M.Sc. On Campus

Patient Safety Program

Chapman University

12 months
2210 USD/credit 66300 USD/year
2210 USD/credit 66300 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Chapman University's Master of Science in Patient Safety Program (M.S.P.SAF.) is a 4-semester hybrid program that provides advanced didactic education and experiential simulation training in both an online and in-person format, to advance professionals as patient safety experts and leaders.


Key facts

Patient Safety Program is an increasingly complex growing field in the evolving health care system. All institutions involved in patient care are at risk of adverse events that may cause harm to patients. Patient Quality and Safety Officers exist in a variety of healthcare roles ensuring high-quality care. 

Graduates of the program can pursue a variety of career opportunities in health care, pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device industries, public organizations, contract research organizations, consulting firms, and various organizations.

The School of Pharmacy is located on Chapman University’s Rinker Health Science Campus, in beautiful Irvine, California.  Our location in Orange County provides unique opportunities for students to network with numerous nearby health care organizations and companies. 

Southern California is a hub for the medical device and pharmaceutical industry, and health care organizations. As of December 2018, there were 523 hospitals in California; 37 are in Orange County. Orange County is the #1 U.S. county by the number of employees in the health field and #2 for the number of medical equipment and supplies manufacturing establishments (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics). There are a substantial number of patient safety positions and job opportunities in Southern California.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Patient Safety Culture
  • Organizational Leadership for Patient Safety
  • Methods for Risk Assessment and Evaluation
  • Patient Safety Assessment and Planning
  • Patient Safety Implementation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submit the online application
  • Resume
  • Statement of Intent
  • Official transcript from undergraduate degree granting institution 
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Interview

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    66300 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2210 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    66300 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2210 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Los Angeles

1520 - 2570 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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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