The George Washington University (GW) was founded in 1821 and is located in Washington, D.C., the heart of international law, health care and business. Their location and close relationships with prominent health care agencies and their officials distinguish the opportunities we provide our students.
School of Medicine and Health Sciences
The George Washington University (GW) opened the School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) in 1825, four years after the university’s founding, making it the 11th oldest medical school in the U.S. GW established its first medical department in 1840 which would grow to become the first general hospital in the nation’s capital. With the expansion of its infirmary in 1859, SMHS became one of the first schools in the nation to teach clinical medicine.
In 1928, GW’s Department of Medicine split into the School of Medicine, the School of Nursing and the University Hospital. This grew to become the GW Hospital in 1948. By implementing external clinical rotations in 1960, GW became one of the first universities to offer students access to the best career preparatory experience. GW introduced its Health Sciences programs in 1972. SMHS continues its legacy of preparing leaders on the cutting edge of health care.
Located at the hub of international science, health policy and business, GW links you to renowned experts and institutions in the field through our program faculty and industry collaborators. Their programs are designed around emerging fields in cooperation with leading agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), and are led by active experts in the field.
Online Health Sciences Programs:
Clinical Doctorate in Occupational Therapy
MSHS in Biomedical Informatics
MSHS in Clinical and Translational Research
MSHS in Clinical Microbiology
MSHS in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management
MSHS in Clinical Research Administration
MSHS in Health Care Quality
MSHS in Immunohematology and Biotechnology
MSHS in Laboratory Medicine
MSHS in Medical Laboratory Sciences
MSHS in Molecular Diagnostic Sciences
MSHS in Regulatory Affairs
MSHS in Translational Microbiology
BSHS/MSHS in Clinical Research Administration
BSHS in Clinical Research Administration/MSHS in Regulatory Affairs
BSHS in Biomedical Informatics
BSHS in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management
BSHS in Clinical Research Administration
BSHS in Global Leadership in Disaster Response
BSHS in Medical Laboratory Sciences
Graduate Certificate in Clinical Operations and Healthcare
Graduate Certificate in Clinical and Translational Research
Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research Administration
Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research Practice
Graduate Certificate in Correctional Health Administration
Graduate Certificate in Health Care Quality
Graduate Certificate in Health Services and Outcome Research
Graduate Certificate in Regulatory Affairs
Post-Baccalaureate Certificates in Medical Laboratory Sciences:
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