Studyportals placeholder

Healthcare Quality and Safety, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #179 (WUR) Online
With increased emphasis in health care on value-based care, there is a growing need for healthcare organizations to improve their quality and safety outcomes. Building a successful business in today’s world of value-based care requires greater capacity in process improvement. UAB can help prepare you to face these complex challenges

About

UAB is one of only a handful universities in the nation that offer graduate education in this innovative field. Our premier education is tailored to you and your busy life at an affordable rate.

We offer excellent preparation for the quality-driven, efficiency-minded, high-reliability environment ahead. Successful graduates of the program include administrators, physicians, nurses, patient safety officers, and quality managers.

We have the most cost effective graduate education in this field in the nation allowing for you to maximize your continued educational pursuit without the burden of high tuition rates

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Introduction to Clinical Quality Improvement 
  • Quantitative Methods, Measurement, and Tools for Quality Improvement 
  • Health Data Analysis for Performance Improvement
  • Collaborative Analytics for Quality and Safety Improvement
  • Fundamentals of Patient Safety
  • Leadership of High Reliability Organizations
  • Healthcare Policy and Regulation
  • Evaluating and Designing Quality Improvement Models
  • Integrative Capstone Experience / Non-thesis Project
  • Management and Leadership Skills for Clinical Professionals

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity 20 hrs/week
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Time flexibility
      Semi-structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

    Schedule TOEFL®
  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

    Schedule TOEFL®
  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Schedule IELTS

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • Submit transcripts and degree statement
  • Submit standardized test scores
  • Submit English proficiency test scores
  • Submit Citizenship/Immigration documents
  • Pay application fee
  • Complete Application Checklist
  • Identify three individuals to write recommendation letters
  • Submit personal essay
  • Submit resume/CV

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1030 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1030 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1030 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1030 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    450 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 450 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Funding

Research participation and science education programs administered by Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE)

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

Apply with Studyportals

Did you know that you can directly apply to available Masters from our selected Application Partners? Read more, or check the complete list of programmes to apply for right now.

Select a Master's and apply