our innovative online program, you will not only be advancing your career in health care quality and patient safety leadership, management or research, but also advance the cause of ensuring that the entire health care field works better and smarter.