Program Overview

Thomas Jefferson University is a school dedicated to insuring the future of health care is in the hands of those who are well equipped to handle the complex issues surrounding contemporary health services. This dedication is shown in the Master of Science in Healthcare Quality and Safety program offered by the institution. This degree aims to ensure that students are able to analyze and evaluate to improve quality and safety in a variety of healthcare settings. This program intends to prepare students to operate in health management roles by showing how to develop policies and make decisions that will improve patient safety and implement risk management features.

This degree may be an ideal program for those looking to enter into a variety of health care professionals from physicians and nurses to pharmaceutical professionals. Health care professionals working in the fields of information technology will learn the skills to cost-analyze the many new technologies emerging in health today. This program is also for those who already have a degree in health related services and are interested in obtaining joint master’s degree

The course work is offered primarily online, with a mandatory one week capstone seminar that takes place on the university’s campus in Philadelphia at the end of the program. Thomas Jefferson University’s online programs may allow students to proceed at their own pace, but also offers guidance every step of the way. The school also pairs each student with a faculty member to assist with final capstone project.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: Hybrid

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Middle States Commission on Higher Education

    Requirements

    Earned baccalaureate degree with approximate GPA of 3.0
    Three years' clinical experience or related work in a clinical setting
    One of the following:
    Competitive score on the GRE or other graduate entrance examination
    Graduate degree or at least 9 credits of earned graduate coursework with grade of ""B"" or higher
    Current enrollment in a graduate clinical program, such as MD, MSN
    GPA of 3.3 or higher and specified coursework with grade of ""B"" or higher from a Jefferson-affiliatedcollege or university
    Competency in basic statistics demonstrated by
    At least 3 credits of undergraduate or graduate coursework with grade of ""B"" or higher
    or
    Passing score on JSPH statistics challenge examination
    Knowledge of medical terminology demonstrated by:
    Clinical coursework containing relevant material
    or
    At least 3 credits of undergraduate or graduate coursework in medical terminology with grade of ""B""or higher
    or
    Passing score on JSPH medical terminology challenge examination

    Restrictions

    The masters programs also require a one-week Capstone Seminar Experience on the Jefferson campus at the end of the program.

    School Overview

    Thomas Jefferson University is a private health sciences university located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The school was founded in 1824 after several attempts to establish a second medical school in Pennsylvania. At the time, both London and Paris only had only one medical school so Dr. George McClellan founded Jefferson Medical College of Philadelphia. In the 20th century, the university’s facilities rapidly expanded to occupy a 13-acre urban campus near the historical area of central Philadelphia. Today, the university is thriving and is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Inc. Jefferson University is the largest free-standing health center in Philadelphia and Jefferson Medical College is one of the largest private medical schools in the United States.

    Thomas Jefferson University consists of six constituent colleges and schools.

    • Medical College
    • Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
    • School of Health Professions
    • School of Nursing
    • School of Pharmacy
    • School of Population Health

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