Dual Degree: BSHS/MSHS in Clinical Management & Leadership

This multi-level dual degree program offers academically qualified individuals a seamless and accelerated pathway for completing both the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences (BSHS) and the Master of Science in Health Sciences (MSHS) in Clinical Management and Leadership. Undergraduate and graduate degrees will be conferred sequentially, with the BSHS awarded upon completion of 120 credits (nine of which are taken for graduate credit). The MSHS is awarded following completion of an additional 27 credits of graduate coursework.

BSHS in Clinical Management & Leadership

The BSHS with a major in Clinical Management and Leadership is a degree completion program that requires successful completion of 120 credit hours. Students may transfer up to 60 credits to satisfy general education and advanced standing requirements. Non-traditional credit sources may be considered on a case-by-case basis (i.e. military coursework, credit-by-exam, and non-college based health programs). Students must complete at least 60 credit hours of GW coursework to meet the academic residency requirements for the program.

General Education and Advanced Standing (60 credits)*

  • English Composition (3 credits)
  • Physical or Natural Science with Lab (4 credits)
  • Social Sciences (6 credits)
  • Humanities (3 credits)
  • Advanced Standing: Other academic courseswork (44 credits)

Applicants missing one or more general education courses may be considered for admission, if they have junior standing (i.e. 60 college credits).

Transfer Credit Policy (60 credit hours)

For an assessment on the transferability of your previous coursework, please contact the program office. Coursework will be evaluated for transfer using the following criteria:

  • College-level
  • Academic in nature
  • Completed at a regionally accredited institution
  • Earned with a C or better (C- grades do not transfer)

A limited amount of non-traditional credit sources may be considered on a case-by-case basis. Appropriate documentation required. Please contact the program office for more information.

Coursework at GW (60 credit hours; 3 credits each)

Health Sciences Distance Education Courses
  • CML 2140: Management of Human Resources in Health Science Organizations
  • CML 2141: Planning and Marketing in Health Sciences
  • CML 2142: Financial Management in the Health Sciences
  • CML 2143: Current Issues in Health Sciences Management
  • CML 4144: Seminar in Health Science Leadership
  • HSCI 2103: Health Policy and the Health Care System
  • HSCI 2104: Management of Health Science Services
  • HSCI 2105: Current Issues in Bioethics
  • HSCI 2107: Health Care in Literature
  • HSCI 2108: Quality Improvement in Health Care
  • HSCI 2112W: Writing in the Health Sciences
  • HSCI 2113: Informatics in the Health Sciences
  • HSCI 2117: Introduction to Statistics for Health Sciences
  • HSCI 4103: Health Care Law & Regulation
  • HSCI 4105: Case Studies in Health Care
  • HSCI 4106: Introduction to Epidemiology for Health Sciences
  • HSCI 4112W: Research and Writing for Health Professionals
Graduate Strategic Leadership Courses
  • HSCI 6223: Topics in Health Care Leadership
  • HSCI 6240: Issues and Trends in Health Systems
  • HSCI 6241: The Health Care Enterprise

MSHS in Clinical Management & Leadership

The MSHS in Clinical Management and Leadership requires successful completion of an additional 27 credit hours of graduate coursework, including 6 credit hours in research.

Clinical Management and Leadership Courses

  • CML 6202: Human Resource Management
  • CML 6203: Health Information, Quality and Outcomes
  • CML 6204: Marketing Clinical Services
  • CML 6205: Case Studies in Clinical Management & Leadership
  • CML 6274: Health Economics and Finance
  • CML 6275: Change and Leadership in Clinical Management & Leadership

Graduate Research Courses

  • HSCI 6270: Research Methods for Health Professionals I
  • HSCI 6271: Research Methods for Health Professionals II

Elective Course


Credit for HSCI 6223, HSCI 6240, and HSCI 6241 is applied to both the BSHS and MSHS degrees.