Graduate Certificate in Health Services & Outcome Research
The George Washington University

Program Details

Build on your health care experience and advance your career with the Graduate Certificate in Health Services and Outcome Research from the George Washington University (GW). At GW, we've designed our health services and outcome research certificate to arm you with the sought-after experiment design and decision-making skills to turn research findings into tangible, patient-care improvements. This certificate is ideal for current health care professionals—clinicians, physicians, nurses and more—who want to lead research teams and enhance outcome quality.

Health Services and Outcome Research Certificate Curriculum:

The Graduate Certificate in Health Services and Outcome Research consists of 18 credit hours and can be completed in nine to 18 months.

Sample coursework includes: analyzing health service research studies, evaluating research design models, communicating study methods and research findings and conducting qualitative analysis.


  • Resume
  • Official transcripts
  • Recommendations
  • Statement of purpose
  • Completion of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university prior to matriculation into the program
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0

School Accreditation Statement

Middle States Commission on Higher Education