24 months
1800 USD/credit 32400 USD/year
1800 USD/credit 32400 USD/year
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Created in partnership with the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), the online Master of Science in Health Sciences (MSHS) in Health Care Quality at George Washington University was developed for patient safety and quality leaders to advance their career and meet the growing demand for patient-centered, quality-based care.


Key facts

Offered through the George Washington University's (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences, the online MSHS in Health Care Quality teaches you the skills to lead developments in healthcare quality while successfully navigating safety improvement challenges in local and global markets. For those interested in a certificate, GW also offers an online Graduate Certificate in Health Care Quality

Program Outcomes

Designed to support excellence in quality improvement and patient safety leadership, George Washington University's online MSHS in Health Care Quality equips you with the practical knowledge and skills necessary to effect positive organizational change, apply risk assessment methodologies and navigate challenges in patient safety systems within the healthcare setting. 

Graduates will be prepared to lead the design, development, implementation and evaluation of health care quality and patient safety initiatives. They will have the skills and knowledge needed for success in quality and patient-safety leadership, management and research positions within health care organizations or policy agencies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Health Information, Quality and Outcomes
  • Health Care Quality
  • Building a Quality Culture
  • The Health Care Quality Landscape
  • Quality Improvement Science in Health Care
  • Health Care Quality Measurement, Data Management and Analysis

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Two (2) recommendations
  • Transcripts required from all colleges and universities attended, whether or not credit was earned, the program was completed, or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript.  Transcripts must be forwarded in their original sealed envelopes.
  • Statement of purpose:

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    32400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1800 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    32400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1800 USD per credit during 24 months.


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.

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