Patient and clinicianAs more information about the structure, process, and outcomes of health care emerges, and the science of quality expands, quality improvement is becoming a distinct area of expertise. The online Health Care Quality program at GW was developed to meet an emerging demand for quality and patient safety specialists who have the capacity and competence to grow and sustain a culture of continuous improvement at all levels and within every sector of the health care delivery system. Read more about our program.


The George Washington University's (GW) Online Graduate Certificate in Health Care Quality is a fully online, 18 credit-hour graduate certificate program built on an interdisciplinary, practice-based curriculum and developed to prepare you for a leadership role in quality-based healthcare.

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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 was developed for patient safety and quality leaders to advance their career and meet the growing demand for patient-centered, quality-based care.