Master of Science in Health Sciences / Health Care Quality
The George Washington University

Program Details

The George Washington University’s (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences offers two online graduate programs in Health Care Quality: a Master of Science in Health Sciences (MSHS) and a Graduate Certificate.

Both online programs were developed for health care professionals aspiring to become patient safety and quality leaders and meet the growing demand for quality-based care. Students will be prepared to lead the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of health care quality and patient safety initiatives.

Program Highlights:

  • Global Perspective: Gain multi-faceted skills needed in today’s local markets and abroad.
  • Extensive Networking Opportunities: Through online connections with our expert faculty, students gain access to the vast resources for health care and quality from the heart of policymaking in Washington, D.C.
  • Practitioner Faculty: Learn from a faculty of industry practitioners and executive officials from across the health care field.
  • Learning Environment of Excellence: Complete your two-year degree while learning the latest educational methods and technology to prosper in scholarship, quality improvement, patient safety leadership, and organizational change.
  • Ongoing support: Receive expert advice on academic and career goals from senior advisors throughout your program.

GW’s online Master of Science in Health Sciences (MSHS) in Health Care Quality program consists of 36 credit hours and can be completed in two years. The graduate certificate program consists of 18 credit hours and can be completed in 18 months.

Learning Pace


Learning Schedule


% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

The George Washington University is accredited by:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent

Additional Info

  • Requires previous work experience